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I'm not sure if this is already a thing or not but the ability to open audio files in a external editor would be killer.  Like being able to right click on a clip or clips, select open in a "external editor"; such as audacity(or one your choosing) make edits and then bring edited audio back on tracks. Reaper has that feature and it is awesome when I record vocals and need to do some noise reduction and remove clicks and pops.  May be asking a lot for a free DAW but some advance features like that would knock Reaper out the box for me; being someone who got started recording in Sonar back in the day.

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It is possible today. I wrote a utility called Tools Editor to make it easier to add any program including audio editors (and almost anything else including pdf and html documents) to the tools section of the CbB utility menu. It is available on my google page. Help is built into the program and there is a readme pdf with illustrations including the setup for adding a version of SoundForge.

Once added to the tools menu, to edit a clip, select a clip and launch the audio editor from the menu.

Not sure if Audacity will work as an audio editor though. For a program to work, it must be able to take a wav file as a command line argument. That is how CbB (and many other DAWs) send files to external editors. There are quite a few free and paid editors that do take wav files on their command line.

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Yea, couldn't seem to get Audacity to work (very disappointed) but was able to get WavePad. Not as good as Audacity so I may look into Soundforge. 

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Now if somebody would grab the source for Audacity and add a VST3 wrapper and ARA2 support... 😉

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49 minutes ago, Variorum said:

Now if somebody would grab the source for Audacity and add a VST3 wrapper and ARA2 support... 😉

I love Audacity.

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