Batch join wav files?

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bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:36 pm

Anyone know of a tool or an editor that can batch join many files? I don't mean mix them, join them, as in if i have 60 files they will play after each other in 1 wav file instead of 60.

There are online tools for this which is extremely convenient, unfortunately the ones i've run into converts my 24bit files to 16, which i don't want.

I have soundforge pro 13, but it doesnt seem to have this function.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27455 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:44 pm

You could add the files one after another in SF then render that as one file, but I don't know a batch processing option for it.

bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:46 pm

of course i can do that, but it needs to be a faster process than that.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27455 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:53 pm

Can you explain why?

bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:57 pm

its for my hardware sampler (bitbox), a way of making libraries of sounds.

I'm gonna do this perhaps 100 times (60 files at a time), so doing it manually is out of the question. I've done 5 libraries like you suggested, and i've had enough of that, it's kind of tiring when i know it can be done in like a second, only need the right tool for it.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27455 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:11 pm

There's a thread here about doing this with Audacity ...

https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 42&t=59528

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vurt
addled muppet weed
65452 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:18 pm

if i open multiple files at once in samplitude, it puts them all one after the other, in one track.
mix down. done. next.

bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:26 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:11 pm
There's a thread here about doing this with Audacity ...

https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 42&t=59528
looks like 10 files max, unless that has changed.. i read a few pages and couldn't find that it had though..
vurt wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:18 pm
if i open multiple files at once in samplitude, it puts them all one after the other, in one track.
mix down. done. next.
yeah i can most likely open them all at once in cubase and just render them again as 1 file... i've thought about that but i dont think its optimal sound wise, since there's a ton of things going on there..

it seems like i will be able to do it using the command prompt and the copy/b function. that will be more optimal since it won't affect the sound in any way, no conversion of any kind, anti-aliasing or volume or anything like that will be altered. It'll just combine them in a totally "raw" way.

mheo
KVRer
20 posts since 16 Feb, 2018

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:19 pm


bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 pm

mheo wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:19 pm
HELIUM AUDIO JOINER. It's free.

https://www.free-codecs.com/download/he ... joiner.htm
Tested. converts 24bit to 16bit so not usable unfortunately. Thanks though.

mheo
KVRer
20 posts since 16 Feb, 2018

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:35 pm

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vurt
addled muppet weed
65452 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:59 pm

bemushroomed wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:26 pm
thecontrolcentre wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:11 pm
There's a thread here about doing this with Audacity ...

https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 42&t=59528
looks like 10 files max, unless that has changed.. i read a few pages and couldn't find that it had though..
vurt wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:18 pm
if i open multiple files at once in samplitude, it puts them all one after the other, in one track.
mix down. done. next.
yeah i can most likely open them all at once in cubase and just render them again as 1 file... i've thought about that but i dont think its optimal sound wise, since there's a ton of things going on there..

it seems like i will be able to do it using the command prompt and the copy/b function. that will be more optimal since it won't affect the sound in any way, no conversion of any kind, anti-aliasing or volume or anything like that will be altered. It'll just combine them in a totally "raw" way.
if you dont add any fx, there shoukd be nothing going on. cubase shouldnt add any difference if you just open the files and render.

bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:02 pm

You might be right about that, i guess its really no different than importing them into Soundforge.. I think it's the easiest solution for now. Thanks.

mheo
KVRer
20 posts since 16 Feb, 2018

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:06 pm

https://www.freeease.net/a-mp3joiner/overview.php

This is free and it works (just select "export format 24bit")

bemushroomed
KVRist
72 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Batch join wav files?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:22 pm

mheo wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:06 pm
https://www.freeease.net/a-mp3joiner/overview.php

This is free and it works (just select "export format 24bit")
it installed 4 additional programs that i couldn't declick during the install + the program itself is reported as a trojan by windows security... i know there are false positives but why would the .exe the program uses be called h0.exe and be in a completely different folder.. no, that does not seem right at all. be very careful with downloading this program.

Oh, and it directly said it was outdated and wanted to update, i did that and another additional program (a searchbar) was installed.. these are usually hard to uninstall.. probably gonna get problems from this (and yes i can only blame myself for trusting random people on the internet ;) )

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