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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

Recomendations for 64 bit Windows Multitracking software

Hi all;

My worst fear of a computer based recording system came true (wanted a standalone but the price was too high) and for almost a year I have been struggling with my old system. Just bought a new computer and wanted to go with Win 7 64 bit. Are there suggestions for a 64 bit software, it would be nice to have mastering add on but not necessary. I was looking at Sonar 8.5 but willing to look at others. Suggestions please, of course since this is a hobby the price is a concern.


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?

Recording Multiple Tracks

Hi there!
I posted elsewhere but after reading I think this forum is best.

I have a Behringer XENYX 1202 mixer (I know but it was cheap and I was a noob!) with the UCA202 USB Interface to provide the input to my laptop. I want to adjust levels for each channel (vocals, keys etc.) after recording in Audacity.
How can I go about this? Perhaps by using a different usb interface? At the moment I can only record the mixed stereo tracks and not each one at the same time separate.

Thanks, I have a very small budget but once I know what I need I can save up!

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.

Also, if this is an okay idea, would it work in all styles of music, I'm currently setting up an independent study recording course at my high school. so i will be recording chamber music, small jazz bands, and rock bands.

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?

I also have a Mbox with Pro-tools LE.
Will the Pro-tools LE disc I got with the Mbox work with the Delta 66 card?

I'm really not doing anything special..just recording audio (not midi) at around 18 tracks at the most.


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