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    I am only interested in recording a couple of acoustic guitars and a couple of vocal tracks on my songs. I am using a very simple mixer (no tweaking, no effects, 4 channels input and one output) this mixer is hocked up to my computer then I modify the mix using Cool Edit pro.
    I need to get modify the different tracks before they’re mixed on my pc (cause I won’t be able to edit tracks separately by then). For e.g. I want the guitar track to sound different than the vocal track.

    So Do I need a mixer to do that? Or is it possible by cool edit?
    If yes, is Mackie 1202-VLZ pro the best option? Mackie CFX12? Or?

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    If you plan on playing/recording music for a while, a mixer is inevitable sooner or later.

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    I wouldn't say that a mixer has to be used for recording music, especially if you are only recording a couple of acoustic guitars and a couple of voices, it sounds like you need an audio interface to record to more than one track on CEP.

    Check around the board for ideas on interfaces.

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    Thank you very much guys for your Superior help

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    If you're recording all the tracks at the same time, then I don't think your current setup will do it. But if you record them seperately, one at a time, then why not?


    I've only used cool edit a handful of times, right now I use Cakewalk. Granted, I have Mona connected to my computer, but before that I just started using my computer mic. I'd record the guitar on one track. Go back, record the vocals on another track.

    So if you're doing a few instruments at once, they'll probably all have to be on the same track. If you're doing them one at a time, then multiple tracks should be possible.

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