From: Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck@cs...> - 2002-07-29 18:05:58
I personally don't know much about multitrack recording. I'm forwarding this
reply back to the audacity-users list in the hopes that someone else does.
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From: Matthew Carpenter <matt@...>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:59:17 -0400
What hardware will you recommend when this direction is taken? Do you
know at this point? Is this s multiple-sound-card solution or are we
talking something akin to a Darla-board?
Someone suggested a MIDI interface, is this a possibility for multiple
"Matt Brubeck" <mbrubeck@...> wrote:
> We plan to add multi-track recording eventually, but not in the next
> release version.
> Audacity 1.2 will focus on UI improvement, stereo mixing, and multiple
> sample formats/rates. After that we want to work on full multi-track
> recording and mixing for Audacity 2.0.
> These are all just rough plans, and both 1.2 and 2.0 are still a long
> way off.
From: Stu Yarrow <stu@ou...> - 2002-07-30 17:38:18
On 29/7/02 19:05, "Matt Brubeck" <mbrubeck@...> wrote:
> What hardware will you recommend when this direction is taken? Do you
> know at this point? Is this s multiple-sound-card solution or are we
> talking something akin to a Darla-board?
> Someone suggested a MIDI interface, is this a possibility for multiple
> track input?
I can't speak for the Audacity developers, but for multi-track recording in
general you would probably be looking at a multi channel card eg one of the
Echo ones or maybe a Hammerfall plus outboard ADAT converter if you are
really serious about sound quality. Internal ADCs are noisier.
Having multiple cards is likely to be more of a stress, and often you cannot
use more than one of a particular card.
I may have misunderstood you, but MIDI is for controlling instruments (note
on/note off etc)...technically you can transfer audio over midi (for sample
dumps) but its painfully slow ie nowhere near realtime.