Re: Music recording question

Subject: Re: Music recording question
From: Andrea Saez (
Date: Sat Oct 22 2005 - 09:59:56 EDT

David -

If what you want is a free software to record, you might want to try
audacity. If you want to pay for something a little more expensive,
check out CUBASE.

As for the CD recording of it ... try NERO, it's a great burning
program for windows ... you could say the equivalent of iTunes for
Macintosh. NERO has the option of burning continuously as u want it,
or with a break in between (you can set that in the options)

Good luck!


On Oct 22, 2005, at 9:51 AM, David Prescott wrote:

> Dear CEC list:
> I'm sorry to ask such a dim-witted question, but I've been stumped
> on this
> for months. I'm no longer a composer, and have a regular old Dell
> computer
> with Windows XP. I have ba-zillions of old cassettes from the '80's
> when I
> exchanged my music with others. In earlier forms of XP, I used to use
> windows movie-maker to record music which I could then burn to a
> CD. Presto,
> all my old performances on CD. Somehow, my windows movie-maker was
> automatically "upgraded" and no longer allows me to do this.
> Windows Sound
> Recorder only allows 60 seconds of sound at a pop.
> I tried various software packages at considerable expense to try to
> edit
> this music, and they all resulted in competitive warfare between other
> programs. If I downloaded Blaze audio or similar programs, my CD-
> burning
> software would quit. New CD-burners would automatically insert 3
> seconds of
> silence between tracks and so on, and make my editing software choke.
> I guess my question is... I only want to import old music off
> cassettes and
> burn it to CDs that don't include a mandatory 3 seconds of silence
> between
> tracks (which would really mess up live recordings of bands...)
> Might anyone have any thoughts on a method or a software package?
> It is
> amazing to me that XP can make this so difficult since the
> technology is
> clearly within my computer.
> Thanks for any insights. I know you all have capabilities far in
> excess of
> what I'm asking, so I hate to trouble you.
> Thank you,
> David Prescott

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