Recording Software

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Tech198, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Which software would be best for recording LP's & audio cassette tapes.

    GarageBand or Audacity ?

    I'm trying to decide which would be "better" and what would be the disadvantage of Garageband (if any) over Audacity, for this purpose.
     
  2. neodrew macrumors newbie

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    I suggest using Audacity for this particular purpose

    Audacity is excellent for working with simple stereo tracks. That's what it's built for, the interface is entirely devoted to just that purpose, and a lot of the available plugins were created for cleanup of analog/digital conversion.

    Sure, GarageBand would get the job done, but I think for ease of use and it's dedication to this purpose, Audacity would be the better choice
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Another vote for Audacity - much better suited for this task. You may also want to get "Book of Audacity" (see http://nostarch.com/audacity.htm ) and check out the chapter "Transferring Vinyl LPs (and Other Legacy Media) to CD". It has TONS of great tips and tricks.
     

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