Music Composers Unite!
Hey guys and gals
Sort of inspired by Caj's recent question about creating MP3s from Reaper files, I would like to ask what you use in your studio to convert files to various formats. I generally use QuickTime 7 pro, or do it inside my DAWs (DP 7.24, Cubase 6.5, ProTools 9.0.6)
But this is annoying to deal with when I want to quickly convert or batch convert files without having to load a full on DAW environment and without having to deal with the baggage of QuickTime file conversion (which isnt to say its hard core, just slightly annoying when I need SPPPEEEEEDDDD)
I would love to find out about a free or cheap VERY lightweight tool to convert between file formats, sample rates and frequencies single or batch stereo audio files. Even some freeware C# code would be ok as I could cludge together a little app on my own if I know the libraries are solid.
I used to use long ago (1998 or so till hmm the release of OSX when they stopped working) Media Cleaner which was pretty awesome in OS9, and also I own an old OS9 copy of Sonic Foundry Noise Reduction and Batch Converter which was super awesome for audio converting.
Ultimately I would be looking for something for OSX Lion, but windows would be cool too. It needs to be very lightweight and run in the background as an option, only for stereo audio (and possibly video too if there is something like that, but im usually fine with QuickTime for video). Something cheap or free I prefer of course, but it has to be very high quality. Any ideas?