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How Important is software??

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Can a good sound be created without good software?? I have been using Audacity and continually get some sort of hissing type noise in the background. Is that the mic or the software? I know there are not as many advanced mixing options with audactiy, but does the sound actually change when using higher end software or do i just have a crappy mic?


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Codemonkey Fri, 11/07/2008 - 02:13
Your software is irrelevant.
The features and whether you're comfortable in the software are the only things that decide your software.
(Unless you go for ProTools which will involve spending £$ on a proprietary, necessary interface (which won't hiss much because it's high end)).

Also, if you're plugging a headset or desktop VoIP mic into a pink jack anywhere on your PC, this is the reason you have noise. It's a pink jack, and you get pink noise.

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RemyRAD Fri, 11/07/2008 - 12:14
Based upon its mathematical objective, all software should produce identical results. The only differences being, its features, workflow, your talents & experience. The features and its operational capabilities can make one software appear better than another. When in fact, there is no one single stop shop that can accomplish everything. Close may be? But not everything. And so many of us have numerous different pieces of software for certain specific features. Those being what you need, provided you know what you need?

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