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Posted on: December 12, 2016 @ 09:30 PM
dsetto
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Which Sample Editor do you like, for editing samples, to feed Melas Waveform Editor? (for Mac or Win)

The options I’m considering:

1. Melas Waveform Editor
-- basic. but excellent.
-- con: limited zoom controls slow me down

2. Pro Tools (my DAW)
3. Wavelab
4. Kontakt Editor
5. Other

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Posted on: December 13, 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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An unsung “hero” with sample editing and manipulation is FL studio.  They offer several editions and even the lower priced ‘model’ has these capabilities

Just another option out there

Addendum:  there are hundreds of tutorials for FL Studio on YouTube, and many are specific to sampling operations.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016 @ 03:15 AM
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Quite capable, available for several platforms, and if you don’t like it you haven’t lost anything but some time:
http://www.audacityteam.org/

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Posted on: December 14, 2016 @ 07:53 AM
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5pinDIN - 14 December 2016 03:15 AM

Quite capable, available for several platforms, and if you don’t like it you haven’t lost anything but some time:
http://www.audacityteam.org/

For simple looping, Audacity is my tool.  Zooming. Don’t know the other apps, but Audacity works!

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Posted on: December 14, 2016 @ 10:38 AM
dsetto
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Thank you, fellas. I’ll check ‘em out.

I am impressed how much mileage I’m getting out of Melas Waveform editor’s Sample Editor feature.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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5pins suggestion of Audacity made me chuckle when recalling the first time I used it to remove vocals from an old Byrds song for karaoke.  It worked great.  Never really tapped into other features, but perhaps now would be a good time as any. Thanx

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Posted on: December 14, 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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The workflow I value in Melas Waveform Editor is:

1. edit sample
2. play on-screen keyboard to play it.

(The on-screen keyboard and the accompanying fundamental sound controls are so useful I have yet to bother connecting a midi keyboard, as I am enjoying laptop freedom.)

What I’m getting at is:
Good sample editor that’s tied in with on-screen/midi keyboard key mapping seems real useful. I’m sort of new to this, so I may not be aware of the obvious, core functions of these programs.
I’d be pleasantly surprised if Wavelab has it. With a DAW, I would imagine one would likely have to incorporate a virtual sampler.

Kontakt probably has it ready to go.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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Sorry, there’s no on-screen keyboard in Audacity.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016 @ 05:29 AM
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Because the time shifting in the Motif sampler is by percent rather than by new tempo, I shift drum loops in Ableton Live.

I’ve also edited a few samples in Live’s editor.

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