I wish I had known this years ago when I ran the Media Cloisters! It turns out you can connect multiple USB inputs and outputs on Macs. This is great if you want to team-edit video or record two people at once. You’ll need two USB headsets for this to work.
Getting Two USB Headsets to Work:
This is built-in functionality for Mac OSX. Plug in both headphones, then open Audio Midi setup from /Applications/Utilities.
Find the Audio Midi Setup by searching “midi” in the spotlight
Click the plus in the lower left corner and choose “Create Multi-Output Device.”
Make two usb headsets play together!
Check the checkboxes beside both headphones.
Uncheck the built-in output.
If you want to rename your new virtual device, you can double click the new entry in the list on the left and give it a name like “Both headphones.”
In System Preferences, you can now set the output to go to your new Multi-Output Device.
Setting up Two USB Headphones Mics
A similar arrangement will work to create two USB inputs. Create an aggregate device for the USB headsets.
Make two mics record on separate channels!
Check the appropriate boxes.
To record in Audacity onto two separate channels, choose “(Stereo) Recording Channels” as your input:
Wednesday Oct 26 3:30 GIS Lab
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hat is great for building quick and easy websites for orgs, portfolios, research and more. Led by George Witteman of VC++ and Academic Computing Services.
High Performance Computing & Amazon Web Services
Friday Nov 4 2:00 Sci Vis Lab
Come and learn about the “why” and “how” of high performance computing and the resources available at Vassar. Specific topics will include an overview of the field of HPC, and an introduction to Amazon Web Services. Led by Academic Computing Services’ Chris Gahn.
Intro to HTML and CSS
Wednesday Nov 9 3:30 -Web Design 101 – I Sci Vis Lab, Bridge Building
Sometimes Tumblr, Squarespace or WordPress just won’t do it! George Witteman of VC++ will walk you through the beginning steps of hand coding a website.
Game Design 101
Wednesday Nov 16 3:30 Sci Vis Lab, Bridge Building
Ever want to get a taste of making a video game? Thinking of an alternative to another boring paper? Learn the basics of game design by hacking pong! Tom Lum of Indiebrew will lead a hands-on workshop on simple game programming using Love2D.
3D Printing Open House
Wednesday Nov 30 3:30 Library Electronic Classroom 160
Curious about 3D Printing? Come to our open house where we’ll discuss and visit campus resources for 3D Printing. Hosted by Amy Laughlin of Academic Computing Services.
Sound Editing with Audacity
Wednesday Dec 7 3:30 Library Electronic Classroom 160
Interested in podcasting? Perhaps have an interview you need to edit? Come to this workshop and learn tips on making good recordings and the basics of editing sound files with Audacity. Led by Baynard Bailey of Academic Computing Services.