FMoyer at aol.com
FMoyer at aol.com
Tue Jul 20 19:56:49 CDT 2004
I have a tough question. I don't know if it is a Quicktime question, a
Revolution question, a Mac OSX question or even a "Soundflower" question. Plus I
really don't know a whole lot about the subject at hand -- which is digital audio
files. So I'm not even sure I can explain the question properly.
Anyway, I am a pianist. I have just recorded with a cellist. We had 2 mikes
on the cello and 2 mikes on the piano. I have written an application in
Revolution to help me choose the edits for this and other recordings. I found that by
creating 2 players, I can play all 4 channels in Revolution -- Player 1 plays
the 2 cello mikes and Player 2 plays the 2 piano mikes. These 2 players are
perfectly synchronized - - it's really fantastic. I can turn up or down one of
the players so that I can focus on one instrument or the other.
Once I have chosen my edits, I need Revolution to play each edit into Digital
Performer, which is the digital audio editing program that I use. Soundflower
is a little program I downloaded which allows for a direct audio connection
between two applications. It can carry up to 16 separate channels at a time.
Digital Perormer can of course record many channels. But it's not working. I
start the 2 players going in Revolution, and press the record button in Digital
Performer, but what is recorded is 2 channels (a single stereo pair.)
Does anyone have an idea know where these 4 channels are being squished into
2? Is it Quicktime or Revolution? Any ideas how I might get around it? Each
channel needs to remain separate for post-editing manipulation.
For that matter, is there a better way altogether? I would prefer to dig into
the innards of these sound files and grab portions of each as if I were
copying and pasting material from several text documents. Does anyone know how to
do this? Or am I asking for big trouble by messing around inside sound files?
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