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I would love to learn about some cheaper software programs to produce music, can you list me some please? #audio-production

Most programs are very expensive, and I would love to know of some cheaper ones. #audio-production

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Charlie’s Answer

Hi Louka,

Try Reaper. Besides having a ton of features and regular updates, Reaper is cross-platform, can run from a flash drive, and is very inexpensive. A non-commercial license is $60, which comes with free updates for a long time.

You can also try Audacity, which is free. It's not as capable as Reaper, but it may work for you in a pinch.

Good luck.



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Joe’s Answer

I have become a real fan of Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/) for music production. It is open source, supported by the Gnu Public License (GPL). It does a great job for recording, has plenty of quality filters and allows recording multiple tracks. Open Source software has taken some great strides forward in recent years.

Have you considered building up a project using a Raspberry Pi? You can use this cheap computer to build up something custom that might help you stand out in the music industry. Do a quick YouTube search on "Raspberry Pi" "Music" to see what people are exploring on that front.