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How Do I Edit An Mp3 In Cd Spin Doctor?


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i'm feeling your pain.

 

i've been using cd spin doctor for years with no real issues. not a great program but at least it did work!!

 

i'm having the same problem. can't open file i just made. i'm a professional audio guy and i have no clue!

 

plus its been making this crazy feedback buzz sound 10 minutes into the recording!

 

about actually editing-

 

after you do autodefine and you have colored tracks, you click and drag on the heavy line to edit length of the new track.

 

if the auto define didn't work well, go into the prefs and change the parameters.... (sensitivity- under the waveform tab) til it works better. you'll always have to do some tweaking.

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i have a solution to get the file open.

 

go to the file in the finder window and rename with a ".aiff" on the end. the mac will ask you if you really want to name it this. say yes, you do.

 

try to reopen the file and it should work. worked for me.

 

it cannot see the file without .aiff extension and yet lets you save it without it. go figure.

 

 

and just to be clear.... cd spin doctor records and edits .aiff files. not .mp3 files. if you want .mp3 (much smaller) you do that in itunes after you've cut it up and named it in cd sp. dr.

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i have a solution to get the file open.

 

go to the file in the finder window and rename with a ".aiff" on the end. the mac will ask you if you really want to name it this. say yes, you do.

 

try to reopen the file and it should work. worked for me.

 

it cannot see the file without .aiff extension and yet lets you save it without it. go figure.

 

 

and just to be clear.... cd spin doctor records and edits .aiff files. not .mp3 files. if you want .mp3 (much smaller) you do that in itunes after you've cut it up and named it in cd sp. dr.

Rather than renaming an .mp3 file as .aiff, use iTunes or Toast 9's Convert window to convert the .mp3 to .aiff for import to Spin Doctor. Spin Doctor is like many audio editing applications in that it only works with uncompressed audio files.

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i have a solution to get the file open.

 

go to the file in the finder window and rename with a ".aiff" on the end. the mac will ask you if you really want to name it this. say yes, you do.

 

try to reopen the file and it should work. worked for me.

 

it cannot see the file without .aiff extension and yet lets you save it without it. go figure.

 

 

and just to be clear.... cd spin doctor records and edits .aiff files. not .mp3 files. if you want .mp3 (much smaller) you do that in itunes after you've cut it up and named it in cd sp. dr.

 

In this case, I am not talking about tracks I recorded myself. The tracks are already in MP3 format when I downloaded them from the internet. I want to edit the downloaded MP3, for example, adjust the track volume or add effects.

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In this case, I am not talking about tracks I recorded myself. The tracks are already in MP3 format when I downloaded them from the internet. I want to edit the downloaded MP3, for example, adjust the track volume or add effects.

You posted the same time as I did so you may have missed my comment above. Spin Doctor requires the audio file to be uncompressed so you first need to use iTunes of Toast 9's Convert window to convert the .mp3 to .aiff for it to be opened in Spin Doctor.

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In this case, I am not talking about tracks I recorded myself. The tracks are already in MP3 format when I downloaded them from the internet. I want to edit the downloaded MP3, for example, adjust the track volume or add effects.

ah- i see. different problem than mine. i assumed you had recorded the file in cd spin dr. and as i was missing the .aiff extension, so were you.

 

the gentleperson from eugene is correct. use itunes to convert. but may i suggest using garageband for the tasks you mention?

there is far more flexibility in that program.

 

either way, use itunes to convert to aiff first, then back to mp3 if desired.

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Rather than renaming an .mp3 file as .aiff, use iTunes or Toast 9's Convert window to convert the .mp3 to .aiff for import to Spin Doctor. Spin Doctor is like many audio editing applications in that it only works with uncompressed audio files.

 

iTunes only gives me the option to convert to AAC.

 

If I change it manually, the aiff is loaded successfully into the sound editor but the waveform doesn't visually appear. If I click play, I can hear it however.

 

Another dumb question, how can I adjust the equalizer and hear the results before committing? Easy CD Creator's sound editor allowed me to adjust volume, EQ, and add effects and test the results before committing. Every time I try to make a change, the file is saved and the App closes.

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I don't think CD Spin Doctor is the right app to edit those gastly MP3 things with. It's not so much that it's compressed but it is LOSSY! Meaning that when you convert it to say AIFF you get an uncompressed file but what wasn't there in the MP3 of course isn't in the AIFF either. Me thinks you'd be better off with for instance Media Rage. See

 

http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/MediaRage.html

 

 

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iTunes only gives me the option to convert to AAC.

You can change iTunes preferences to encode in other formats by choosing clicking the Import Settings button in the General Tab of iTunes Preferences. That setting then appears in the Advanced menu.

 

If I change it manually, the aiff is loaded successfully into the sound editor but the waveform doesn't visually appear. If I click play, I can hear it however.

There must be a waveform. In fact there should be two. The top one shows the entire audio file while the one below it is a magnified view where you mark your tracks. I have not explanation for why you don't see a waveform unless the audio track is nearly silent.

 

Another dumb question, how can I adjust the equalizer and hear the results before committing? Easy CD Creator's sound editor allowed me to adjust volume, EQ, and add effects and test the results before committing. Every time I try to make a change, the file is saved and the App closes.

You must first mark a track, even if that track is the entire length of the audio file. Then select the track and open the Filters window. Activate whatever filters you want and play the track to audition the filters as you adjust them.

 

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