Build-in Wave Editor

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Frederik654
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Build-in Wave Editor

Post by Frederik654 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:08 pm

Still struggling with this actually.

I've been trying to get along with Audacity as a free wave editor. Been trying the trail of Audition on my windows desktop but my music is on OSX (and I really like audition for zooming and sample accuracy when zoomed full). But, to pay more than 400 Euros for Audition is a little over the top for what I need it for. I don't like Audacity (feels like shareware from 1999).

What about finally creating that third page in Ableton directly with some basic cut, insert silence or enveloppes, fade-in, fade-out, reverse, processing features, .. I really hate it when I buy or download a sample pack and 90% of the samples need some tweaking here and there.

I started tweaking some samples from http://www.freesound.org and I really could benefit from editing directly in Live, group samples, extract grooves, ..
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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by coldbuggin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:46 pm

after getting used to editing directly in acid pro for years, everytime i look at the clip view in ableton, i want to be able to cut it up!

mr.ergonomics
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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by mr.ergonomics » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:30 pm

try wavesaur it works great with the edit button in ableton. press edit and the wave is in wavesaur, save it in wavesauer and die file gets update in ableton. works really good, the only issue is that you don't have undo of course...

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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by pulsoc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:12 pm

The real issue with wavosaur is it's windows only and the OP is osx.

Waveditor may be what you are looking for, you can trial it and it's onlu $80 (which in the world of audio editing ain't bad).

http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/waveeditor/

May need to get used to the "layers" paradigm.

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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by mr.ergonomics » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:22 pm

oh sorry... did't notice he is on osx.

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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by polymer » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:52 am

I'm in the same boat as I don't like Audacity at all/ I use Wavepad but this is buggy as and crashes 75% of the time.
try this out Rogue Amoeba - Fission the demo fades and degrades the sound but it has a nice layout.
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/fission/

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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by ze2be » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:26 am

scutheotaku wrote:The one thing it can't do though (at least that I know of) is "destructive" processing, where you can see the actual result of effects, etc... on the sound clip.
Right click -> "freeze track", then "render into project"
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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by arafel » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:54 am

Felt tip studios - Sound Studio. Works really well for me. Straight up editing.. nothing fancy or complex.

http://felttip.com/ss/

I just have not got into the 'layers' of the audio-engineering waveeditor
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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by paulmaddox » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:07 am

Twisted Wave is the one for me. Cured my Soundforge cravings when I moved to OSX!

http://twistedwave.com/

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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by T.I.M. » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:08 am

DSP Quattro is on sale for half off.

Frederik654
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Re: Build-in Wave Editor

Post by Frederik654 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:59 am

I tried editing in Live but I also record a lot of vinyl and other stuff that needs some cleaning. I like the looks of felt tip Sound Studio actually. Looks really straightforward. Will try out the trial.

Thanks guys for the links and DSP Quattro seems a good deal but a little too much for what I need.
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