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Audacity

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    • 3 star: 62
    • 2 star: 24
    • 1 star: 59
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  • 4.0 stars

    "it a great program"

    November 12, 2006  |   By battlemanr

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    i use it just to edit songs and it great. simple to use interface.

    Cons

    i hate you can only export as a WAV but heres a free converter for WAV to MP3. just search WAV to MP3 Encoder in downloads.com

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  • 5.0 stars

    "WoooooW"

    November 11, 2006  |   By aslan92

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    1,569,291

    Cons

    ??

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is the best free recording software out there"

    November 11, 2006  |   By Theonlyk9man

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    This program is very simple and easy to use. You can access all the things you need to make the input microphone sound good without having to go through endless menus. This program is very straight forward and user friendly.

    In addition, this program has a good help file in case you aren't sure how to do something.

    Cons

    none, this program does exactly what it says it will do

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's the best free audio editor, all-around excellent free or not"

    November 10, 2006  |   By Mononblock

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    It does the job you ask it to, If you were born to tweak? Then you probably like free stuff that works with tons of options and controls. I took a lower quality MP3 live recording and with my first attempt in using this product the results were awesome, with just a few effects I was able to reduce some noise and clear up some clipping/distortion, with the equalizer bring out some awesome clear sound that made an acoustic guitar sound like an accoustic guitar... I've been an Audio Technician specializing in amplifier repair for over 20 years and this product is the best one across the board, being free gives it this notch above the rest. A beta version is available, it won't overwrite the recent version and works separate, so you can have two audacity's at once if you choose.

    Cons

    A reviewer claims that the drop down menu choices for effects drop down but you are not allowed to use them, like everything you have to follow directions in order to use the features. That was not a fair thing to report or even legit. If you are someone who just likes to auto-click their way through stuff...you may not like this, you have to make the decisions because nothing is going to make them auto-happen for you - in the click and go world. You will need to have an encoder to "experiment" with MP3's, no big deal. You will have to spend time learning to discover the potentials. Some of the plug-ins available are unstable and will cause it to crash, sometimes...weed them out. On the basis of being easy to use and understand? It's not and it is, you need to know something about waveforms and effects. It's set-up different from what many people are probably accustomed to seeing and using, especially the auto-clicker, no big deal..get used to it, learn, and discover. If it was free, easy, and at a click of a button produced the exact results you wanted? What fun would that be? I know I wouldn't be rating that, you want choices, control, and a little effort or Fisher-Price sells it...right?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is the Best free audio editor around!"

    November 9, 2006  |   By William Lineberger

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    Lots of features, increase tempo, change pitch, cut off sections, etc. I love this software and you should really get this.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Bow down, this software is king!"

    November 8, 2006  |   By Platy Hill Huckabee

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    Perfect for podcasting. I can edit 4 audio tracks so I can save it as one. My radio show is so much better now that I have this program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "a great free, open source audio/wave/mp3 editor"

    November 6, 2006  |   By HSuke

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    It's free, has a large variety of audio filters, and is easy to use.

    Cons

    Not as comprehensive as professional products such as Sonic Foundry, but better than many.

    Mp3 encoding requires lame encoder, which is not included.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it is to use ."

    November 2, 2006  |   By kennyblack

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    it records really good

    Cons

    it takes to long to load

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  • 4.0 stars

    "its the best of the free"

    November 1, 2006  |   By tech-men

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    it records rips and saves

    Cons

    the files can get big very quickly

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing......"

    October 22, 2006  |   By Invincible67

    Version: Audacity 1.2.4b

    Pros

    This FREE program allows you to edit music. You can change the speed, tempo, pitch, and even add fading. It gives you many options to change the way music sounds. You can also convert music with this some. I actually made a bunch of Wav files out of mp3s and I use those Wav files as sounds on my computer. Most editing programs like this cost cash. A matter of fact most programs dealing with music cost cash to use or have the extra features. To have Audacity for free is surprising but fun. If you like music you will like this alot.

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