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Audio Authoring Application of the Year

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The nominees are:

Audacity
Ardour
LAME
Jokosher
Rosegarden
GNUsound
ReZound
Muse
Hydrogen
LMMS

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Old 01-07-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Audio Authoring Application of the Year


Which app do you prefer for authoring audio?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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For splicing/cutting/etc Audacity. For conversion, lame.


I use audacity if I want to cut out certain segments of an audio file. But I also use lame in combination with sox and arecord to convert the wav to mp3.


Over all I'd have to go with lame since it reduces the space on my harddrive that the wav files would take up by converting them to mp3.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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Audacity.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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Ardour
 
Old 01-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
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audacity and abcde for audio conversion
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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Ardour

Ardour does everything I used to do with ProTools, and CoolEdit. I still use Audacity for live recordings though.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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i use tuxguitar is very good for playing gp3 gp4...files and is very well made

http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:39 AM   #8
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Hi, I use a few of these for different tasks. The first 3 concurrently (all at once).

Ardour for multitrack.
Rosegarden for midi creation, editing and replay.
Hydrogen for drums with real drum samples.
Audacity for mastering and conversion to mp3.

Thank you to all the devs.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Glenn
 
Old 01-15-2009, 05:50 AM   #9
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I have to agree on the converting and ripping side Lame is the best by far. Most of my tools are front ends on Lame. I do a good bit of recording and would LOVE to get Ardour working or Rosegarden to do much more than open on a machine. I've failed to get either to make a peep on either Fedora or Ubuntu distros. Audacity while it lacks many important features and mix down is broken at least talks to devices and for down and dirty single track stuff is excellent.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 01:29 PM   #10
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something new

Rezound (despite crashing if you look at it cross-eyed), GWC, shntools are all very useful, but the real "Audio Authoring Application of the Year" (2005, to be exect) has to be postfish. Not officially released & not highly intuitive, but well worth the time to track it down (http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/postfish/), compile & learn. De-clipping(!), synthesized stereo from a mono source, real time monitoring of eq & effects, there is just nothing else like it.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #11
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I love Hydrogen Drum machine
 
Old 01-16-2009, 02:08 AM   #12
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Ardour..
Its more like Sony Soundforge
now its less likely to switch to Windows now
 
Old 01-16-2009, 04:01 PM   #13
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Audacity for overall recording, LMMS for my midi, And Hydrogen for well what else? drums.
Hard to pick just one here.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:17 PM   #14
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Is VLC for Video only?

I suppose it would not be fair to list VLC under both Video and Audio. However I've recently become aware of the flexibility of this product for both playing, and converting audio files to different formats.

Most impressive to me is that almost any audio file I want to play will play with VLC.

Audacity has a tendency to lose control of the Audio destination. It seems like hit or miss whether or not I'll be able to listen to a file, even though it has the ability to slice and dice Audio tracks.

Movie player complains a lot about missing codecs.

Also using VLC it is possible to change sample rates so that a file that might sound like a screech in Audacity, can be converted to a file Audacity can play. I was never able to match up the bit rate selection in Audacity to make the file sound right.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #15
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Rezound is probably the best Linux audio editor available! Frankly I am amazed that most people chose audacity over it. Audacity to me is somewhat reminiscent of Goldwave 96' and about as useful.

LMMS is another project that deserves credit for being an excellent Linux version of 'Fl'. --Although I do not use it enough to vote for it as an application of the year.
 
  


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