Sound Recording on Mac

Posted by Jason Van Anden | Mon Jun 14th 2004 5:21 a.m.

Hi,

I am new to using the Mac (yadda yadda 10.3 -- making the switch... ), and I am looking for a simple (cheap) application to record and edit sound files with. Suggestions appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason
  • Geert Dekkers | Mon Jun 14th 2004 5:39 a.m.
    http://versiontracker.com (macosx bit) Lots of lovely stuff there...no
    doubt including sound editors....

    Geert
    http://nznl.com

    On Jun 14, 2004, at 1:21 PM, Jason Van Anden wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am new to using the Mac (yadda yadda 10.3 -- making the switch... ),
    > and I am looking for a simple (cheap) application to record and edit
    > sound files with. Suggestions appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jason
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  • Jack Stenner | Mon Jun 14th 2004 7:50 a.m.
    Can't get cheaper than free:
    Audacity
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Jack

    On Jun 14, 2004, at 6:21 AM, Jason Van Anden wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am new to using the Mac (yadda yadda 10.3 -- making the switch... ),
    > and I am looking for a simple (cheap) application to record and edit
    > sound files with. Suggestions appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jason
    > +
    > -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
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    > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
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    > +
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  • Jason Van Anden | Mon Jun 14th 2004 8:52 a.m.
    Thanks! Audacity is definitely what I was looking for.

    Here is another sound question:

    Does the quality of the microphone matter for recording myself on the computer making strange sounds? If so, could you suggest one? Price is important, but so is sound quality.

    J
  • Jason Van Anden | Mon Jun 14th 2004 8:53 a.m.
    Thanks! Audacity is definitely what I was looking for.

    Here is another sound question:

    Does the quality of the microphone matter for recording myself on the computer making strange sounds? If so, could you suggest one? Price is important, but so is sound quality.

    J
  • Steve Kudlak | Mon Jun 14th 2004 10:02 a.m.
    A nice little tool is called "Mousing" by Sagebrush Systems.
    It is inspired by the Theremin; I sort of got "Twinkle Twinkle
    Little (bizaree ) Star" out of it. But it was by far the best
    think for producing weird sounds that sound very much like they
    come from a science fiction movie. I think he has a mac version.
    He wanted $5.00US after a 30 day trial period.

    Have Fun,
    Sends Steve

    P.S. I am going to review it for the zine "Nightwaves" but a move
    back to California intervened!;)

    > Thanks! Audacity is definitely what I was looking for.
    >
    > Here is another sound question:
    >
    > Does the quality of the microphone matter for recording myself on the
    > computer making strange sounds? If so, could you suggest one? Price is
    > important, but so is sound quality.
    >
    > J
    > +
    > -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > -> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
    > +
    > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >
  • curt cloninger | Mon Jun 14th 2004 12:05 p.m.
    You can plug your headphones into your audio input jack and sing into them. If that sound quality is too objectionable, this is the standard low-end vocal microphone:
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SM58/

    > Here is another sound question:
    >
    > Does the quality of the microphone matter for recording myself on the
    > computer making strange sounds? If so, could you suggest one? Price
    > is important, but so is sound quality.
    >
    > J
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