hi. my goal is simple. i want to record a guitar track (rhythm), then add a bass track, then add a melody track, etc.
then, of course, mix down the tracks to stereo, blend them, and finish with a stereo song.
i am very new to doing music creation on a computer.
a tape deck to another tape deck mixdown is MY history.
yes. i am very old, thank you very much ! i actually used to be pretty good at using magnetic tape.
my problems trying to do this are twofold.
system setup is as follows–
m-audio 192/6 interface (associated ASIO installed)
if i have a rhythm track recorded, and i try to record a second track, AND listen to the rhythm track as i play, and try to record a second track, i hear the first track, but cannot record anything to the second track.
no signal ever shows up in/on the second track.
so no melody plus rhythm so far.
also, i don’t know if the preferred monitoring pathway is listening through the headphone jack on the interface, or headphones connected to the computer headphone jack.
the interface headphone jack seems only to be one-way.
that is, that i only hear what is going into the interface to the computer.
the m-audio 192/6 has two input jacks labeled “guitar”. the SEEM to be dedicated as left and right inputting.
the audacity level meters show this to be the case.
no sound comes back from the computer through the interface headphone connection at all.
what this ends up being is that i seem to need two sets of headphones to even try to start doing this.
that can’t be right. i don’t see anyone in tutorial vids switching headphones to do what they do.
(BTW an m-audio representative is also stumped about what’s happening here.)
apologies if i was not supposed to submit questions about two different things in one post.
any thoughts on how these might be addressed ?