CoolEdit Pro is (well...okay, was; it was renamed Adobe Audition or something over a decade ago and for all I know you have to rent it now and it only exists as a web app), like, a zillion times more intuitive than Audacity.
If any of the Audacity devs would like guidance on what needs to change, I have a list. >.>
Picking up from last night...
I found out how to get Audacity to play back the input in realtime, yay.
If you leave it on too long, though, there's a delay which slowly accumulates. Not sure what's going on there, but obviously the pass-through is digital -- wish there were a way to use that for trying out effects (without using JACK, which I've not yet been able to get working).
Oh hey, how 'bout that -- on Ubuntu-MATE 20.04, Ardour Just Works.
Now, do I want to take the time to figure out how to use it (where are the effects??) or should I go back to Audacity?
I found where the effects ("processors") are, and added one, but it's not doing anything.
It looks like Ardour does a thing that CEP does where you can use effects live during the mix, but I don't see how to apply one to an existing track and save the results (which is easier on the CPU).
Going back to Audacity for now, but I do want to play around with Ardour... sometime when I'm not actually trying to get something done.
@woozle I have been using audacity like 10 years and still don’t know where some basic things are.
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