Title: any free alternatives to Audactiy?
Description: or "where's the innuendo in this post?"
Pele Merengue - December 29, 2007 08:46 PM (GMT)
So I downloaded the new version of Audacity and it took out a bunch of stuff that I liked (the "stereo mix" option in the audio input dropdown/automatic latency correction... I spent at least two hours simultaneously trying to correct the latency issues and attempting to deal with the shitty babysitting features in Windows Vista). I've been contemplating whether to just cave and download an older version from oldversion.com.
I was wondering if you guys knew of any good alternatives? Preferably free, because I'm cheap and easy.
EDIT: Oh, and by the way, I'd use it primarily for recording/editing multitrack songs, exporting mp3s, and ripping sounds from the internets and things.
clouds - December 29, 2007 09:04 PM (GMT)
um... get the older version of audacity. The newer version is a lot less stable.
Pele Merengue - December 29, 2007 09:30 PM (GMT)
People constantly talk about how shitty Audacity is, though. I was wondering if anyone could offer anything better.
radiowires - December 29, 2007 09:46 PM (GMT)
if you find out a good alternative, let me know. I'm fairly happy with old audacity although it is pretty labor-intensive. The only other, similar program i've seen in action was Nuendo, which WCH is using to mix the new CS album. Seemed pretty awesome and intuitive. If you can borrow like $1800 maybe you should invest in your musical future and just get that. I realize this is probably impossible, but you're a very good musician and should at least seriously consider it. Hell, it costs less than a car but could do more to improve your life.
clouds - December 29, 2007 09:53 PM (GMT)
I have nothing but praise for audacity. It's the most intuitive program I've used, the effects you can add on are amazing, and it's free.
Pele Merengue - December 29, 2007 09:57 PM (GMT)
I just downloaded an older version (1.2.4). Thank god for the automatic latency correction.
But I still can't use the "stereo mix" option. I think it might actually be a problem with Windows Vista.
This is beyond lame.
radiowires - December 29, 2007 10:51 PM (GMT)
welcome to Windows Vista
Pele Merengue - December 30, 2007 02:15 AM (GMT)
It took me until today to figure out how to switch off the constant "ARE YOU SUUUUUURE YOU WANT TO OPEN THIS FILE" shit.
Yummy Tree Sap - January 7, 2008 10:52 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (clouds @ Dec 29 2007, 04:53 PM)|
| I have nothing but praise for audacity. It's the most intuitive program I've used, the effects you can add on are amazing, and it's free. |
It may have the "free" thing going for it, but it's about as counterintuitive a program I've ever used for audio. I've never come across a more irritating and frustrating way to go about multitrack editing.