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WaveKnife v1.14alpha

(last update: 2004/03/06)

You have got some audio sampling CDs?

You'd like to have all samples in WAV format but you don't want to spend countless hours cutting and trimming every sample manually using a WAV-editor?

Then WaveKnife is what you are looking for!

This is a screenshot:

WaveKnife screenshot

Software Requirements

WaveKnife was developed for MS Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP.

Usage

    1. Use an audio extraction tool like WinDAC, CDCopy or CDDA to extract the tracks of the sampling CD into WAV files.
    2. Now run WaveKnife. Select the source and destination directories and the first file you want to split. (You may select multiple files for batch processing.) If you want the output files to be monophonic just select the Mono option. If the input files are stereophonic the left and right channels will be mixed to one channel then.
    3. Hit the Count button. WaveKnife counts how many sounds would be extracted with the current Noise Level and Gap Length values. If you know how many sounds are contained in the source wav file you can check the given result.
      • If you get less sounds than expected you can try to shorten the Gap Length or to increase the Noise Level value.
      • If you get more sounds than expected you should set a lower Noise Level or lengthen the Gap Length.
    4. If the Count result matches the number of sounds in the source wav file just hit the Split button and let WaveKnife do the work...

What does the Noise Level value mean?

WaveKnife has to decide wether a sample within the source WAV file represents "silence" or "sound". Every sample with a level below the Noise Level value will be treated as "silence".

What does the Gap Length value mean?

On audio sampling CDs there are some short periods of silence (gaps) between the sounds. If WaveKnife finds a period of silence within the source WAV file which is longer than the Gap Length it will split the WAV file at the beginning of the gap. Just play around with the sliders and you will get a feeling for it.

I don't understand anything of this stuff. What shall I do?

Simply delete WaveKnife. It was written for a very special purpose. And it was written to fulfill only my needs. For me it does exactly what it was meant to do.

If you'd like to see more features or if you find any bugs don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. But please don't expect to get a reply, as I'm very busy. But I will read every comment!

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WaveKnife 1.14alpha was published on 2004/03/06.
Changes from the previous version: new Reset button to load default parameters; parameters and paths are saved to ini-file; minor window layout changes; rebuilt under Windows XP. See WaveKnife.txt for further details.

The legal crap: WaveKnife v1.14alpha is copyrighted freeware. It is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty, without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
If this program damages your computer or if it kills your cat it will be YOUR problem. It works for me but maybe it doesn't work for you. You have been warned!

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