I was just wondering if a better audio recorder created better sounding audio. If so could any one recommend a good piece of audio recording software for windows. I am using Turtle Beach px21 headphones.
Regards Daniel Colthart
asked Mar 27 '12 at 09:15
While you cant really increase the quality of a raw audio capture, you can improve your post production, or if needed real time audio processing.
For example, I use adobe audition in order to do real time processing of my audio processing (great for skype and random online meetings)
I run noise reduction and audio compression in order to maintain proper levels.
it all depends on your post processing needs
answered Mar 27 '12 at 14:44
Audacity can not be beaten!
Note that Turtle Beach are not made for recording audio and are not that good for what you might need.
Spend money on a condenser if you are talking in videos or what ever.
answered Mar 27 '12 at 11:57
Well, technically it can. There's a few different factors that contribute to sound differences. For instance, certain DAWs(sound recorder apps) have the ability to record in 32bit float which will give you more headroom than 24bit. Certain DAWs also give you the option to use sample rates up to 192Khz. While most people won't need that high of a sample rate, those factors do affect the sound quality. Another factor is encoding. Not all apps encode the same. For example, there are several MP3 dithering options to choose from.
On Windows I had good success with Cubase and Adobe Audition. I prefer Cubase because I believe it's a little more robust in terms of what it offers and is laid out better, but it all comes down to what you want/need.
answered Mar 27 '12 at 16:52