Decent Audacity alternatives for Vista?

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  1. kitetsu
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    kitetsu Advanced Member

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    Yeah, because i'm still too stubborn to realize that Audacity can't do Mono Mix recording from pretty much anything that makes a sound inside Vista computers/laptops. So far i've tried a handful of other sound recorders, but not one of them was able to capture sound playing in BridgeM1, which is a media player strictly for arcade games.

    The reason why i need an alternative to Audacity is pretty much for the sake of a faster working pace, now that i have a laptop with far greater capabilities. I COULD rely on BridgeM1 and Winamp's built-in WAV writer, but... Yeah.

    Of course, since many of you here shun Vista for some reason, you're welcome to tell me to give up, spend a few hundred on downgrading to XP, and hang myself along the way. Don't expect me to take it well, though.
     
  2. jesterscourt

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    Why would it spend a few hundred to downgrade? Even if you are purchasing a legit copy of XP, it can be had for around $100.
     
  3. xJonny

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    I heard there's one called WavePad, but I'm not sure if it does what you want.
     
  4. BiscuitBee

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    Hey,

    I haven't tried either of these programs yet (I like Audacity b/c it's simple), but they're usually recommended if you don't like Audacity. Both are, of course, free.

    Kristal Audio Engine
    http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/

    Wavosaur
    http://www.wavosaur.com/

    As for a commercial program, I remember a long time ago, I used to use a program called "CoolEdit". It was pretty much like Audacity... which is probably why I like it so much [​IMG]

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Costello

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    Try "sony soundforge"... not free (although for some of us, money isn't an issue... [​IMG] ) but definitely what you're looking for.
     
  6. BiscuitBee

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    *GASP* what are you implying? I hope you mean that "some of us" have the money to purchase said software! [​IMG]
     
  7. cracker

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    GoldWave is another possibility for a payware alternative. Fortunately, the trial is uncrippled.