You might look into Harrison MixBus if you want a low-priced professional recording and mixing
system. If you don't need a bunch of channels and mixing features, check out the educator-price
options for Adobe's audio software. I'm a big fan of Sony Soundforge, depending on your needs. See
if Sony offers site licenses or educator discounts.
Based on my experience with Audacity, you get what you pay for and I don't think I'd want to be
doing mission-critical professional tasks with it. Same with a Linux or other Unix-based DAW. To
each their own, but the heavy-duty pro software is designed to run on either Mac or Windows
platforms. As much as I don't like the MacOS platform, if I were doing many-channel recording and
mixing, there is no doubt that I'd be doing it on a Mac. Same with heavy-duty video work.
That said, I've never had a minute of trouble doing 1, 2, 3 and 4-channel work on my Windows XP box,
running Soundforge and MixBus and other assorted programs.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "TIMOTHY BABCOCK" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audacity & Windows 10
> We at Penn State were wondering the same thing. We were looking at paying for software and
> weighing options on purchasing new software or staying with free Audacity.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:17:57 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Audacity & Windows 10
> Audacity is the music editing app. that I am most familiar with. I
> like it. It works.
> However with Microsoft's increasingly aggressive stance in forcing
> upgrades to Windows 10 I am concerned. I have heard that Audacity does
> not work with Win 10.
> Is this correct? What are possible work-arounds? Is there an
> alternative Audacity-like app.?
> Thanks - Chris B.
> Timothy R. Babcock
> Special Collections Library
> Penn State University