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MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY??

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I am a super technologically illiterate musician trying to multi-track in AUDACITY!! Tried using Sonar and it was too complicated...
 
My needs are simple -Record with two or more mics in AUDACITY. That is it...
 
I am using Windows 10 -Anybody know if the QUAD CAPTURE has the drivers to make this happen??
 
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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/21 20:00:37 (permalink)
I actually figured it out and am now recording two tracks with independent waveforms simultaneously in Audacity...
 
Now can anyone explain to me how exactly I can get the 4 tracks that the quad capture advertises? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems as though one of those tracks has to be midi and the other I don't know...
 
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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/21 20:55:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby T.M.A. 2018/12/27 13:06:56
First this is a Sonar forum, and your asking about a different Software, Sonar is no harder to learn than Audacity as far as simple multi track recording goes. It even has a template for 4 track. 
 
You'll be way further ahead to take the 20 minutes to learn how Cakewalk works than put time into multitracking in a DAW that is better used for stereo editing. 
 
Here's the basics.
Open the 4 track template
Go to preferances and make sure the Quadcapture is the only audio device and is in ASIO mode.
Go to each track and ussing the INPUT dialog ( i icon ) set each input of the Quad capture as the input source. Activate the record for each track and check levels.. there you go . If that's to hard to figure out best to post this in the new forum as this one is going to fade away real fast. 
 
https://discuss.cakewalk....come-to-the-new-forum/

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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/22 02:48:20 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby T.M.A. 2018/12/27 13:07:07
2 of the quads inputs are analog, and the other two are digital. You need something with a AD conveter that uses a coaxial SPIDF format.

 
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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/22 18:24:20 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby T.M.A. 2018/12/27 13:07:02
That sucks.. Same as my 6i6 which implies to most people it has 6 ins / outs but in truth for 90% of users it's really a 4x4. Very few people own a Digital mixer or pre amp.  I just happen to have a Yamaha 01v. 
I always assumed a Quad Capture was a analog 4x4. 
So to the OP. Forget what I wrote because your only going to have 2 inputs unless you do own some sort of hardware with SPDIF output. 
But still. you are miles ahead to use Cakewalk for recording songs. 

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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/22 23:47:11 (permalink)
I like having a buss powered usb soundcard, but I don't think any of them are 4 mic in. I've had the Quad for about a decade, it's serves me well. I think it picks up a little noise on inputs (groundlift or or off, but there is no ground in this country or from my laptop), I also get a bus powered shock from my guitars. I came from a M-Audio FW1814 that was nothing but problems, accross 3 TI FW chipped laptops, so I've stuck with the Quad and accepted the quirks, I do miss having a separate headphone and speaker level. Having to reach around the back of my powered monitors is a pain.
 
I intend on switching to a Focusrite 214 in the future (not available in this country) which will give me the buss power 4 AD converters, and the headphone level. I hope no more shocks (which I tiny) an a cleaner chain. It still doesn't have 4 mic pre amps, (just two) I guess that's too high for a buss power supply. But I only have two mics. But should I want to use mic and DI, or finally get around to buying matched pair, I have back in the UK to rackmount channel strips from almost 2 decades ago (Focusrite Tone Factory and Envoice Mind-dprint), that I never got around to selling and probably wouldn't get much for. But they were cool nd look like may be useful in future 

 
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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/27 13:11:48 (permalink)
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That sucks.. Same as my 6i6 which implies to most people it has 6 ins / outs but in truth for 90% of users it's really a 4x4. Very few people own a Digital mixer or pre amp.  I just happen to have a Yamaha 01v. 
I always assumed a Quad Capture was a analog 4x4. 
So to the OP. Forget what I wrote because your only going to have 2 inputs unless you do own some sort of hardware with SPDIF output. 
But still. you are miles ahead to use Cakewalk for recording songs. 




Have downloaded the newest free version by "bandlab" and seems easier to use than the previous by Sonar. Have hooked up my quad capture and am recording with one mic, so far. I do sense that CAKEWALK is better for tracking than Audacity, ALTHOUGH...
 
I am SINCERELY missing the easy to edit click track from AUDACITY -All i'm finding here is a rather illusive metronome. Is there a click track feature here that can function as a separate track and can be edited so as to splice in different tempo changes??
 
Thanks and please let me know if I should be posting this somewhere else. We should be about done, though... ha!
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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/27 13:18:48 (permalink)
My needs are suuper suuuuper simple:
 
Record multiple tracks to a visible, editable click track.
 
Done
 
Annnd maybe add a guitar plugin to a track or two...
 
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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/28 05:09:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby T.M.A. 2018/12/28 20:56:16
I'm just starting to post my Cakewalk beginners tutorials I have screen captured them and will take a little bit of editing yet. I only have the first two posted.. see my links in signature. 
 
I myself always use a drum track as a metronome. 
Open the SI drums and drag one of the loops to a midi track etc. 

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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/28 16:14:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby T.M.A. 2018/12/28 20:52:24
For tempo changes, use the tempo view (pick from the views menu or ALT+SHIFT+5). For the vast amount of MIDI & audio operations in Sonar, it's best to align everything to measure boundaries, and that's the way to do it. The built-in click track (metronome) will follow the tempo track. If your click track is really a pseudo drum track, it's still best to control tempo from the tempo track. For your pseudo drum track you can use loops (called "groove clips" in Sonar); they follow tempo. And you can edit them.

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Re: MULTI_TRACKING WITH ROLAND QUAD CAPTURE IN AUDACITY?? 2018/12/28 20:53:33 (permalink)
Okay, yeah... more complex than I was hoping for, but definitely makes sense. Yeah...
 
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