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    Music editing?

    Can anyone recommend good, free music editing programs? I tried Audacity but it doesn't recognize my itunes music :(


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    Re: Music editing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaded928 View Post
    Can anyone recommend good, free music editing programs? I tried Audacity but it doesn't recognize my itunes music :(
    For Macintosh or for Windows machine?

    It's not free, but Sound Forge Audio Studio (the consumer non-pro version of Sound Forge) has been my music editor of choice since 1997. At $43 on Amazon (see http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Sound-For.../dp/B003L51CUI ) it's not very expensive.

    I don't know whether it would recognize your iTunes files - I don't buy my music from iTunes so mine aren't in that format. You could try reading about it on Sony's web site at http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/soundforgesoftware - they have a forum where you can ask questions.


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    Re: Music editing?

    Did you convert your files first? In itunes create an mp3 version of the track you want then import that version into Audacity.

    If that doesn't help sorry, I use Audacity for all my editing so I don't have any other recommendations. The file thing caught me out at first.


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    Re: Music editing?

    Thank you!!!


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    I use ALO Audio software. It's really easy to use and you get a free trial then i think the program is only like $19.99 or something. It's worked for me really well!
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    Re: Music editing?

    I also use soundforge although my version is quite old and I need a new one. But I am overall very happy with it


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    Re: Music editing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shira View Post
    For Macintosh or for Windows machine?

    It's not free, but Sound Forge Audio Studio (the consumer non-pro version of Sound Forge) has been my music editor of choice since 1997. At $43 on Amazon (see Amazon.com: Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 [OLD VERSION]: Software ) it's not very expensive.

    I don't know whether it would recognize your iTunes files - I don't buy my music from iTunes so mine aren't in that format. You could try reading about it on Sony's web site at Sound Forge Product Family Overview - they have a forum where you can ask questions.
    Adobe's software is more expensive than Sony


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    Re: Music editing?

    Audacity can open the same mp3 files that itunes can. It's possible the files in your itunes aren't mp3s though. You should be able to right-click on the song title in itunes and have the option to convert it to an mp3 if it isn't already. Then


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    I use a free version of GoldWave digital audio editor -> not sure if it reads itunes files (.m4a?) directly but it does do .mp3
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    Oxylon (think that's how it spelled) media converter. Free.

    Audacity editor.... free.



    I had a hard time getting used to Audacity because my media wasn't in the proper format. Proper format- problem solved.

    Word to the wise. Back up ALL your edited music. Doubly so.

    I had 90% my music on my external hard drive- as a result of giving up on my lap top and in the process of moving it to my desk top- I managed to lose... all of it. <ensue panic>

    iTunes can't find it. So the only copies I have of much of my music is only the iPod.... and I tried sharepod to lift the music out of the iPod... most of it came through- but anything edited.... so all my restaurant pieces- aren't there. They now ONLY exist on my iPod.

    I'm paranoid and frantic about my iPod. It took several hours to stitch together my pieces for when I perform... I like them- I know them and it was a lot of work. ugh.

    So...back that s%%T up!!!


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