They say it will remain free. I expect that means there will still be a free version. I doubt a lean and hungry start-up buys something like this as a public service. Still: could be good.
Yeah, I know...I'm just skeptical. But if they come through with even half of what they're talking about--and it stays free (or low cost) and genuinely open source, then it's a win.According to the article it says it will remain free and open source. From the article was a link to this video:
I think it's too bare-bones to create an accomplished mix (there are some critical DAW features missing like track inserts for plugins, auxiliary sends & returns, etc), but it's a really handy tool for making quick adjustments like raising or lowering the volume of certain channels, fixing a swapped channel, or applying EQ to a specific section of a song. It opened a lot of doors for me when I first got into ripping/editing surround discs.I haven’t used it in a long while, how is it with surround sound mixing?
Yes Sir. Same here.It's probably time for me to try it again. I've made a few past attempts, but wind up screaming at my computer because it's JUST different enough from Audition to fatally confuse me.
It's been a couple years since I've fooled with it, but I remember being aggravated even by simple things like selecting and processing part of the file. I can't even remember the details now, only that it didn't work the same way Audacity did. It led to much frustration and profanity.Yes Sir. Same here.
Besides other issues, when I rip vinyl I use the ADC in my Anthem processor to convert to 24/96 then SPDIF out to my Delta 1010 and SPDIF in. Audacity can not keep up in real time waveform display. It sort of does it in chunks. Irritating & AA 3 has no problem with this.
I also had & enjoyed using Sony Soundforge & Sony Vegas Video. Then Sony sold that & one day I got a nag screen from the new owners I needed to activate & register the software I already owned. For some $$. Screw that.This was my first DAW to work in and I use it everyday. I also use Adobe Audition 3.0.1 to transfer vinyl Quad + into the computer; iZotope RX 8 for some EQ targeting and Music Rebalance (quasi Stem extraction); and Reaper for Penteo VST (Up-Mixing.) It does seem to have one major flaw for me and that’s recording MC files into the computer. I believe it’s how it links up with the Windows OS that’s to blame (or just Microsoft); because the folks with Apple seem to be able to do it. See our man @fredblue about that-Freddie baby!!!
But Audacity has always seemed much easier to learn, cleaner looking and faster, at least for the little stuff I do. And I’d struggle mightily if I didn’t have it to use.
Big shout out of thanks to Jonathan @sjcorne for teaching me the basics and getting me going on it. And my main man @Sonik Wiz for everything about sound, tech. and other weird bits of knowledge that I can’t seem to live without.
Yep, me too. I do hope it remains a fully open source project.Yeah, I know...I'm just skeptical.