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I've decided that I'd like to start recording a bit. Mostly acoustic at the moment...I'm looking for a preferably free, or cheap quality program to record tracks to so I may write some songs. I know the words quality and free don't normally mesh to well, but figured its a shot in the dark. Thanks guys
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Just tasted my own medicine lol
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I've decided that I'd like to start recording a bit. Mostly acoustic at the moment...I'm looking for a preferably free, or cheap quality program to record tracks to so I may write some songs. I know the words quality and free don't normally mesh to well, but figured its a shot in the dark. Thanks guys

Try reaper. It's relatively inexpensive and some people like it a lot. While the trial doesn't expire, most people have found to like the software a lot and decide to purchase a license.

The license price is at $60 currently.

Jimmy

P.S. Ignore posts 2 & 3. That mentality is bringing this place down.
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Try reaper. It's relatively inexpensive and some people like it a lot. While the trial doesn't expire, most people have found to like the software a lot and decide to purchase a license.
+1 Lots of people have a lot of luck with this program, and love it.

The other option is to look at an external audio interface that comes bundled with a "lite" version of their own recording program. e.g. Presonus and Presonus Studio One. You can sometimes find great deals around the $100 mark.
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Try reaper. It's relatively inexpensive and some people like it a lot. While the trial doesn't expire, most people have found to like the software a lot and decide to purchase a license.

The license price is at $60 currently.

Jimmy

P.S. Ignore posts 2 & 3. That mentality is bringing this place down.
I agree. That type of mentality or lack of is bringing this place down. BTW, try audacity, it is free.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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I use Kristal Audio Engine.

http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/?section=download

It's free but you'll need an audio interface.

I use something like this:

http://www.[mf].com/pro-audio/m-audi...udio-interface

These will run you about $100-200 depending on who makes it and the model.

You can hear samples of my work with it here:

www.reverbnation.com/mikeolmeda

Not the best audio quality but it gets me by.
I want to buy a copy of Pro Tools but, alas, I cannot afford and I won't D/L it illegally either. I need to seriously upgrade my laptop too which is kind of holding me back.

Good luck!
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I agree. That type of mentality or lack of is bringing this place down. BTW, try audacity, it is free.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Not to hijack but this brings up a question for me the OP might be interested in as well... I'm a total newbie to recording software and also got Audacity recommended. It's free which of course is nice, and it's interface is easy even for a newb. However, I have major latency issues with it! I'm running on a very high-end laptop (Intel i7 quad core processor, 8GB RAM, Win 7 64-bit, separate HD's for OS & music files) and running my GT10 direct in via USB2 connection. It seems like it should work ok but the latency makes it virtually unusable... Is it just that I need a dedicated interface between te laptop and the fx processor? Or is it the software? Or???

I was concerned it could be a case of "you get what you pay for". But since I'm new to computer software recording, I recognize there are a lot of variables to consider - a discussion of these variables could help both myself an the OP?
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Great point on latency. I have to run the mix out through ear buds or monitors when recording guitar or bass and listen to my guitar from the amp at the same time to record. I can't run the guitar back out from the mix because the latency with Kristal is bad and it would be impossible to use in that manner.
I have to set up a click at the front of the track. I will rake pick to the four count when I record guitar or bass to match up the beat, then slide the wave form to the left to line it up with the existing tracks to account for the latency problem. Once matched up it works okay. A little barbaric but it's free software.
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One more vote for Reaper. No matter what you do, download asio4all.
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+1 use ASIO drivers where possible to resolve latency issues.

(asio4all will give you the option if you currently don't have the option)
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