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Audacity

Open Source by The Audacity Team |

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

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Mac, Windowshttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows, Linux

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svadhisthana7-image

This program is bottom of the barrel. It doesn't even have native VST support. If you don't know what VST is, then maybe this is the program for you since you're obviously a novice with no idea what you're doing.

The only upside is that it's free. So if you're broke and paranoid and willing to settle for the smallest possible set of features and a crap interface (as it appears the community here is), this is the program for you.

Reaper (the cheapest DAW) is a better audio editor, and it's not even designed for that.

 
Thelle-image

Powerful and simple

Comment by Thelle about Audacity Dec 2011

Audacity is a powerful app with a great intuitive user interface that let's you edit and convert music files. On top of that Its free and opensource - what more to ask for?! :)

 
Floria-image

'stereo mix' button

Comment by Floria about Audacity Dec 2011

For everyone that doesn't have a 'stereo mix' button on the drop down, choose the Wave/MP3 button instead if you have it. It works in recording the live stream of whatever you have playing in? the background.

 
l3lin-image

It's not a multi-track editor like Audition and many others, but is more similar to Soundbooth. (Although Soundbooth CS5 has added multi-track editing.) Anyway, Audacity is an AWESOME program. Download the 1.3 beta or newer if you have windows vista/7, and make sure to download all of the extra effects plugins at the Audacity website. As far as I'm concerned Audacity is better and faster than many other audio editors of it's kind, and all that for free!!!

 
endolith-image

It's nice that there's a free, cross-platform audio recording/editing software, but it's very limited and the interface really sucks.

 
Aaron-image

I used this a lot on Windows. It is a nice program that lets you edit audio quickly and easily.

 
Morg-image

It was real easy to get going with this application. Even though I couldn't mic properly, I was able to record some simple things through the pc mic. Also has filters that you can apply etc.

 



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