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Re: Wavelab 8.5 requests

I'd really really like rendered MP3s to open in Audio File window, or really ANY rendered file to open there. I guess somebody must like that. I hate it. I'm done at that point, don't need the file open. All I hope for is a preference to change this behavior if it's not there

This option is already controlled by the check box "Open resulting audio file", in the Render dialog.
by PG
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:39 am
 
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Re: Easy sample rate change solution needed

I remember this request, and it is firmly planned for WaveLab 9.
by PG
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:00 am
 
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Easy sample rate change solution needed

I've discussed this before, but with more and more clients requesting and needing both 44.1k masters, as well as 24-bit higher sample rate masters for vinyl and/or bandcamp, Mastered for iTunes and other services that accept files at sample rates higher than 44.1k...the need to easily make a montage at a higher sample rate is badly needed.

Even if I play and capture masters through my analog chain at 88.2k for example, I like to convert to 44.1k using iZotope SRC before loading into a montage. This isn't a debate about what SRC sounds better, but simply so that sample rate conversion doesn't need to happen each time I render a DDP or WAV/mp3s files from a montage at a high sample rate. This takes time and leaves room for a glitch that must be checked for each time instead of once.

I think 44.1k is still the preferred way to send files to clients to approve a master, usually via DDP and something like HOFA DDP Player Maker.

Anyway, once the master is a approved, I often need a simple way to do "save as" of a montage, and save it as a higher sample rate (to match original source files sample rate), but to keep all the track markers and info to match the 44,1k master montage. I simply want to make a mirror image of my approved montage at 44.1k, and insert the higher sample rate files in place of the 44.1k files. I always have properly trimmed and named files at both 44.1k and the native sample rate of the original files.

I know how to "save as..." to make a new montage and change sample rate of it, but when the sample rate is changed, the markers all move because they are all tied to the samples of the montage and not the minutes/ seconds so it's a lot of extra work to recreate a 44.1k montage at 48k or higher for these situations where the client wants both 44.1k CD master, and higher sample rate WAV files for vinyl or online services that accept high sample rate.

This seems like a trend that is not going away as more and more outlets are accepting high sample rate files for distribution.


thank you.
by Jperkinski
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:49 pm
 
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Re: WL 8.5 questions

Can this slot be used for any plugins e.g. can it be used for ARC room compensation which would not be included in render process and would not affect metering? Such feature alone would make the upgrade price worth for me...

Absolutely, yes; I did not forget this request ;)
You choose what plugins you want to show in this slot's menu from the Plugin-setting dialog.
by PG
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:17 pm
 
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Re: Whose on first: Crystal or Limiter?

Limiter has always to be put after resampler, as resampling can create "true peaks".
by PG
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:59 pm
 
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Master effects & Master effects

It is a bit confusing that there are two unrelated sets if plug-in effects, both named "Master" effects. The ones in the Effects Tool panel and the ones in the Master Section. I suggest that the name is changed in the Effects Tool panel to avoid confusion.

Why not rename them Montage effects. That would, not only avoid confusion, but also be inline with the naming convention used for the other types ( Clip effects affect specific Clips, Track effects affect specific Tracks and Montage effects affect specific Montages ).

Then the name Master effects would be reserved for the Master Section.
by Svenne
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:25 am
 
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Re: Slate Digital VBC VST3 bug

Well, I don't see this getting resolved anytime soon. Yesterday I typed a thorough and polite email to Slate seeing if they had any progress on this and the reply I got from somebody at Slate Digital said that PG "isn't very well informed", that VBC conformed "100% to the VST SDK specs" and that the Wavelab team wasn't "playing ball" with Slate to resolve the issue.
by Jperkinski
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:07 pm
 
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Re: Clip Volume Envelope Copy and Paste

I see what you mean; maybe this feature should be added. The reason of the current behaviour is this: an envelope is made of 3 parts: fade in, volume part, fade-out. The Copy operates on either of these segments. And the start level is determined by the fade in out levels.
by PG
Sat May 24, 2014 6:26 am
 
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Re: wavelab 8.5 stop audio playback at end of file

Maybe you should activate this option:
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by PG
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 am
 
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Re: Converting a Montage From 44.1k to Higher [ideas]

I will provide a solution to this case, but only in WaveLab 9.
by PG
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:02 pm
 
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Re: Encoder Checker - Question

I've noticed that when loud non-MFiT iTunes store files are analyzed in Wavelab 8.5 Global Analysis, the digital peak is -0.0003, and they have no one-sample clips on the error tab. Those same files show digital peak 0.0000 and many one-sample clips in Wavelab 8.03 (as they would show in Apple AFCLIP). I 'guess' this is because 8.5 uses the Fraunhofer AAC codec to decode, and 8.03 uses the Apple AAC codec to decode. Is that correct?

Ideally, to me, an Encoder Checker would have 2 purposes, depending on the client: (1) for label clients, to mirror as closely as possible the codecs that the record labels or retailers are going to use to make their lossy files from the mastering studio's DDP or WAV, or (2) to include "better" codecs (like the Fraunhofer) for those who are able to utilize them for self sales.

That's why I think the Apple codec should be added to the encoder checker and Global Analysis. Because that's what Apple uses to make the AACs in the iTunes store, making them from the mastering WAV or DDP. I admit the codec request is picky, especially considering they're lossy files, but Apple is picky.

Someday I'd like to analyze what codec/settings all of the retailers/streamers are using for encode/decode. That would be more exact information to add to an encoder checker, and since Wavelab includes Ogg Vorbis, could include the Spotify stream.
by bob99
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:41 am
 
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Re: Encoder Checker - Question

Well there wouldn't be fees if you're using Apple's tools on a mac but... those are AU only (which WL and PCs can't run).
Apple's a hardware company first. They've not made things easy for competing standards (be they VST or AAX). The codecs are built into iTunes of course, but a)they're not the same ones, and b)they really only make PC iTunes to sell iPads and iPhones. So lack of license fees in these contexts are understandable.
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The AU plugin is not needed IMO because it's just an audition thing and Wavelab EC has audition. I was just talking about the AAC encode/decode. I've tested the Windows iTunes "iTunes +" encoder settings against the Mac (MFiT and iTunes). They're extremely close. Which I would expect, because if you make an AAC in Mac iTunes using the "iTunes +" setting and one in Windows iTunes using the "iTunes +" setting you would expect to get comparable files. And they are. Extremely close. Close enough for Apple to call them exactly the same thing.

The Mac iTunes "iTunes +" encode matches the MFiT official droplet encode exactly. It didn't used to, but they changed the settings in iTunes to use the "mastering" parameter settings. Therefore the Windows "iTunes +" is extremely close to the official Mac MFiT.
by bob99
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:41 pm
 
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