Hey folks, my buddies’ band is playing a couple gigs this weekend and I wanna take a stab at recording em live…I have Audacity 1.3.8 and am working with a Macbook Pro, I don’t really know what goes into this, so really any general help would be great…I played around with it a bit at my buddy’s place tonight and it didn’t sound too bad, we had it running through a mixer then into a standard mic, just recording a couple of us playing guitar, set up in a basement…I think, hopefully, there will be a PA system for both gigs, and assuming this is correct, shouldn’t I be able to plug straight into it with either a USB cable or an input jack converter? I should be able to get a direct feed from the PA mix in doing this, right?
Also, is there some sort of time limit the program for recordings? Would I be able to set tracks for each instrument? Now that I think about it, the drums may or may not be mic’d, in this case I would assume I would have no choice but to us an open air mic to capture the drums’ sounds, correct?
Thanks in advanced! The first gig is May 4th so a speedy response would be awesome, this idea hadn’t really become a possibility till just recently or else I would’ve looked into it more earlier