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  • 4.0 stars

    "Workd really well with my turntable"

    October 31, 2011  |   By Bigdentx

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    EAsy to use

    Cons

    None I can see

    Summary

    Good product

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love it ! !"

    October 30, 2011  |   By flazz

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    Great for recording prank calls and posting them on Youtube

    Cons

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Waste of Time, don't bother."

    October 29, 2011  |   By Brieoff

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    It doesn't crash.

    Cons

    It doesn't support mp3s. Its totally unintuitive.

    Summary

    Get a better editor like Sound Forge. This thing blows, I don't know what all hype is about.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great for school projects!"

    October 16, 2011  |   By yellowlab7

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    It includes a great deal of features that non-professionals and professionals would use.It comes in handy for quick editing of small and large clips.

    Cons

    Kinda old-fashioned looking.
    Once you use everything, you kinda get bored.

    Summary

    Overall it is a great product! It helped me make audio for a school project sound professional, clear and crisp. It has ample features that are fun to play around with and it comes in handy more often than you think.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete Waste of my Time!"

    October 15, 2011  |   By DieRReborn

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    PROS?...Where?!

    Cons

    Everything that I was looking for wasn't available.

    Summary

    The download and install time was amazing but that's where the amazing aspect ends. I open Audacity, start up a song, and end up doing a whopping 0 tasks with it.Everything that I can do to change, enhance, and alter a song with is missing. I had Audacity installed on my laptop for a grand total of about 2 minutes and ended up uninstalling it because there was absolutely nothing I could do with it. That's 2 minutes I'll never get back. If you want a 100% working audio software program stay away from Audacity!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very easy to use"

    October 10, 2011  |   By annioan

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    ease of use

    Cons

    not realy...only the design is abit old style.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "To download Audacity user MUSt to accept other software"

    October 3, 2011  |   By thg-thegrinningdoggy

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    It is free if you consider you technically did not pay for it.
    You are told you can remove the numerous software you have no choice but to download or else you cannot download Audacity. That is the saving grace here.

    Cons

    You HAVE TO DOWNLOAD several other software in order to get to the final download-which is AUDACITY. These programs are basically forced on to the user for purchase consideration(some are free trials).

    Summary

    ****I will write another review after using the program-that will be strictly about the performance of the program.****
    I wanted to warn others in advance, should they decide to attempt to download AUDACITY. You can only download Audacity,if you agree to accept all that software with it- whether or not you want or need it.

    I honestly was really annoyed over the fact that 6- yes, 6 programs were installed along with Audacity, even though I don't want them.


    The download will now over ride Google on me, by installing a Yahoo Toolbar and changes to my home page.

    Time will tell, if using Audacity is worth the annoyance of having to do several un-installs and reverting my toolbar and homepage back to the way I had it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wouldn't work :,-("

    October 2, 2011  |   By Imogen7Ryan

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    It's free. Looks like a great bit of kit.

    Cons

    I couldn't get it to work on windows 7 or maybe it was my netbook...not tried it on my new laptop but beta version is working just fine.

    Summary

    Get the newer version

    Updated on Nov 5, 2011

    Glad, well sad, that I'm not the only one this did not work for on Windows 7. Cnet you ned to remove it being compatible with W7 and direct people to download the Beta version just for windows 7.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "FREE feature-rich recording"

    September 28, 2011  |   By andrew_at_semo

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    It's FREE. It is no harder to use than Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, Ableton, etc. In fact it may be easier. It's FREE. It has lots of useful features. It's FREE.

    Cons

    It's not as pretty as Audition or Pro Tools. Those cost a lot of money.

    Summary

    You absolutely cannot go wrong. If you would really rather pay tons of money for something that is marginally better (protools) be my guest.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Did what I need it to do"

    September 28, 2011  |   By jimsblue350

    Version: Audacity 1.2.6

    Pros

    Easy to convert formats and bit rate, and it is of course free.

    Cons

    The UI is a bit confusing

    Summary

    I used this to edit greetings and hold messages for pbx systems. It did the job nicely. I'm not sure if it would hold up to more complicated audio work though. It wasn't always clear if the rate of the imported audio or the rate of the current project would be used.

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