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Powerful and simple

Comment by Thelle
about Audacity and Adobe Audition · Dec 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Audacity is a powerful free and open source app, but the interface is clunky in my opinion. I find Small Adobe Audition iconAdobe Audition so much better, but it's also very expensive..

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Comment by Morg
about Audacity · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

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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Comment by munteanzeno
about Audacity · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

It's simple open source and does the job well.

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Comment by karlblass
about Audacity · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Really important audio cutting tool for me.

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'stereo mix' button

Comment by Floria
about Audacity · Dec 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.

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Comment by Aaron
about Audacity · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

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Comment by endolith
about Audacity · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

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

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Comment by l3lin
about Audacity · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -5 Helpful Report as spam

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!!!

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It does have multi-track support, but yes, it is a bit limited compared to Audition. But for starters, it is more than enough.