#1
Okay, my problem is simple. Until my old laptop's breakdown a couple of weeks ago, i used Nero Wave Editor to record (using a mic in front of my amp), and then Nero SoundTrax to mix different guitar/bass/voice tracks.

But my new laptop has Windows Vista ( ) and every version of Nero i tried (7, 8 and 9) has compatibility issues. Even causes random freezes that force me to turn off the computer with the power button.

So, what software would replace the Nero Wave Editor / Nero SoundTrax combo?

I've heard good things about Audacity, for example. Can you tell me if it supports multi-tracking, and if it would suit my needs?
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#3
Quote by nileflows
download audiocity.

I suppose you mean Audacity?
If so, does it support multi-track editing or not?
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#5
Yes it does support multi-track editing.

But, you could also try right-clicking the shortcut to the program, click the compatibility tab, and choose Windows XP and see if it works.

EDIT: Oh, make sure to click on the compatibility mode too.
Last edited by Alopikal at Jul 5, 2009,
#7
Quote by Alopikal
Yes it does support multi-track editing.

But, you could also try right-clicking the shortcut to the program, click the compatibility tab, and choose Windows XP and see if it works.

EDIT: Oh, make sure to click on the compatibility mode too.

Thanks for the info about multi-track editing!

If you're talking about using the compatibility mode for the Nero apps, the problems are in the core of the Nero software suite... Using Nero messes a lot of things up in Windows Vista. The software runs fine, but Vista just doesn't seem to like Nero very much...


On the Audacity webpage, you have a couple of optional downloads (like the useful LAME MP3 encoder).
Do you recommend the installation of any of these?


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        #8
        Yeah, Reaper is pretty cool. Pretty sure they have a 64-bit version too.

        I've only used the LAME encoder, not sure about the other plug-ins. The extra effects and filters would probably be worth checking out.
        Last edited by Alopikal at Jul 5, 2009,
        #9
        Quote by Alopikal
        Yeah, Reaper is pretty cool. Pretty sure they have a 64-bit version too.

        No need. I'm using a 32-bit version of Vista.
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        #10
        or get Cubase it costs a lot (if you get it legally) but its good

        hope you can see what i'm saying
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        #11
        Quote by Conca
        or get Cubase it costs a lot (if you get it legally) but its good

        hope you can see what i'm saying

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        #12
        Audacity is fine for basic, single-track audio editing, and Reaper is a big step up if you need more multitracking features. If you're willing to spend a little, I highly recommend Sonar Home Studio for the best cheap, intuitive package.

        Better still, buy a USB mic or 'podcasting pack', and you'll usually get a free version of Sonar/Cubase bundled in.