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At 12:22 PM 2008-08-15, Mike Hirst wrote:
>My tool of choice has to be Adobe Audition. I've been using it since 
>Cool Edit 96 and I am totally happy with the functionality, the 
>interface and reliability,. However, Samplitude looks pretty cool, 
>so on Richard's recommendation I have downloaded a demo to have a 
>bit play with. I'll let you know what I think.


Hello, Mike,

My recollection of the early Cool Edit programs -- and I didn't do 
much with them -- was that they were destructive WAV editors.

Is that still true of Adobe Audition? While I do a lot of work with 
Adobe products, I have not purchased or tried Audition.

One of the points of interest is that Adobe is pushing the beauty of 
virtual working with their PhotoShop LightRoom product (used to be 
the Pixelmatic product) and I'm quite impressed. Of course, in 
PhotoShop the only non-destructive editing possible is through adding layers.

In Samplitude, using their virtual projects, the bulk of the editing 
is totally non-destructive while some of it ends up adding chunks to 
the end of the WAV files so you have the original and the processed 
version. In this way, you can have one WAV file and different versions.

Of course you can "bounce" the finished product to a new WAV file 
(and, depending on computer muscle and the amount of work you're 
asking it to do may be required for burning a CD) but when listening 
in real time, you can do a heck of a lot of changes in virtual mode.

WaveLab has added that feature in recent editions, but I haven't tried it.

Cheers,

Richard


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