Inexpensive software for limited editing

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by BobRogers, Aug 10, 2007.

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  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    I bought an Edirol R-09 flash recorder a month ago and it has been a big hit around our house. My wife and daughter use it all the time for recording music lessons and practice sessions.

    While I have facilities to edit the wav files on my setup, it would be nice if they had something inexpensive and simple to use on their machines. Nither of them have done much editing on my PT system. (I probably should get them to learn and this may be the motivation.)

    Anyway, I'm looking an inexpensive, easy to learn piece of software that will take .wav files and allow us to
    1. trim
    2. fade
    3. EQ
    4. Compress
    5. Limit
    6. Reverb
    Price is obviously an issue, but I'm willing to pay a few bucks for things like good documentation. If you can throw in conversion to MP3 that would be nice as well.
  2. Spase

    Spase Active Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Wavelab Essential is about $100. Otherwise I bet someone can point you to some freeware too.
  3. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Acoustica by Acon Digital Media, about $30. Nero Ultra 6 CD Burning utility has a wave editor, but it's quirky.
  4. Get Audacity it's free and it's can do all that plus convert to mp3 (with the plug in, which is also free)

    Download Site:

    LAME mp3 encoder:
  5. casper

    casper Guest


    Audacity is the easiest software to use and its a freebie
  6. tzer

    tzer Active Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    I've heard really good things from friends about Reaper.

    It's free and it seems to have all the common things you'd need.


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