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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    ???

    I don't need anything, thank you very much. And I don't refuse to call it a DAW. Go back and read what I said. You're the one using terms like "real DAW" and "high end DAW". I just said it is more of an audio editor, which it is. Call it a DAW if you want.

    In context with the OP's questions; He has a free license to use Cubase, I recommend that he give it a try.


    The 10 Best Free DAWs Available - RouteNote Blog

    audacity is on the list of ten best free DAWs

    it certainly looks like a DAW to me too

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    Have to agree - Audacity is a fine free audio editor, but a ‘DAW’ only if you are bizarrely insistent on using it that way.

    There are, after all, free as in beer actual DAW alternatives...

    The 10 Best Free DAWs Available - RouteNote Blog

    audacity is on the list of ten best free DAWs

    it certainly looks like a DAW to me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    Don't use Audacity as a DAW. It's more of an audio editor.
    The quoted article describes Audacity as being "too basic for proper music recording".
    I think it's pretty clear, and fair, what Chili is saying.
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    Also from that article:
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    However Audacity has some drawbacks such as its destructive editing,
    That's a show-stopper right there.

    The article mentioned Mu-Lab. I used it briefly when I needed to record some tracks in a pinch on a laptop. It is a great little app and worthy of consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr average View Post
    The 10 Best Free DAWs Available - RouteNote Blog

    audacity is on the list of ten best free DAWs

    it certainly looks like a DAW to me too

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    The 10 Best Free DAWs Available - RouteNote Blog

    audacity is on the list of ten best free DAWs

    it certainly looks like a DAW to me too
    I think I am convinced, you should use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM60 View Post
    I think I am convinced, you should use it.
    I have used it for its ease to do simple jobs very quickly and easily with minimal fuss.

    When I need more power I use sonar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr average View Post
    I have used it for its ease to do simple jobs very quickly and easily with minimal fuss.

    When I need more power I use sonar.
    Yes . . . pick the tools for the job. For simple audio editing jobs I'm happy to use Soundforge.

    But for recording and mixing, I use Reaper, which does everything.

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    I don't get why someone would use a field recorder as an interface or an editor as a DAW.

    I have an H5. It's a great field recorder. I also have an Alesis HD24. It's also a great field recorder. I would hate to use either as a studio recorder or interface. And that's despite the fact that the HD24 was designed with that capability. There are much better ways to get that job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bouldersoundguy View Post
    I don't get why someone would use a field recorder as an interface or an editor as a DAW.

    I have an H5. It's a great field recorder. I also have an Alesis HD24. It's also a great field recorder. I would hate to use either as a studio recorder or interface. And that's despite the fact that the HD24 was designed with that capability. There are much better ways to get that job done.
    maybe they dont have the money to buy both

    maybe they have it but prefer not to spend it if they dont have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr average View Post
    maybe they dont have the money to buy both

    maybe they have it but prefer not to spend it if they dont have to
    Could be, or maybe they bought without being informed. Without knowing what happened we can't know why they chose that hardware.

    Audacity is not a DAW by the usual usage of the term. It's an editor. You could stretch the term DAW to include Audacity, but you lose the useful distinction between something designed as a recording and mixing system vs. something designed as a tool for doing deeper editing of files. That's why Vegas Pro and Sound Forge can be sold by one company (Sonic Foundry/Sony/Magix) and it's not redundant for one studio to own both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr average View Post
    maybe they dont have the money to buy both

    maybe they have it but prefer not to spend it if they dont have to
    i got the impression it was a matter of where OP was recording the band and then would take the recording back to their desktop in a different place.

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