Recording multiple tracks together

I have an echo Layla 8 channel interface.
Can I record more than 1 track at a time with Audacity?
I want to be able to do a live recording and have 8 seperate sterio tracks.
Then I can edit each track


Audacity has a strict set of criteria that must be met in order to record multiple (more than 2) channels.

The device must use a single multi-channel driver and not multiple stereo drivers.

On Windows, the device must have Windows drivers installed (ASIO is not supported in the release version of Audacity due to licensing restrictions).

Go to “Edit > Preferences > Audio I/O” and see if you can set Audacity to record 8 channels (note that with many sound cards, even if you only want to record say 4 channels, you must still set Audacity to record the maximum number of analogue channels that the hardware supports, then delete any unused tracks after recording).

You may need to play around with the settings a bit.

If you can’t get it to work in Audacity 1.3.6, try Audacity 1.3.4