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Mark Spano
Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:52:36 pm

Just wondering if anybody here has found a good app (Mac) to analyze audio files - preferably with phase-scope...



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Ty Ford
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 3, 2010 at 6:31:35 pm

Hi Mark and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

SpectraFoo comes to mind.

http://www.mhlabs.com/metric_halo/products/foo/sf_features.shtml

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Mark Spano
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 4, 2010 at 4:08:25 am

Ty,

Thanks for the heads-up. I've been using the standard phase metering in the Waves bundle for PT at my workstation, but sometimes if I'm at a non-PT station, I'd like to just check files for channels, bit depth, sample rate, etc., and make sure that they're true stereo and mono compatible. I can do all of the above with Snapper except for the last one, hence the want for a phase checker. I wish there was an app in the 'closer-to-free' range, but Spectra-Foo might have to be sneaked in on next quarter's budget.



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Ty Ford
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 4, 2010 at 11:51:36 am

Mark,

Happy to help. What kind of projects are you doing that demands that much technical scrutiny?

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Mark Spano
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 2:25:36 am

I work in a broadcast post facility, and often it's my job to QC tapes and files before they go out to air. Having a Tek scope for tapes is essential - I get all the nice waveform/vector/dBFs meter/phase scope/loudness/etc. so I can pass them. But lots of files come across my desktop before they go out and I'm nowhere near the machine room to check it on the Tek. I trust my ears, but it's always nice to be able to measure something, especially since some of this happens in the morning and I don't drink coffee...



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Ty Ford
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 2:44:08 am

Mark,

Well we're glad you have time to stop by the Cow Audio Forum and toss in from time to time.

Thanks!

Ty Ford

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Peter Groom
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 3:24:40 pm

The only problem im seeing here is the "dont drink coffee" line.
How can you be in the media and not drink loads of it. You must be a balanced, sober, considered, reliable type, not like us frantic, jumpy, red-eye crazed caffeine injectors.

Metering comments all seem good, but i dont know of a freestanding app except PPMulator. It doesnt have a phase meter, but does have Middle and side so that should give you a good idea of how much mono compatible material there is. Not sure about bussing audio into it too without running an app like pro tools.
Peter

Peter


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Ty Ford
Re: Audio analysis phase-scope in software?
on Aug 5, 2010 at 3:38:42 pm

Peter,

Next time you're out and about, instead of coffee, try a Baskins & Robbins Classic Blast with whipped cream and cinnamon.

We also have a small company here that sells an iced coffee that, to me, is just amazing. Some sort of cold overnight brew.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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