Another recommendation for recording songs

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I'd like to recommend another piece of software for recording songs called Reaper that I've been using for the last few years after finding audacity difficult to use.

http://reaper.fm/

Unlike audacity which is an audio editor this software is designed for multi track recording (like cubase, cakewalk, etc..). It also comes with a bunch of useful plugins. It can take a little longer to learn to use than audacity, but it's much more powerful once you have learned it.

It's free to use for non-commercial use.

Nate

Cam
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Hi Nate - welcome to the forums!

Reaper is a great suggestion for multi-track recording. Unless there's something I'm missing it's not free - even for non-commercial use:

http://www.reaper.fm/purchase.php

They state that "REAPER is free to download and evaluate for 30 days. After 30 days, You Must Purchase a License". Unless you're doing significant commercial work you should only have to pay $60 USD for the discounted license, which is a pretty good deal when you consider the cost of some of the other commercial recording software.

Cam.

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Thanks for the update Cam. Looks like they've changed their license agreement since the last time I looked.

They have a 30 day evaluation version, though it doesn't lock you out after 30 days. This means you can try out the software on a project and if you decide not to buy a license, or just don't get around to it before the 30 days is up you're not stuck unable to access your project.

Nate