Create, edit, cut, and clipping: feel the experience of an engineer with a simple and free software

Audio editing is no easy task for anyone. Professional editors study years till they find their methods so that they get good results, not to mention the equipment needed, involving since professional tables, until supercomplexos synths and effects pedals with several scanning options.

Unfortunately not everyone may have the financial resources to purchase professional equipment or take courses in the area. These people need to literally learn the breed, but there are few programs available on the internet to really collaborate for the release of the “DJs” and “Mixers” in each one.

There are also users who want to learn some basic audio editing techniques only to extract (RIP) songs of those old vinyl records that are played at the corners of houses and cannot be heard by lack of equipment.

If you fit these profiles, know that there are some very interesting tools that can cooperate enough to technical developments of new sound engineers that arise each day. Free Audio Editor is one of these options, providing a number of interesting features for those who try.
An eye on installation

During installation, the developer gives you the option to download other software and also the company’s search bar to your browser. If you don’t want those services, uncheck the options selected below:

Once the show starts, there will be four options: “New File” allows you to create a new file from scratch. “New Recording” is the option for those who want to write the initial file through microphones or auxiliary inputs, “Load from CD” media seeking information on removable disks and “Text to speech” translates texts typed in voice.

A good way to begin to understand the operation of sound editing software is mixing some music already known, so it is easy to identify the smallest changes in the audio.

To start a mix, it is necessary to choose “New File” and then download some existing audio file on your computer or in any disk connected to it. Then the spectrogram of the file is loaded into modular graphical interface, allowing specific parts of the songs selected for the addition of effects and various editions.

In the table located to the left of the spectrograms can be analyzed are all effects that can be added to tracks. This is very easy, but before you learn to apply them it is important to know what are the main of them.

Amplitude and compression effects are linked to the limits of sound waves, that is, are those that allow for greater aggression or smoother soundtrack and also fades, both incoming and outgoing.

Some new additions make the user spend more time playing and experimenting with the program, how to add echoes (the option “Echo”) and sound distortions (the button “Vibratio”) for all supported formats.

In fact, “Delay” and “Echo” are very similar effects if the user thinking only in what they do, because both are repetitions of sounds generated. The basic difference is in the “wetness” of sounds, because while the delay repeats, only the echo repeats with added fade outs.

Already the filters and equalizations generate a series of possibilities for sound engineers. It is through these options can increase bass, adjust treble and mids, plus a host of other possibilities that include reducing noise.

Effects that more intrigue and fascinate are the users of modulation, such as chorus and flanger. Both serve to make the less digital audio and make it more engaging listeners, so it is not uncommon to hear people saying music related pedals modulators are so essential for any band.

Other sound filters that deserve an explanation are the effects phaser and reverb. This can be considered a “encorpador” audio, because the leaves more alive and powerful. The phaser is a little different because robotize peoples ‘ tracks, giving a metallization to the sound.

Narrator of texts and noise reducers

The option “Text to Speech” allows users to type texts in English, so that the program synthesizes the words and create a narration. A little mechanical, but if done in the British language, there is no significant failures.

Another important option of Free Audio Editor is the “Noise reduction” (noise reduction), which can be very useful when the user is extracting audio from vinyl records or cassette tape, possessing even a function for this (“Cassette noise reduction”). Already Voice Breath “eliminates breathing noises.

Importing videos

If the song you want to edit is not available on your computer in the format, you can extract audio tracks from a few videos on hard drives

To remove a clip, go to “Import from Video” and select a file the same way you do with an audio. The button “Get from YouTube”, available on the toolbar of the program, allows you to edit freely the sound extracted from a video hosted on Google services, simply copy the full address of the file that you want.

Our Opinion

Above you gave a full description about Free Audio Editor and its functionalities, know now what we think of him
Are actually very interesting effects available on the main interface of this software. There is no more exotic features, such as Wah-Wah, but more traditional effects are all there and everyone can generate great results, if configured correctly.

Unfortunately it is not possible to use the Free Audio Editor to capture tracks on separate tracks. Not allowing this recording, don’t use multitracks extends to users who wish to record songs of their bands, since it is not possible to separate the various tools to edit them separately.

Both songs loaded from CD as songs loaded from the hard drive itself or allow voice captures issues very professionally done. The great thing about Free Audio Editor is made from editions of narrations “Text to speech”, because the voices are mechanical and not very interesting for whatever purposes.

The GUI is quite pretty and simplified, which ensures the easy location of users to achieve good results, even without getting great knowledge in the areas of sound editing and audio production engineering.