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Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:05 pm
Posted by olpa
Pauken adds silence and multiplies a selected fragment. It helps when you learn foreign languages by listening and repeating phrases after a speaker.

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Posted by steve
Thanks olpa. It works perfectly :)
What does the name mean?

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:26 pm
Posted by Robert J. H.
If I can make a wild guess, it is a german slang Expression for "to learn labouriously and rather reluctantly" (e.g. "Pauker" is a teacher).

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:44 pm
Posted by olpa
It works perfectly


I'm glad to hear it, that the plugin works on other PCs too.

By the way, I use this tool for several months now. And I'm very satisfied. I speak better then several years ago.

What does the name mean?


The Robert's wild guess is correct. I am not a native german speaker, but hope that the word "pauken" reflects the goal of the plugin well.

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:47 am
Posted by Robert J. H.
The Name fits perfectly, especially in Connection with vocabulary and word learning.
It is maybe connected to the german word for kettledrum. I imagine that the "Pauker" is the one who strikes the kettledrum on a galley to enforce the rowing of the slaves.
Another word would be "B├╝ffeln".
We hardly ever use them in Switzerland, especially the former - rather a prussian expression.

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:40 am
Posted by pbassham
This is good stuff.
I am wanting to make a version of files with silence at the beginning instead of the end. Would it be easy to add the option to add the silence at the beginning?

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:05 pm
Posted by steve
pbassham wrote:This is good stuff.
I am wanting to make a version of files with silence at the beginning instead of the end. Would it be easy to add the option to add the silence at the beginning?


Try this (attached).
I've given it an English name ("Repeat with gaps...") as the vast majority of our users speak English.
If you want to change the default settings, open the file in a plain text editor (such as NotePad or NotePad++) and edit the lines that start with ";control". For example, to set the default number of repeats to 5, change:
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;control repeats "Number of repeats" int "" 3 1 20

to
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;control repeats "Number of repeats" int "" 5 1 20

The first number at the end of the line is the default value, the second number is the minimum value and the final number is the maximum value.

Numbers greater than the control range may be typed into the text boxes, but are not remembered the next time the effect is opened.
The "Sanitize" code prevents silly values being applied (thousands of repeats are likely to cause a crash).

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:59 pm
Posted by pbassham
Fantastic! Thank you so much! My life just got much better. I really appreciate it.

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:04 am
Posted by genaro
Is there a way to combine this plug-in with Extend Silences https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 42&t=79725
so that it could find silence sections and repeat sounds between them?

Re: Pauken - add silence and repeat chunk

Permanent link to this postPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:31 am
Posted by steve
genaro wrote:Is there a way to combine this plug-in with Extend Silences https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 42&t=79725
so that it could find silence sections and repeat sounds between them?

I think that could be done, however, Nyquist would need to load the entire audio file, plus the repeats and silences, in RAM. As Nyquist is a 32-bit application, the available RAM is limited to 2 GB and Audacity processes audio in 32-bit float format. It's probably not worth the effort to combine these plug-ins unless you intend to use it on a reasonably long selection, but the memory requirements of a long selection are likely to exhaust the available RAM cause a crash. So the short answer is; yes, theoretically possible, but not practical.