How to do multitrack recording with Audacity, usb audio interface (and mixer)? Can that be done? Without expensive outboard gear? Yes! It can be done and in fact Audacity does a great job! How’s that, for a completely free recording software program?
Years ago I looked into recording with Audacity, but it had a few issues making it not to usefull for me. Most important problem was: you couldn’t use USB Audio devices combined with Audacity. This has changed! It is now possible to use them and in fact they’ve done a great programming job – it’s totally ‘silent’ and records up to 48Khz. (DVD quality).
In this video I walk you trough recording multi-track using a (cheap) laptop, USB-audio-interface/mixer and Audacity.
I must say I’m pretty impressed, I didn’t expect it would be so easy to do multitrack recording with audacity. Oh, btw in the end of the video I’m explaining something about setting the soundcard that seems to have caused many people headaches,..