Best audio editing/mixing/looping application?
I'm looking for an audio editing program (something along the lines of Sony Acid) for linux. I downloaded and installed Audacity but am having trouble recording input sound (which defeats the whole purpose of the program). Are there other programs that you would suggest? I'm looking for something that is relatively easy to install :D Thanx in advance
Actual Pro software thats FREE!!!
Hi, I know this quote from an old thread, but, having just settled on a new application went through this process.
Originally Posted by compulsiveguile
I have been a sound engineer in a club in a live setting for a few years to understand dynamics of a room and compression differences with the addition of people. For any serious recording enthusiasts out there, I definitely reccommend getting some live music engineering experience to round out the stusio stuff. It's crucial. And for god's sake get out of the booth. That being said, I've been through everything from a garage/bathroom tape 4 track, to 24 track 2 inch Otari reels, to Hard Disk recording. Having used early verions of Sound Forge, I wasn't impressed. But since working with ProTools, I though it was the best. Until I found Ardour.
Ardour is missing all the gui that I realized that I had become used to. But what little gui it has is made up for by the very intuitive and realistic seeming interface that is there.
There is nothing more irritating than a horizontal editing layout for mixing. But I seemed to run into a great deal of software that had it set up like that. Ardour is run with an application called Jack (I'm on an OSX with one machine, Fedora core 5 on the other).
Jack is an audio I/O program that is so powerful it is amazing. I love mapping tracks I made through other sound capable apps(like video games).
Ardour is very bare bones, reying on the tremendous amount of VST plugins out there. I would like to say that Ardour is not for beginners, but even though it has a high learning curve, go for it.
If you know what you want to do to the music, but you don't have the control, or the tools, Ardour is for you.
It is missing some crutch like editing tools that protools has, like the pen editing tool, but if I do my job as an engineer right, I dont encounter frequencies that I don't have the capabilities of handling. I definitely love it. And being an open source project, can only get better. http://www.ardour.org