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The Industry Standard in Audio Editing Programs? (Sorta OT)

Discussion in 'Archive' started by s8ntmark, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. s8ntmark

    s8ntmark Member

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    Something Ive been wondering for a while, what does Disney use when they edit all this audio together? Or even Randy? Does anyone know?

    Maybe Im totally off base and they use somthing completely different, maybe they dont use computer software at all, but Im a Wavelab boy (As Ive mentioned in other places) and Im always up for an upgrade to a better program if there is something better being used in the "field".

    Does anyone know what the industry standard audio editing software is?

    Thanks for you time :)
    Mark!
     
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    Pro Tools (more info: http://www.digidesign.com/) generally running on a Macintosh.

    Randy Thornton uses PCs.


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    By the way, Pro Tools also runs on PCs.


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  4. Gurgitoy2

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    It's an expensive toy for the average Joe though. I have a friend who wants to upgrade to Pro Tools, but it's too cost prohibitive for him at the moment.
     
  5. s8ntmark

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    Wow thanks guys, maybe it is too expensive right now, but at least I know what to work for

    Thanks :D

    What does everyone think of Cool Edit Pro?
     
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    I've been a long-time user of Cool Edit at work and home, and found it to be helpful and easy to use. Converts wav to mp3 and back in a multitude of bitrates, mono and stereo. Four-track editor is sufficieint for most editing needs.
    Sadly, where you could download a basic version of Cool Edit for $69 a year or so ago, they've been bought by Adobe which sticks you for $300 for the program.
     
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    I can vouch for Cool Edit being a terrific program for those who aren't exactly professionals, but want a taste of a high-end audio editing tool. Cool Edit Pro is quite nice too, but as it has been noted it is the only version available from Adobe at the moment (maybe they'll make a Cool Edit Elements?)

    I used Cool Edit Pro for Disneytrips/MagicTrips/Florida Project/Whatever-You-Wanna-Call-It-Today Radio since its inception in March of 2000. For restoring old vinyl recordings it worked like a champ, and the multitrack mixer was heavenly in larger projects, such as the Main Street Electrical Parade Mega Mix and the Epcot: Looking Back at the Future segment.

    - Z?rp-a-dee-doo-dah
     
  8. s8ntmark

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    You know its interesting, a lot of people swear by Cool Edit, which make me wonder why Pro Tools is the standard out there. I actually have never heard anyone say Pro Tools was a great program.

    Not considering cost, would you guys say a better program was Cool Edit or Pro Tools?

    Sorry for all the questions Im just curious about this stuff and want the direction.
     
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    thx99 Real-life Harry Caul Moderator Playlist Author

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    I primarily use and recommend Sound Forge, now under Sony's umbrella (used to be Sonic Foundry). IMO, Cool Edit Pro is not as user-friendly as Sound Forge, but that may attributed to the amount of time I've spent using each.

    The only two drawbacks to Sound Forge are (1) it does not have multi-channel editing capabilities and (2) $500 price tag. For multi-channel audio as well as video editing, Sony has another product called Vegas which runs $700.
     
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    Since I had been using Cool Edit Pro for such a long time, I never really pushed the app to its limits or needed to switch.

    Now that I'm on Mac OS, I use Pro Tools. It has tons of stuff I may never need, though.
     
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    Pro Tools is a great application, There, now you can say you've read it somewhere. ;-)

    "Better"? It's not even close.

    Cool Edit and the like are fine for hobbists but for professional (and semi-professional, for that matter) editing and content creation Pro Tools' feature set places it at the top of a very short list.

    On the other hand, I've heard perfectly fine audio generated via other audio applications. In most cases, the skill of the editor far outweighs the choice of appication.


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