Chapter 9. Multitrack Recording

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Editing and mixing multiple tracks is a whole lot easier in the digital realm than it is in the analog world. No waiting for tapes to rewind, no physically cutting and pasting tapes—it’s all just pointy-clicky bit shuffling. Although Audacity isn’t the most sophisticated application for heavy-duty multitrack recording and editing, you can make excellent mono and stereo recordings with it and even 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. It’s the real deal, with discrete tracks.


That’s as in separate, not as in able to keep a secret. Discrete is an important term in audio because it tells you when you’re getting the real deal, ...

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