Sample Manager 3
Batch Audio Processor
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 goes beyond the call of duty by including unlimited undo, support for all known audio metadata, a hierarchical file listing with support for folders, custom groups, and even Smart Folders (which consistently search for audio files using Spotlight) and much more; all of this within an extremely well-designed and friendly interface.
Industry Best Sample Rate Conversion
No need to reinvent the wheel here. Rather than spend a lot of time and money developing our own sample rate conversion, time stretching and wordlength reduction technologies and passing those costs on to you, we decided to source the best DSP available — iZotope™.
Sample Manager incorporates iZotope's industry best 64-bit SRC™ and MBIT+™ dither. We also have incorporated iZotope's SonicFit™ time/pitch technology. This ensures that Wave Editor delivers the highest fidelity and the best value on the market.
Try It Free...
Sample Manager will run in trial mode for 15 days. After that, you'll need to purchase Sample Manager for $79 to utilize the application's full functionality. A Sample Manager license key may be purchased directly from our online store.
Upgrades from Sample Manager 2 are $20.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words...
- Action Pack! (US $19.99 in our Store)
- Amplitude Actions
- Length Actions
- Convert Actions
- Labels Actions
- Extract Actions
- Combine Actions
- Process Actions
- Change Speed (iZotope SonicFit or Apple AUTimePitch)
- Change Length (iZotope SonicFit or Apple AUTimePitch)
- Change Tempo (iZotope SonicFit or Apple AUTimePitch)
- Change Pitch (iZotope SonicFit or Apple AUTimePitch)
- Transpose (iZotope SonicFit or Apple AUTimePitch)
- Filter DC Offset
- Process with Effect
- Properties Actions
- Rename Actions
- Export Actions
- File Actions
Works Well with Others...
AppleScript is the language of automation for Mac OS X. Sample Manager is the only audio batch processor for Mac OS X to fully support AppleScript, Apple's powerul English-like scripting language. This means that you can utilize AppleScript to build detailed workflows using Sample Manager with other AppleScriptable applications and Mac OS X itself. For example, you may have a large FileMaker database of sound effects. You can write an AppleScript application that will query the database, extract the desired sound effects and automatically process them with Sample Manager. (This is real-world example that one of our customers uses on a daily basis.)
We encourage you to learn more about AppleScript at apple.com, the Apple Developer Connection, Wikipedia and MacScripter.net
We spent a lot of time researching interface design ideas for Sample Manager 3. Sample Manager 2 was the first AppleScriptable audio batch process for Mac OS X, but we wanted to make it even more powerful, yet easier to use. After careful consideration, we took our inspiration from Automator. Sample Manager borrows heavily from Automator's easy-to-use interface. Not only is Sample Manager fully AppleScriptable, we fully support Automator. You can build complex Automator actions and plug-ins with access to over 50 actions with in Sample Manager without even having to open the application! This makes it easy to integrate Sample Manager with FileMaker Pro, Apple Mail or any other application that supports Automator. Mac OS X Leopard makes Automater even more powerful with UI recording and playback, workflow looping and more.
Powered by iZotope™
Only The Best For You
No need to reinvent the wheel here. Rather than spend a lot of time and money developing our own sample rate conversion and wordlength reduction technologies and passing those costs on to you, we decided to source the best DSP available — iZotope. Wave Editor incorporates iZotope's industry best 64-bit SRC™ and MBIT+™ dither. We have also incorporated iZotope's SonicFit™ time/pitch technology. This ensures that Wave Editor delivers the highest fidelity and the best value on the market.
iZotope 64-bit SRC™
The iZotope 64-bit SRC utilizes a hyrbrid algorithm providing the highest quality and most customizable resampling available on the market today. iZotope 64-bit SRC features a hybrid ringing control enabling a compromise between the standard pre-ringing of a linear phase filter and the post-ringing of a minimum phase filter. A continuous control morphs the algorithm from a linear phase filter to a minimum phase filter. The key step of sample rate conversion is the quality of the low-pass filter design. The crucial aspects include a flat pass-band, steep transition-band, high suppression in the stop-band, and minimal ringing. The careful attention of iZotope's SRC protects against the loss of data, aliasing, noise, and unwanted ringing artifacts that plague other implementations. Key features include the world's first continuous control over pre-ringing and post-ringing, alias-free operation for minimal harmonic distortion, Control filter cutoff steepness versus ringing, 64-bit double precision internal processing for minimal noise, highly efficiency for realtime operation, variable cutoff scaling, upsampling and downsampling at arbitrary sample precision and bit depth, and unlimited sample rate support (including 44.1kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz, and higher).
iZotope MBIT+™ Dither
iZotope's MBIT+ dithering algorithm features psychoacoustic noise shaping based on research with actual musical material, making it the best sounding dither on the market. As our perception of the end result is the most important metric of quality, iZotope has built all of their models using real music — not test tones, hisses, hums, bleeps, and buzzes. The result is the most musical and sonically pleasing dither available. Key features include control of noise shaping amount, autoblanking to disable dither during digital silence, control overall amount of dither introduced, specific models for 44.1kHz/96kHz/192kHz, psychoacoustic models based on extensive musical listening, and low-latency/processor-efficient operation designed for high performance, realtime environments. Learn more by downloading their excellent dithering guide.
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Process with Effect - support for both Audio Units and VSTs
Use your favorite VST effects to process files! Use the Process with Effect action and choose between VSTs and Audio Units.
Audio File First Aid
Have you ever discovered an audio file that doesn't load in your favorite DAW, or sampler? Or, perhaps after digging out your favorite recording from the archives you discover that something has gone wrong with the audio files themselves? Another industry first, Audio File First Aid will give you new insight into the structure of your files, giving you the power to diagnose and repair the most common causes of corrupt audio files. An industry first and built right in to Sample Manager.
Use the Calculate command to analyze files at the sample level. Results include difference (phase correlation), clipped sample count, positive maximum, negative maximum, peak-to-peak, average, DC offset, crest factor and form factor. The sortable results are displayed in the Details pane.
User-customizable split-file naming support
Have a need to save split-files using a specific naming convention? Use the Preferences pane to create your own customized Schemes for how split-files are named, from the most common to the most obscure. Then use the Convert Format action to implement the split-file naming scheme.
Support Where And When You Need It
Audiofile Engineering began in a recording studio, not in a corporate boardroom in an office building. As musicians and engineers who have invested blood, sweat, and tears into the world of creative audio software, we are too often surprised by an ugly truth: end-user support is seriously lacking.
From day one at Audiofile Engineering we have devoted ourselves to keeping in touch with our user base. We believe that the center of our business, and even the process of creating our software, rests within each and every one of our customers. And if you run into trouble, we want to be there to help.
Not Your Parents' Help Menu
Actual, honest-to-goodness, end-user tech support is built-in to every one of our apps. Look in each application's menu for Support and check it out.
Learn more by watching our tutorial Screencasts, check for an update of the software, read Release Notes and new features, manage your License keys, or communicate with a real, living, human being on our Support staff.
The Help Desk tab is where you can let us know when you believe you've found a bug, or when you have a great idea for a future feature, and even review all past communications with the Support Team. No more digging through emails, or following links in your web browser. We've put the most important bits right at your fingertips.
We're All In This Together
We work hard to provide unparalleled technical support, and strive to keep improving our development workflow and quality control to prevent issues from happening in the first place. We utilize modern and effective tools that allow us to support you in the best way possible, no matter where in the world you are.
For example, we keep track of every feature request submitted by users. When we see one particular feature pile up, it gets added to our public Roadmap. At that point, you can vote on each feature and help us rank which ones should take priority. (This system really works - we've just added an Leq meter to Spectre due to popular demand.)
So tell us when you need help, let us know when things aren't working the way you expect and especially when they seem unclear. Send us your most desired feature requests, and share stories about how you are using and enjoying the software we've created. This feedback will give us what we need to continue to build and refine the most useful and enjoyable applications you've ever used. We aren't perfect, but we wont give up trying to be!
When in doubt, just email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.