On 2013-02-22 2:51 PM, Paul Stamler wrote:
> I'll venture to disagree with Richard's recommendation of Samplitude.
> It's an extremely powerful and flexible program, loaded with features
> that you won't need for this project. I recommend a less fancy
> program, something like Adobe Audition, which is far more intuitive
> and has a less-steep learning curve. It won't do a lot of the things
> that Samplitude can do -- but you won't be doing those things.
I see that Audition now easily handles multiple stereo tracks. This is good.
Does Audition handle this in a virtual mode where the changes you make
on screen are not written to the original file?
For example, the native way many/most photo editors work (such as the
normal / classic modes in PhotoShop and Paint.NET) if you merely save
the file, the changes are written back to the original. Whereas in Adobe
Lightroom, changes made in the Develop module are saved in the database
(and the sidecar file if desired) as the default.
Samplitude works like Lightroom (and has since 1998 when I first
purchased it (the version I purchased was called Red Roaster back
then)). Except there is no central database but rather individual
sidecar files (called Virtual Projects or VIPs). If Audition works this
way natively and easily, then go for it. Samplitude/Sequoia is one of
the best-sounding DAWs--and yes even level changes can sound differently
among DAWs (though probably not important for your project--it's most
noticeable in high-end classical music). I have not put Audition against
Samplitude, so this is not a put-down of Audition. I do know someone who
abandonded ProTools for that very reason.
Cost: Audition $349 http://www.adobe.com/cart.html?marketSegment=COM
Samplitude ProX $499 http://www.magix.com/us/samplitude/
Note, there is a consumer version of Samplitude now on sale for
It looks a lot like the ProX version I use. I do not know what the
differences are. I SUSPECT (your mileage may vary) that it will do all
you want. I'm not certain what limiters and equalizers come with it, but
you're not using those. For $100, it's worth a try to play with it. I'll
admit to not having used Audition since it was Cool Edit, so I cannot say.
I'm certain Audition would be fine for you. Tom Fine uses it, I think.
It's all what you get used to.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
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