tml wrote:To this end, I'm wondering if people who might have a multi-track recording setup would be willing to talk about their setups here, especially those who have managed to do so for between USD $200 and $500, elaborating on recording software (I'm guessing largely Audacity, but would welcome other suggestions), mixing board, OS, and sound hardware.
I was recently looking for a multi-track solution with a comparable budget.
I ended up with a TASCAM US-1800: 8 microphone inputs and additional 6 line inputs. I paid 310 Euros for it, but it should be available for less than 300 USD in the States...
I use it with a standard laptop running Win7 x64 - but I had to compile Audacity with ASIO support. Runs great so far!