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Old 12-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Top Voice Recording Software

Title says it all....

Anyone know any really good top of the line stable voice recording software?
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Voice recording? Like spoken word? I'm assuming you need a fairly powerful program, since you said "top of the line".

There really is no "best", though Pro Tools dominated the audio industry...mostly out of out of tradition. It's losing its lead fast, though.

Reaper is a very good, relatively inexpensive program that's very powerful(studio quality) and easy to learn.
http://www.reaper.fm/

If you need something really simple, Audacity is free, works well, and has basic multi-tracking capabilities, but is pretty limited compared to most other programs.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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I'll give reaper a try, Audacity is great. But it sometimes lags the audio when I record. IMO, it's not my PC's fault.
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Just remembered another one...Kristal. I've used it a bit..it's almost as easy as audacity, but much more versatile and useful. It's free, so you might give it a try before Reaper.
http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/

What do you mean it lags audio? How are you recording?
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Just remembered another one...Kristal. I've used it a bit..it's almost as easy as audacity, but much more versatile and useful. It's free, so you might give it a try before Reaper.
http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/

What do you mean it lags audio? How are you recording?
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No problem

Just a thought though...are you recording by plugging something into your sound card's mic or line in? If you do it that way there will almost always be a bit of latency, no matter what program you're using.
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I am using a head set...I don't have a sound card...it's on board sound! lol
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I like Cool Edit Pro. although it's a little fuсked up since adobe bought them out. Great piece of software though, give it a try.
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I am using a head set...I don't have a sound card...it's on board sound! lol
I see. Running anything directly into your computer's audio port will definitely cause latency, especially if it's standard onboard. It will also degrade the quality a bit. The easiest way to fix this is to use a
USB headset to bypass your system's onboard sound entirely. This will reduce digital noise and jump your audio quality up quite a bit, as well as reducing latency. You can also get a USB microphone, which will give you much better quality than a headset mic. Condensers generally give the best sound for voice.


A more expensive, but definitely more versatile option is to use some flavor of USB or Firewire interface. A decent one with both 1/4" and XLR inputs would let you plug just about anything into it, either directly or with the use of a $2 adapter. If you're just doing web videos or something similar, this is probably overkill.
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