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Windows 7: Music Editing Program

02 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 
Music Editing Program

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. What I need is an easy to use editing program that works on 64 bit. Free would be better but I would pay for one if it's the better one. I'm fixing to start converting some of my vinyl to CD.


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02 Feb 2010   #2

 

audacity has everything you need, can convert to most audio formats, and is completely free
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03 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Audacity is a fantastic recording and editing application.

I also use CD Wave Editor for post recording tasks, such as placing track markers and things of that sort. I'm sure Audacity will accomplish track markings, but CD Wave Editor is unbelievably easy to use. MiLo Software

I also recommend another product for the archiving of Vinyl. It's a Cleaner/Lubricant called Gruv Glide. HOME You can pick up a can at a local Guitar Center. If you have a few extra bucks around, replace your stylus as well. Leave your master recordings as WAV and burn those files to a disc to put away for safe keeping.
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03 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Does Audacity work on 7 64 bit? Has anyone used it? I notice that CD Wave Editor does not list Windows 7 under requirements. Has anyone used it on 7 64 bit?
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03 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

They both work on Windows 7 x64. I am currently using both applications with no problems whatsoever.
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03 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the information, I guess I'll give them a try.
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04 Feb 2010   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
I used to use Audacity too -- for Vinyl.

Once you've got it into WAV i'd suggest converting it to FLAC as this is compatable with a lot of music players, tagging is easy and it's still LOSSLESS. You'll get files of about 1/2 to 1/3rd the size of WAV and these are still LOSSLESS too.

I have a Squeezebox music streamer system which plays native FLAC too so I don't need separate libraries for "Ex Vinyl" and "Ripped CD's" either.

Another trick is after you've got the Album into your "digitized" tracks you can make an "Image Audio CD" directly from the FLAC -- takes seconds. Use NERO with the "mega plugin" feature to create an Audio CD from the FLAC data from your Vinyl Album.

Mount the "Virtual audio CD image" and then use Winamp to retrieve the Music metadata (tags) automatically from the Gracenote DB and you've got all your tagging done automatically.

(You can re-rip this again to FLAC which will tag the tracks for you automatically if you don't want to use a tag editor with a lot of "cut and paste").

Also you can also Burn to a Real CD if you want for playing in a conventional CD player or a car CD player.

If you DO convert to MP3 format for IPOD's etc I still recommend you keep the FLAC LOSSLESS data as you'll want eventually to listen to the original quality of your music without having to re-copy / edit again.

The main problem with "digitising" Vinyl is that it has to be done in "Real Time" since it's an analog source and you still need the "Stylus" to play and read the tracks to pass to the computer application.

Don't use any equipment that says "High speed copy" You'll damage the Vinyl Disc.

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Feb 2010   #8

 

I use sony soundforge. Its pretty straight and simple.
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04 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I use Goldwave for audio editing. It is a shareware program but one of the best around. I have a recording studio using Sonar recording software but even after I mixdown I still use Goldwave for my "final" process before burning CD's.
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