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Software for Simple Recording - Piano

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by phykell, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. phykell

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    I use my laptop for recording samples of my piano (for practice purposes) and I use the XP's built-in Sound Recorder. It's been fine just using the built-in microphone and I've now got a PZM microphone to hopefully improve things but I'm finding the 60 second limitation of the sound recording an issue as I'd like to record some longer passages. Also, while Sound Recorder is very simple, I'd actually prefer something that would allow me to do one click recording and saving of the previous recording rather than having to click on various menu options.

    Can anyone suggest the simplest software possible for such a purpose?
     
  2. Chronos-X

    Banned

    Joined: 3 Mar 2003

    Posts: 5,001

    Location: London ;()!

    I like CoolEdit, or as its now known Adobe Audition :)
     
  3. retribution

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 May 2004

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    Location: Southampton/Beverley

    Audacity is generally accepted as being the poor man's software-of-choice for this purpose. Nice and simple to use, good range of options/functions, and free. 'Nuff said.

    Hope this helps,

    Rob.
     
  4. Chaos

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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  5. phykell

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,410

    That looks perfect, thanks :) I'll have to try it tomorrow morning as it's too late to play now (poor neighbours having to put up with it!). I can't believe it's for free as well! :cool: