Linux Audio Recording SoftwareAre you using a Linux based operating system, such as Ubuntu for example? If you need to record and edit sounds, then this article is for you.
One of the best choices in this case is Audacity. This is a great and free digital audio editor recorder (open source), available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. This piece of software has an impressive feature list, and can further be extended via third party plug-ins. Audacity supports a variety of audio formats, like OGG, FLAC, WMA, AAC, AC3 and MP3 via separately installed "lame encoder" and FFmpeg library.
With Audacity, you can easily record and playback audio from multiple audio streams, cut, copy and paste audio with full undo support, and further apply a multitude of sound effects. You can even write your own sound effects using Nyquist. The higher level functions include noise cancellation through noise sampling, and a vocal remover, great for quickly creating karaoke tracks. Furthermore Audacity has a friendly user interface, it is translated to many languages including its documentation and tutorials.
A good alternative to Audacity is Traverso DAW, an audio recording and editing tool having an innovative interface. Its feature list is similar to that of Audacity. Additionally, Traverso can create and burn CD's and DVD's.
While Audacity and Traverso may prove to be sufficient for home use, professional audio mixing requires a more powerful feature set.
Tracktion is a commercial audio recorder, editor and mixer, running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. With an attractive price tag, Tracktion shows an accessible user interface, that supports custom themes and has a rich feature list. This software also has a demo version useful for trying it out before buying.
These are just a few examples of audio recording programs; but they are so versatile that you can use them in ways limited only by your imagination.