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Old 07-11-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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audio editing advice please


Hello,

I am 99.5% Linux these days, but every once in a while I need to fire up my old XP laptop when I fancy fiddling with sounds. Somewhere else on this site I had a brief chat with somebody who has been doing audio on linux for years so I thought I'd finally look into it and I'm quite impressed with some of the apps I've seen (particularly Hydrogen and Rosegarden). The one thing that dismays me totally is that I cannot seem to find 'markers' (as they're called in soundforge) in either Glame, Rezound or Audacity. Surely they're there....aren't they?...

All I use soundforge for is making mix-cds. I drop a marker on the first beat of a track, count 16,32, or whatever and press 'M' to drop another marker there. Voila un loop! A quick double click followed by Ctrl-E and my perfect loop is a new file. I can then pitch it to whatever tempo I like and carry on with other tracks. That way in almost realtime I can make beat perfect mix CDs for myself. However in the above Linux apps I cannot even find markers anywhere. Can anybody enlighten me please?
 
Old 07-11-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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markers? ummm... nope, can't seem to see them- which is weird because they are obviously an industry standard thing.

check out this new site- sounds like you might like it.
www.opensourcemusic.info

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Old 07-11-2005, 02:45 PM   #3
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weird isn't it. Unfortunately it renders these otherwise fine apps totally useless.

I'm afraid your link is dead, but I shall try it again later. Cheers!
 
Old 07-11-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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here is the right link:
www.opensourcemusic.info
 
Old 07-11-2005, 03:03 PM   #5
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Try ardour.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 03:16 PM   #6
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Cool.
http://ardour.org/
 
Old 07-12-2005, 08:17 AM   #7
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alas I've tried running Ardour on loads of distros but it's never even started on most of them...

I guess Wine will never be able to run Windoze audio tools?

What do/did SGI IRIX users use for editing? Was it an older version of pro-tools? I would be happy to pay for a decent editor that included something as fundamental to audio editing as markers.

In the meantime I might try a live media (mediainlinux perhaps) distro. Perhaps their ardour works out of the box.

Cheers!

Oh yeah - thanks for the link!
 
Old 07-12-2005, 09:42 AM   #8
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Thumbs down

...got my hopes raised by sweep but no markers...

am i really the only person who uses the marker functions in Wavelab, Soundforge et al? Why haven't any developers thought about them? All terribly strange, a bit like building a train network without building stations...
 
Old 07-12-2005, 11:28 AM   #9
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this help?
http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=marke...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

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Old 07-13-2005, 01:04 AM   #10
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The best way to install a program in Linux is to download the source, decompress it, compile, and install. Normally, package based distributions fail to install programs 90% of the time. The other 10% is you are one lucky bastard.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 03:51 AM   #11
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i think the main problem with ardour is that I haven't got a frippin' clue about how to use jack...
 
  


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