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Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Spadz » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:17 am

Well I've been searching a lot. One that supports loop editing and saving the data in the wav so i can SMDI the wav to my samplers.

Has anyone found one on Windows that works?

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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Trom69 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:14 am

Audacity?
You could do anything you want to your samples on Reaper too. Not really a freeware, but works...
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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Spadz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:31 pm

I tried Audacity. I think it would be complete if there was a nice loop editor. It's the only thing it misses...

Reaper, I have it. I dumped Cubase for Reaper. It's light, the community is great and the developers give a s**t about people.

But you can't compare with Audacity, as they are two very different things...
I think I email someone one the people who develop Audacity, who knows.
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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by tallowwaters » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:11 pm

Wavosaur.
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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Spadz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:33 pm

Thanks. I just bumped into that one 5 minutes ago while going into Audacity Forums...

I don't understand why it has not come up in my searches before...
Do you have any experience with it?
If so, how do you find it?
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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Esus » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:38 pm

How about Mantis?

http://www.indabamusic.com

Web-based DAW software. You have to sign up, but basic membership is free. $5/month gets you a lot of premium advantages like cloud-based storage & access to advanced effects & loops. I think it also allows for collaborative work between members. I haven't had hands-on experience, but the site and screenshots look pretty impressive.

Actually, I'd be interested if anyone here has had experience with it...

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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Spadz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:31 pm

It looks like a cool idea. But it's a DAW, not a sample editor.

The concept is really nice.
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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by tallowwaters » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:09 pm

I've been using Wavosaur for eons. As a simple wav editor, I can find no better. It runs lite and other than occasionally crapping out when I do stupid s**t like open a dozen 5 minute long files, I've never had a single issue. Applying VST effects is a cinch, and it has all the other wave tools you need. The looping is nearly as extensive as some other editor, just your basic loop saved into the wav (My Alesis Fusion recognized the loop points) with an option for 50% or 100% crossfade.
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Re: Freeware or open source audio editor...

Post by Spadz » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:39 pm

For sure I'm going to give it a try soon.

Thanks

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