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Offline cha11enge

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recording software
« on: January 15, 2008, 10:42:24 am »
HI all,

im currently doing measurements on audio beam loudspeaker. ANy idea of these 3 softwares, which is better? in terms of user friendly and functions for anlayzing the signals.

1. NI labview
2. Win MLS
3. Adobe Audtion

your opinions are greatly appreciated. thanks

Offline djwayne

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Re: recording software
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 06:23:42 pm »
I have Adobe Audition 3 and like it a lot. I would suggest you download the 30-day free trial version to see if it'll do what YOU want it to. Check it out here.....

http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/

Offline Rod Affleck

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Re: recording software
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 11:21:34 am »
cha11enge wrote on Tue, 15 January 2008 11:42

HI all,

im currently doing measurements on audio beam loudspeaker. ANy idea of these 3 softwares, which is better? in terms of user friendly and functions for anlayzing the signals.

1. NI labview
2. Win MLS
3. Adobe Audtion

your opinions are greatly appreciated. thanks


What kind of measurements are you looking to do? Those are three very different programs with three very different intended primary purposes.

Audition's primary use is as a DAW--recording, editing, mixing, etc. Unless there's a lot of built in analysis tools I don't know if it would have what you're looking for. I haven't actually used it myself so I can't really comment on it any further.

WinMLS might be the ticket based on what it claims to do on its website, but I have no experience with it whatsoever.

LabView is really cool and is pretty powerful, but I don't know if it would be my first choice if some other prepackaged app can already do exactly what you want. With LabView you're basically creating programs using a graphical programming environment. You define variables, drag and drop functions into your workspace and connect them together with little wires, create a GUI, and then let the thing run in realtime. This means that there's the potential to do some incredibly powerful things that perhaps no other program out there can do for you, but it might also be more of a pain in the ass than its worth. It might also not be the cheapest solution--a quick look on the NI site suggests that the full version (the one with all of the math functions that no doubt includes things like fourier transforms that you will no doubt need) goes for $2500. Before shelling out that kind of money, I'd make damn sure that Audition or WinMLS (and to repeat, I have no experience with either) can't do what you're looking to do.
Rod Affleck