I am interested in a Roland SPD-SX sampler which accepts 16 bit wav. Most sample libraries I have found are in 24 bit. Can audacity convert to 16 bit then be loaded into the SX ? if yes how is this done what is the process. thanks
Audacity can import 24-bit WAV files and export as a 16-bit WAV file. The new file will be a copy of the original, so you will still have the higher quality original.
If you have a lot of files to convert you will probably want to do this as a batch conversion.
Using Audacity 1.3.14:
- Ensure that the files that you want to convert are all in the same folder and all have unique names.
- “Edit menu > Preferences > Quality”. Set the “High Quality Conversion > Dither” to “None”.
- “Edit menu > Preferences > Import/Export”. Deselect (un-check) “Show Metadata Editor prior to export step”
- “File menu > Edit Chains”. Create a new chain and Insert the command “ExportWav”. (see here for more detail: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Edit_Chains )
- “File menu > Apply Chain”. Select the new Chain that you created in the last step, then click on “Apply to Files…”
- Select the files that you want to convert and click OK.
The converted files will be in a sub-directory of where the original files were. The folder will be called “cleaned”.
After the conversions are complete:
- “Edit menu > Preferences > Quality” Set the “High Quality Conversion > Dither” to “Shaped”.