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    Bronze Member Coffee's Avatar
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    Software for creating waveforms?

    Hi just wondering if anyone happens to know of a good waveform creator/editor? Not just for sampling/recording but to be able to manually create the wave.
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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    In Your Monitor

    General Features

    * Multiple Document Interface for working with many files in one session
    * Huge file editing: 4GB and beyond (NTFS only)
    * Configurable RAM or hard drive editing
    * High quality: 24 bit, 192kHz
    * Real-time visuals: bar, waveform, spectrogram, spectrum, VU meter, ...
    * Fast non-destructive editing. Cut, copy, delete, and undo take only a fraction of a second, regardless of the file size
    * Multiple undo levels
    * Many effects: distortion, doppler, echo, filter, mechanize, offset, pan, volume shaping, invert, resample, equalizer, time warp, pitch, reverb, volume matcher, channel mixer, ...
    * Effect previewing and presets
    * Audio restoration filters: noise reduction, pop/plick, smoother
    * Supported file formats (wav, mp3, ogg, aiff, au, vox, mat, snd, voc, raw binary data, text data, and more)
    * File format plug-ins for the next generation of audio compression, such as WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC.
    * DirectX Audio Plug-in hosting
    * Effect chain editor
    * Audio CD Reader
    * Batch processing and conversion
    * Drag-and-drop cue points, with auto-cue and file splitting features.
    * Direct waveform editing with the mouse
    * Customizable tool bars
    * Customizable waveform colours
    * Clean, friendly, easy-to-use interface.
    * Several built-in accessibility features and keyboard shortcuts
    * Excellent value

    goldwave $45us

    it is cheaper than my no1 choice:wavlab:

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    * DVD Audio extraction, conversion, and archiving
    * New “Smart” Video Thumbnail Track for editing audio for video
    * Track effects in Audio Montage
    * Multi-channel metering and analysis with up to eight channels
    * ASIO instant remapping for instant audio compare at the touch of a button
    * New file formats: WMA Pro 5.1 and 7.1 export, AVI audio import

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    * Complete red-book CD mastering toolset, including signal processing, accurate PQ editing, CD text, track-sheet and CD cover layout tools and error detection and correction
    * Extended CD burning, including audio, ISO data, and mixed-mode formats
    * Clip based (and now also track based) realtime plug-in effects (VST plugin support)
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    * Support of a multitude of different audio file formats (WAV, AIFF, AU, MP3, MP2 (M.U.S.I.C.A.M.), RAW, Windows Media 9, etc.) and resolutions (8/16/20/24 bits with up to 192 kHz)
    * AES-31 support: import and export, including interpretation of Steinberg Nuendo markers as WaveLab CD markers
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