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6th July, 2011 at 04:37:43 -

I am trying to find a good sound editor for editing music and compiling together and such. I am looking for a free one too, does anyone know any good ones?

 
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6th July, 2011 at 05:19:08 -

I only know of one, Audacity. There are probably much better ones out there though

 
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6th July, 2011 at 05:52:28 -

Oh just downloaded that! It seems to use quite a lot of 'sound editor language' that I'm not quite used to, but I'm sure I'll learn it. I like it! It doesn't seem to load sounds not recorded in it very well, but I think it'll do.

Thanks!

 
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6th July, 2011 at 12:36:25 -

I've been using WavePad, but the free version doesn't let you save in OGG sound file format. I've not wanted to pick up Audacity yet. If I ever feel like learning a new program, Audacity will be it.

 
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7th July, 2011 at 05:37:13 -

Good audio editor?!
Hear this mix that I have done on Audacity!
http://www.mediafire.com/?35o4mkpemv8h4og
Password: Sonic

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8th July, 2011 at 22:29:45 -

@SMR=I actually had wavepad on my old computer, I had some sort of trial version, but I had multiple copies of the trial so I would just remove one from my computer and then install the next trial It was pretty good, but I didn't plan on doing much with it then like I am now, and I don't wanna have to do what I did with the trials again, it was kinda cheating. But who knows, I might one day decide shell out money to buy it if it's not too expensive.

Anyway, it appears that the quality of all of the sounds I record is quite low, especially voice, could this be at fault of the free software, or is it more likely at the fault of using the built in mic in my computer instead of purchasing an add on mic to use?

 
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8th July, 2011 at 22:59:44 -

More likely your mic. Could also be the sample rate, but it should be set high enough by default. I've ruined good recordings by accidentally saving with a low sample rate.

I looked around every once in a while, and Wavepad is the one I've stuck with for simple edits, for whatever reason. It's good enough for most single-track stuff. Not sure if they've changed the way they do it now, but the one I have isn't any sort of expiring trial (though it does have limitations). I use it for editing, and then import its WAVs into Audacity to export as OGG or MP3.

Audacity does multitrack, but it was never reliable for me. Had to go buy Pro Tools.

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9th July, 2011 at 17:42:05 -

I use Acid Pro, it's not free though.

 
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9th July, 2011 at 19:18:59 -

I use Logic, not free either

 
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11th July, 2011 at 13:03:14 -

I use Audacity and Cubase (the latter not being free either). I much prefer Sonar, which my friend uses though.

Also the sampling rate of most computer sound cards would be regarded as too low in engineering or in sensible music studios for mastering a track. Most good oscilloscopes use a 4x or 5x the highest frequency for the sampling rate (and before someone shouts 2x is Nyquist, yes - I do know this ) for good signal reproduction. If you are doing music, 96k 24 bit should be the minnimum standard you aim for, my friend always uses 96/24 for putting his music together

After my huge tirade on inferior mass market digital sound goods (high end stuff is respectable though), for voiceovers for games and most general purpose uses 44.1k and 16 bit is usually fine - it should sound on par with CD quality.

 
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