What Do You Use to Convert 24bit Files to 16bit

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What Do You Use to Convert 24bit Files to 16bit

Post by o0o » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:15 pm

I Would like to convert a large amount of 24Bit drumsamples to 16Bit so that I may use them in my hardware sampler and I'm looking for an app to do the job that is simple and fast but maintains the quality of the samples.
mac and pc suggestions please.
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Post by o0o » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:50 am

:idea:
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Post by o0o » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:10 am

WavosauR is doing a great job of file conversion for me., just incase any of all of you people that looked at this thread need help also, try WavosauR it is feature rich, easy to use, fast and free.
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Post by Timur » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:50 am

You can use Live for doing that, but if you want to process several samples at once (import them into Arrangement View while holding CTRL and then render "All Tracks") they will all have to use the same output length. So if your source samples are of different length either the shorter ones will have silence at the end (which still uses storage space) or the longer ones will be cut off.

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Post by creature » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:53 am

WaveLab or SoundForge do a mighty fine job if you are prepared to invest in the programs. I am sure Audiacity probably does a pretty decent job of it too.But as Timur said, Live also has this functionaility built into the export rendering ui.

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Post by Funkstar De Luxe » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:47 pm

Free, easy and extremely high quality. Does dithering too

http://www.voxengo.com/product/r8brain/

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Post by noisetonepause » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:46 pm

$ sox

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Post by leedsquietman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:46 pm

and while we're at it (Timur had his sample rate conversion post recently that attracted, erm, a bit of interest shall we say), Voxengo's R8Brain PRO is HIGHLY recommended for crucial SRC tasks (as the discussion noted, DAW sample rate conversion is functional and acceptable in most cases but not mathematically the best) and is rated highly by none less than Bob Katz the Mastering Guru who gives it a mention in his top gear recommendations in his 'Mastering Audio' book
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Post by Timur » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:52 pm

leedsquietman wrote:... DAW sample rate conversion is functional and acceptable in most cases but not mathematically the best)...
... and also not sonically/audibly the best, but doing the job for daily and noncrutial tasks. :P

We are not talking sample-rate conversion here though, but bit-rate conversion. And Live's 24-to-16-bit Dithering options should be nice and fine, just not convinient for more than a handful of files when their playlength differs. If you plan on processing the files any further then do not use dithering, but simply have them truncated down to 16-bit.

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Post by leedsquietman » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:05 pm

yes, true.
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Post by kaffein » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:20 am

Sound Forge.

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Post by leedsquietman » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:28 am

Soundforge is dead easy. You just change the save as (in .wav) to 16 bit 44.1 and voila, 2 seconds later it's saved.
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Post by Tarekith » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:50 am

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Post by o0o » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:02 am

well how do you all feel about wavosaur?
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Post by bragi0 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:28 am

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