I'm looking to use a
USB Audio Interface with a
DAW to do some long duration multitrack recording spanning into the 10s of minutes, possibly 1 hr. I intend to create a multiple microphone setup to help identify the source of an irregular sound from a mechanical object.
What are the limitations dictating how long a track can be? Is this an area where
DAW software stability could be an issue with crashing and what not? For physical multitrack recorders, what spec dictates the duration of a track(s)? Also how does the number of tracks figure into this; is there some upper memory budget I have to fit everything into?