All, I am using Cubase 4.0 to record the tracks at the show on my HP laptop a external USB 2.0, 500 gig, 7200 rpm drive. I then come back to my 'home studio' with my trusty 500 gig, 7200 rpm drive and dump the tracks to my Mac and Cubase 7 to mix. It seems to work very well. Last weekend I recorded 6 hours of 32 track audio at a show in addition to providing all of the live sound and production. We sold the tracks, with the artist permission, to the group that put on the show for an additional $600. The group that hired us will take the tracks to a studio near them and mix what they want. This is a great way to add value to your customers and pickup some additional cash along the way.
Schnake Sound, Inc
Experience, Expertise, Professionalism and Reliability
I would prefer a solution like the recording option of RME Digicheck. Simple to use and because the recording is stored in one single wave file, it works also on older hardware. Unfortunately it needs RME hardware.
Sorry, but if you want to record 32 tracks simultaneously then you have to get at least the Artist edition.
Cubase Elements 6 "only" supports 24 physical in/out's, which allows recording of 24 channels at the same time.
(Source: Cubase Elements 6 - Quick Starting Guide - page 10 - downloadable at Steinberg ftp://ftp.steinberg.net/Download/Cub...cs_english.zip)
What about Audacity? would that work for simple multitrack recording?
Here's some interresting and maybe good news.
I've been in contact with Cakewalk regarding Sonar X2 Essential, and its ability to record multiple audiotracks.
There reply was (quote): "Yes, SONAR X2 Essential can record as many inputs as your audio interface supports."
This means we can get a pretty decent DAW with 32 track recording capability priced at $99 (@Sweetwater) or €89 (@Thomann)
presonus capture works fine with X32