Recording Multitrack Software Does Not Have to Cost a Fortune!

If you have ever researched recording multitrack software, you can attest that it can ridiculously expensive. As an artist, you want to be able to produce the best possible music. The issue though is that it can put you in the poor house! Those mixers at music stores can cost thousands of dollars! How in the world can a starving artist afford that?

If you are looking for recording multitrack software, it needs to be easy to use. Now I am a music buff as well, but I don’t want to take the time nor do I have the desire to learn how to use a professional mix board. I have spent some time looking for a cheap, but effective alternative to a mixer board.

You can search Google and see just how many folks out there are trying to promote their product as the next best thing. But how do you know that theirs is the best available?

How about I just save you the time and tell you that they aren’t! Unfortunately, after you install some cheap recording multitrack software, you are going to find that it is not very user-friendly and that you have just wasted your cash on it.

Believe it or not, there are a few things to look for:

– It is going to break the bank?
– Is there support for the software?
– Can YOU understand how to use it?
– How hard is it to put it on MP3 format?
– Can you get your money back if you want?

These all seem like basic things to look for when looking for recording multitrack software. Unfortunately, people buy into the empty promises instead of using their heads!

I’ve been recording beats for as long as I can remember and there are very few track programs that can deliver what they say they will. Please stay away from these – you will only be disappointed.

Why You Should Ditch Software Recording and Switch to Workstations – A Tascam 2488 Neo Review!

This is how a semi-professional musician did his market research and decided that going with a workstation to record music is the ONLY way to go! The Tascam 2488 Neo that I bought blew all my doubts and apprehensions out of the water – if YOU are a musician who would rather make music than worry about your technical recording skills – then read on! This article is for you!

Why drop software based recording?

As a musician wanting to get to the next level and pushing the envelope – I started where we all do – culling free and amateur recording software and bad quality recording. Let me be clear here – I definitely do not think of myself as a technical person!

My tussle with big name software solutions only led me to frustration as I tried to solve latency and driver issues. (I don’t understand the concept of ASIO drivers, and thanks to workstations, I’ll never need to). I had arrived at a point where I was literally ripping my hair out, because as a musician, I prize perfection, and nothing else.

When it comes to recording my guitar parts, I can’t bear the thought that I have to manage recording quality alongside my music, which is a pretty huge task in and of itself. My box replicates the sound I hear from my guitar in all its glory.

As someone who places creativity over technical knowledge (and let’s admit it, we’re all sick of sound guys telling us to leave the sound to them!) I firmly believe that this work station was the best decision I took for my multi track recording solutions. I don’t want to be a drone of the “recording community” that chats in thousands of threads about Preamps, ADAT, and SPDIF ad nauseum. I want my music to get out there, and I want it to sound as professional as possible. Period.

An important note here: I will still export my tracks to a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like the Sony Creative Acid, but for my recording needs, the buck stops here. But I was suitably impressed by the Mastering Tool feature in my workhorse. This does an excellent job of mastering my mixes with the push of a button without having to rely too much on my DAWs.

I especially like the sound and the sound quality. The DRY TRACKS are, in a word, amazing! Very clean – which of course is a pre-requisite for a multitrack recording workstation. At 24 bits, this is musician heaven. The built-in guitar amp modulation is something that benefited me personally.

The only things I found on my “cons” list would be that

– The sampling rate of my box is limited to 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling.

– Mine took a lot getting used to – as most good things in life do. The manual is HUGE.

– I did go ahead and buy some equalizers, subs, speakers, mixers, pre amps, etc. after purchasing this. I would recommend this if you’re looking for even more control over your sound.

What Is a Multitrack Recording Software?

If you want to record different types of sounds and instruments in order to produce music, you will need a multitrack recording software. It divides the music track into multiple separated tracks, which, when played together, results in a harmonious music track, however one track at a time might sound not rhythmic or melodic at all. This is the way music is produced today.

You can hear the product everywhere: radio, television, concerts… There is many beat making and instrument recording software out there, but in the end it all comes down to the multitrack recording software to put it all together. In some products, the multitrack recording feature is included, but most of them aren’t of good quality. I recommend to use a separate software for multitrack recording to maintain the high quality of your music. You can do many different things with this software:

-Mashing up different songs into one, you can see the Djs do it all the time. It’s one of the few software programs they use. Take a vocal/acapella sound track and mix it with an instrumental track or your own beat, the result is a remix!

-Put effects like echo, distortion or reverb into your music to spice it up without losing the original quality. This way you can also mix up other artists’ songs.

-Sounds from different sources can be put together. A CD-Track can be mixed with a sound file on your computer for example. Or you can play guitar to a drum beat!

There are so many possibilities and I’m sure you can think of creating something new and cool right now. Lots of features are included, too. For example, you can rip CDs to save them on your PC or cut and edit audio files the way you want.

So now there is a big question: which program is the best to use? Well, it’s not easy, every program has its own benefits. A good multitrack recording software is for example Adobe Audition. Maybe you also want to take a look at Pro Tools and Digital Performer. If you are looking for an all-in-one solution, DUBturbo is the right choice.