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Recommended Freeware Digital Audio Workstation Recording Software


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#1 applesauce1234

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:30 PM

Hey there

I am curious if anyone could recommend a good freeware digital audio workstation (DAW) program. I have linux dualbooted on my PC, so either OS is fine.

I am looking for something as simple as possible (more like garageband or fruity loops, than pro tools)... All I want is to be able to plug in a guitar or synth, play a few lines, create a drum beat, and then export it as an .mp3

My PC is a Dell Dimension Intel 4, 3.0 GHz with 2.0 GB Ram, and I have Windows XP SP 3...

I currently have a Lexicon Alpha USB recording console (which functions as a soundcard, as well) (http://www.lexiconpro.com/product.php?id=7)

This unit came with Cubase 4 LE, but I find it a little too cumbersome... all I want to do is make some quick demos, in which I program a drum beat, and then record a synth or guitar line over it.

Any ideas or recommendations would be very appreciated! If no freeware options are possible, please recommend anything...

Thanks

Colin.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

I use Audacity to record my odd bass guitar twiddlings, it works for me.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:45 AM

hi there

yeah, audacity is great, but i wanted something that allowed me to add drum patterns... ive settled on reaper (which is not freeware, albeit cheap) and the demo to addictive drums... works great!

thanks

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:25 PM

Here is another Download Link, http://www.filehippo.com/download_audacity/

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

right... yeah audacity is great, but i was looking for a program that could have drum patterns as well...

id recommend people use reaper (30 day trial, then EXTREMELY cheap purchase), and a simple drum plug in like addictive beats (demo is free with limited content)

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