Best Recording Software

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Best Recording Software

Post by xrayben » May 20th, 2003, 11:40 pm

Can anyone name some recording programs that are not so outrageously complicated?  Something  just to get some drums and rhythm tracks down to practice leads and scales. The ones that are "freeware" are either too tedious to navigate or they aren't really free.Seems ya gotta buy a codec something or other after 30 days. Any suggestions?  ???

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Re: Best Recording Software

Post by Alan Green » May 21st, 2003, 1:31 am

Well, for a complete set of freebies:

Sound Recorder is built into every PC and you can soon build up a very large file by Inserting or Mixing samples in WAV format.

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You need lots of WAVs?

and choose your preferred language (I'm not quite sure when they did their last Free Sounds update). Register and you get free access to their free sounds - they're mostly dance oriented but you get some good stuff in there. these are in MP3 format so you'll need something to convert MP3 to WAV (I use e-jay's MP3 station).

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Re: Best Recording Software

Post by Nick » June 19th, 2003, 7:30 am

Try Acid Music Express.

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Re: Best Recording Software

Post by blutic1 » July 22nd, 2003, 1:31 pm

go to  for hundreds of free jam tracks.

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Re: Best Recording Software

Post by Portia » July 29th, 2003, 3:11 pm

try that's the first place I look for free stuff.  If it's just a multitrack recorder you're looking for, try Quartz Audiomaster Free.  It's totally free, although your ability to export to mp3 disappears eventually (you can still export to wav) - and you can mix midi tracks with audio tracks - I don't know if that's what you're looking for or not, though


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Re: Best Recording Software

Post by Fred Smith » July 31st, 2003, 4:39 pm

Have alook at They have good, working freeware there and they are rated.
Cool edit is also good, as well as quartzmaster.

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