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Samplitude Tips & Tricks


Samplitude remains my favorite DAW of all time, and I have tried quite a few. However there are a few things that'll make it a more smooth ride, so I'll share a few things that I hope will help.

Hotkeys

As an old SoundForge user, I have certain expecations to certain things being following that standard, e.g. cursor up = zoom in, cursor down = zoom out. You see this in CoolED and Wavosaur too. The defaults that Samplitude ships with are obscure and seem inefficient for fast operation, so there's a suggestion that makes it resemble those classic .wav editors much more.

Samplitude_hotkeys.zip

If you want to try out Samplitude, I strongly recommend loading these. Click Y and do this:

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Cleaning up peak files

Here is a .bat file to clean up the .HFP and .HF2 files that samplitude spreads all around your disk. This will delete peak files older than 30 days. You can even place this .bat file in the Task Scheduler and thus have the system clean up old files on a weekly basis. The ForFiles command exists in Windows Vista and up. If you user an older Windows version, try   del /S *.HFP *.HF2.

@ECHO OFF rem Change the path on the next line to the base folder rem of where you want to clean up Samplitude files. cd C:\MyAudio forfiles /S /M *.HFP /D -30 /C "cmd /C del @FILE" forfiles /S /M *.HF2 /D -30 /C "cmd /C del @FILE"

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