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Multitrack recording, also known as multitracking or tracking, is a method of sound recording developed in 1955 that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources or of sound sources recorded at different times to create a cohesive whole.

live recording vs. multitracking for acoustic guitar and vocal?


Hi, I'm a singer/songwriter recording my first demo at college and I'm getting some conflicting advice. I'm only recording acoustic guitar and vocal and wondered how best to do this, live with no headphone mix, to a click track and add drums later or should I still overdub? any advice welcome and much needed, cheers, TC

MUlti MUlti Multi Multitracking an Orchestra!!

Well I just got a call from a guy who wanted to rent 15 HD24 machinces to track a full orchestra. every person gets a mic. Is this a common thing, it cant be. I could'nt believe it! I thought he was joking at first. I dont think Michael Jackson or the smashing pumpkins even had this many tracks. Anyway has anybody ever done this? and what in the world was that like?

Multitracking question

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forums, and somewhat new to recording, i recently bought a multitrack recorder with 2 inputs.

I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to try and record a stereo track of an entire band, and then go back and re-record each instrument individualy. I have an 8 channel mini mixer i can sub mix the stereo track in.

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Whats a good software for mixing,multitracking and recording

I use Adobe Audition 2.0.

My Computer is:

Pentium 4 3.2
512 Ram
Windows Xp SP2

Recording Interface:
PreSonus Firepod
Shure SM57

I'm looking for a good program (not audicy or sound forge)

Something that would work on for everything.

I have Cubase sx3 but i havent planned on using it.


Multitracking Software for Delta66/OmniStudio

Hi everyone,

Long story short,
I have a Delta 66 PCI card w/OmniStudio IO box.
I used to run this on a Win98 machine with Sonar 2.0.

The hardware is now on a newer desktop with WinXP.
And so I'm thinking of upgrading the multitracking software.
Any recommendations?