OK, turns out the machine is still a bit noisy as soon as it has run a bit, and I don't know if that will work well with recording.
(My dad fixed it for me because it made a jarring rattling noise after a certain time under load, and he claimed it went away, but I'm skeptical.)
Using my Windows laptop it is, then. That laptop doesn't have enough disk space for a dual-boot system, so I probably need to re-learn my audio skills on Windows.
It also means that I have to find alternatives to all the open source tools that I used to use under Linux, as long as there aren't Windows ports of them. And because this femme is broke af, they need to be free as in free beer.
@draco Audacity is free and comes in a Windows version.
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