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What is a good free or cheap sound recording program? Answered

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explosivemakersteveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

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you need the LAME thingamajig for exporting MP3s but you can find that easily

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orksecuritysteveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

+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.

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Quercus austrina

8 years ago

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.

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oldmanbeefjerky

8 years ago

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.

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patriots8888

8 years ago

Audacity or Garage band if you have a mac

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Re-design

8 years ago

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.