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Behringer is making a free DAW (digital audio workstation) for music producers and DJs

Audio equipment maker Behringer is probably best known these days for cranking out relatively inexpensive mixers, microphones, synthesizers, and other gear — often (more than) inspired by classic audio gear. Now Behringer plans to get into the software space. The company posted a Facebook message this weekend indicating that it’s developing a¬†Music Tribe DAW, or […]

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Reaper audio editing software gets a native Linux installer

Reaper is a powerful, versatile digital audio workstation for editing music, podcasts, or other audio projects. I’ve used it to edit and mix every single episode of the LPX podcast and Loving Project podcast. The software is also cross-platform. There 32-bit and 64-bit builds available for Windows and macOS, and there’s been an experimental Linux […]

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Avid begins sending out free Pro Tools First invitations

Avid’s Pro Tools is probably one of the most¬†widely used digital audio editing software solutions used by professional musicians, audio journalists, and other folks who make and edit sounds for a living. A full version of the software costs hundreds of dollars, although there are less powerful versions which are included for free when you […]

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Pro Tools First: Avid will launch free audio editing software this year

Avid’s Pro Tools is pretty much the industry standard for folks that edit audio for a living, including musicians, radio journalists, and other audio producers. But it ain’t cheap. When I started working in radio news nearly 15 years ago, Avid offered a basic free version cleverly called Pro Tools Free. But it was discontinued […]

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Digital audio editing on low-cost ultraportables

When I’m not writing about tiny computers, software, personal video recorders, or the environment, I’m a radio journalist and occasional audio engineer. And every now and again, my worlds cross. A colleague recently wrote to ask for my advice on setting up a field recording kit, complete with a digital audio recorder, mic, cables, headphones, […]