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

https://recordingsoftware.com/free-software/

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#440189 - 11/24/17 06:52 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
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Thanks for sharing! I'd be interested to trying some of these out. Nothing to lose if they're free, right smile
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#440989 - 11/27/17 11:52 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
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Johnjohnjohn,

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.
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#440994 - 11/27/17 12:24 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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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.
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#441262 - 11/28/17 11:54 AM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
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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.
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#441330 - 11/28/17 03:33 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: JohnJohnJohn]
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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.

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#441363 - 11/28/17 05:00 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: filkertom]
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Even if you HAVE money Traktion 6 is a fine choice
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#441375 - 11/28/17 05:24 PM [Recording, Mixing, Performance and Production] Re: Free Recording Software [Re: Matt Finley]
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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.
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Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
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There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

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Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

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