9 years ago
9 years ago
+2 you need the LAME thingamajig for exporting MP3s but you can find that easily
+1. Surprisingly powerful tool, given that it's free software. It isn't the equal of a pro-level digital audio workstation package, but for basic stuff you may never run into the limitations.There are a few others under development out there -- I have half an eye on one which is being developed for Linux and OS/X. But Audacity is certainly a good place to start.
If you can find it, Goldwave 2.1 was the freeware version for Windows 3.1/95 and is the quickest basic wave editor I've ever used. This is the one I use if I need a quick sound bite. Loads fast, edits even faster with trim, insert, fade in/out, silence, pitch... I will use it as long as I have a computer that will run it. Qa
wavepad!i used it for several years while making flash animations, (the voices and other audio), it can cleanly increase pitch unlike the fabulous premier cs4 , which cant without stuttering , slower pitch, slow down speed up ect. pretty much everything, it even has a tone generator, and text to speech program built in, so you can make your own 2 bit music with microsoft sam singing.the only downside, is that you cant save as anything other than a .wav file with free version, and you cant install plugins, but aside form that its great at losslessly trimming audio with no reduction in quality.
Audacity or Garage band if you have a mac
Audacity. It will record in mono or stereo. Then you can do quite a few different edits to your file. Best program I've found for free.