Any Suggestions?

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  1. Six String

    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Is there a reasonably good shareware/ free recording program for computer out there that anyone would recommend? I had a couple several years ago (and a few computers ago) and don't remember the name of the one I had that I really liked.......... :)

    If not free, then one at a very reasonable price? (Understanding "reasonable is open to interpretation.)
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks... I'll check em out. :thumb:
     
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    Audacity works for me. And I'm a CONFIRMED tape guy from way back. However, I had little problems using Audacity either going direct into it or loading taped stuff into it and using Audacity as my "mixer" for final cuts. If an old fart like me can use it...... well then anyone can!:laugh2:
     
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    I have Reaper in my computer and it does way more than I can figure out!
    It has multi tracking, effects, ways to convert the files to mp3 and what have you.
    Really good for free!
     
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    Long time REAPER user here! Good stuff there...cheap, and easy. ;)
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmmmm. Looks like it is going to one side. I used an earlier version of the (an) Audacity I think program...... will look at it as well.

    I problem I ran into before was being able to burn the mix to CD. Any problems?
     
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    Yep. Another program would be used to burn your collected wav files to cd.
    Something like roxio toast, burn, or sony (CD architect)would be used for that sort of thing. REAPER can produce bin, cue files for authoring, but I've always found that kind of difficult with my set up...easier to use CD architect, or something.
    REAPER does my multitracking, mixing, and (chuckle, cough)mastering...something else can author CDs for me...it's ok.
     
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    Oops! Please substitute sony cd architect, for any suggetion i may have just made for vegas...:dunno:
     
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    I liked Audacity for its simplicity but had some trouble getting good sounds out of my amps DI. Reaper sorted this out somewhat, but it's oh so much more complicated. I still use Audacity and just mic up instead.
     
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    Audacity for me, I'm a recording dumb arse & found Reaper to be very good but very complicated, not enough time in the day to shag around with it but would imagine it to be the better of the two if you have a bit of time to fiddle!
     

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