Jim, have you looked at the latest version of Soundforge? They now have a Mac version, too, and
there's a very good package deal available for SF and Spectral Layers for Mac right now.
SF has allowed multi-track processing since version 9. Spectral Layers is a very interesting new
program, I haven't had time to investigate it in detail but it seems like a different and very
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Sam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ProTools in an archives workflows?
> I absolutely agree with your initial comment. I'm no fan of Avid, PT,
> and/or their audio engine.
> That said, I have a significant collection of multitrack recordings
> coming down the line, and I need to explore all available options
> since I've been strictly mono and stereo for nearly a decade. PT is in
> the mix simply because I might have to hire an extra hand for this,
> and it'd make it easier if I didn't have to train anyone on software.
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Mark Donahue <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> My initial comment is that ProTools has no place in this environment if
>> efficient workflow is desired. Realtime bounce is great if you are billing
>> by the hour, but in an environment where throughput has any value, there
>> are much better choices. Pyramix, Sequoia/Samplitude, Nuendo, even
>> Wavelab (which I personally have no love for) are much better choices.
>> As always, YMMV.
>> All the best,
>> Mark Donahue
>> Soundmirror, Inc.
>> Boston, MA
>> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> I'm interested in reading any one's workflows using Avid/Digidesign
>>> Pro Tools for archival materials, either on or off list. I'm curious
>>> about how people are approaching saving Broadcast WAV files; whether
>>> they're bouncing through the mix bus or if there's an efficient work
>>> around that recalculation.
>>> Jim Sam
>>> Hoover Institution Archives
>>> Stanford University