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Garage Band vs. Audacity

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dlewis33
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Posted Wed May 28, 2008 9:34AM

If you use a Mac, you may be asking yourself this question: Garage Band or Audacity? Or, if you're like me, you may be thinking, "Garage Band, of course," not having tried the other. But then I tried importing, editing and exporting a WAV file in Garage Band, and found it remarkably difficult. I wound up exporting an AIFF (?) format clip to iTunes, then doing the complicated converstion there back to WAV, then saving that to my desktop so I could find it again. There's probably an easy way in Garage Band to do what I was trying to do, but I couldn't find it.


Then I downloaded Audacity. Import WAV file, no problem. Edit WAV, easy. Run noise elimination filter, simple. Export WAV file, no worries:  File>Export WAV. Done.


So, for all you simple-minded sound artist wannabes like me who bought a Mac because it's all intuitive and easy, there ya go. Audacity is even intuitiver and easier, and it works on your Mac. And it's free!
pdtnc
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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2008 5:55AM

Posted By dlewis33:
intuitiver


nice word

Macs and PCs are just the same, a collection of bugs in different orders
blowbackphoto
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2008 10:31AM
My one problem with Audacity is that when I am exporting out a file and I try to edit the name of that file, it triggers functions in the software like record or adding new tracks.
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