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#439636 - 11/22/17 02:54 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Free Recording Software
JohnJohnJohn Offline

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 2081
Cannot vouch for it as I have not downloaded any of it yet but I bookmarked it to check out after I run out of Black Friday money! smile

#440189 - 11/24/17 06:52 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 816
Thanks for sharing! I'd be interested to trying some of these out. Nothing to lose if they're free, right smile

#440989 - 11/27/17 11:52 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
Jim Fogle Offline

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 3528
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA

It looks like most of the links are for plug-ins, not a DAW.

If someone is looking for a free, up-to-date DAW they may want to try +++ Tracktion 6 +++ Plenty of tutorials are available on YouTube.

Another interesting link is this +++ DAW Comparison Chart +++ In addition to having links to many DAWS the page lists what kind of plug-ins each uses and what operating system are supported.
Jim Fogle
2018 BiaB (513) UltraPlusPak RB 2018 (Build 5)
Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB HDD
Music at:

#440994 - 11/27/17 12:24 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Matt Finley Offline

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16982
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Thanks for sharing! I'd be interested to trying some of these out. Nothing to lose if they're free, right smile

Nothing except system stability (and I'm not referring to malware). Use free software at your own risk. Especially plugins.
BIAB 2018 PC Audiophile; [& 2017 Mac]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb RAM; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & 6" monitors.

#441262 - 11/28/17 11:54 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
filkertom Offline

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 2028
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
I use plugins from Izotope and Melda all the time. Good stuff.

If you have no money to spend on a DAW, and don’t want to come to grips with RealBand, Traktion 6 is a fine choice.
Tom Smith
My Music at Bandcamp
Win10/64 • i5-3570K • 16 GB RAM
Audiophile 192 • BIAB 2017 • Reaper 5
AKG C1000S • Behringer Xynex1002

#441330 - 11/28/17 03:33 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
rockstar_not Online   content

Registered: 01/14/02
Posts: 7272
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Tracktion 6 is only free because it is now two versions old. I have been using Tracktion since version 1. There are no necessary warnings about using it other than it is somewhat unconventional. As for power and features, it often leads other DAWs in terms of capabilities. Version 6 has more features than you will know what to do with.

#441363 - 11/28/17 05:00 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: filkertom]
Larry Kehl Offline

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 2033
Loc: New Mexico
Even if you HAVE money Traktion 6 is a fine choice
Win7&10 Pro 64,i7-2600k,32GB,1OTBs HDD,RX480 8GB,FW-410,MIDIplus4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7, XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,Nanosynth,SPLAT,AD2,ST3,Kontakt 5,Amptube4,way too many other VSTi's - but I'm really a guitar player

#441375 - 11/28/17 05:24 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: Matt Finley]
edshaw Offline

Registered: 10/09/16
Posts: 313
Loc: Colorado
You are absolutely right about that, Matt, as I found with my
recent bout with video editor replacement.
Audio Visual is hot, a fact not lost on the sharks of the industry.
How many times did I bite my tongue and not ask the company
rep, "Are you guys interested in video editing or data mining?
Sadly, some of the greats. such as Adobe, laid the groundwork
for it with anti piracy measures.
Biab 2015
Win 7 64bit
SONY Acid & Reaper
TEAC Digital deck
HD Stereo field recorder w/ clock


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