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Hi

 

Help!!!!

 

Does anyone know of good multi track recording software.

 

What I want to do for example is

 

Track 1 Record my voice

Track 2 Record music

Track 3 Record jingles etc….and so on

 

I need it to be fully editable and finally, be able to save all 3 tracks as a single MP3 or wave file.

 

What good software is out there and what’s it called?

 

Cheers

 

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Audacity is a straight forward simple program that should do what you want. And best of all - it's free!

 

At the other end of the scale I know someone who uses Pro Tools to produce radio shows (comedy/talk) and it is an excellent piece of software. But very expensive too!

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Audacity is a straight forward simple program that should do what you want. And best of all - it's free!

 

At the other end of the scale I know someone who uses Pro Tools to produce radio shows (comedy/talk) and it is an excellent piece of software. But very expensive too!

 

 

Thank you that's just the ticket Cheers

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Cool Edit Pro ?

.....but what do I know ?

 

 

 

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Yes, it should be fairly simple with these programs - just record the audio as 3 separate files, then use the 'mix' feature (or whatever) to add the tracks together. make sure the levels of each audio track peak at a maximum of about -10dB, otherwise the final file will probably be clipped and distorted.

 

Cubase is made for recording many audio tracks simulaneously, but is very expensive.......

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Cool Edit Pro ?

 

Um, surely you mean Adobe Audition, which I think has been it's name for the last umpteen years

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Old school Mikee, me and you are the only ones left I think.

.....but what do I know ?

 

 

 

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Hi

 

Tinkered with Audacity. I love the simplicity of it and so very user friendly. Particularly the fact that the audio is visually layered as tracks and can be move around, making it so easy.

 

Been thinking though. I remember a friend of mine swarming on about Cubasis and wandering if to invest in that for long term use.

 

What are the benefits / features? And is it visually simple to use like Audacity. I vaguely remember there were a load of small rectangles representing tracks looking very complicated, or was it me hallucinating as it was 4 in the morning?

 

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Cubase is indeed a very complicated piece of software, but then again, it's very powerful. My brother uses it, but he mainly does midi.

 

I personally prefer Cakewalk Sonar, which I use for most of my editing of both audio and midi. But don't expect to pick it up quickly without reading the help files.

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I've got a program called Goldwave.

I find this easy to use and very quick to learn how to use.

I mainly record from a minidisc source through my soundcard via line in and then write onto cd, you can edit from goldwave (change volume, length etc.)

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Adobe Audition is the biz, I use it all the time for doing voiceovers etc

 

Also you can put nice effects in like echo and flange and lots more

 

 

and save in Wav or Mp3 or whatever

 

You can also hard linit the tracks which makes it sound really punchy and compressed!

 

http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/index.html

 

 

 

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There are lots of options out there;

 

Cubase SX

Logic Pro

Pro Tools

Adobe Audition

Acid Pro

Audacity

 

those are just a few.

 

All depends on your budget really. I am personally a fan of Cubase with the PC and Logic Pro if using a Mac, both will be suitable for your needs!

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Live 6 isn't the most simple to use though!

But pretty amazing to play with!

Have a hunt around and look up the stuff Rik Parkinson gets up to with the software!

He's a nice chap too and may help / advise if you have the software.

 

 

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I had one half of Hybrid show me what he does and that is pretty cool, just couldn't get my head round it all! Will try and find time to sit with it properly but I am quite happy using Cubase, Logic & Audition.

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I had one half of Hybrid show me what he does and that is pretty cool, just couldn't get my head round it all! Will try and find time to sit with it properly but I am quite happy using Cubase, Logic & Audition.

Which half was that, Mike or Chris? Nice guys aren't they.
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You have all forgotten the most popular and best Ableton Live 6.....

 

Yes fantastic bit of Kit this...Some top named DJs are now using it instead of Vinal... I do like Audition though I used Cool edit and as it is the same interface I am just used to it... Radio stations also use it alot...

 

 

Nik

 

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i use adobe audition. With a behringer digital mixer. 8 channel I/O converter, meaning i can multi-track record up to 8 different things at once, on different channels, if routed properly. Most commonly used in small studios.

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