If only I could record at home…

So I did some digging around and found some cool recording software that is cheap or free.

First the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that can be run from a thumbdrive cost money, but not much. It’s called Energy-XT

The next that is free and runs on Windows 98 is Reaper.

And don’t forgot good old Audacity.

Now any computer can record audio, Apple, Windows, Linux. Most people prefer using the Mac because it comes with a great DAW Garageband. Garageband is pretty and probably the easiest to learn and use. Also Apple uses it’s own audio drivers called Core Audio, what this means to the user is that setting up audio interfaces and getting them to work is just a few clicks away.

If your using Windows machine and buying a audio interface make sure you have the right driver for your version of windows and read all the instructions that come with the interface. Also setting up the interface can sometimes be a huge pain but once you get it to work should be good from then on.

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8 Responses to If only I could record at home…

  1. sguitar says:

    OK, I’ll be sure to tell Andrew about it… 🙂 🙂

  2. sguitar says:

    Can you put Audacity on a flashdrive????????????????? It turns out that Reaper is not free. 😦 😦

  3. isteve says:

    Audacity needs to be installed to use it.

    I have a copy of session http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/SessionwithFastTrackUSB.html that you guys can try and install on the Windows 98 machine. Not sure how good it would work.

    Ask me about it when you see me, I have it at the school.

  4. Andrew says:

    I can stay at norris on Friday till prolly around 1:00-1:30. =D

  5. Andrew says:

    Do you know anything other than video monkey? Its only for Macs and I want to put some vids on my ipod…

  6. Andrew says:

    I got a nano. So I cn out them on that… =D

  7. isteve says:

    Are you able to download the youtube videos?

    I don’t know any converters but there are plenty and you should be able to find free ones. Check http://download.cnet.com/ and search for youtube to ipod. Some will download the vid and do the conversion and put it in itunes.

  8. Andrew says:


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