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Does anyone know a good multitrack recording website?

Asked by Tink (8668points) July 13th, 2009 from iPhone

I want to do it by myself. As in my own music and stuff

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Saturated_Brain's avatar

Download Audacity. It’s a good free software which allows for multi-track recording. How do I know? Well, I use it. =)

Tink's avatar

It’s going to be my first time doing this, is it easy?

Saturated_Brain's avatar

The learning curve isn’t exactly very gentle. But once you get the hang of it, and if you carry on, it’ll actually be quite easy. It’s not that easy, but not really that difficult. I’m sure that you’ll be able to handle it.

Tink's avatar

Thanks :)

westy81585's avatar

Get a digital 8-track…...... doesn’t get any easier than that. (And frankly if you get a good mic, the quality doesn’t get any better).

Tink's avatar

Digital 8-track?
As I said, first time, I’ve never in my life done it. But I’m going to try

westy81585's avatar

8-Track is how garage bands and lower level bands used to record “back in the day”.... Back then it was basically a glorified cassette recorder that recorded up to 8 “tracks”. It let you do some lower level mixing (combining tracks into one, moving parts around, that sort of thing).

Today, you can buy the same thing but “digital”, so it’s like it’s own mini computer. I’ve got this one by TASCOM (http://www.guitarcenter.com/TASCAM-DP-02CF-Digital-Portastudio-104797642-i1380740.gc) and it works wonders. Takes an hour or so til you can muddle your way through it, a few days of using it and you’ll be a pro. Some of the digi-8 tracks you can even just burn a CD right there of it (or like mine just mp3 it and swap it over to PC for burning).

If you’re going to record stuff, I would DEFINITELY recommend this route. The software I used was a HUGE pain in the ass, and frankly wasn’t worth my time. I have a buddy in recording, and he actually went to school for it, and even he has trouble with some of them (every company seems to have their own way of setting it up).

When paired with a good mic and a decent room you can get borderline studio quality out of these things.

Tink's avatar

@westy81585
Ahhh, thanks. I’m not in a band, I’m going solo for a while.
Thats seems like a good idea, and easy.

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