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Tape-editting[edit]

Why Tape editting redirects to Digital Audio editting? It dosen't make any sense as there is nothing about tape editting in this page! --89.166.36.103 (talk) 14:50, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Absolutely agreed[edit]

In fact, if I may say so, it is downright idiotic that searching for an analog technique would redirect one to something entirely irrelevant and unrelated. Who is responsible for this redirect, and why was it made? - 93.165.132.90 (talk) 12:50, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

"Unix-like"[edit]

What is the problem with "Unix-like"? Darrien 15:43, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

It's developed for Linux, not for any other platform. That it happens to run on FreeBSD is nice, but that doesn't make it a FreeBSD app any more than being able to run MS Office under WINE makes Office a Linux app.
Why are you so eager to cleanse mention of Linux even when the app is specifically developed for Linux as per the project web page (e.g. Rosegarden, Asterisk)? I understand and agree with removing gratuitous Linuxisms, but when it's the actual targeted platform, cleansing all mention is just POV-pushing anti-advocacy - David Gerard 15:49, 25 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Link[edit]

Added link to digital audio workstation at start of article, because linked article is very closely related to this article, while at the same time more comprehensive.

IMO this article is useful to keep separately, since much audio editing is done with since packages on general-use computers vs having a dedicated workstation. I agree that they should be linked though. jwilkinson 16:12, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

More software[edit]

Free audio software has more software that could be added to this list. Λυδαcιτγ 23:27, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

MixCraft By Acoustica http://www.acoustica.com (approximately $40 w/Trial Period) 23:46, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Good call; I did it. Also removed some titles from free audio software which were not, in fact, free software. 66.30.20.71 (talk) 19:15, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Linking to external sites[edit]

I have replaced links to external sites with references. It allows for others to create pages in Wikipedia for the names of the audio editors (and software companies, if notable), as they would show in red color for empty pages. Also per WP:EL policy. Meewam (talk) 20:50, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Surely this article should be merged into digital audio workstation - the distinction isn't great enough to merit a separate article. The list of editors should go into a new article called e.g. List of digital audio workstation software - or else into List of MIDI editors and sequencers which should be renamed as List of music sequencers, as a DAW is a type of sequencer and there is a huge overlap between audio and MIDI sequencers these days.Ben Finn (talk)

I agree that the distinction isn't very clear or easy to make. However, the 'typical' Digital Audio Editor (DAE) as listed in this article are primary aimed for editing single(stereo) track, unlike DAW that typicaly is for multitrack. Also 'typical' DAE doesn't have any sequencing features like beat-grid or midi. Perhaps this is enough to keep separate articles even if the distinction is somewhat unclear? --Sorisos (talk) 23:11, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Is Wavosaur free?[edit]

In wavosaur webpage (http://www.wavosaur.com/) stated that "Wavosaur is a free sound editor..." . But in this article table it attributed to not free software. Is it because of different definition of free software? Zomby5178 (talk) 17:27, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

I don't think so. There is no mention to free software licenses or copyright permissions on that web page. Unfortunately, "freedom" is an ambiguous word; but in the software world the term free software is usually meant to evoke freedom, not price. In practice free software is almost equivalent to open-source software; and if you're wondering whether there is a word for zero-price software you should look for freeware, (which sounds different, but is still misleading, because it's just a portmanteau of "free" and "software", and it looses the soft- particle).
Many other movements have found inspiration in free software philosophy, extending the libertarian sense of "free" to advocate against copyright restrictions, as Wikipedia does. See free content and Free_culture_movement. To avoid confusion, some people interchange "free" with "libre", a word found in many Latin-based languages that translates as "free as in liberty", but not as "free as in free sandwiches"
In a nutshell, it's very likely Wavosaur is freeware, and isn't free software --Isacdaavid (talk) 17:32, 9 August 2012 (UTC)