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  1. #11

    Default Re: Wav to uLaw conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by bcorkery View Post
    Thank you all for this information. As it turns out, the client wanted to transcode the 16/44.1 wave files himself! I did a test run with Sound Forge and it seemed to work fine. I don't have Audition so I can't compare it to the SF conversion.

    Thanks again & have a happy and safe Independence Day!
    I just got a call from a client who says he has a Sound Forge batch converter preset file (*.bj) to output the format of choice for an IVR system. I'm interested to see the process chain used (and hope I have all the plug-ins).
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

  2. #12

    Default Re: Wav to uLaw conversion

    Fingers crossed!
    " It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Bill Corkery Productions
    Studio for Creative Audio

  3. #13

    Default Re: Wav to uLaw conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by bcorkery View Post
    Fingers crossed!
    Fingers crossed? Why? I thought your client is doing the conversion him/herself?

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom M View Post
    Fingers crossed? Why? I thought your client is doing the conversion him/herself?
    Well, I hope they know what they're doing and they get the right resultant files. I hate when S's splatter!
    " It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Bill Corkery Productions
    Studio for Creative Audio

  5. #15

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    I know the feeling of handing over your "baby" to some IT guy who is likely working on eleven other projects at the same time.

    If it quells your fears at all, I am always very surprised by how "OK" my files sound over the phone after that horrible u-Law compression is applied. You can barely listen to them on speakers and the S's splat all over the place. Maybe it's because our ears have been trained for such poor telephone audio over the past decades of cell phones, but I actually don't cringe when I hear them in that context.

    It kills me even more when I deliver a great sounding .wav or .mp3 to be played over the phone via a digital broadcaster and it sounds phenomenal through the local speaker, the local office phones, and any landline anywhere, but turns into complete crap when someone calls in and hears it over a cell phone (as 95% of all callers do!) Makes me want to go back to recording on my 4-track cassette portastudio - and maybe mixing down to a roll of masking tape.

  6. #16

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    Yeah, it's surprising how clean an 8bit file sounds on the phone!
    " It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Bill Corkery Productions
    Studio for Creative Audio

  7. #17

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    I will put in my usual plug for FMJSoft's Awave Audio - it's an excellent batch converter that supports around 90 different file formats - uLaw being one of them - and currently is only $20 - very well worth having in the toolbox to me - especially given that it has excellent sample rate conversion options available in it - http://www.fmjsoft.com/awaveaudio.html#main

    Best regards,
    Steve Berson

  8. #18

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    Thank you Steve. I think I'll spend the 20 bones. It is a nice tool.
    " It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Bill Corkery Productions
    Studio for Creative Audio

  9. #19

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    Bill:

    How did the conversion work out for you?

  10. #20

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    Tom,

    I sent wave files to the client. No push back so, as you know, no news is good news.
    They said they'd do the conversion to uLaw.
    " It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Bill Corkery Productions
    Studio for Creative Audio

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