catch bucket for good stuff - pointers only - as of 4 july

when these things show up in other threads
let’s collect them here for reference

please! just the software you saw noted elsewhere and a link

if we clutter this thread up with discussion
then it will be useless to people

if this is useful then maybe it will get stickied someday

EXTRACT ISOLATE SEPARATE
Free Audio Extractor, Extract audio from video, Convert AVI to MP3
AoA Audio Extractor - Free software to extract audio from video files. Convert AVI DivX XviD MPEG WMV ASF MOV MP4 3GP to MP3, WAV, AC3.
http://aoa-audio-extractor.en.softonic.com/

Voice Removal or Isolation –

Vocal Removal or Isolation:

–Voice Trap
http://www.cloneensemble.com/vt_main.htm

–Extra Boy
http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1651.html

–Kn0ck0ut
http://www.freewebs.com/st3pan0va/

–Center Pan Remover (Voice Remover–Search the page for “Center Pan Remover”)

There is a huge list of audio plug-ins on KVR.
This is their catalogue/database page: http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php


RECOVERY
Personally I use Recover My Files
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
because it usually maintains the old file structure with the old file and folder names.

For a free tool, try Pandora Recovery.
http://www.pandorarecovery.com/
It puts lots of older files in “unknown folders” so even a search won’t really tell you where the files were actually deleted from.


COMPRESSORS LIMITERS GATES
Does anyone have any comment on the comparible performance or ease of use between Audacity’s on-board compressor and the one from http://pdf23ds.net/software/dynamic-compressor/?

The “hard limiter” is included in the optional “set of over 90 LADSPA plug-ins” that you can download here: http://audacityteam.org/download/plugins

Chris’s Compressor
http://pdf23ds.net/software/dynamic-compressor/

multiband compression
I can’t really comment on “good” but there are three here you could try (Windows VST):

Grancomp3 (separate stereo and mono compressors) in BuzComp Free bundle:
http://www.x-buz.com/BuzCompFree_download.html

T-Sledge from:
http://rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/

C3:
http://www.geocities.jp/webmaster_of_sss/vst/#c3

Miscellaneous free programs
cnet has many free audio related programs
(plus trialware, shareware, and demos)
http://download.cnet.com/windows/audio-production-and-recording-software/?filter=licenseName%3D%22Free%22|&filterName=licenseName%3DFree|&tag=ltcol;narrow


VIDEO RELATED

free video editors
http://tv.isg.si/site/?q=node/873

JAM
http://www.pyva.net/eng/jam/

NoteEdit
http://noteedit.berlios.de/

Rosegarden
http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/.

Avidemux:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
There’s quite a few free and open source video eding applications to choose from on Linux.
Here’s some other popular ones:
http://www.openshotvideo.com/
http://www.pitivi.org/
http://www.kdenlive.org/

TEST FILES
freq vs db level
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/music/dB/loudness.html

ear test
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html

UTILITIES
click repair and more

Currently there are four applications available for use. For more information and download follow the links below.
http://www.clickrepair.net/software_download/
• ClickRepair
• DeNoise
• DeNoiseLF
• Equalizer

Other really useful (free) applications:
xplorer2 lite http://www.zabkat.com/x2lite.htm
The pro (non-free) version is even better, but the free “lite” version is highly functional and useful for managing files.

… There are quite a few free bulk-rename utilities available. http://www.google.com/search?&q=free+wi … ulk+rename

SOME REAL TIME SOFTWARE

(to kill the vuvuzela buzzing but can do other things too)

SoX: http://sox.sourceforge.net/
Apparently it’s available for windows too. In Linux I think you can pipe sound through sox and have something similar to realtime audio processing…

realtime audio processing software (linux type)
JACK (http://jackaudio.org/) based apps, which might be able to do the job:
creox: http://zyzstar.kosoru.com/?creox
FreqTweak: http://freqtweak.sourceforge.net/


internet recording

trying to record both sides of a Skype call. Pamela Professional and Business can do that (not the other two) and I think Total Recorder can do that as well.