Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

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Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by o0o » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:12 am

have a load of 24bit audio files that I need to convert to 16 bit. what's easy and fast good quality for pc but also interested in choices for mac too?




thank you in advance
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:22 am

For PC, Soundforge 8 and above is my fave. Brilliant batch conversion of just about anything audio, different formats i.e. wav to aac/mp3/flac or just about anything, wordlengths, sample rates etc and you can set up your own macros easily too, you can include plugins in the batch conversion (i.e. going from wav to lo-bit mp3, high pass filter the low end and lo pass the high end to preserve bitrate bandwidth for the most audible frequency range and reduce conversion artifacts, such as flangy cymbals on the mp3 etc). http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/new ... ticleid=34

Voxengo's R8Brain Pro is also a great batch converter for files of different wordlength and sample rate. The freebie version is great for one off sample rate/word length conversions but no batch.

For Mac - not sure, sorry.
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by fishmonkey » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:07 am

for the Mac check out:

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

there's also Audio Ease's Barbabatch, but it's expensive...

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by Clearscreen » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:11 am

R8brain free does do batch conversion.
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by swishniak » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:22 am

max for mac

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by o0o » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:24 am

thanks alot, would any of these be better for drum samples and which is easiest to use?
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by McQ714 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:11 pm

in my experience, although i haven't tried anything else, dbpoweramp does a pretty good job with WAVs, MP3s, and any other audio file you have a codec for. it can process a file on each core of your processor pretty quickly and can apply dsp effects, normalizing, etc. if you so wish.

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by Tarekith » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:28 pm

On OSX I use Max by sbooth.org, free and very easy to use.

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by jimyson » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:36 pm

Tarekith wrote:On OSX I use Max by sbooth.org, free and very easy to use.
Coverts quick too.

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by o0o » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:44 am

thanks again everyone and @ Tarekith what do you use on windows?
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by Tarekith » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:02 am

Nothing, I don't use Windows anymore. When I did though I was a diehard Wavelab user though, and that worked great.

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by Trypset » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:03 pm

wavasaur on windows
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by dum » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:13 am

fishmonkey wrote:for the Mac check out:

http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/samplemanager/
+1

samplemanager uses izotope's dither, time/pitch shifting and sample-rate-conversion algorithms.

well worth checking out the demo...
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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by Brian Ffar » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:15 pm

the Audiofile Engineering software is good, but for something simple and free that does a great job, I use Switch for mac.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/a ... erter.html

About Switch Audio Converter
A sound file converter. It can convert over 20 audio formats to mp3 or wav format.

Features:
- Automatically normalise audio while converting.
- Access online database to add song information as you convert.
- Import multiple file formats at the same time and convert to one output format.
- Simple and intuitive interface.
- Converts a variety of different audio file formats (including WMA, MOV, AIFF formats) into MP3 or WAV format.

What’s New in this Version
- Intel/PPC Check update

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Re: Your Favourite Batch Converter is ??? pc/mac

Post by muthafunka » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:43 am

For Mac XLD, it's free, updated every few days, quick, simple and also deals with mp3 using LAME, handles .flac in/out....great tool.

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