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A modern audio file editor?

Postby baward » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:02 pm

Is there a go-to file editor for AIFF, m4a files etc.? It’s for topping and tailing and minor destructive edits. I was a longterm SoundEdit fan, so something akin to that would interest me. I have been using Amadeus Pro, which is good but I would like to have an alternative. I am also quite familiar with Audacity. TIA!
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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby The Korff » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:19 pm

I've always liked Soundforge — not sure what the current state of play is on the Mac version though... Soundforge For Mac was released a few years ago; it didn't have all the features of the PC version but it should be more than up to top-and-tailing files.

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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby ken long » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:45 pm

baward wrote:Is there a go-to file editor for AIFF, m4a files etc.? It’s for topping and tailing and minor destructive edits. I was a longterm SoundEdit fan, so something akin to that would interest me. I have been using Amadeus Pro, which is good but I would like to have an alternative. I am also quite familiar with Audacity. TIA!

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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby Chevytraveller » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Hi

Two of my personal favourites..

http://www.icedaudio.com/site/#features

https://www.dsp-quattro.com/dspquattro/Site/DSP-Quattro.html

Audiofinder is a fantastic(and now almost indispensable) sample management and editing system.. particularly brilliant when using in conjunction with a DAW as it allows sample libraries to be edited, indexed, meta-tagged and placed into a timeline.. a great workflow improver.

DSP Quattro is one of the best fully featured editors I have come across.. and allows for loop points and effect applications..

Also worthy of note is Izotope's RX Spectral editor which allows you to do truly mind-blowing things with audio like nothing else..

https://www.izotope.com/en/products/repair-and-edit/rx.html



all amazing products

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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:55 pm

I was a fan of Wavelab back in my Windoze days but since returning ITB with a Mac I do everything in Reaper. The editing facilities are superb and work just as well on a single stereo track as on a multichannel recording. The only nag is that it doesn't natively import .wma files on the Mac but seems happy with anything else I've tried so far (off the top of my head, .mp3, .mp4, .wav, .m4a and .m4v).
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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby James Perrett » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:44 pm

The only problem with Reaper is that you have to render to a new file if you want to keep the changes. I must admit that I do all the topping and tailing as well as fades in the Reaper timeline though.

I'll add Adobe Audition to the list of alternatives although I stopped updating it when they went to the subscription model.
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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:58 am

Another vote for DSP Quattro, which as well as being a good editor is also excellent for mastering CDs (if you've ever used Waveburner you'd feel right at home). The developer is very responsive to emails.

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Re: A modern audio file editor?

Postby Still Vibrations » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:34 am

Another vote for DSP-Quattro and Izotope RX7.

After using these two editors I no longer miss Bias Peak, which at one time I thought was irreplaceable. Occasionally I also edit in Ableton Live when I want to use a chain of effects, although both DSP-Quattro and RX7 can use plug-ins.
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