[bct] Re: One really cool thing about sound forge

  • From: "Brent Harding" <bharding@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 20:18:03 -0600

MessageI guess with the batch processing, my friend could do what he wants to 
his mp3 collection that I sort of think is a bad idea. His idea was to run 
everything through wave hammer, but that will bite him if he went on the 
internet air and played it through another layer of processing applied by 
winamp plugins. I would never process up all the sound files because it could 
never be undone. It can sound nice but would only be truely possibly done 
correctly if one ran your mix through another computer running winamp plugins 
that would then have processed output.

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Neal Ewers 
  To: Bct 
  Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:23 PM
  Subject: [bct] One really cool thing about sound forge

  Hi all.  People have written me off list thanking me for my podcast comments. 
 I meant to give a list of things I could cover at the end of the cast, but I 
was running out of time.

  There is one thing that really causes this software to shine perhaps more 
than any one other feature.  This is the batch converter.  It was in sound 
forge 5, but they took it out of 6 and 7 and now it is back in 8.  Here is how 
it works.

  Let's say that you had a lot of wav files you wanted to convert to MP3, but 
they needed some processing before you could do that.  So, perhaps you wanted 
to change them all from stereo to mono, then you wanted to get rid of some low 
frequency hum, and then you wanted to normalize them and then save them as MP3 
files.  In sound forge, you would go into the batch converter, select all your 
files, and do the processing on these files.  Not only does it do all of these 
steps to each file, but you can save the batch file so that the next time you 
want to do all of the same processes on one or more files, you only have to 
open the batch converter, select the files you want to process and press Run, 
and magically, they are all done and placed in the folder of your choice.  I 
can't tell you how much time this has saved me.

  Neal Ewers
  Ravenswood Productions
  Local phone:  608-277-1995
  Toll Free:  888-544-8332
  Email:  neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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