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Audacity (Win/Mac)

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Audacity is a cross platform audio recording program. It offers easy recording editing and export features. Audacity is a free download at:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Documentation

Requirements

  • A computer running Windows, Mac OS  X, or Linux
  • Microphone (line in, built in, or USB)
  • LAME encoder (from Mp3s)

Pros

  • Free
  • Compatible with Windows, Macs, Linux
  • Simple recording
  • Easy import/export
  • Easy splitting/cropping
  • Built in Effects presets, e.g., fade in

Cons

  • Mp3 export requires initial setup
  • Volume adjustment
  • Non intuitive interface
  • No video support