There are a lot of audio editing tools on Windows, but not a lot of free ones. Many would say the best free one out there on the market today is Audacity, however I might have found Audacity a little competition. Reaper will give all the programs in the free audio editing market a scare.
What makes Reaper scary to its competition? Here is what the Reaper programmers have to say about it:
Reaper is a powerful but sensible Windows application that lets you record, arrange, edit, and render multi-track waveform audio. Reaper provides an extensive set of features, but is a very small and lightweight application (the installer is less than 1 megabyte, and includes many effects and a sample project).
Sounds pretty nice? here are just a few of the features you get with Reaper: Supports ASIO, Kernel Streaming, WaveOut, and DirectSound for playback and recording; Reads WAV, OGG, and MP3 files, records WAV files; Lets you arrange any number of items in any number of tracks; Supports audio processing plug-ins (DirectX and Jesusonic); Volume, pan controls and envelopes per track; Multi-layer undo/redo support; User creatable color themes and more.
I am not sure I am ready to give up on Audacity just yet, but Reaper does have me second guessing. The best thing about this package is it is totally free. It won’t be free forever though. Once they hit version 1.0 of the product, it will be shareware. Don’t fear the Reaper, pick it up today while it is still free.
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