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#1 teebone

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 06:49 PM

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?

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#2 RobbieD

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 06:55 PM

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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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(RobbieD @ Jan 3 2007, 06:55 PM)  

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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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:59 PM

Cool Edit Pro ?
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#5 Andy Westcott

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

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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#6 mikeee

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:40 AM

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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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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:25 PM

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

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:43 PM

i use adobe auditions ,well try to ..its a hard program to figure out at times
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#9 teebone

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:43 AM

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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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:57 AM

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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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:55 PM

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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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:59 PM

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...tion/index.html




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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:31 PM

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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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:03 PM

You have all forgotten the most popular and best Ableton Live 6.....

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:46 AM

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




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