What software should I use?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by davomyster, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. davomyster

    davomyster Active Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    I'm working on a project at work in which I'll need some sort of software that will allow me to take a wav file and chop it up, distort it, basically screw with it in every way possible. I'm talking about adding static, changing it from stereo to mono...things like that. This is for work and will be on the company's budget, so price is not an issue. I'm looking for whatever is easiest and most intuitive. A friend recommended Abelton Live or soundforge, any opinions on these products?
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Distinguished Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    Assuming you are running on PC?
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    Any of the more popular DAW software should be able to do what you want.

    Sound Forge
    etc. etc. etc.

    Most programs have downloadable trials so the biggest thing is to get one that you are comfortable with.

    My own personal favorite is Wavelab. It is very stable can do a lot of things very well and has a very good support base at http://forum.cubase.net/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=4871a5c88a6c0c402f4a70b6e6d8d567

    If you are Mac based then there are other options and I will let the Mac people tell you what is best.
  4. davomyster

    davomyster Active Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    yes, I am PC based. I appreciate that list of possible programs, but does anybody have any other opinions as to which piece of software is the most intuitive and has a large support base? Thanks
  5. JoeH

    JoeH Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    This is the MASTERING forum, and you'd probably get better results asking this question in the DAW forum, among others.

    What you're looking for is good DSP software, stuff to do gimmicky and interesting things to the sound, not Mastering software per se; which is what you'd use for making a final, completed commercial CD.

    I've heard good things about ACID, but I don't use it. Again, maybe research this somewhere else..... :roll:
  6. davomyster

    davomyster Active Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    alright, thanks for the help guys!
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  8. Space

    Space Distinguished Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Mp3 to ringtone? What good does this help someone working with an uncompressed wav file?
  9. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK

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