Would love to meet you in person as well!
As to a patched version of Audacity with native WAV support.... well, I
don't know of one. That's why I wrote that someone would have to write
such a patch themselves. I personally don't have a need for it, and the
main Audacity developers made their choice.... Having said that, there
are a couple of good (if old) lists of Linux audio editors out there.
Look at https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/categories/audio_editors and
Some of these are old and out-of-date. For instance, as far as I can
tell ecawave is no longer maintained, but it seems like it would fit
your bill, as it edits direct-to-disk. Last release was in 2013 on its
What I want is a Linux equivalent of mp3DirectCut...... and while
mp3splt is nice, what mp3DC will do is just short of fantastic. This is
a direct mp3 editor that does not decompress to edit, but edits the
actual mp3, so you don't lose any additional quality. I haven't tried
to get mp3DC running in Wine, although it's supposed to work ok.
Marquee selection editing is one of the coolest features..... page 88 of
the Audition 1.5 manual shows the technique. You need to be in Spectral
View. You can select a rectangular region of frequency and time, and
edit using that selection (including cut, copy, and paste, apply effect,
adjust gain, etc). Later versions of Audition make it even more
https://ask.audio/articles/spectral-audio-editing-in-adobe-audition . I
have used it to remove water heater control interference (data tones
that are very distinct and very pervasive, as they are on the power
lines). I might have a copy of an instrumental I helped mix that has
the defect, and how smoothly the marquee tool helped remove it; I'll
have to look.
Oh, you're welcome. I've learned enough to realize how dumb I am,
that's all. But I like to try to help as I can.
I'm also a user of DeNoise and ClickRepair, which are cross-platform
commercial Java applications that do exactly what their names indicate.
ClickRepair is the best thing short of iZotope's RX4. Excellent vinyl
click removal that is nearly fully automatic.
On 09/06/2017 10:38 AM, Willie Barnett wrote:
Lamar, I sincerely hope we have an opportunity to meet in person
someday before the Rapture! :)
If you could point us to a place where we could download a patched
version of (or an easy-to-apply patch for) Audacity that defaults to
LOAD/SAVE in simple WAV format, that would be nice. :) (One that
avoids creating those "whole directories full of audio snippets" would
be EVEN BETTER!) Some (many?) of us are still relying upon spinning
disks for 1TB+ data storage, where fragmentation IS a thing. ;)
The goal is to make it as familiar to experienced Adobe Audition (Cool
Edit) users, as possible. The smaller the learning curve, the faster
everyone would be able to get right back to work, and have fewer errors.
What do you mean by "Marquee Selection Editing"? :)
...God bless you, Lamar, and thank you for your willingness to share
your knowledge! :)