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I'm looking for a good Mixing and editing software program for mp3's wav files what ever.. im mixing a demo for an upstart local band and was wondering what would be the best thing to use... i have audacity but it doesnt do much.... any suggestions?

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I really cant stand adobe audition, ok its easy to use and that but overall you wanna try something like cubase. Its quite pricey but you get what you pay for. You can check out the H20 version, sort of a try before you buy sort of thing.

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I don't know much about editing and all but when I do record and edit sometimes, I use AUDACITY. It's a free software and very cool. Check the list of feature below to see if that's what you're looking for.

Features

This is a list of features in Audacity, the free audio editor. For more information on how to use these features, go to the help pages.

Recording

Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, vinyl records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, it can also capture streaming audio.

* Record from microphone, line input, or other sources.

* Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.

* Record up to 16 channels at once (requires multi-channel hardware).

* Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during, and after recording.

Import and Export

Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats.

* Import and export WAV, AIFF, AU, and Ogg Vorbis files.

* Import MPEG audio (including MP2 and MP3 files) with libmad.

* Export MP3s with the optional LAME encoder library.

* Create WAV or AIFF files suitable for burning to CD.

* Import and export all file formats supported by libsndfile.

* Open raw (headerless) audio files using the “Import Raw” command.

* Note: Audacity does not currently support WMA, AAC, or most other proprietary or restricted file formats.

Editing

* Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete.

* Use unlimited Undo (and Redo) to go back any number of steps.

* Very fast editing of large files.

* Edit and mix an unlimited number of tracks.

* Use the Drawing tool to alter individual sample points.

* Fade the volume up or down smoothly with the Envelope tool.

Effects

* Change the pitch without altering the tempo, or vice-versa.

* Remove static, hiss, hum, or other constant background noises.

* Alter frequencies with Equalization, FFT Filter, and Bass Boost effects.

* Adjust volumes with Compressor, Amplify, and Normalize effects.

* Other built-in effects include:

o Echo

o Phaser

o Wahwah

o Reverse

Sound Quality

* Record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples.

* Record at up to 96 KHz.

* Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.

* Mix tracks with different sample rates or formats, and Audacity will convert them automatically in realtime.

Plug-Ins

* Add new effects with LADSPA plugins.

* Audacity includes some sample plugins by Steve Harris.

* Load VST plugins for Windows and Mac, with the optional VST Enabler.

* Write new effects with the built-in Nyquist programming language.

Analysis

* Spectrogram mode for visualizing frequencies.

* “Plot Spectrum” command for detailed frequency analysis.

Free and Cross-Platform

* Licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

* Runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and GNU/Linux.

It lists 4 effects that are built in, but that's not it. If you read on under 'Plug Ins' it tells you can add more effects just by enabling the VST Enabler etc. You can also download free VST plugins that will give you many more effects. Just visit the site and it tells you everything.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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