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Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:03 am
 
What do you fellas use to edit multi-track audio files on your computer? I am familiar with the free Audacity software by SoundForge but it seems hard to EQ tracks, change track travels and pan tracks precisely to the T. I would like something easy to use but something not so bare-bones as the Audacity software.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:08 am
 
I've used older versions of Cakewalk Home Studio

It used to be limited in how many tracks it could record at once. I'm not sure if that's the case anymore. If you're not recording 8 tracks live with some fancy soundcard/breakout box, then that'll be no issure for you, though.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:10 am
 
i use cool edit pro for tracking and mixing, and master with creative wave studio.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:38 am
 
All the tracks have been pre-recorded on an outboard multi-track unit. The sofware would be used for mixing, EQing, editing, etc... and finally mixing down to a high quality (?) wav file.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:42 am
 
i love dp.

digital performer, that is.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:46 am
 
+1 for mastering with Wave.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:50 am
 
Seems like what I master with is called Waves, maybe a different product than what jesus lover's talkin' bout.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:51 am
 
For mixing, I do not need some fancy program with tons of extra features for creating drum loops, bass lines, snyth effects, etc. Just plain and simple editing software. I can't afford to clog up my computer with useless junk software.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:57 am
 
cool edit pro is less than 30mb which means the entire program is smaller than a single wav file...
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:02 pm | Edited by: SSSSSSS
 
Yeah, it's hard to find something without a buncha loops and crap.

A friend of mine used to use n-track. I bought his Cakewalk Homestudio 2000 offa him cuz he hated the Cakewalk learning curve, and preferred n-track simplicity. I thought n-track kinda sucked, I've only used a version from back then, though.

I guess Cakewalk Guitar Tracks doesn't have all those midi tools, but still costs $99, then you'll be screwed when you see the light and get into techno.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:04 pm
 
Cool Edit Pro = Adobe Audition
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:06 pm
 
cool edit pro is less than 30mb which means the entire program is smaller than a single wav file...

Hey Brad, does Cool Edit Pro (now known as Adobe Audtion) have the ability to easily EQ tracks?

How about adding decent sounding effects such as reverb and delay to vocal tracks?
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:07 pm
 
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:09 pm
 
not sure but i've used it for thousands of projects over the last 5 years or so... my computer is a decade old and only has about 200mb of ram so i have to do things pretty simply.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:10 pm
 
Man, that audition = too expensive. Yeow!
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:11 pm
 
brad = jesus loving scumbag software theif!@

you will burn.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:11 pm
 
Man, that audition = too expensive. Yeow!

I can be a sofware Pirate.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:14 pm
 
Audition has a free trial. Installer file for the current version is 220 Megs. You may be able to do a custom install leaving out a lotta loops and crap, however.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:14 pm
 
I can be a sofware Pirate.

You will burn as well.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:15 pm
 
You will burn as well.

I've already lost an eye and a leg, what more could go wrong?
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:16 pm
 
ALL THINGS are Gods will. ALL THINGS.

also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
Ephesians 1:11
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:17 pm
 
link

Thank you heavenly father, I will attempt that download this evening.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:17 pm
 
You will be forced to listen to projects recorded (assembled) by 15 year old kids using Audition for the rest of eternity.

enjoy.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:21 pm
 
you will burn.

Matt. 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." John 8:11
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:23 pm
 
But, I love to judge. I guess I gave up software thievery once I got a steady job. If I became jobless for more than a few months, I'd prolly have to get back into it.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:32 pm
 
I guess I gave up software thievery once I got a steady job

That sounds stupid. Why would give up once you actually have money? Fuck the software giants and their stupid asses. I will never pay for software no matter how much money I make.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:35 pm
 
...no point in putting out vinyl if it was recorded on a damn computer to begin with...silly. Half assed.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:40 pm
 
I can afford $99 for Cakewalk. It does what equipment costing thousands of dollars does.

Buying anything Adobe costs at least $100 just for the Adobe name alone. So I try to avoid the name whenever possible.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:43 pm
 
...no point in putting out vinyl if it was recorded on a damn computer to begin with...silly. Half assed.

Doesn't Reatard record digitally now and put that on vinyl? I think that sounds pretty slick.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:45 pm
 
I think it's pretty tough these days to find music that has been in the digital realm for at least one of the recording, mixing or mastering phases.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:46 pm
 
has

has not
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:49 pm
 
it is silly and half assed, not to release it, but to buy it. if you're buying records that were recorded digitally then it has nothing to do with sound, you just have a vinyl fetish. and yeah, the pressing plants convert your master to digital before cutting, and they also run it through a digital peak limiter to make sure you dont fuck up their cutter.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:56 pm
 
Doesn't everyone send their recordings to the pressing plant on cd-r nowadays?
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 12:56 pm
 
has

has not


ermmm, yeah that's it.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 1:01 pm
 
Mackie Tracktion 3
Has a bit of a learning curve, but I really like it.

http://rapidshare.com/files/94761190/FPF-MTracktion-AiR.rar
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 1:09 pm
 
Mackie Tracktion 3
Has a bit of a learning curve, but I really like it.

http://rapidshare.com/files/94761190/FPF-MTracktion-AiR.rar



Thanks! Is that a full version?
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 1:14 pm
 
..no point in putting out vinyl if it was recorded on a damn computer to begin with...silly. Half assed.

wow, that argument is so 1998.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 2:46 pm
 
Doesn't everyone send their recordings to the pressing plant on cd-r nowadays?


true, but the more analog in the chain, especially the source material, the better...
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 3:30 pm
 
guys who make a living recording and producing records admit only a handful in the business can tell the difference between a good digital and a good analog recording, and even that number is dwindling. this was an argument most people have gotten over as it had a lot more merit 10 years ago.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:30 pm
 
It was pretty crappy back in the day doing destructive edits on 16 bit shit.

The only good music is performed by robots. Carbon-based rock sucks ass.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 6:54 pm
 
Tracktion looks complicated from the start. Got Cool Edit 2.0 and registered. It closes right after I open it. Getting Cool Edit 2.1 right now.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 7:51 pm
 
"Analog" is not much more than a placebo at this point.
Posted: Mar 25, 2008 9:23 pm
 
Got Cool Edit 2.0 and registered. It closes right after I open it. Getting Cool Edit 2.1 right now.

Worried about software with features you don't need mucking up your system, but willing to spend all night installing virus ridden, hacked to the point of not working softwarez. Brilliant strategy.

Hehehe.
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 2:11 pm
 
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Audacity is a open sourse freeware audio recording program. It has lots of plug-in's you can add to it to get neat fx. You can program your own fx from scratch for the software, if you like to tinker with code. This is good stuff for being completly free and legal.

"Pro Tools" is very easy to use. kinda xpensive though. you can get m-audio cards to work compatibly with this software, so u can cut down the cost a bit.

Four tracks rule. Get one.
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 2:17 pm
 
"Analog" is not much more than a placebo at this point.

word.
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 2:44 pm
 
my analog plug-in rules.
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 2:54 pm
 
here is a neat toy
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gramophone-the-Disk-Player-in-Berliner-style-Gakke n-JP_W0QQitemZ140215295636QQihZ004QQcategoryZ19015QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZW D1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

you can make your own vynal straight from your four track or other analoug device !!! (record lathes)

This one is really good and not tooo expensive
http://www.vestax.com/v/products/recorders/vrx2000.html
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 2:18 pm
 
Sound Forge 9 Free after $50 rebate.

I dunno if it has fader automation (which Home Studio 2000 got me hooked on), but seems to have a lot of other niceties.
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