Good digital audio editor?

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Good digital audio editor?

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:11 pm

I am wondering about suggestions for good software for editing sound software (for wav editing, eq ing and mastering outside Live)

- I have a copy of Sony Soundforge for PC. After I had bought it, I was told that I have to buy a separate licence for Mac :(

- I have Audacity, but it is not adequate because of its approach to saving and exporting - as pointed out by zwolf here viewtopic.php?p=1585708#p1585708

Other suggestions would be welcome!

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by keamo » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:55 pm

The Finn wrote:I am wondering about suggestions for good software for editing sound software (for wav editing, eq ing and mastering outside Live)

- I have a copy of Sony Soundforge for PC. After I had bought it, I was told that I have to buy a separate licence for Mac :(

- I have Audacity, but it is not adequate because of its approach to saving and exporting - as pointed out by zwolf here viewtopic.php?p=1585708#p1585708

Other suggestions would be welcome!
maybe - http://www.techradar.com/us/news/softwa ... nd-1136943

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by 102455 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:22 pm

Adobe Audition.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by Tarekith » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:30 pm

It's Mac only, but I think Triumph has a huge collection of features for the cost.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by Da hand » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:40 pm

102455 wrote:Adobe Audition.
It's my editor of choice as well... all the way back from Cool Edit days :wink:

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:17 pm

Thanks. The techradar review looks particularly interesting. I loved CoolEdit, and would love to use audition, but I just can't justify paying that price for the limited use I will make of it.

And Triumph looks really interesting. I actually used the previous version, Wave Editor for a while, and really liked it.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by panten » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:43 pm

There is also this, http://www.ocenaudio.com.br/en

Very clean and fuss free. They got the waveform navigation down so I'm immediately sold.
Might be a little simplistic for you but definitely worth a look.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:08 pm

wow, that looks very nice, I will check it out. Simple is good.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by stringtapper » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:46 pm

Tarekith wrote:It's Mac only, but I think Triumph has a huge collection of features for the cost.
Triumph's workflow never clicked with me. It's got very cool concepts but I find the access to core editor functions to be kind of fussy.

I've been using DSP-Quattro since Bias went under.
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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by re:dream » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:05 am

I have to say - for a piece of freeware, ocenaudio is very sweet.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by re:dream » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:57 am

Amadeus is nice as well. And it looks as if it has nicer navigation than ocen audio

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by jlgrimes » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:34 pm

re:dream wrote:I am wondering about suggestions for good software for editing sound software (for wav editing, eq ing and mastering outside Live)

- I have a copy of Sony Soundforge for PC. After I had bought it, I was told that I have to buy a separate licence for Mac :(

- I have Audacity, but it is not adequate because of its approach to saving and exporting - as pointed out by zwolf here viewtopic.php?p=1585708#p1585708

Other suggestions would be welcome!

Even though it is not really an Audio Editor, you could try Reaper. It has a very usable demo.


I am in the same boat with no Sound Forge license for my Mac.

Adobe Audition and Sound Forge and Wavelab tend to be the big boy Audio Editors.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by eyeknow » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Since this was bumped, my problem is that editors don't work very well from preferences/sample editor (wavasaur, oceanaudio) and it's frustrating to the point where I don't use them. I also tried "edison" and it was the crashiest crappiest of them all.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by H20nly » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:48 pm

depending on how deep you want to go, Wavelab has an "Elements" version. Current version is 8 for $100 US. if you go with version 7, you can get it for less than $70.

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Re: Good digital audio editor?

Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:03 pm

stringtapper wrote:
Tarekith wrote:It's Mac only, but I think Triumph has a huge collection of features for the cost.
Triumph's workflow never clicked with me. It's got very cool concepts but I find the access to core editor functions to be kind of fussy.
I can totally see that, though for what it's worth it's a little easier in the latest versions. Still very different from what most people are used to though I wager. I'm hoping to do some "how to" videos for them soon to explain things a little better.

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