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Advice for audio recording software please.
« on: July 04, 2016, 05:49:50 am »
Hi all, I have a mate of mine who wants to install Peppermint 7 on an old XP machine.  He's a professional Jazz pianist and needs to install audio software.  Have you guys any recommendations what to use?  I know diddly squat about audio recording, so any advice is much appreciated  ;).
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Re: Advice for audio recording software please.
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 06:18:40 am »
Hi Andy. The standard one would be Audacity. It offers simple recording, editing and multi-track mixing too. I know there are more specialised audio suites but that one works fine and it's the only one I've used myself.

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Re: Advice for audio recording software please.
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 06:29:35 am »
Hi Andy. The standard one would be Audacity. It offers simple recording, editing and multi-track mixing too. I know there are more specialised audio suites but that one works fine and it's the only one I've used myself.
Cheers for that, I'll pass that on to him.  I have a feeling he's been using that in Winders  ;).
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Re: Advice for audio recording software please.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 12:23:13 pm »
Not exactly sure what your friend wants to do, but if he wants to make music videos ...

When I had the time to make YT vids, I used Audacity to process the music, and Avidemux to process the video.

Makes a wicked combo on Linux.   ;)

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Just thinking ...

Here's a 1000 bitrate FLV video that I processed, using that combo -- took hours to encode and upload to YT  ;D

Came out pretty good (watch in full HD).  Reds smeared in a few places, but I got tired of messing with it.


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Re: Advice for audio recording software please.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2016, 12:44:12 pm »
Thanks, Andy !  Now you got me sidetracked watching Devo videos ...  :P



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Re: Advice for audio recording software please.
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2016, 03:12:28 pm »
Hi Andy

I was recently given an old 4 track cassette to copy to mp3 I used a tape capture device I bought at a boot sale some time ago and it worked perfectly with Audacity, I also had a look at Ardour and it looks very feature rich albeit a bit more complicated than Audacity



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Re: Advice for audio recording software please.
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2016, 03:57:40 pm »
Hi Andy

I was recently given an old 4 track cassette to copy to mp3 I used a tape capture device I bought at a boot sale some time ago and it worked perfectly with Audacity, I also had a look at Ardour and it looks very feature rich albeit a bit more complicated than Audacity



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Cheers Graeme, that 4 track sounds great.  it's funny you know.  I've just downloaded Ardour 4.7 via a very well maintained PPA.  I just wanted to have a look at it.  You're right, it is very feature rich.  I've sent my mate a YouTube video of it.  All this stuff is well beyond my pea sized brain's capabilities.  In fact it just makes it hurt.  I guess he'll know what it all means  :-\.
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