I've reviewed the many old topics about why Audacity cannot usually do
multi-track recording (more than 2 simultaneous recording tracks) and it has to
do with licensing with ASIO and Sternberg. However I've seen postings from
individuals who purchased certain mixer boards that do support multitrack
recording with drivers from the company making the board. I believe some of the
newer mackie boards may allow this.
I'll be recording with a ASUS 1201N laptop soon, Win 7 (I can use 32 or 64 bit
OS) and was using a Firewire board (Phonic) that required ASIO support. I'd
like to buy a smaller board (USB or Firewire) that will support multitrack
simultaneous recording with Audacity and wonder if folks can post if they are
using this successfully with drivers from the manufacturer of the mixer board.
I'll be recording 4 mic inputs and a left/right from a keyboard.