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Tag: AUDACITY

Audacity 1.3.8 Beta: Open source audio editor now faster than ever

I really wish the folks behind open source, cross-platform audio editing utility Audacity would take the beta label off the Audacity 1.3 branch. It's so much better than the last stable release, Audacity 1.2.6 it's not even funny. But it's still considered beta software because it's still under construction and doesn't come with complete documentation or translation into languages besides...

Audacity 1.3.6 Beta adds support for editing WMA, M4A audio files

Open source, cross-platform audio editing application Audacity 1.3.6 beta is out, and it adds a handful of new features that make it even more useful. One of the most attractive new features is support for using FFmpeg to import and export audio files in a wide range of formats, including WMA, M4A, and AC3. You can even import audio tracks from video files using FFmpeg. Here's how to set it up....

Cross-platform audio editor Audacity updated to 1.3.5 beta

The Audacity team has released an updated version of the popular opern source audio editing application. Audacity 1.3.5 beta packs a bunch of minor updates, including bug fixes better file handling, and some interface improvements. Here are some of the things that jumped out at us: Hit Shift while clicking record to start a recording at the end of an existing track Users...

Wavosaur: Light weight free digital audio editor for Windows

Wavosaur is a digital audio editor for Windows. Sure, those may be a dime a dozen, but there are a few things that make Wavosaur useful. First of all, there's no installation required. You can run Wavosaur from a flash drive if you like. Beware, this 464KB executable will create a bunch of associated configuration files, so you'll want to place it in its own folder. But you can run it from any...

Lists of Linux equivalents for Windows software

You've made the big jump from Windows to Linux, but there are just a few programs that you can't live without, so you find yourself jumping back on your Windows machine to edit a movie or sound file every now and again. Sure, you know there are open source alternatives to many of your favorite programs, but who has the time to track them down? Apparently plenty of people do, because we've found at...

Audacity 1.3.4 beta released: open source audio editing keeps getting better

The Audacity team has released another update to their popular cross-platform, open source digital audio editing application. The Audacity 1.3.x beta line features a ton of options that aren't available in the 1.2.x stable versions. For example, it's much easier to move sound files from one track to another or to split and manipulate audio tracks. Audacity 1.3.4 beta features a ton of small, but...

Eee PC Tips: A crash course in Linux

So you're an early adopter and you've run out to buy yourself Asus's $400 Eee PC because it seemed like a great price for a fully functional 2 pound computer that's about the size of a typical hardcover book (and far smaller than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). But the innovative easy to use interface might get old pretty quickly if you want to do more than surf the web and create letters,...

Traverso: free cross-platform digital audio workstation

Download Squad reader ch0gan saw our article on digital audio editors Reaper and Audacity and turned us onto another free audio workstation called Traverso. Right now it's a pretty basic audio editor, but it shows promise. Traverso relies heavily on keyboard shortcuts, which is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, most digital audio editors worth their salt include a plethora of customizable...

Audacity and Reaper provide free and cheap audio editing

Podcasters and pretty much anyone in need of low-cost (as in free) audio editing software have been using Audacity for years. It's not quite as full-featured as Pro Tools or Adobe Audition, but with each release, Audacity becomes a more viable alternative for music producers, podcasters, and radio journalists. While the last stable release of the cross-platform audio editor was version 1.2.6,...

Ubuntu Studio released

An Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed for creative types has been released. Ubuntu Studio was originally due out last month, but some last minute glitches caused the developers to delay the release date by a few weeks. Ubuntu Studio is designed to prove that Linux is just as good as OS X or Windows for creating and manipulating media files. Of course, if you're not an ubergeek, installing...

MP3myMP3 easily records audio streams

This nifty tool will record audio streams and encode them to either .mp3 or .wav for you. It uses the LAME "educational" encoding engine, the same as Audacity. Honestly, I already have and use audacity for this function, recording stuff off the Internet or other sources, and it has editing features as well, so I really don't know why you would use MP3myMP3 unless you don't already have Audacity,...