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Title: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: ButchAlmberg on August 30, 2019, 11:27:48 AM
Quick survey...

What is everyone using for post processing of >2 channel recordings?
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: SxPxDxCx on August 30, 2019, 11:44:41 AM
I'm using Adobe Audition at the moment.  Don't love paying monthly for it though.  Would like to find a better alternative.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: tim in jersey on August 30, 2019, 11:45:12 AM
Audacity. My needs are simple, it's free, and does what I need it to...

ETA: I work in Windows and *NIX environments and having a cross-platform editor is handy...
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: DavidPuddy on August 30, 2019, 11:45:57 AM
Audacity 99% of the time
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: heathen on August 30, 2019, 11:47:27 AM
Audacity
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: Humbug on August 30, 2019, 11:49:20 AM
Audacity 99% of the time

This. Or an old version of Soundforge if I need to EQ.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: dyneq on August 30, 2019, 12:27:57 PM
Audacity for recordings where I have to use an envelope filter (loud transients), Sound Forge Studio for when EQ is all that's necessary.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: goodcooker on August 30, 2019, 12:45:35 PM

Wavelab 6.0
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: rocksuitcase on August 30, 2019, 12:47:22 PM
Audacity. used to use Wavelab 5.0. I need to go to Izotope for cassette transfers (for the noise/hiss reduction) but have yet to buy. (At this point this is probably mainly due to fear of the learning curve.)
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: goodcooker on August 30, 2019, 12:51:50 PM
Audacity. used to use Wavelab 5.0. I need to go to Izotope for cassette transfers (for the noise/hiss reduction) but have yet to buy. (At this point this is probably mainly due to fear of the learning curve.)

I use the Izotope RX7 plugins in Wavelab and it works just fine. No need to switch to it as a standalone program if you are already familiar with Wavelab. I run them as VST and it gobbles up a lot of processor time but my computer is an old POS so no surprise there.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: rocksuitcase on August 30, 2019, 01:05:26 PM
Audacity. used to use Wavelab 5.0. I need to go to Izotope for cassette transfers (for the noise/hiss reduction) but have yet to buy. (At this point this is probably mainly due to fear of the learning curve.)

I use the Izotope RX7 plugins in Wavelab and it works just fine. No need to switch to it as a standalone program if you are already familiar with Wavelab. I run them as VST and it gobbles up a lot of processor time but my computer is an old POS so no surprise there.
+T       
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: voltronic on August 30, 2019, 01:32:35 PM
Izotope RX7 > Reaper.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: morst on August 30, 2019, 01:58:02 PM
Audacity 2.1.0 on Mac for all multi track work since 2013.


I master and reduce bit depth with Sound Forge because I like the plugins I have, and the interface for adjusting multiple plugins in real time.
I send it back to Audacity for tracking though.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: ButchAlmberg on August 30, 2019, 02:15:58 PM
Thanks everyone. So as it turns out, Sound Forge Pro is two channel only. I never knew.

Back to hurricane prep.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: morst on August 30, 2019, 02:29:14 PM
Thanks everyone. So as it turns out, Sound Forge Pro is two channel only. I never knew.
Damn, NO WONDER I could never figure out how to mix with it.
 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:


(never spent five whole minutes trying though, since Audacity works fine on PC/Mac/Linux)
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: obaaron on August 30, 2019, 04:05:14 PM
Audacity
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Post by: opsopcopolis on August 30, 2019, 04:43:59 PM
ProTools
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Post by: daspyknows on August 30, 2019, 05:41:18 PM
Soundforge Pro
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Post by: sdc on August 30, 2019, 06:00:18 PM
Amadeus II (for mac)
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: Gutbucket on August 30, 2019, 07:00:43 PM
Samplitude
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Post by: beatkilla on August 30, 2019, 07:12:25 PM
Sony Vegas Pro
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: MakersMarc on August 30, 2019, 07:22:19 PM
Audacity. Rarely need to do much more than normalizing, amplifying and maybe a touch more or less low end. Anything else I bug Ben Turnbull to fix it.😀
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: voltronic on August 31, 2019, 07:57:33 AM
Sony Vegas Pro

Doing a lot of audio-for-video work, I take it?
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Post by: beatkilla on August 31, 2019, 09:42:41 AM
Sony Vegas Pro

Doing a lot of audio-for-video work, I take it?

Yes I was doing tons of video at one time so I really know Vegas inside and out.I have even mixed 16 and 24 track local bands studio recordings in Vegas.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: Sloan Simpson on August 31, 2019, 10:13:16 AM
REAPER
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Post by: billydee on August 31, 2019, 10:15:20 AM
Audacity
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Post by: capnhook on August 31, 2019, 12:10:54 PM
Audacity 2.1.0
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: mjwin on August 31, 2019, 01:16:49 PM
Audacity 2.1.2  Linux (Lubuntu).

I also have Wavelab 6 on an old WinXP machine, but rarely touch it since I've migrated to Linux. Still love the montage feature, though.
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Post by: ilduclo on August 31, 2019, 02:14:59 PM
Soundforge, Cool Edit
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: Twenty8 on August 31, 2019, 02:32:28 PM
Reaper. 
Probably my favorite (initially) free software since Blockbreaker  :P
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: edtyre on August 31, 2019, 09:18:15 PM
Adobe Audition
Ozone 8
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: nulldogmas on August 31, 2019, 09:31:46 PM
Audacity for mixing, Sound Studio for most everything else.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: rigpimp on September 01, 2019, 12:08:55 AM
Wavelab fanboy here.  I would guess I have been running it since they started numbering the versions.  I'm running 64 bit v9.5 today.  I have tried so hard to use the free or inexpensive nonlinear editors but I always come back to Steinberg.

I also am a HUGE iZotope fanboy as well.  I am currently running Ozone 8 and RX 7 Advanced. 
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: Sevoflurane on September 01, 2019, 08:15:37 AM
Adobe Audition from CS5.5. I don't want to ever go to a per monthly basis on this.

CDWAVE for tracking out. Only thing I ever use that for.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: voltronic on September 01, 2019, 11:16:02 AM
I also am a HUGE iZotope fanboy as well.  I am currently running Ozone 8 and RX 7 Advanced.

Forgot to mention that I use Ozone as well as RX. 

Very disappointed that they removed the excellent reverb module from Ozone in recent versions.
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Post by: admkrk on September 01, 2019, 12:15:52 PM
Reaper with RZ7 and Ozone 8. About the only thing I miss from Wavelab is the global analysis.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: lpmaskman on September 01, 2019, 12:25:27 PM
Reaper with Ozone 8
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: noahbickart on September 01, 2019, 07:16:50 PM
Reaper for mixing and "mastering."

I do eq, dynamics, and saturation on my 16bit releases, the 24bit sources are untouched except for l/r balancing when necessary,
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: pohaku on September 02, 2019, 06:58:47 PM
Izotope RX7, Audacity, Soundforge.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: WiFiJeff on September 02, 2019, 09:10:15 PM
For 4-track recordings: cue beginnings and cut in in CD Wave > mix and set levels, track out in  Wavelab 6 > edit and polish in Rx7 Advanced.

For iPhone + DPA Device recordings: cut humongous CAF files into wavs in Audacity > set levels and track out in Wavelab 6 > edit and polish in Rx7 Advanced; EQ in Rx7 for 4081 tracks.

For ZYLIA ZM-1 19 track recordings: ZYLIA Studio on Ockel Sirius A Pro (Windows 10) > Reaper with ZYLIA Studio Pro plugin (for virtual mic output) or ZYLIA Ambisonic plugin (1st, 2nd or 3rd order ambisonic output) > Wavelab 6 for stereo mix, levels and tracking > Rx7 to edit and polish.

The future: Does anyone have a favorite editing program (other than Reaper) that can handle 32 bit floating point files as input?  Expect to be dealing with these soon for MixPre-6 II and/or F6.

Jeff
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: opsopcopolis on September 03, 2019, 06:26:16 AM
^ PT can
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: WiFiJeff on September 03, 2019, 01:01:29 PM
Just tried a short 32 bit float file, everything I use except CD Wave seems to handle it fine.

Jeff
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: DSatz on September 04, 2019, 06:11:33 AM
Adobe Audition CS6. Occasionally over the years I've thought that I should move up to ProTools, but then each time I looked into it more closely, I demurred, and by now, the urge has left me.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: aaronji on September 04, 2019, 10:59:50 AM
^ I used the antiquated Audition 3.0 for a really long time, until I was looking for a noise reduction feature that wasn't included in the software. At that point, I upgraded to (the also antiquated, at this point) CS6. It is much faster than 3.0 and includes many additional features. I have thought about getting something more up to date, but, honestly, CS6 does everything I need and I am so comfortable with it that I doubt it will happen anytime soon.

 
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: hoserama on September 04, 2019, 11:21:17 AM
I use Adobe Audition CC and Audition 3 for time alignment and basic multitrack & wave editing. AA3 has a more accurate time stretching algorithm, so I do the actual time stretch in AA3.

I've used Nuendo for multitrack mixing. However, I've recently run into stability issues as I've continually layered fx and tracks, so I'm currently exploring Reaper as a new DAW.

Izotope RX7 for audio surgery and extractions via music rebalancer.

Also have vst plug-ins like Izotope Ozone and Waves. I really like the Izotope Ozone, and keep multiple versions. I liked the warm setting on Ozone 4 exciter the best, the reverb in Ozone 5, the gate in Ozone 5, and then rest in Ozone 7/8. Not sure why they ditched the reverb and three level compressor after Ozone 5 but I keep all versions for that reason.
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Post by: Cheesecadet on September 05, 2019, 09:48:18 PM
Adobe Audition CS6 (the last version before they went to monthly charges)
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Post by: Scooter123 on September 06, 2019, 12:35:07 AM
Goldwave
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Post by: matsa on September 16, 2019, 01:59:26 AM
Audacity and HarBal.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: Perry on October 08, 2019, 06:11:02 PM
Audition CS6
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Post by: BonoBeats on October 09, 2019, 12:01:42 AM
Reaper, with a bunch of Stillwell plugins.
Title: Re: Post processing survey - your go to application
Post by: gentlegiant on October 10, 2019, 04:13:53 PM
audition 3.0 & izotope rx7