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What DAW to use to record simultaneous tracks?
by earlbenny on 2010-08-16 08:59:19

I found Ableton to be pretty awful in terms of figuring out how to use it. (although, granted I last looked at it about 2 years ago!)

I've been using Audacity, but while simple.... it can't record two tracks at the same time....

What (free) DAW's are available that allow me to record 2 different tracks simutaneously?

How do I configure/setup to do that?

I want to record my Taylor 314ce through both the mic and direct instrument input at the same time so I can apply effects to "one guitar" and leave the other all sweet and natural.

Any advice for a total beginner would be greatly received!



Re: What DAW to use to record simultaneous tracks?
by earlbenny on 2010-08-16 09:00:36

I guess it's important to add that I'm a PC user....



Re: What DAW to use to record simultaneous tracks?
by Triryche on 2010-08-16 09:30:50

Although it is not free, Reaper has an uncrippled 30 month trial. The noncommercial licence for it is $60.

Reaper has the capability to record simultaneous tracks, assuming your interface has the ability to send them.

Not suer what interface you have (I'm guessing UX2 by the tags).



Re: What DAW to use to record simultaneous tracks?
by TheRealZap on 2010-08-16 09:42:28

if you have abelton i would give it another try,....

the included tutorials are pretty fast and immensely helpful.

if you really want an alternative try reaper http://reaper.fm

its fre to try and use on an honor system... 60$ to register

but it wont expire and you can use it forever



Re: What DAW to use to record simultaneous tracks?
by earlbenny on 2010-08-17 03:32:19

I have Ableton Live lite 5... it was free with the Toneport UX2.

Reckon I'll be giving Reaper a go.... Thanks people



Re: What DAW to use to record simultaneous tracks?
by TheRealZap on 2010-08-17 05:49:15

if you registered it with ableton you might want to login and check your account...

i started with something like 5/6 live lite that came with an m-audio midi controller...

and they allowed me to upgrade clear to version 8 for free!




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