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Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 470
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 2:18 pm:   Edit Post

Is there software (freeware?) out there that anyone is using for editing MP3 files?
Good points/ bad points?

I am borrowing a friends H2 recorder to record a show I am playing tonight and it appears that it will just be one giant mp3,,, I would like to be able to break it down into individual songs.
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 50
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 2:22 pm:   Edit Post

Not free, but a great simple tool for such editing: GoldWave. I think there's an evaluation period that will allow you to cut up files without buying the software. It's not expensive though.
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4435
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 3:11 pm:   Edit Post


The H2 is capable of recording in wav format. I always record in wav format, CD quality - 16bit/44.1kHz, with mine. You can even set it to record at 24bit/96kHz in wav, better than CD quality. At CD quality, it will record approximately 1.5 hours on a 1 GB card in stereo mode. The bigger the card, the more recording time.

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on May 26, 2010)
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9343
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 3:16 pm:   Edit Post

I use Audacity. It's free, and it's straight forward. I use it for the same type of thing you're describing; taking the recordings from my H4, breaking them up into pieces, adding fade-outs, taking out the noise right before the song starts, etc.
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2616
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:38 am:   Edit Post

Like Dave I use Audacity to chop my H2 recordings into songs. It's a bit of a faff but simple enough to use, allowing you to zoom in to individual notes.

Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 730
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 6:37 am:   Edit Post

Thirded on Audacity, though when i started using macs i switched to garage band.
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1419
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

I've got Audacity, but I prefer Peak Express 6. The interface seems a little easier for me to navigate and transcoding is seamless.
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1007
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 7:12 am:   Edit Post

Bias Peak/ Protools Mp3 option/ Garage Band
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 471
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post

Thanks everyone!
I downloaded Audacity, with the giant file sizes and our old computer it requires some patience (or a glass of bourbon!). The big problem is that I had the gain on the H2 set low so the audio level is low, I added some compression and it helped bring it up while still retaining a decent sound quality.

Next Wednesday I will record us again at a higher gain level then I am going to have to return the H2 - I will miss it, it certainly is a handy little device. . .

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