I’m sort of old-school when it comes to equipment and software. I don’t like subscriptions. I rarely sell old gear. And I don’t really take advantage of “free trials”. That said, I learned Audacity, the free DAW for audio editing and mixing, because a number of my podcasting clients were using and I found it to be surprisingly able. (I’m a Pro Tools guy which brings its own special brand of heartache. But at least their support sucks! I digress.) There ARE some things about Audacity that I’m not keen on such as how when you want to record in multitrack mode you select the number of tracks you want then just hit record. I know. That sounds user-friendly and logical, but I like to set up my session and inspect it before rolling. Like I said, I’m old school. But there’s a new version of Audacity out and the reviews have been positive – good news for podcasters and project studio producers who are not as old-school and are just fine using a free program. Here’s Music Radar’s take on it. Give me a shout if you don’t want to deal with any of this when producing your podcast. Some folks understandably feel they have enough on their plate with the ideation, hosting, interviewing and promoting of their podcast.