Recording Software

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  1. spielenshirl

    spielenshirl Guest

    What kinds of software do you use if you record (voice, guitar, sunth) on your computer to make mp3 recordings? There are so many out there, and some are easier to use than others. Looking for something relatively easy to use and not terrible expensive, at least for now.

    Sorry if this is already out there and I haven't found it. This is my first day searching the forum.

  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    mostly people use software that records to .wav file ... recently most will probably be on 24bit

    then edit and mix things to a 44.1k / 16bit .wav file
    which is CD audio ready

    from there, a simple conversion to .mp3

    do a search without the mp3 and just look for recording software

    I use Protools .. both LE and HD
    I have Virus .. both hardware and software
    and I have taken to using Reason for the synth suite
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Assuming you are using PC, I have used Acid Music Studio with great results. AMS6 supports VST and VSTi(instrument) plugins. Many of which you can find legally for free on the web. If you have a decent low latency sound card this should do fine for basic to intermediate recordings. There is also a built in mp3 encoder. You can creat a cd montage and burn your project from within Acid.

    I've seen Acid sell for as low as $70.00cdn locally. If you're just starting out this is a great way to go. If you wan't something a little more like a pro software you can start with Cubase SE which sells for about $100-150 depending on where you go. A great program with few limitations that the average home recordist would miss.

    Just my opinion.

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