You may want to try Audition for this type of audio work.
Jim, thanks but I don't want to make the workflow more complex just to hear people speak.
It seems like nothing more than a UI error... probably no one noticed because the multi-cam chooser met their needs. Surely the engine can handle "unlimited" audio channels, they just can't be selected.
If I thought PPro couldn't handle more than 32 audio tracks I'd switch back to Sony Vegas. Hopefully Adobe can confirm this, or point out I'm doing something wrong.
So people know, I just created a new project from scratch (as requested by Adobe support), and the problem still exists. So unless my install is gimped, I'd say this confirms it has nothing to do with my media files.
Putting "Bars and Tone" in every track illuistrates the problem, so long as there's enough tracks.
Now I can use the visual interface to select these disabled tracks... you know the "Multi-Camera" split-screen view... but I don't really have 33 cameras, what I have is 33 (actually 40) audio tracks. I do not believe that split-screen chooser was made for selecting audio tracks.
The multi-camera mode was not made for selecting audio tracks - it's focus is on cameras.
However, what you are trying to do should theoretically work.
I tried the workflow you described, and got the exact same behavior.
I would recommend submitting a bug report - https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform At the very least, it's a feature request.
I've already called support and they have a copy (via FTP) of a project I created to illuistrate the problem. Does that constitute a bug report?
That's one way to get a bug report to engineering. You can always just file a bug through the website. I'll probably see the case as it goes through, and I know that it doesn't work.
Submitted as a bug. I don't see any tracking number, if it is coming in an email not here yet.