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Old 31st August 2008 , 04:56 PM
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Default Question Re Soundtrack Pro bounces

Just wondered if anyone could help me.

I used Soundtrack Pro for a change to record something. I'm not trying to export the file as a stereo 24/48 file.

The problem is that itsn't doing exporting stereo files. It's doing everything as 5.1...

How do I stop this. I can't see any bounce options to either enable or disable it ?
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Old 31st August 2008 , 05:15 PM
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Angry Aaarrrrgghhh to soundtrack "pro!"

Didn't mean to reply to this with a rant, but here you go.

For fun, I opened up Soundtrack Pro just to see if I could find a solution to your problem. It's been a while since I used it due mostly to instability, random hangs/crashes, just general odd behaviour.

First of all, it took about seven minutes just to scan my plug-ins.

Then I went to open a 2 channel WAV file (24/48) to replicate your scenario.

Beachball! Left the computer for a while but all that happened was the beachball continued and the CPU fan came on.

Force quit, did it again.

ANOTHER plug-in rescan. At least Logic only rescans when it detects new additions.

Anyway, through all that, same thing when I imported a file (different one, just in case it was a file problem). Beachball, hang, force quit.

So now I remember why I never touch STP anymore. It's just as useless to me as it has ever been.

Do yourself a favour and spend 40 for Audiofile Engineering's Wave Editor. It used to be $250 USD but they reduced the price last week and are actually increasing the functionality. It's a stellar program which even does DDP filesets, which is a pricey addition to BIAS or Sonic Studio software.

Audiofile Engineering - Wave Editor

Rant over! Sorry if I didn't help you any...
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Old 1st September 2008 , 12:50 AM
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Hmm. I'm sorry to hear you don't like it. I think it's quite a good app. The interface isn't as friendly as Logic or any of the Pro Apps that Apple make. In particular, I dislike how the mixer and effects work.

Its probably something I'm doing. When I find out, I will post up the answer.

I've never liked Bias. If I could wish for anything on a mac... it would be Soundforge lol
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Old 1st September 2008 , 01:36 PM
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Edit. I dislike it now. It gave me lots of problems last night. Namely, playing the file in the timeline, but freezing the head and giving me a beachball. So I went to force quit, and just as it's about to close...everything unlocks and starts working again.
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Old 1st September 2008 , 01:41 PM
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Edit. I dislike it now. It gave me lots of problems last night. Namely, playing the file in the timeline, but freezing the head and giving me a beachball. So I went to force quit, and just as it's about to close...everything unlocks and starts working again.
I'll just repost that link for your convenience...

Audiofile Engineering - Wave Editor



Seriously, take the demo for a spin. It could come in very handy when you start doing your vinyl captures too, as it's got the arguably the best sample rate conversion and dithering that exists.
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Old 1st September 2008 , 02:46 PM
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that is a very big claim there young man. How the devil do you plan to back that up.



Am I right in believing its powered by Izotope's engine ?
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that is a very big claim there young man. How the devil do you plan to back that up.



Am I right in believing its powered by Izotope's engine ?
Sort of the SRC is iZotope 64-bit SRC and the dither is iZotope MBIT+ (formerly known as MegaBit Max) dither.

Here's what the SRC LOOKS like anyway...

http://src.infinitewave.ca

And have a look here for a dither shootout...

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Hmm it looks like a nice engine. That said RX looks even better. The results for the steeper RX setting are pretty much approaching ideal passband conditions...good lord ! Even SRC outperforms logic in this respect..

sold. Will purchase it when I'm back off my holiday. Add it to the list of Reason4, Ableton upgrade, Cubase Upgrade... I need a better job !
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Hmm it looks like a nice engine. That said RX looks even better. The results for the steeper RX setting are pretty much approaching ideal passband conditions...good lord ! Even SRC outperforms logic in this respect..

sold. Will purchase it when I'm back off my holiday. Add it to the list of Reason4, Ableton upgrade, Cubase Upgrade... I need a better job !
RX shouldn't really be "better" in any respect other than the fact that of course it does various noise reduction procedures.

WRT the graphs you're lookin' at... the SRC in Wave Editor is editable/customisable and you can probably match whatever it is that RX is doing. All the same algos are present!
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