Batchconverting (normalization, trimming) ?

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bemushroomed
KVRist
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78 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:34 pm

Any batchprogram out there that will let me;

1. Normalize the audio file
2. Trim ~1ms from start of file and also trim of ends(not super important but good if i can do that).
3. Let's me keep my folder structure (e.g not needing to put all files into one folder, that will mess things up horrendously for me) - so just let's me select a folder and it will process its sub folders.
4. saves audio in same format.

There's Sound Forge, but it doesn't do sub folders, there's "add folder" but unless it's a folder with audio files it will not understand that all the sub folders in that folder contains .wav's that i want to process.

Many thanks!

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syntonica
KVRian
1374 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:59 pm

My choices are Twisted Wave or Acoustica 7 from Acon. You can demo both and choose the one that works best for you. Or not.

bemushroomed
KVRist
Topic Starter
78 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:53 am

Thanks. Acoustica did have a few options for batch processing, such as normalisation and it also has plugins that you can batch process, however it does not offer an option to trim or crop files when batch processing, at least i could not find such an option.

Twisted Wave seems more limited, i did not find an option to either trim or normalise all files in sub folders in that program.
I should say i'm on Windows and Twisted Wave was only available as an Online option for me.

bemushroomed
KVRist
Topic Starter
78 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:45 am

https://www.wavosaur.com/

seems to work, works with sub folders, can normalise, can truncate too.

It's free too.

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
30905 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:13 am

sox ?

command line based, tho.
Probably not vurt.

bemushroomed
KVRist
Topic Starter
78 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:25 am

yeah, it's too complex for me, i wouldn't know how to make a script that advanced. i do have it on my HDD for another thing (adding hundreds of wav files into one, but that's a simple script and doesn't require sub folders..)

wavosaur seems fine, very good implementation of the batch processing page too, i understood it directly, in SF and in many other programs you just want to exit directly because you have no idea what to do..

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syntonica
KVRian
1374 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:56 pm

bemushroomed wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:53 am Thanks. Acoustica did have a few options for batch processing, such as normalisation and it also has plugins that you can batch process, however it does not offer an option to trim or crop files when batch processing, at least i could not find such an option.

Twisted Wave seems more limited, i did not find an option to either trim or normalise all files in sub folders in that program.
I should say i'm on Windows and Twisted Wave was only available as an Online option for me.
My bad on the Twisted Wave. I thought he had a Windows version as well. If you're on PC, then Wavosaur is indeed a really good choice, although it is getting a bit long in the tooth.

bemushroomed
KVRist
Topic Starter
78 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:14 pm

Wavosaur has everything i need, easy to use too. BUT it destroys the meta-data (note information) in the .wav after making the new .wav so it's useless unfortunately. I didn't even know this info was needed, but i compared the files (before/after processing) and one file had C2, the other C5 as info, so the sampler puts the .wavs wrong on the keybed.

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
7083 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:56 am

I am so happy about Acon Digital, I would ask Stian to add a batch trimming function to Acoustica right here on the Acon forum
viewforum.php?f=218
Though a trim silence function would be 1000 times more useful than trimming a fixed duration…
Last edited by Tj Shredder on Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

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carrieres
KVRAF
1889 posts since 10 Apr, 2002 from Poissy, France

Post Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:29 am

bemushroomed wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:14 pm Wavosaur has everything i need, easy to use too. BUT it destroys the meta-data (note information) in the .wav after making the new .wav so it's useless unfortunately. I didn't even know this info was needed, but i compared the files (before/after processing) and one file had C2, the other C5 as info, so the sampler puts the .wavs wrong on the keybed.
save the metadata in the filename, process with Wavosaur, then put the metadata back
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bemushroomed
KVRist
Topic Starter
78 posts since 28 Dec, 2003 from Sweden

Post Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:11 am

carrieres wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:29 am

save the metadata in the filename, process with Wavosaur, then put the metadata back
That is very time consuming to do for many hundreds (or in time, thousands) of files when building big libraries of multi-sampled instruments.
Tj Shredder wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:56 am I am so happy about Acon Digatal, I would ask Stian to add a batch trimming function to Acoustica right here on the Acon forum
viewforum.php?f=218
Though a trim silence function would be 1000 times more useful than trimming a fixed duration…
I've tried Trim Silence in some programs, it will still give some ms of silence which is very bad, in for example Adobe Audition it detects it only after 10ms, which sucks, i don't want around 10ms latency for a sampling, i want 0.

Anyways, the best program i've found so far is Adobe Audition. You just hit "record favorite", then do whatever you want to do to the audio file - normalise, cut some ms in the start of the file, fade out the ends. when that's done you can apply this "favorite" to the batch convert process. It's actually pretty awesome. i wish more audio programs had this Recording function for how you want to process a wav, such a simple thing yet genius. you can even add one of the recorded favorites to a recording, so you can do super complex things with ease.

Too bad it's a subscription program, i wish i could just buy it and have it.

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