cheapie/freeware sample loop software for winxp?

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Yeah my questions are thrilling aren't they?

I've been using Yamaha "tiny wave editor" on the home win95 box to trim, normalise and loop samples to drop into the e-mu. I moved everything upstairs, into the new computer, but o no! TWE seems to be incompatible with winxp. I'm just after the basic features, as mentioned looping, crossfading, normalising and trimming. Midi sample dumping is OK, SMDI sample dumping would be better (I have a SCSI pci card on the shelf for this) Bias peak le lookd good, but it's mac only, grrr.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 11:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Try Audacity the "free, open source software for recording and editing sounds."

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 16:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Slightly off brief but Audiomulch is a lot of fun and free.

mzui (mzui), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 17:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'd just like to point out that no musician has ever ever paid for a piece of music software, ever. big record companys maybe minor/medium indies NO WAY.

b i t t o r r e n t

There's a reason Dizzee Rascal bigged up the major music software piracy groups.

Jarlr'mai (jarlrmai), Thursday, 20 October 2005 19:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I paid for my copy of "Cubase", fwiw. I'm not interested in warez, others may be, that's up to them.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 20 October 2005 19:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Good for you, however i'm willing to bet alot of the best underground indie electronic music was made using "aquired" versions of software.

Jarlr'mai (jarlrmai), Thursday, 20 October 2005 20:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Um, but that's hardly the point is it.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 20 October 2005 21:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'd just like to point out that no musician has ever ever paid for a piece of music software, ever. big record companys maybe minor/medium indies NO WAY.

That's complete and utter bullshit. I've made a living for the last 6 years selling music software & hardware. More than half of our clients our hobbyists, many of whom are sick of the instability & dodginess of warez. You can spend half your life looking for a crack that may or may not crash your computer, freeze up your DAW, and cause compatibility fuckups with your other plug-ins, or you can just buy the fucking official version, knowing that it will work!

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Thursday, 20 October 2005 22:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Okay so I was exagerating, I was just pointing out that for a many a penniless artists warez has been a way into the industry, I'm sure that once the money is rolling in they all go out and buy licenses.

And yes all warez is dodgy and unstable, just keep telling everyone that.

Jarlr'mai (jarlrmai), Friday, 21 October 2005 08:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Okay so I was exagerating, I was just pointing out that for a many a penniless artists warez has been a way into the industry, I'm sure that once the money is rolling in they all go out and buy licenses.

There's some truth in this, but I've known just as many unsigned, independent musicans who do, in fact, save their pennies & get a legit program to start.

And yes all warez is dodgy and unstable, just keep telling everyone that.

It may seem like I'm towing the company line here, but I've lost count of the times I've been hired to troubleshoot someone's PC because "dude, nothing works", only to find that every app is a crack: DAWs take ages to load, plug-ins glitch out or even crash the host, and the whole OS feels like it's about to lock up any second. The biggest problem of all with warez is that they're like potato chips - most people can't eat just one, so when they download an app, & it kinda works, they go apeshit & grab as many free programs as they can. That's when I get panic calls.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 21 October 2005 13:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

goldwave

astroblaster (astroblaster), Thursday, 27 October 2005 03:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

tantrum pretty otm. i think i've seen 50/50 in my experiences. i've got a lot of friends who use cracks, but i've got a lot of friends who also insist on buying the real shit so they can basically advertise that they have the real shit if they're recording somebody.

kinda depends on the attitudes and stuff.

audacity rules. goldwave can be really good. kristal is also decent. (it's at very least as good as ACID and some of those lower end general consumer packages.)

m.

msp (mspa), Monday, 31 October 2005 19:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
just DL'd Audacity, and while it looks quite nice, I'm having latency issues with live monitoring. basically, i like monitoring my live sound through whatever FX etc i can use. On Live i can get it down to

AaronK (AaronK), Saturday, 3 December 2005 23:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I wound up buying zero-x seamless looper. It was cheap, and it works very well! The auto-loop find especially is very good.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 12:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
Sorry for the lazy thread revive, but I figured there wasn't much point making a new one for a silly question that could be answered so quickly.

Does anyone know of a good mp3 to wav batch conversion program, so I can convert all my loops in mp3 format into wave so Reaktor can see them? I've tried googling and all that, but a) all the results want me to buy something and b) they're probably all full of spyware.

Alternatively, I don't suppose anyone here uses Reaktor and knows if it does infact support mp3 files? That'd be ideal.

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Friday, 16 June 2006 16:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, no worries - I used the Winamp "disk output" plugin to do it! Worked a treat.

The Reaktor question still stands though, as this would be brilliant.

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Friday, 16 June 2006 17:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Reaktor doesn't support MP3s as of the last update I have. I wish more audio progs would.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Saturday, 17 June 2006 23:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I was going to suggest QCD because QCD pwns.

Jesus Dan (Dan Perry), Sunday, 18 June 2006 13:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

So, my new computer came with Windows 10, and so far the only software casualty is my dear, beloved old copy of CoolEdit 96, which does load in Win10, but is just glitchy AF - doesn't think I have enough RAM to save "Undo," and yet sometimes undoes OLD actions after I've done something else to the files... etc. So, I guess it's time I looked around for something else, ideally as similar as possible to the CE96 interface/tool as possible. MAINLY I use it for trimming down loops to just-so, and some occasional normalizing and basic effects. Is there anything out there with anything of that old-school, bells-and-whistles-free software style?

we're gonna live in spatula city (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:04 (one year ago) Permalink

you might be able to run cooledit96 under a virtual machine with an older version of windows. I think virtualbox is free?

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 30 July 2016 04:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Wavosaur is pretty basic but still supports VST effects.

and all the politicians making crazy sounds (snoball), Saturday, 30 July 2016 08:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Audacity

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Saturday, 30 July 2016 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks, y'all. Just downloaded Wavosaur and feeling good about it, seems super low-impact. Doesn't even install anything! My kind of software.

we're gonna live in spatula city (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 31 July 2016 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink


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