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How To Setup An Audio Interface in DaVinci Resolve 17

Setup Audio Interface DaVinci

Setup Audio Interface DaVinci – In this blog post I will be showing you How To Setup An Audio Interface in DaVinci Resolve 17. This is very simple but may have issues if not set up properly.

Here is a step-by-step process to set up an audio interface with DaVinci Resolve:


  1. Startup DaVinci Resolve and create a new project
  2. Add a timeline and create an audio track
  3. Attach your audio interface by USB and connect your mic/guitar to the audio interface
  4. Next, go into the DaVinci Resolve tab at the top and go to Preferences
  5. Then go to Video and Audio I/O tab
  6. In there go to Speak Configuration and select Manual
  7. Then go to Device and select your audio interface
  8. Then scroll down in the same tab to the Left and Right Speaker Outputs
  9. Make sure that both Left and Right speakers are assigned to the audio interface name
  10. Click Save

And that is how you connect your speaker output to your audio interface. Now how do you connect it to your audio file and get a recording?


Go to your Audio tab which is the Music Symbol tab also known as “Fairlight”. Then go to the right side under Audio 1 and select “No Input” then select “Input” and a new window will open up. Then select both Audio 1 – L and Audio 1 -R (right side) and click the audio interface attached (left side) with all 3 of those selected click at the bottom of the window “Patch”.

This will now pair your audio interface to your microphone which can be recorded in your Audio 1 file.

Here is a video that goes of exactly how to do things to make it easier for you to understand:


Hope this helped! Thanks for viewing the blog and video. Cheers