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Wave Editing

fleaflo

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What are most people using as wave editors in here? I was curious as I've read up on Wavelab 4 and Sound Forge 7. It seems, from a previous thread, that a lot of you use Sound Forge. Is there something about this product that makes it the choice, particularily in loop based production? Or is this one of those 'industry standard' things?
 

hysterical

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I dont know to much about Wavelab. And if your looking for loop-based software, Soundforge wont get you very far, Sound forge is more for mastering, cutting up samples, shit like that. If your looking for loop-based programs check out Cubase or Logic. i dont know what your experience is with software, but even a simple program like fruityloops or Acid is good. It really all depends on what you want to do.
 

Mike Richards

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I use Wavelab beacuse everything is exactly where I would want it to be. I used to use soundforge and it is an excellent prog. but I found that wavelab works better for me. As far as I know there are still a lot of reputable Mastering Houses that use Wavelab as well
 

Deus

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I use SF5 for editing clips, cutting them up and such, and Wavelab for mastering because you can put effects in a chain.
 
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SENSEi

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Originally posted by hysterical
I dont know to much about Wavelab. And if your looking for loop-based software, Soundforge wont get you very far, Sound forge is more for mastering, cutting up samples, shit like that. If your looking for loop-based programs check out Cubase or Logic. i dont know what your experience is with software, but even a simple program like fruityloops or Acid is good. It really all depends on what you want to do.
I think he knows it's not a sequencer.
;)

Soundforge is a very good tool.
I use it, not Wavelab.

I find some cubase users use Wavelab jsut because they are both made by Steinberg.

They do the same thing, just in there own way.
 

physix

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by hysterical
I dont know to much about Wavelab. And if your looking for loop-based software, Soundforge wont get you very far, Sound forge is more for mastering, cutting up samples, shit like that. If your looking for loop-based programs check out Cubase or Logic. i dont know what your experience is with software, but even a simple program like fruityloops or Acid is good. It really all depends on what you want to do.

how can you save SF won't get you very far...

SF was made for Acid, which is primarily loop-based...

SF 6 r 7 are near-perfect wave editors.

but in all seriousness, the only thing that differs between
them, aside from an effect or two here and there, is HOW
the program does a function and how the INTERFACE
is designed... some people like the interface of WAVELAB
and some people like the interface of SF...

but they all do the same thing for loop-based stuff... they
can all "acidize" the track and make it "readible" to all
loop-based sequencing.

it's almost as if they all got together and said "some things
have to be universal...."

so like any sound edittor now-a-days should be able to
"Acidize" a track (i know for a fact that Wavelabs, Soundforge,
and egven Prject 5 uses the term "acidize" in their manuals
and Cubase can read "Acidized" tracks")

Soundforge, especially 6 & 7, is a top notch sound editor.
And it's what I use, but not b-c it's better than, say Wavelabs,
but simply b-c i've been with SF since version 4 and I'm used
to it's interface.

That's it, really.... download the demo versions and see
which one seems "easier" to you...
 
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Mike Richards

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Thanks Dood but it's alright I already have it. But generally speaking unless you have an educational licence it is pricey (but a good app)!!
 

hysterical

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by physix
how can you save SF won't get you very far...

SF was made for Acid, which is primarily loop-based...

SF 6 r 7 are near-perfect wave editors.

but in all seriousness, the only thing that differs between
them, aside from an effect or two here and there, is HOW
the program does a function and how the INTERFACE
is designed... some people like the interface of WAVELAB
and some people like the interface of SF...

but they all do the same thing for loop-based stuff... they
can all "acidize" the track and make it "readible" to all
loop-based sequencing.

it's almost as if they all got together and said "some things
have to be universal...."

so like any sound edittor now-a-days should be able to
"Acidize" a track (i know for a fact that Wavelabs, Soundforge,
and egven Prject 5 uses the term "acidize" in their manuals
and Cubase can read "Acidized" tracks")

Soundforge, especially 6 & 7, is a top notch sound editor.
And it's what I use, but not b-c it's better than, say Wavelabs,
but simply b-c i've been with SF since version 4 and I'm used
to it's interface.

That's it, really.... download the demo versions and see
which one seems "easier" to you...
Buddy...not to be rude or anything, but if you can read you would have noticed i said you wouldnt get far if you want to loop shit, and i said its primary used for Mastering(which is still not good), cutting loops and shit like that. Sound forge is an awesome program, i use it everyday. I think you misunderstood me, or i didnt jog it down correct.
 

physix

TRIBE Member
Buddy, not to be rude or anything but maybe you should read the
manual... then you'd know that SF "ACIDizes" a wave files and
makes it a "loop" for other sequencing programs to do thair
automatic time stretching when the project's tempo changed.

i knew exactly what you were saying... and i say you're wrong...

Soundforge WILL convert a simple wave file/sample into a loop

it's called:


Special --> Edit Acid Properties --> Loop --> "ok"

So, if you're making loop-based music, Soundforge is
the perfect compliment to ACID (or any sequencer that
can read "ACIDized" information - Cubase, Nuendo,
Project 5, Sonar, Live!, et al)

so if you're using SF "everyday" and you're not using
it to make loops, then you're not using it anywhere near
it's fullest.
 
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physix

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Deus
I use SF5 for editing clips, cutting them up and such, and Wavelab for mastering because you can put effects in a chain.

you can do that in SF as well....

ultimately I think it's just a matter of preference....

like, I wouldn't really get Wavelab's now simply
b-c I'm used to SF's interface...
 
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hysterical

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by physix
Buddy, not to be rude or anything but maybe you should read the
manual... then you'd know that SF "ACIDizes" a wave files and
makes it a "loop" for other sequencing programs to do thair
automatic time stretching when the project's tempo changed.

i knew exactly what you were saying... and i say you're wrong...

Soundforge WILL convert a simple wave file/sample into a loop

it's called:


Special --> Edit Acid Properties --> Loop --> "ok"

So, if you're making loop-based music, Soundforge is
the perfect compliment to ACID (or any sequencer that
can read "ACIDized" information - Cubase, Nuendo,
Project 5, Sonar, Live!, et al)

so if you're using SF "everyday" and you're not using
it to make loops, then you're not using it anywhere near
it's fullest.
Guy. i think we're talking about the wrong thing here............i know all about the Acidized shit. Im talking about loop sequencing, as that is what i though this dude wanted.(as you can see SENSI corrected my on the issue) So to round it off , i was just stating basically in small words that Sound forge is no good for loop sequencing :D
 
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