whats the best sample editor to get?

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Electric Blue Studios » Wed May 08, 2013 5:14 pm

I have been using SoundForge since the Sonic Foundry days. Have never needed anything else.

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by heisenberg9 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:04 pm

Just gave Wavosaur a crack - recommended by Chis early on in this thread. Pretty good sample editor. Allows you to get right down to work and it doesn't cost anything. If you need something pretty, look elsewhere. If you are looking for functionality, give it a shot.

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by re:dream » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:26 pm

ocenaudio has been treating me right for the last year or so....

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by jlgrimes » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:16 pm

jestermgee wrote:
anybody human wrote:If someone could indulge me; What are some of the advantages of using a dedicated sample editor?

I apologize in advance for such a basic question.
Uh, I rattled off a few but I guess there's more:

- easily focus and compare edited and unedited samples
- create much more precise loops and edits
- change gains, swap channels, mix to mono, convert between formats and bitrates
- large wave display windows
- simple cut/paste and edit functions for waveforms
- personal choice.

If you need fine editing controls it's just easier.

I would also like to add offline processing of plug-ins. Sometimes I like to actually permanently alter an audio file. Wave Editors are usually quicker for these types of editors. And Sound Forge even allows me to use VSTs in an offline process, and many of its built-in effects for pitch shifting and such is nice.

I think the big thing though is precision.



Some DAWs make decent editors as well, Pro Tools and Audition started off as Audio Editors so they retain alot of functionality that alot of other DAWs havent focused on, on the audio editing side.


Generally though, Ableton is a pretty decent Audio Editor, but there are some things that a dedicated editor can do better.

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Richie Witch » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:11 pm

heisenberg9 wrote:Just gave Wavosaur a crack - recommended by Chis early on in this thread. Pretty good sample editor. Allows you to get right down to work and it doesn't cost anything. If you need something pretty, look elsewhere. If you are looking for functionality, give it a shot.
^ +1

My wave editor needs are pretty simple, and Wavosaur is super easy to use and free. I picked it up after I discovered that the smallest wave you can edit in Ableton was just not small enough.
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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Machinesworking » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:40 pm

DSP Quattro on sale for $49.
http://deals.macupdate.com/deal/16673/dsp-quattro

OSX only. It's my goto sample editor. :x

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Soundtrackband » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:35 am

yawn, this was a rant.

That said, this software is not all it claims to be...
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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Soundtrackband » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:37 am

Cant delete a message?

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by jestermgee » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:02 pm

Nice rant :roll:

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Stromkraft » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:18 am

Soundtrackband wrote:
makes its entire existence based on the playing of sampled material
MIDI + Software synthesizer ? sampled material. Ableton Live, a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation, has MIDI since version 4 (2004).
Soundtrackband wrote: trigger the playing of a sample via computer keyboard
Ableton Live: Use your computer Keyboard for MIDI input (youtube)
Soundtrackband wrote: can you please make the visuals of the forums less appealing! they are so much fun to look at! i think brown on tan is far too legible!
how about 10% gray on top of white? or maybe 50% grey on 60% grey! that would be far less legible! and please, a smaller font point size! far too big!
A mobile version is far more important. Some remedy for the designer in you: Custom Style Script (Inject desired CSS or JS)
Make some music!

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by Soundtrackband » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:05 am

Since I posted this, I became more familiar with Simpler, which I can use to dump a sample into, and sort of set in points on the fly, and that works to a large extent for a 'Live' performance, and I don't have to cut any samples whatsoever.

I freely admit I don't know everything there is to know about setting loop points in Ableton, and it's never been self-evident to me, so I need a link to a guide on that.

However, I do know that I can't easily cut loops from multiple tracks at once. This is good for turning jams into songs, and I used to do this a lot in a stereo editing program, but of course, I want multiple track recording.

Ableton just isn't ergonomic in the edit window. It has the loop function and the selection zone, but there's nothing smooth about the zoom WAY in and out to set the in and out points until the loop is exact.

I'm not saying it can't be done in Ableton but it isn't user friendly, and it seems that the world's premier loop player, which I don't have problems with it claiming, would be better at actually cutting the loops from whatever source in I'm trying to cut.

Beyond the lack of easy sample cutting, the midi editing is also atrocious. Those tiny handles for the velocities that sit on top of each other. I could name 5 thoroughly non-ergonomic ways the midi editing works, but I'll spend my time looking at real piano rolls since Ableton doesnt see fit to use its overpriced upgrade costs to match its competition in this regard.

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by braduro » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:44 pm

That's a genuinely good tip. Best outside audio editor: none. Just drop into simpler...

For non-ableton related tasks, I end up with audacity most of the time...And I've gone through a slew of options (which I still use for specific purposes, like RX)

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Re: whats the best sample editor to get?

Post by jlgrimes » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:35 am

korbbit wrote:whats the best sample editor to get?
I guess the question is what do you need a sample editor for?

For cropping samples, Ableton alone works fine, but if you need to offline processes, you might want something better or use better timestretching parameters. I imagine any DAW could be used as well.


Audacity is a good free editor.

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