How to record multiple multi-track songs Easily in Garageband

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  1. Derwood

    Derwood Active Member

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    I am recording my band's rehearsals (and possible gigs down the road) using a Tascam US-16x8 and Garageband. I am using multiple tracks. and for the first attemp recorded the whole rehearsal as one project. I have used Audacity in the past (2 tracks) and it was easy to then mix and extract the different songs. I cannot figure it out in Garageband.

    1. Is there a way to do it easily in Garageband?
    2. Is there an easy way to do multiple projects (Songs) in one night using the same track setup?
    3. Is there an easy way to move the project into Audacity (or other free option) as a multi-track project and do the mixing and song separation?

    Thanks for the help.

    Derwood
     
  2. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    its easy enough to record the entire session as one continuous recording in garage band, then chop it up later. i dont believe audacity does multi tracks, however you could import the songs in stereo for mastering type editing/mixing. Reaper allows you open up several multi track songs within the same session, in different tabs, like a web browser. samplitude does as well.

    the other thing you can do is open up each song in its own session, which is kinda tough ton quickly switch between songs, but makes it easier on your CPU if your using alot of processing.
     
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  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

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    I think Kyle has pointed you in the right direction. Record the whole rehearsal as one song and chop it up later. That way you can concentrate on the music making rather than button-pushing.

    Reaper fits the bill as a multi-track DAW for this job, both for the recording and mixing phases. It's free for 30 days, then there's a low-cost purchase option for non-commercial use.
     
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