Which Freeware recording software....

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Which Freeware recording software....

Postby songdog » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:37 pm

allows you to record a new track while playing along with a previously recorded track?
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby ricochet » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:08 am

Audacity will do that.

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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby songdog » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:05 am

Thanks Rico. I took a look at Audacity but didn't see how it was done. What am I missing?
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby dfduck » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:58 am

> What am I missing?

The manual?
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/


Multi-track recording tutorial.
http://www.agnula.org/documentation/dp_ ... /audacity/
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby songdog » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:00 pm

Thanks Duck! The Agnula link showed me where to find the box to check to enable playback and recording at the same time.

I tried to find this information on the Audacity website but I think they are having server problems cause I kept getting 'page not found' messages while trying to read their manual.
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby the lips » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:43 pm

There's a manual!? Wow, I've really been missing out...
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby slickcat » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:48 pm

I had audacity...but like Kristal better...its free too.
Here: http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index. ... n=download
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby acoustimax » Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:17 am

Audacity was much more intuitive to use for me. Krystal looked o.k. and you may be able to do more things with it, but for ease of use, Audacity seemed much more straightforward and easy to get going.
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RE: Which Freeware recording software....

Postby skeeter_s » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:11 am

Audacity is a great tool.

Really though, if you are going to get serious about recording on computer, Kristal is very much like most of the pay programs used for multitrack recording, such as cubase and nuendo, or cakewalk. It is good for getting a background you can build on if you ever go to the pay apps. I have some high dollar stuff and I still like Kristal because it is light on the processor in my studio computer. also I have nine computers,(two Laptops), and it helps to cut down all the licence fees.

I wish they could bundle alsa4all and the other alsa app with Kristal, most people would like it more if they didn't have to look around and learn stuff.

The new version is gonna be cool, hope they at least make a crippleware version.

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