looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

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asiohead
KVRer
7 posts since 3 Sep, 2008 from Belgium

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:51 am

Hi,

I'm looking for a stand-alone audio editor [windows], that can slice large (field) recordings into smaller audio files by detecting transients and use those as the cut point.

I've been doing a lot of field recording and now I need to cut up the audio into usable sounds, process (clean and level) them a bit and organize them to build a library. So I went looking for software that does this thinking I would find something like that pretty easy. Since so many people are working with samples and walk around recording stuff. But no ... it seems non existent. :?

There are a few DAW's and apps that have this sort of functionality but usually as an internal process for mapping samples or tempo mapping etc... But I'm really looking for a field recording cutting/organizing tool.

anyone know if this exists ? thanks

* I know the good old ReCycle does transient detection but it's also pretty limited and focused on beats and loop making.
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AnX
KVRAF
5245 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:03 am

wave knife?

Trancit
KVRAF
2290 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:06 am

Image Line´s Edison: https://www.image-line.com/plugins/Tools/Edison/

Works as a plugin or standalone...

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reusenoise
KVRian
836 posts since 23 Oct, 2009 from Italy

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 am

Reaper can do the job
menu>Dynamic split items
or right click item to process>Item processing>Dynamic split items.

ReverendLove
KVRist
145 posts since 3 Dec, 2009 from Cologne, Germany

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:19 am

Imageline's SliceX. Standalone and Plugin

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3299 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 am

reusenoise wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 am
Reaper can do the job
menu>Dynamic split items
or right click item to process>Item processing>Dynamic split items.
OP is looking for a standalone editor

NTO
KVRist
243 posts since 8 Feb, 2011

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:43 am

Audacity via the macros

asiohead
KVRer
7 posts since 3 Sep, 2008 from Belgium

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:09 am

Thanks guys! Couple of great suggestions I didn't know about, really appreciate it!

replicant X
KVRist
204 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:06 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 am
reusenoise wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 am
Reaper can do the job
menu>Dynamic split items
or right click item to process>Item processing>Dynamic split items.
OP is looking for a standalone editor
Reaper is one of the best audio editor and it's standalone.

I have WaveLab Pro and it have a bunch of mastering plugins. But Reaper can be cheaper alternative for audio editing.
I’m majoring in REAPER at Kenny Gioia University.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3299 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:49 pm

replicant X wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 am
reusenoise wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 am
Reaper can do the job
menu>Dynamic split items
or right click item to process>Item processing>Dynamic split items.
OP is looking for a standalone editor
Reaper is one of the best audio editor and it's standalone.
Reaper is not a standalone audio editor, and I'm pretty sure you're not going to convince the OP that it is...

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reusenoise
KVRian
836 posts since 23 Oct, 2009 from Italy

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:49 pm
replicant X wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 am
reusenoise wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 am
Reaper can do the job
menu>Dynamic split items
or right click item to process>Item processing>Dynamic split items.
OP is looking for a standalone editor
Reaper is one of the best audio editor and it's standalone.
Reaper is not a standalone audio editor, and I'm pretty sure you're not going to convince the OP that it is...
Please define standalone audio editor

Trancit
KVRAF
2290 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:05 am

reusenoise wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 pm

Please define standalone audio editor
I don´t have a valid definition for you, but for me personally, there are DAWs and Audio editors...

A DAW like Reaper while quite powerful on the audio editing side, has it´s focus mainly on sequencing and arranging... it doesn´t mean it cannot do the other by some degree, but it´s not made/specialized for that ...

Audio editors like Edison, Wavelab, Sound Forge etc... are specialized tools for 99.9% audio editing ... meaning while they got sometimes some multitrack features too, they are not made for arranging sequencing but for detailled work on single loaded waveforms and got very special tools for that, which aren´t present in programms like Reaper...

The basics they do all, but when it comes to detail work, a DAW isn´t an audio editor at all...

replicant X
KVRist
204 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:10 am

Trancit wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:05 am
reusenoise wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 pm

Please define standalone audio editor
I don´t have a valid definition for you, but for me personally, there are DAWs and Audio editors...

A DAW like Reaper while quite powerful on the audio editing side, has it´s focus mainly on sequencing and arranging... it doesn´t mean it cannot do the other by some degree, but it´s not made/specialized for that ...

Audio editors like Edison, Wavelab, Sound Forge etc... are specialized tools for 99.9% audio editing ... meaning while they got sometimes some multitrack features too, they are not made for arranging sequencing but for detailled work on single loaded waveforms and got very special tools for that, which aren´t present in programms like Reaper...

The basics they do all, but when it comes to detail work, a DAW isn´t an audio editor at all...
I think Reaper is more better audio editor than Edison at least.
I’m majoring in REAPER at Kenny Gioia University.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3299 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:53 am

reusenoise wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:49 pm
replicant X wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 am
reusenoise wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 am
Reaper can do the job
menu>Dynamic split items
or right click item to process>Item processing>Dynamic split items.
OP is looking for a standalone editor
Reaper is one of the best audio editor and it's standalone.
Reaper is not a standalone audio editor, and I'm pretty sure you're not going to convince the OP that it is...
Please define standalone audio editor
That's really for the OP to define, but usually if someone asks for a standalone app with a specific function they don't usually mean a DAW.

I would guess the OP means an app whose function encompasses manipulation of audio files but does not include additional functions.

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cturner
KVRian
568 posts since 7 Dec, 2009 from GWB

Re: looking for audio editor that can auto slice at transient

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 am

The difference is whether it's destructive to the original file or not, isn't it? An audio editor changes the source file; with a DAW you have to render out a new version.
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