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The Best Home Recording Studio Software

written by: Kristina Dems•edited by: Tricia Goss•updated: 4/20/2011

The best home recording studio software products are those that offer powerful yet easy to use tools. They should also only require the processing power that you home computer can provide.

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    Home recording studio software should offer you powerful tools for recording, editing and mixing audio tracks in the comfort of your own home. They also make it easy for you to use them in all kinds of tasks, so if you are just a beginner in audio editing, they will not pose any kind of problem for you.

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    Sound Forge Audio Studio

    Audio Studio 

    This home recording studio software lets you edit and master recordings with professional quality. Recording, editing and publishing are all tasks made easy using basic commands, and all you need is your good old home computer to do it. It even lets you create your very own karaoke audio tracks by using the Vocal Eraser plug-in that isolates vocals and removes it from audio files. This capability can also be used to extract vocals from audio files that you can use for your editing and mixing projects. Presets and a clean user interface make this one of the most easy to use recording software available. You can download it for $64.95.

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    Mixcraft 5

    Mixcraft 5 

    This multi-track recording studio software has all the tools you need for recording, mixing, remixing, composing, scoring and arranging audio files, and it even lets you edit video files. These powerful tools that can support your professional or amateur audio needs are available in an easy to use package that even first time users will be comfortable in using. The loops and sound effects you can use, numbering more than 3,000, can give you the ability to produce high quality and studio grade audio tracks from the comfort of your home. You can get it for $74.95.

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    Cakewalk Music Creator 5

    Cakewalk Music Creator 5 

    Cakewalk is one of the most trusted names in audio editing. One of its products is this home recording studio software that is so easy to use that even people without prior experience in audio editing will find it efficient and powerful. It can let you record from all kinds of instruments and vocal inputs as long as they can be plugged in to your computer. It has advanced mixing tools that can be easily used by amateurs and can be enjoyed and appreciated by professionals. You can buy it for $34.99.

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    Audacity is one of the most popular audio editing software out there. One reason is that it is completely free, but another reason is that it is packed with powerful tools that you can use to record and edit audio files without spending a single dime. It is also open source software so if you have the programming skills, you can make your own changes to the software and use it at your own leisure. Get this now for free.

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    n-Track Studio 6

    n-Track Studio 6 

    If you want advanced and sophisticated studio recording software that can be used right on your own computer or your personal laptop, the n-Track Studio 6 application is a great choice for you. Its multi-track capability allows you to work on an unlimited number of audio files at the same time with various effects and adjustable settings at your disposal. If you would like to work on you audio files using the same software but on different platforms, you are in luck because this application runs on Windows, Mac OSX and even the iOS platform, which means you edit audio on your mobile devices too. You can purchase it online for $64.

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    These are your best choices for the title of best home recording studio software. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you will find that these applications are capable of turning your home computer into studio recording software that offers high quality results.

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