I've been looking for some programs that could layer audio files, so I could play a couple different voices on my guitar and put them together into one song. There isn't any other classical guitarists around my area (except my two professors) so if I want to make a duo, trio, quartet, I've got to do it myself. Mostly though, I just want to experiment.

So I look around for a program that could do that (first Windows Movie Maker. Didn't work at all). Nothing I found was free or simple.

Anybody know of a simple, free program like that? And for Windows.

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    I'm wondering what search terms you were using - this is a huge area, so there are a large number of free applications to do this sort of thing.
    – Doktor Mayhem
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 7:56
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    This should probably be migrated to Software Recommendations.
    – elaforma
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 9:34
  • "so if I want to make a duo, trio, quartet, I've got to do it myself." Well, it certainly worked well for Danny Elfman.
    – Pharap
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 11:53
  • @fNek where would that be? Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 17:50
  • @Zack softwarerecs.stackexchange.com - but only a moderator can do that
    – elaforma
    Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 6:16

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If you want to do free live software looping I would suggest the Mobius looper: http://www.circularlabs.com

If you want to layer audio files and loop them for free, I would suggest Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net

For hardware and for paid software I would have other suggestions.


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