I have VERY limited knowledge of terms and the functions of my machine. However, I've managed to get by for years just following the AWFUL manual. Now I have a serious problem. What is happening is this: On certain songs that I've recorded, specific tracks are not playing when or where they're supposed to. For ex., lets say track 17 on song #1 is the lead vocal. For whatever reason, that vocal is now "gone" and a vocal from another song (recorded on the same track) is appearing in its place. On a different song, the entire recording seems to "skip" for a second or so.
This only occurs on a few songs but I'm sure it's going to get worse. I'm assuming that the hard drive is going "bad". Is it possible to back up all my tracks onto another hard drive and how would I do this? Thanks for any help you can offer.