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Postby ReadySaltedChris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good audio file batch processor? I was using Myriad but the Aurchitect website seems to have gone.

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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Mixedup » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:52 pm

What is it you're wanting to do in batches?
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:04 pm

Convert loadsa 44s to 48.
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:58 pm

I use the integral Wavelab batch utility for sample rate conversion.


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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Kwackman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:13 pm

ReadySaltedChris wrote:Convert loadsa 44s to 48.

WaveAgent might be able to do this?
It's free, so worth trying maybe!
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Forum Admin » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 pm

PreSonus just launched their Audio Batch Converter (approx 45GBP, Mac/PC)... but it only works for Studio One DAW users. Does format conversion and lots more offline processing.
https://shop.presonus.com/Audio-Batch-Converter

However, it does work with Studio One Prime (which is their free DAW).
https://shop.presonus.com/Studio-One-4-Prime

User Manual is here:
https://pae-web.presonusmusic.com/uploa ... _Guide.pdf
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:48 pm

Thanks for the suggestions chaps! Will check em out.
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby MOF » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:58 pm

If you’ve got Logic you could put the tracks into a 44.1 song, change the sample rate of the song to 48k, highlight all those audio tracks (which will have appeared to reduce in length) which then shows a preview below the arrange window.
Top left of that preview click on convert, down to save and create new track. Use the options window that opens to change sample rate, bit rate, type of file, dither etc.
They will then increase in length and now play as 48k files which you can copy to where they are needed.
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm

I got Rogue Amoeba Fission in the end. Just the job!
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Kwackman wrote:WaveAgent might be able to do this?
It's free, so worth trying maybe!

I don't think so. It can edit the file metadata flags so that a 44.1k file can appear to be a 48k file, and thus a Daw plays it at a different (8% faster) speed, but Wave Agent doesn't have any audio sampling rate conversion capability.

In addition to the options already listed, iZotope's RX can do batch sample rate conversion, and the SRC processing is extremely good and artefact-free -- and much better than many in-DAW converters.
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:33 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Kwackman wrote:
In addition to the options already listed, iZotope's RX can do batch sample rate conversion, and the SRC processing is extremely good and artefact-free -- and much better than many in-DAW converters.

Really? I have that already!
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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:26 pm

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Re: Batch processing for Mac

Postby Mixedup » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:40 am

ReadySaltedChris wrote:Convert loadsa 44s to 48.

Loads of options then. Including various DAWs. Eg Reaper has a batch processor built in. I tend to use Wavelab because I've done so for years.

Things only really get complicated when you're looking for more advanced features like processing thousands of files in nested folders...
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