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Old 05-12-2011   #1
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Software for mixing

Hey guys. I'd like to make some mixes with various electronic music tracks I have. Does anyone know good software (in order of preference: open source freeware > freeware > paid software which I pirate) to make such mixes? Also, has anyone done it? Is there a pretty steep learning curve? Thanks in advance, AS.
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Re: Software for mixing

Audacity is probably the best open-source software for mixing.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

RoarAudio is also something I looked into. This application allows you to set up an audio server to mix from different clients and sources. There is an experimental win32 port of it, apparently, but if it doesn't require too much resources, I could probably host the network server on my computer.

RoarAudio might, in fact, be what I was looking for to help bridge able's radio show with my IRC bot. I will need to do further research, however. It also might require me to dedicate one PC to that specific purpose. This wouldn't be a problem since I have PCs to spare but it is something I'd have to set up first.
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Re: Software for mixing

Well EC beat me to it but I'll second the suggestion on AUDACITY. Full multitrack capability, effects, level control... all the tools you'll need to mix your audio. I want to look into that Roar Audio thing. I've never heard of it.
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Re: Software for mixing

Yeah, I still haven't looked at RoarAudio either.

I have a problem where I either don't have the hardware I need or I am too lazy to reconfigure/rebuild an existing computer. It's mostly the latter because I have a lot of computer parts.
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Re: Software for mixing

Well i just browsed the RA site and frankly, I know exactly no more than I did before I read it. I still can't even determine what it is supposed to do. The bizarre grammar doesn't make it too easy to read anyway.
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Re: Software for mixing

I knew you guys would know! Thank you. Interestingly, I've used Audacity before on a different computer. For recording audio, though, not mixing it.
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Re: Software for mixing

So I put RoarAudio on my linux box. I might have been missing some dependencies or something. That shit slowed down my computer and caused all sound to cease existing.

I might try again on another computer or maybe find out what dependencies I was missing.
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Re: Software for mixing

If you are pirating, Adobe Audition is probably the best youll get
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Re: Software for mixing

I still use Adobe Audition's great great great grandfather: Cool Edit Pro V 1.2. Written for Win95 systems.
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