Audio Editor Needed!

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Caymus Cab
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Audio Editor Needed!

Post by Caymus Cab » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:32 pm

Hi,
Looking into getting a (kick ass)(multitrack) audio editor for sound design (on a mac). currently demo'ing Bias Peak, any other suggestions?

Thanks
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Post by tjwett » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:33 pm

Soundtrack Pro is amazing, especially for sound design, but you'd have to spring for the whole Final Cut Studio package to get the latest version. WaveEditor from Audiofile Engineering is my close runner-up. I gave up on Peak a long time ago.

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Post by touched1 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:36 pm

Peak has worked well for me for, oh, about 10 years.

For 2 track editing I am very happy with it.

This will be great whenever it gets released...
http://audioease.com/Pages/Snapper/SnapperMain.html
http://teledubgnosis.com/
http://www.myspace.com/teledubgnosis
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Post by Caymus Cab » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:04 pm

tjwett wrote: I gave up on Peak a long time ago.
Why?
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Post by evernaut » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:31 pm

I can recommend DSP Quattro...very easy to work with and light on cpu.

Have tried Audioeditor too, but not got to grips with it yet.

I really wish someone would write an editor that implemented Live's click'n'drag 'magnifying glass' zoom instead of having to click + and - buttons though.

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Post by evernaut » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:45 pm

Oh - and I'll shout loudly for Audiofinder too. While not strictly an audio editor - it has the ability to do the job with a cool waveform display, AU & vst support, pitch shifting, exporting to various formats etc etc.

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Post by Left Eye Dominant » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:58 pm

Another shout for Soundtrack Pro if you are on a Mac.... very powerful. Wavelab is good also (and PC).

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Post by Gerson » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:14 pm

To me Live 6 is the best audio editor ever. Is there anything specifically in Live you're having trouble with? I might be able to help.

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Post by efexx » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:17 pm

Look here : http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/wa ... l_Screen_2

Review there :

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2007/05/1 ... #more-2115


Very nice "mac"-handling. cococa-based. Good workflow.

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Post by mechcon » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:00 pm

wait, is dsp quattro even universal binary yet?
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Post by tjwett » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:15 pm

Caymus Cab wrote:
tjwett wrote: I gave up on Peak a long time ago.
Why?
well i remember it taking them a little too long to get it humming along nicely in OS X. this was also around the time when Live version 1 came along (and 1.5 for OS X)and it really made me start to realize there are a lot better ways to get things done in the audio world. we're so used to it by now but at the time the UI and workflow of Live was really something totally new and refreshing. Peak (and Logic, and most everything else) just started to look and feel like a dog. Soundtrack Pro came along and i just really liked the interface and the workflow of it. plus it has AppleScript-ability which really put it over the top for me. it's a wave editor, but so so so much more. it ships with all of Logic's effects. for sound design i think it's the bees knees.

so i'm not really anti-Peak or anything. i haven't touched it in more than a few years, for all i know the latest version is amazing. i just found some stuff that i liked better. i get more excited about sound design than editing and i think Soundtrack Pro really shines in that department. unfortunately Apple doesn't want audio people using it so they killed the standalone version and you have to get the entire Final Cut Studio package to keep it current. FCS is bad ass and possibly the best deal in software today, i just don't need it. so i'm happily sticking with last year's model and probably will for the foreseeable future.

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Post by sqook » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:07 pm

Gerson wrote:To me Live 6 is the best audio editor ever. Is there anything specifically in Live you're having trouble with? I might be able to help.
Destructive editing, perhaps?


(..and don't say, "just bounce everything down to a new file" ;) ).

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Post by leedsquietman » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:17 am

Buy a cheap PC (like a blowout special, a second hand P4 3 Ghz or something, soundforge 8 runs good on my old backup PIII 866) and get soundforge or wavelab.

Both are awesome and the new soundforge 9 includes multi-channel support. wavelab is totally awesome. And of the 5 people I know running macs, 3 of them have PCs around just to run wavelab or soundforge, they don't get on with Peak or Quattro.
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Post by mechcon » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:28 am

or there's Audacity :P free of charrrrrrrrrrge
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Post by Khazul » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:35 am

sqook wrote:
Gerson wrote:To me Live 6 is the best audio editor ever. Is there anything specifically in Live you're having trouble with? I might be able to help.
Destructive editing, perhaps?


(..and don't say, "just bounce everything down to a new file" ;) ).
Ever tried reversing a sample, adding reverb and reversing it again in Live to give preverb?

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