Originally I had posted a long winded question regarding a possible gear setup I was considering purchasing and whether it would work. Well, after pondering the question further, and doing more research, and realizing I posted in the wrong forum ( ), I decided I’d rephrase my actual question here.
Everyone (including myself) appear to be making a fuss about recording multil-tracks with audacity and it appears to be a very prominent concern among many. If I only have a Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer, utilizing both XLR microphone slots, another slot for sound effect/music, and the FX send for Skype interviews… Why not just purchase a multitrack recorder off Amazon?
This seemed like a simple question, and they have multi-track recorders for up to 6 tracks, as cheap as $89.99, that would record everything and then allow you to dump separate tracks via SD card onto your computer and then thus process through audacity for post-production. Would this not work?
I was considering purchasing this one for $99.00 as I only need to record 4 separate tracks, separately:
However, I may wait and get the Zoom H4N, because it records at a better rate evidently.
My concern is, would these hook up to my mixer, and be capable of distinguishing separate tracks? Also, I like all the features of the Zoom H4N, but I have no use for the microphones that come with it because I want to use my own microphones connected through my mixer, so would this be a concern?