[LAU] Audio editor for editing a 90-minute-long file?

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Fri Jun 13 17:29:47 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 01:47:32PM -0400, Jesse Chappell wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 3:39 AM, Arnold Krille <arnold at arnoldarts.de> wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 12. Juni 2008 schrieb Ken Restivo:
> >> Good call on Ardour; I probably would have had the easiest time working
> >> with this file in Ardour. Ardour is sweet. But for just editing one long
> >> audio file, it seemed a bit like overkill. Also, I'd be too tempted to
> >> overdub onto it, which is a no-no for a live recording :-)
> >
> > There are actually very good reasons to use ardour for post-processing of
> > live-recordings:
> >  - Its completely non-destructive, even if you slice your 2-hour-file into
> > 10-seconds snippets and rearrange them and delete them one-by-one, you still
> > don't loose the material. Yes, you should have backups, but who knows...
> >  - Its _very_ easy to apply mastering effects over the whole session. (And
> > with the jamin-control-plugin you can change settings between songs.)
> >  - And all editing on effects and automation is non-destructive too. That is
> > very nice compared to clicking "apply effect (silence)", having the computer
> > work for ten minutes and the realize that a) its the wrong effect and b)
> > the "create undo" wasn't selected.
> >  - ardour is definitely not trying to load the whole 2-hour file into ram...
> Don't forget the CD markers -> TOC export for creating CDs easily with
> Ardour.  Works great for live CDs where you want to add track
> boundaries with no gaps for disk-at-once burning.

That's it. Next time I will use Ardour.

It would be very nice to split a 90-minute liveset up into multiple, song-length WAV's, but it was too much hassle to do that in Audacity. I suspect it'd be very easy to do in Ardour.

I ended up using Audacity, and ended up with two huge files:


In FLAC format for your high-fidelity enjoyment.


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