OK, I’ve had a little experience with Audacity before but I’m starting over again (Windows environment).
My band had a recording session at a professional studio and we were given a rough mix and all the tracks in Pro Tools files. I would like to import all the tracks into Audacity and do a better mix and perhaps do a little overdubbing.
My guitarist has Pro Tools on his Mac so I’ve seen what all the tracks look like. I am asking him to export the Pro Tools tracks so that I can import to Audacity.
WHAT FILE FORMAT SHOULD I ASK HIM TO EXPORT TO? Wav format is the best but the file size is large? Flac is more compact for transport via thumbdrive or d/l but he may not be able to do this on his Mac. He suggested mp3 but that loses musical info, right? I don’t like mp3 except as a final conversion for use with our website, perhaps.
On his Mac there’s the AIEE format which I think is large but high quality also.
There are six musicians but the drums have 5 or 6 tracks, the bass, the guitar and the keyboardist may have two tracks each. Is that a lot to load into Audacity?
I’m using an HP laptop PC with 8GB of memory, i7-2640M CPU @2.8GHZ, 64bit Windows 7
Thanks to anyone for help and advice here!
pete in oakland, california