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Re: Audacity?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2013, 10:58:59 PM »
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/creative-suite-2-activation-end-life.html?PID=5628473

I'm not sure if it shows up in the link, but this is what the adobe site says if you click into the "download and install CS2 applications:"

You can use the serial numbers provided as a part of the download only if you legitimately purchased CS2, CS2 applications, Acrobat 7, or Audition 3.

Best I can tell from searching, the "legitimately purchased" part was added sometime later after folks started posting on the internet that Adobe was offering Audition 3 for free.

Follow the links, don't follow the links. Get the downloads don't get the downloads. Install it don't install it.  These are all choices only you can make.  And before you ask, no I don't use Audition 3.  I bought Audition CS5.5 in order to be able to utilize bigger ram than V3 supported.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2013, 03:06:47 PM »
I've read the guide on Audacity but have never been able to figure out how you divide the wav up into individual tracks.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2013, 04:02:32 PM »
I've read the guide on Audacity but have never been able to figure out how you divide the wav up into individual tracks.

You're not the only one I've heard say that.

1) Turn dither off if you prep files elsewhere. If you do your (non-tracking) processing in Audacity then leave it on. It dithers regardless of whether or not you do anything if the setting is on.
2) Set the project rate to whatever the audio is (so it won't try and resample).
3) Set the time rate to hh:mm:ss (CDDA Frames)
4) Check the box for Snap To.
5) Now when you place your cursor somewhere, it will be on the frame boundaries. After selecting the spot for the next marker, press Apple+B (I don't know what the first button would be on a windows machine) and that will drop a new track marker.
6) After you track it out, do File > Export Multiple to break it up into individual tracks.

(yeah, I did just shamelessly steal that from a PM I sent in the past, but at least it gets the conversation started if people need help).  :D
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Re: Audacity?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2013, 02:02:46 AM »
I agree with the other posters audacity is very good, the other one is acoustica basic 6.0 is very good too it has hundreds of free vst plugins for it.

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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2013, 03:47:13 PM »
My workflow has always been Audition for the meat and potatoes and then CDWave to do the splitting/flacing/etc. (with Voxengo's R8Brain for 48/24 > 44/16 dithering somewhere in between).

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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2013, 01:45:41 AM »
So Audacity would be good for editing out some static? Have some in track 3 of Built to Spill from Milwaukee last Friday.
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2013, 12:50:29 PM »
I'll throw out my 2 cents on this.  If there are only a few blip points of static, you could manually pull those points down in audacity.  If you have a lot of static sitting on top of the music, there might be some improvements to be had via a filter and EQ, but it would be tough and the results maybe not worth the effort. 

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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2013, 11:33:47 PM »
So Audacity would be good for editing out some static? Have some in track 3 of Built to Spill from Milwaukee last Friday.

funny you should mention it, I just discovered an audacity plugin called REPAIR that zapped static lasting about a quarter of a second. It only wants to work on about 128 samples at a time, but I processed my little section in about a minute, just selecting with the mouse & clicking Control-R (Apple-R) to repeat effect, once I chose it from the menu the first time.

I should post a before & after for ya. Look for an edit to this post momentarily.

ok now I have posted about a 5 second sample, with the raw staticky version first, and the "Repair"ed version next.


Mp3 attached to the post, 24/48 sample at the dropbox link
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uaut3ytc54t6mb2/2qex6dTmTQ
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 04:46:54 PM »
I've read the guide on Audacity but have never been able to figure out how you divide the wav up into individual tracks.

You're not the only one I've heard say that.

1) Turn dither off if you prep files elsewhere. If you do your (non-tracking) processing in Audacity then leave it on. It dithers regardless of whether or not you do anything if the setting is on.
2) Set the project rate to whatever the audio is (so it won't try and resample).
3) Set the time rate to hh:mm:ss (CDDA Frames)
4) Check the box for Snap To.
5) Now when you place your cursor somewhere, it will be on the frame boundaries. After selecting the spot for the next marker, press Apple+B (I don't know what the first button would be on a windows machine) and that will drop a new track marker.
6) After you track it out, do File > Export Multiple to break it up into individual tracks.

(yeah, I did just shamelessly steal that from a PM I sent in the past, but at least it gets the conversation started if people need help).  :D

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Re: Audacity?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 04:54:06 PM »
My workflow has always been Audition for the meat and potatoes and then CDWave to do the splitting/flacing/etc. (with Voxengo's R8Brain for 48/24 > 44/16 dithering somewhere in between).

audacity can do all that. i used to use cdwav and wavbreaker, but once i realized that i was opening 3 programs for no reason i stopped. i've never used audition, but it must have a marker/splitter that cuts on sector boundaries... no?
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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 06:33:49 PM »
My workflow has always been Audition for the meat and potatoes and then CDWave to do the splitting/flacing/etc. (with Voxengo's R8Brain for 48/24 > 44/16 dithering somewhere in between).

audacity can do all that. i used to use cdwav and wavbreaker, but once i realized that i was opening 3 programs for no reason i stopped. i've never used audition, but it must have a marker/splitter that cuts on sector boundaries... no?

If Audacity had CD Wave's simple titling, it would be perfect for me.  I guess I can't live without scroll-wheel positioning, either....
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Re: Audacity?
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2013, 07:15:36 PM »
My workflow has always been Audition for the meat and potatoes and then CDWave to do the splitting/flacing/etc. (with Voxengo's R8Brain for 48/24 > 44/16 dithering somewhere in between).

audacity can do all that. i used to use cdwav and wavbreaker, but once i realized that i was opening 3 programs for no reason i stopped. i've never used audition, but it must have a marker/splitter that cuts on sector boundaries... no?

If Audacity had CD Wave's simple titling, it would be perfect for me.  I guess I can't live without scroll-wheel positioning, either....

i think audacity does the same thing as "titling" on the way out via export, file by file.  i used to think that i could not live without the scroll > find point also, but i got used to searching via the (visual) waveform and clicking in short order.
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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2013, 07:35:58 PM »
audacity can do all that. i used to use cdwav and wavbreaker, but once i realized that i was opening 3 programs for no reason i stopped. i've never used audition, but it must have a marker/splitter that cuts on sector boundaries... no?

Yes.  Audition has a nice tracking function (and that's where I do my tracking).  You set the points in the main editing window then pull up a cue list to merge/split.  It marks on boundaries if you set the default that way.  I don't do that since I want my track splits on zero crossings (I often do further editing at the track level and may keep tracks as 24bit).  I always want my track marks as close to a zero crossing as possible since the tracks will click at the start if they come in too far off 0 dB).  I sector align the marks with a TLH fix if I run 16 bit CD sets out. 
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 02:16:21 PM »
So Audacity would be good for editing out some static? Have some in track 3 of Built to Spill from Milwaukee last Friday.

funny you should mention it, I just discovered an audacity plugin called REPAIR that zapped static lasting about a quarter of a second. It only wants to work on about 128 samples at a time, but I processed my little section in about a minute, just selecting with the mouse & clicking Control-R (Apple-R) to repeat effect, once I chose it from the menu the first time.

I should post a before & after for ya. Look for an edit to this post momentarily.

ok now I have posted about a 5 second sample, with the raw staticky version first, and the "Repair"ed version next.


Mp3 attached to the post, 24/48 sample at the dropbox link
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uaut3ytc54t6mb2/2qex6dTmTQ


Thanks. Just saw this response. I already manually edited it out and seeded it. It was barely noticeable. Will do this next time.
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Re: Audacity?
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 02:19:13 PM »
audacity can do all that. i used to use cdwav and wavbreaker, but once i realized that i was opening 3 programs for no reason i stopped. i've never used audition, but it must have a marker/splitter that cuts on sector boundaries... no?

Yes.  Audition has a nice tracking function (and that's where I do my tracking).  You set the points in the main editing window then pull up a cue list to merge/split.  It marks on boundaries if you set the default that way.  I don't do that since I want my track splits on zero crossings (I often do further editing at the track level and may keep tracks as 24bit).  I always want my track marks as close to a zero crossing as possible since the tracks will click at the start if they come in too far off 0 dB).  I sector align the marks with a TLH fix if I run 16 bit CD sets out.

Same. I find this extremely easy. I prefer it to re-tagging the FLACs via separate process.
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