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Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 | 6 comments

Sample Manager 3 Review

There has been quite a lot of head scratching going on about Sony’s decision to not include batch processing with Sound Forge Pro Mac. Everyone should be aware of a great OS X batch processor that has already been around for a while: Sample Manager. From Audiofile Engineering:

Sample Manager is the quintessential batch audio file processor for Mac OS X. Designed in Cocoa from the ground up, Sample Manager proudly takes advantage of CoreAudio, Quartz, and other solid OS X features.

Sample Manager is hands-down the most powerful and full-featured audio batch processor available today — sort files by any parameter, view detailed waveforms down to the sample, change file names, gain, fade, trim and process to your heart’s content. There are over 50 process actions available. You can chain your process actions together as Workflows, and with one click you can apply complex processes to as many audio files as you like.

Sample Manager seems able to do everything you’d ever require from a batch processor: Fades, Trims, Convert/Export, Labels, Extract, Mix, Append , as well as Changing Speed, Length, Tempo and Pitch (just to name a few). In addition it has built-in Workflows and allows you to create your own sequence of processes. AU and VST support, Applescript and Automator support and even some iZotope stuff running under the hood makes $79 a bargain.

In the process of um..processing.

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