#1
If this is the wrong forum, please move it, I thought this would be a relevant place.

So I recently downloaded Audacity. It looks simple enough, as far as software goes. I have yet to actually try it, as I haven't gotten together with my band, and my computer has no sound right now, let alone a mic.


What are the finer points and shortcomings of this program? Besides the obvious "it's free software" or "it's cheap", please.

Thanks,


Chris
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#2
Well, unlike Cubase or Pro Tools, Audacity has an extremely easy to use interface, and also doesn't have any unnecessary features to clog things up. It also has a very small footprint and will run on a non-top of the line computer. Cons is that it will really only get you as far as a simple bedroom recording, it doesn't have enough power or good enough sound quality for a really good mix. If you want something free for some really good recordings, check out REAPER. It's a lot more complicated and you'll probably need better gear to use it to it's full potential though. But for what you're doing Audacity sounds perfect for you.
#3
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#4
So should I also download Reaper to test both and see what I/the band like then?


Thanks for the help, too.
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#6
What about Reaper? I just downloaded it. I've only opened it, I haven't tried it out yet, but it sure looks pretty...
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