If you are looking to record audio, you may know that many recording software programs can be expensive. However, there are alternatives to purchasing software at an expensive price. You can download recording software for Windows at no cost. Some free recording programs offer more features than others, so it's worth a bit of research.
Audacity is a free audio recording program for Windows that also allows you to import other media sound files, such as .WAV, .AIFF, and .MP3 extensions. You can edit your recordings by cutting, pasting and copying audio within the program's editor. Audacity also offers effects to add to your sound media, such as "Echo," "Noise Removal" and "Change Tempo."
If you're looking for a program that works with live recordings, Kristal allows you to connect your instrument or a microphone using VST FX, a free audio plug-in. Kristal is a multi-track recording program, with a 16-track limit. You can edit and arrange your audio clips as you like and download extensions for additional audio effects.
FreeCorder allows you to record audio directly from a PC, a CD or live streaming audio from the Internet. You can record any streaming MP3 audio file online or on your PC and export the MP3 as an MP3 or an MPEG4; you also can save and record web videos to your computer's hard drive. FreeCorder also offers live TV and radio.
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