I normally only need about 8. 8 is enough for any tracker making dance music.
1-2, maybe 3 tracks for bass instruments
5-7 for drums (each track for kick, snare, hh, tt, crash, other cymbals)
2-3 for effects and 2-3 additional loops
3 for guitars
1-2 for synth
1-2 for pads
3-4 for rhytm and lead guitars
1 for solo guitar
1 for other lead instruments
2-6 for vocals
currently making a 7 tracks / 45 columns song, but I’ve overcomed the 64 columns sometimes.
Absolutely LOADS AND LOADS of tracks.
I split everything up. If I am using a sample that I have rendered, then make a slight adjustment to it, that gets a new track. My beats get cloned, individually compressed and fed back into the mix ala NY style, so that adds a load.
I always have a few blank tracks open to test new sounds free of plugins and with a limiter on so they stand out of the mix so I can hear them. etc etc.
So, yeah, a LOT of tracks…
This is why I am always banging on about colour coding and track nesting etc.
Give it to me!!! Arrrggghhh!
as few as possible. I like to have a good overview and my laptop screen is not as big as I would want it to be.
You restrict your artistic output to how well you can see stuff on your computer screen??
default track has 8, after songmaking progresses I don’t think I’ve ever gone over 16 in Renoise.
my artistic output is expanded if I can see all my tracks in one screen.
Fair enough man!
Normaly between 30 and 40
Lots of send tracks!
ive used 1 sometimes. But then ive used freakish numbers sometimes.
I like to change my working method a lot.