For the last of this series of posts we have Audacity – a cross-platform audio editing/recording software. Audacity is a must-have for anyone working on music, since it makes basic audio tasks quick and simple. I tend to use it mainly for when I want to convert file formats, but it has many other uses and comes with a lot of useful plug-ins for manipulating your audio. It’s not exactly the type of software you would use to produce an entire song from scratch, but it’s definitely a great tool to use amongst your other programs.
- Light-weight and free software
- Easy to use (cutting and pasting audio samples is a breeze)
- You can export /import many popular audio formats
- Lacks the advanced features of a full-fledged DAW
- Requires downloading LAME MP3 Encoder before you can export to MP3 (At no cost but a slight inconvenience)
And that’s it for this series of music posts! I hope that some of you check out the software I’ve recommended for yourselves as well!