Could you please explain to me how I can record several tracks at the same time and what type of external equipment should I have?
Or if you can, tell me where in the manual you would be explaining this procedure.
For example: I want to record a project with a vocal, guitar, keyboard and electric bass (4 instructions) all at the same time.
I know that Audacity is capable of doing this job, but I still haven’t found the way step by step.
It all comes down to having a multi-channel sound card / audio device (with more than 2 input channels), and the necessary device drivers.
On Windows, the device drivers are frequently the problem. Windows drivers are often 2 channels only, and Audacity cannot ship with ASIO drivers due to licensing problems.
IF you have a multi-channel sound card AND Windows (WDM) drivers for the device that support multiple channels, then it’s simply a matter of selecting the number of channels that you wish to record in the Device Toolbar.
It is very easy. All you need is an audio interface. If you need step-by-step instructions then visit this [advertising removed] website. I am sure they have posted some detailed articles about recording multiple tracks simultaneously on audacity.
As Steve mentioned, the key to multi-channel recording is to find a single device that (a) has multiple inputs and can output them separately and simultaneously to the USB bus, and (b) has a multi-channel driver compatible with Windows MME or Windows WASAPI. Some multi-channel devices only provide Windows ASIO drivers which are only indirectly compatible with Audacity, and are thus not suitable for most users.
There is no official YouTube channel at present.
There are likely to be some official video tutorials in the future, but that will take time.
We do not recommend the Audacity tutorials that are currently on YouTube as most of them are using old / obsolete versions of Audacity, many have errors, some are factually incorrect, and many give bad advice. The only way that you would know which are the good ones and which are the bad, are if you already know how to do the thing that the tutorial is about - in which case you don’t need the tutorial.