Audacity question

Discussion in 'Home Recording and Studios' started by Tconroy, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Tconroy

    Tconroy Squier-holic

    Sep 11, 2015
    kansas city mo
    Just wondering if .... once you download Audacity onto your computer will it work without the internet??? I want to set up my extra computer downstairs just to record but dont have the internet down there and dont really want to run cables or buy any wireless software. I have looked on line but cant find anything on this subject. thanks in advance.
  2. mtjo62

    mtjo62 Squier-Meister

    Dec 14, 2009
    Audacity runs stand alone.
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  3. jskeen

    jskeen Squier-holic

    Feb 9, 2016
    Right. Once it's installed and drivers are loaded and it works, you can disconnect from the Internet and use it just fine.
  4. Tconroy

    Tconroy Squier-holic

    Sep 11, 2015
    kansas city mo
    Thanks guys. Now to get a keyboard, mouse and a monitor to set it up and I will be fine!
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  5. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
    I love it.

    I'm a mechanical engineer, I also teach one class a week at a community college. I'm on a computer all day. People are SHOCKED that I essentially don't have a home computer (or money to get one). We have a basic one the family needs to complete school assignments and whatever work things my wife may need to do. I can't have it fully dedicated to recording -in fact not even worth it to have it on the system. And outside of eBay and some amazon, we don't do any financials on it either. 1998!
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  6. DallasArbiter

    DallasArbiter Squier-Meister

    Nov 9, 2014
    But you may want to download a bunch of free VST plugins too. Audacity does have some plugins, but there's thousands of good VST plugins for free all over the net.
  7. Armada50

    Armada50 Squier Talker

    Jan 26, 2019
    Texas USA
    Connect your downstairs computer upstairs, download the program, disconnect it & take it back downstairs ... or use a 1 cent CD or USB thumb stick, download Audacity to either & install it downstairs. Other options, buy a wireless card or buy a new wireless computer.

    You don't need a MIDI Cable, for a keyboard. Modern Yamaha keyboards have an output jack, that connects to your CPU's microphone jack. It records perfect. Yamaha is better than Casio & that's it for keyboards.
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  8. brodg68

    brodg68 Squier-Meister

    Jun 11, 2017
    Just a note for audacity to record there are a couple of settings in windows 10 to allow it to access the microphone/line in. A good security thing but will send you up the wall on Win10 when audacity says there is no audio device.

    Don't be me!
  9. Tele-kitty

    Tele-kitty Squier-Meister

    Dec 12, 2016
    I haven’t used Audacity in awhile but was what I used forever and it’s pretty great. You can do quite a bit with it.
    I used to like to load up stuff and slow down to work out tabs hee hee.
    For the price it can’t be beat.
  10. Zipslack

    Zipslack Squier Talker

    Jan 7, 2018
    Brookhaven, MS, USA
    Don't skip the link to download and install the LAME encoder library so you can output MP3 format.
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  11. totheMax

    totheMax Squier-holic

    Jan 30, 2011
    Chesapeake Bay, MD
    I use audacity to edit and create mp3 takes from our band practices. It's quick and easy. I record our sessions with a handheld digi recorder ( Tascam DR-05). Just download the band recording then cut each song and clean it up and export. I love the simplicity of audacity, way easier than any of the DAWs I've tried.