View Mac Audio File Data As A Scrollable List
fixed1t Audio Samples Data Lister
Making music using samples is getting easier, but one of the things that slows up the process and also the various pieces of software and hardware, is the size and type of the samples used. The size of the sample file effects its speed at loading and may take up valuable storage space. Stereo samples are also much larger than mono samples but often have effects applied which is why you would use them as stereo files. Also some platforms i.e. the Windows PC platforms or ported windows software will sometimes only work with WAV files which are of type 'little endian' whereas Apple Macs use the 'big endian' format which makes it difficult for Mac Users to share with PC based musicians when collaborating.
Not only that, but specialist hardware samples are also sensitive to format types, the Roland MC-808 for example will only load and use 'little endian' WAV files as I found to my frustration and led me to write the data lister. The problem was they all appeared to load but some samples just wouldn't play.
This is a quagmire which musicians can slide into with creativity dissappearing in the process. This has been a nuisance to me personally in my development of a range of low cost Garageband tools, so i decided not to keep using large programs to open and review file details and to create my own. I have created an audio file analyser program:
fixed1t Audio File Analyser Webpage
enabling users to look in Mac audio, sample and loop files and see the results instantly. But when you dealing with a folder of samples this can be tedious. Therefore I've added this 'audio samples data lister' to my suite of programs.
This program was created as part of the fixed1t suite of Apple Garageband helpful tools to ensure that composers can concentrate on composing rather than file editing. Here is a simple tutorial video:
If you have questions about the Data Lister please post them on the appropriate item on my blog at:
fixed1t Audio Samples Data Lister Blog
If you would like a 3 day trial click on the email link below:
Please ensure you state which Mac Os you are running in the body of the email e.g: 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. This information can be found on the 'About This Mac' page by clicking on the Apple on the top left of your screen.:
Send your email to: fixed1t Audio Samples Data Lister Trial
When you've used this a few times, I hope you'll be willing to purchase an unlimited copy for just £10 UK pounds using the PayPal Buy Now below or go back to the software page and ADD TO CART.
Please be aware, I hand build a personalised copy with the latest software here in the UK on receipt of clearance from Paypal, so there may be a slight delay in your receiving a copy.
This is not an 'old version' automated software delivery service.