Anyone use OcenAudio?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by allizomeniz, May 13, 2014.

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    I just found out about this program as a good alternative to Audacity, but does anyone know if it supports FLAC?
     
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    allizomeniz, I don't use this software, however, their latest Changelog refers to fixing a FLAC bug. Just FYI.
     
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    Thanks mate. I didn't think to check the changelog. I'll have to give it a whirl.
     
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    allizomeniz, you're welcome! Do post back your impressions of this software after testing it. Take care.
     
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    @ allizomeniz

    Hi, & Thanx for posting !

    I'd never heard of it before, & as it "appears" to be good, so i'm going to try it out & see.
     
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    I tried it but didn't test it extensively. I didn't really like the waveform display. It's not easy to see where 0dB is like you can in Audacity. There appear to be other waveforms in Preferences but I couldn't get any of them to work. I may have been doing it wrong, I don't know. I couldn't find any way to view clipping. When I tried to export as FLAC there wasn't an obvious way to set the compression. There aren't as many built-in effects as in Audacity. From what I've read, it's designed to use VST plugins, so you probably have to obtain those separately and install them. The interface is a little flashier than Audacity. OcenAudio may be better in certain areas, but I still think overall Audacity's better. As I said, that's based on a very brief tryout.
     
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    Tried it, not too bad, but several things are better with other Apps. Editing & looping are much better on Wavosaur, which is also FREE. The inbuilt effects are not Real Time, but quite quick.

    VST is a Brilliant invention, & there are Thousands of Really good plugins, Lots which are FREE, not all good, but Plently that are. But to take full advantage of them in Real Time & visually etc, you really need software that can cope, eg Cubase.
     
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    unfortunately, Wavosaur does not import FLAC.
     
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    @ moontan

    You could convert to .WAV
     
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    good idea m8!

    another option is Sony SoundForge Pro trial.
    the full-featured trial has a 30 days limit and is full featured but a lot can be done with this. ;)
     
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    @ moontan

    Thanx, i'll have a look etc @ SSF. I remember when it was just SoundForge, and as i had Cubase i never bothered with it.
     
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    it's full featured like I said but I much prefer working with Wavelab for audio editing.
    the workflow is much better, imo.

    a full-featured 30 days trial for a 'light' version of Wavelab 8, called Wavelab 8 Elements, can be downloaded here:
    http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/wavelab/trial.html
     
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    @ moontan

    Good for you :thumb: I got a free lite version of WaveLab included with Cubase. I found it easy to use & edit etc. Wavosaur is a close second IMO. Just like most other editors though, the effects are not Real Time. Nothing worse than having to wait to hear your changes. That's where Cubase & similar with VST really shine, as they are a LOT more than just editors.

    I had a midi/audio studio @ home for about 10 years, & had tons of fun making lots of tracks/songs etc. Even went into some pro studios with different singers to record them. Nothing came of it though, that's da music biz for ya ! As i was moving on to other things anyway, i sold most of my kit. I still have my cubase & other associated soft licences, so ya never know i might install it all again one day ;)

    But if it's just editing files without effects, then "some" of the ones mentioned in this thread should be fine for folks.
     
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