I have a band, but several players. Set up is as follows:
1 = Keys
2 = Acoustic
3 = Electric
4 = Bass
5 = Drums?
6 = Vocal Mic
However, this is literally everything. I have a Mac, with Garage band and I have Audacity. I expect that if I wanted to record, what you would do is take the lines from each instrument (ignoring the drums for now), send them to a mixer board, and send the mixer output to my mac, and then use that.
But I believe boards are quite expensive, and I really don't need this to sound great. Is there a way to record all of these with one Mac and no board at all. Perhaps a box or something that you can send everything too, and plug that into the Mac.
For now, I am fine if I lose channels. Simply a stereo or even perhaps mono line is good enough. We can turn down the volume on each instrument for now.
Any ideas here? Oh, and we do not want to record individually!