Author Topic: Audio editing / splicing software?  (Read 293 times)

Feanor

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Audio editing / splicing software?
« on: February 26, 2020, 09:06:38 pm »
I have a need to be able to edit and splice a series of audio files.

Basically, it's an audio book: someone is reading a book out loud.
You can't read for more than a few sentences before stumbling, so I have a disjointed series of files with overlaps around the stumbles.

I have used video editing software before, which can import clips and splice them into a timeline with in and out points.
What I want is something like this for audio files.
A GUI where I can import all the raw clips and then edit them into a final thing with in and out points.
Windows preferred, since none of my Linux boxes have X running, and I don't want to interfere with them!

Simple is good, free is better!

Pingu

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Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 09:14:44 pm »
Audacity?

Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 09:17:16 pm »
No, I think it's a reasonable query. :)
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Pingu

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Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 09:29:58 pm »
 :P

nicknack

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Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 09:33:25 pm »
Another vote for Audacity,
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Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 09:36:44 pm »
Audacity?

That would be my recommendation, too.

By the way, I edit audio all the time so feel free to ask if you would like someone to do it for you.

Kim

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Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 09:37:30 pm »
In the absence of Cool Edit Pro and a Windows 98 box to run it on, I'd go for Audacity, too. :)
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Feanor

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Re: Audio editing / splicing software?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 09:41:52 pm »
Right, thanks all.
I'll have a sniff at Audacity.

From the name, are you required to have ridden a qualifying SR series in the year you use it?

ETA:
Just looked at Audacity. Looks like *exactly* what I was looking for.
Thanks.