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Offline XmasScotty

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New Production Computer
« on: April 14, 2019, 0716 UTC »
Bought a new computer to make shows, skits, liners, etc. for my current Fm station and future AM project. Bigger, faster Win machine that'll never see the internet after I finish installing everything I need to. Used Cool Edit Pro before as my software of choice. No longer have it, looking for good production software with not much of a learning curve.  Your ideas, suggestions, etc.


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Re: New Production Computer
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 1310 UTC »
You should get lots of positive responses, but I can't think of one...    :)

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Re: New Production Computer
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 0056 UTC »
I've been recording broadcasts off the radio for years & editing clips using Goldwave. I've never had a reason to consider switching
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Re: New Production Computer
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 1729 UTC »
The free choice is usually audacity, although it has some annoying quirks, and the audio quality usually suffers.  Mixdowns often have clipping in them, and a lot of strange things had to be done to dance around Adobe's patents.  A cracked version of CoolEdit or early Adobe Audition is probably where I would go.

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Re: New Production Computer
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 1049 UTC »
The free choice is usually audacity, although it has some annoying quirks, and the audio quality usually suffers.  Mixdowns often have clipping in them, and a lot of strange things had to be done to dance around Adobe's patents.  A cracked version of CoolEdit or early Adobe Audition is probably where I would go.

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Re: New Production Computer
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 1613 UTC »
Funny how that works sometimes....

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Re: New Production Computer. Editing? I use Audacity.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 1922 UTC »
 The crew of Berkeley Liberation Radio got me into using Audacity years ago, and it works great for me. Even to add more pep into the audio, (Like into a 1/2-ass produced Amateur Radio Newsline.), I love the compression features as well. And it works superb on Linux formats as well, if not better.  https://www.audacityteam.org/about/features/editing/     Give it a try. It's free, pretty intuitive, and does not take up much hard drive space at all. The hardest part is the initial set-up to where you want everything to sound as an end product. Pretty gravy after that. I have it on all my computers with WIN XP, VISTA, WIN 8, Ubuntu 14.04, and Mac OS X10.
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