Is there a way to record over a previously recorded track already in multitrack view without having to record a new track altogether in Adobe Audition 3?
As in multiple takes on one track recording in multitrack view.
I can't seem to find a solution to something that would seem so simple to figure out on my own...
Thanks in advance.
Yeah, the reason why you haven't figured it out is probably because it's so simple. Just hit record, and start recording over your previously recorded material, it will just record your 2nd, and 3rd clip right on top and you can then right-click and bring any clip to the front.
BUT, BUT BUT: GETS MESSY QUICK!
Also, it doesn't always work right when you split a clip and then want to bring certain parts of certain clips to the front to mix and match your takes, sometimes you can't get the clips to come to the front in the right order, and you have to then take and drag the bottom corner of the clip to reveal the clip you want and remove the part of the other clip you don't want, if that makes any sense, which it likely does not, like lots of things in audition so at least we're all on the same page. no kidding audition 3.0 is great, but just like anything has a few quirks and bugs.
I would limit the amount of takes to 3 per track if I were you, even then it gets messy if your mixing and matching takes unless you cut out everything you're not using, which I don't like to do. I'm experimenting with 2 takes per track, but then of course traks add up and you have to scroll more and zoom in and out, lifes a constant struggle.
Yes it can get very messy very quickly doing punch-ins.
A punch-in has it's place in the recording process but what I generally do especially if I think there could be a few goes at getting the take is to:-
1. Alt-A to create a new track
2. Drag the clip(s) that are surrounding the punch-in area down to the new track (that way you are not messing with new levels, routing etc)
3. Roll back to give sufficient lead time to make the take & hit record
4. Take no good? Ctrl-Z , Ctrl-space (delete take and start recording again)
Sounds more complicated than it is but it avoids issues like not leaving enough punch-in space, stacked takes, etc.
You may need to mute/unmute the previously recorded piece (or split the take & peel back)
It may be that you just keep adding tracks and keep all the old takes (not advised) but each to their own.
Lots of different ways of working - it's just a matter of finding what works for you.