Im pretty uneducated when it comes to recording stuff. I know pretty basic stuff. What i am trying to do is record some drums but have each mic with its own track while recording at the same time (multiple tracks at once)
I am very limited with funds but have almost everything i need right now..............I think I have the following
AMD 2.2 GHZ CPU
Cool Edit pro 2.0
SoundMax sound card w/ mic in, line in, optical input and center, surround, front outputs (for surround sound speakers)
and about 4 or 5 mics
I have been recording using a 6 channel PA to plug all my drum mics into, then i use the L/R (white and red) audio plugs that come out of the PA and into the laptop.
It is plugged directly into the "mic in" input on the laptop.
The only problem is when i record the drums, i have to record it all onto one track, using Cool Edit Pro 2.0
I want to know if i can purchase an external sound card or something to connect via USB or firwire. Allowing me to have each drum mic with its own track so that i may edit them seperetly. (kick, snare, toms....and so on)
AND... will it work properly with the Cool Edit software.
Also....what does the AC3 SPDIG and PCM SPDIF features actually do on my sound card :/
REPLIES WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED!! :D