How to Multi Track in OAX

Let’s take a look at the “Audio Record” feature in OAX and how you can record multiple tracks. In our example we build on the previous recording. In “T1” as in track 1, we record a few bars of a guitar. Next, we record and save “T2” where we add some hi hats and finally in T3, yep that would be track3, we add a crash cymbal.

Give it a try. You can use the Audio Record feature to help you practice or build complete arrangements.

 

4 thoughts on “How to Multi Track in OAX

  • 04/07/2017 at 10:58
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    Hi Curt

    You are not multi-tracking, but over dubbing, which are 2 totally different things.

    The reason people multi-track is so that they balance things up afterwards, before creating the final mix.

    Overdubbing can work if you are extremely careful with levels, (You really need a good set of headphones for this) however by and large, when you get over 3 overdubs, the quality falls off on even high end studio equipment, so while you may get an extra overdub out of OAX due to its superior sound electronics (Compared to OAS) it is ultimately futile.

    Personally, without professional equipment (And knowledge) I would not go above 2.

    Hope this helps

    Bill

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    • 04/08/2017 at 12:07
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      Excellent point Bill and you explained it much better than I did!

      I was a little disappointed at the current recording option implemented in OAX. No editing features and it’s pretty much all or nothing when you do a recording. To be honest, we really wouldn’t bother with the on board system and would do everything via a PC based DAW where you can actually multi-track, apply effects and edit things.

      We have been thinking about creating a “Tip-of-the-Day” type series and the idea here was really to show the concept and that you could add a part to an existing recording.

      I’ll do my homework a little better before our next video — 🙂

      Thanks again for keeping me honest!

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  • 04/07/2017 at 06:27
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    Thanks Chuck – I’ll give that a try and report back and see if OAX has improved or behaves the same way. I’d be interested in taking a listen. Please feel free to send to me at curt@wersiclubusa.com and I’ll take a listen.

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  • 04/06/2017 at 11:05
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    Curt,
    OAS instruments all had this feature, called “digital record”. What we (the OAS user’s group) found was that as we added more and more layers to the recording, the first layers recorded receded into the background. We were doing this so that five or six of us could contribute to the creation of a single arrangement (perhaps a brass quintet or a jazz combo). You might try adding five or six tracks and see if that occurs in OAX.
    OAS had an optional “multi-track record” feature which, would allow you to have eight tracks contained in one project, which could be balanced with a built-in mixer and exported either as a WAV file or MP3. I could send you an example if you like.
    Thanks for all your great work!

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