Comparison Chart

Feature

BMS Edit Radio

DIGAS Edit

Sound Forge 7.0

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2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 channels

 

 

 

Real-time Any sample-rate simultaneously

 

 

 

Real-time Any compression format simultaneously

 

 

 

Real-time Any bit format simultaneously

 

 

 

Real-time mixing to any format  and sample-rate

 

 

 

Vari-speed playback 0-400 %

 

 

 

Audio browsing Scrub

 

 

 

Select workspace samplerate

 

 

 

Select workspace bitformat

 

 

 

Select monitor soundcard output

 

 

 

Select  scrub monitor soundcard output

 

 

 

Real-time 64 bit built in MPEG 2 and MP3 decoding

 

 

 

Automated tool selection

 

 

 

4 types nav. markers + recording insertion marker

 

 

 

WYSIWYG track graphics

 

 

 

SQL Database support

 

 

 

Input/Output API

 

 

 

 

Export /Import to/from DIGAS database manager

 

 

 

Favorite Audio Import/Export paths

 

 

 

Start-button/Fader-started recording

 

 

 

VU/PPM meters

 

 

Media Explorer with automatic file previewing

 

 

CD extraction

 

 

Export /Import to/from DAVE 2000 database

 

 

 

Plextor RE-11 serial remote control

 

 

 

Waveform volume and pan envelopes

 

 

Fade curve preset library dialog

 

 

 

Automatic file mixing and conversion

 

 

XML Project files

 

 

 

Undo

 

 

Any ACM-DirectShow compressed format handling

 

 

 

Real-time non-destructive audio editing

 

 

Multitask Background Rendering

 

 

32-bit/ 64-bit float/192kHz file support

 

 

Enhanced Time Zoom (24:1 ratio)

 

 

Audio Plug-Ins

 

 

DirectX  dialog for Plug-Ins

 

DirectX plug-In Manager

 

Enhanced Fade select  Manager

 

 

 

Windows Media Video Import Audio

 

 

Full support for linear audio

 

 

Maximum bit-depth

2,4, 8, 16, 24-bit, 32-bit/64-bit float/192kHz

16 bit / 48 kHz

8, 16, 24-bit, 32-bit/64-bit float/192kHz

 

Audio editing, recording, processing, and encoding

 

Drag-and-drop operations

 

Real-time audio effects

 

 

 

Video file audio extraction

 

 

Compressor/ Limiter Dynamics

 

 

 

Equalizer

 

 

Expander

 

 

 

Undo/redo

 

Full 24 bit support incl. WAVEFORMAT EXTENSIBLE

 

Do not know

 

Normalize

 

Effects previewing

 

DirectX plug-in support

 

Punch-In record

 

 

Clip library

 

What you do with it

Recording

  

Record any audio from your audio card, extract audio from your own CDs

  

Record audio in 2, 4, 8, 16-bit or 24-bit formats.

  

Record using the hardware controller

  

Start recording with fader-start or start button.

  

Instant start of recording.

  

Monitor volume levels during recording and VU/PPM meters.

Editing

  

Edit non-destructively, record, process, and encode audio on your PC.

  

Cut, paste, move, mix, delete, mute, pan, reverse, fade, and cross fade audio.

  

Edit audio sample accurate non-destructively with extreme speed

  

Use the Windows standard file open explorer to quickly find, preview, and open your audio files.

  

Analyze and view the audio visualized as graphics.

  

Use the audio scrub browser monitor to locate audio exactly in real-time with extreme speed.

  

Easily identify sections of clipped areas in your audio using the audio graphics.

  

Eliminate clicks and pops from recordings using the sample accurate editing and the eq, dynamics.

  

Save your editing sessions to BMS Project xml file format.

  

Drag & Drop any media file from the MS Explorer onto your workspace, or an open file, and perform your editing.

  

Drop four types of markers during playback or while editing. Create marker names and use them for locating and creating regions and loops.

  

Use Pan/Volume envelopes per clip to visually control your audio over time.

  

View, select, and edit your waveforms down to the sample level and snap to sample selections.

  

Record, Import, Edit and save 24 and 32-bit files - and record high bit audio if your hardware supports this resolution.

  

Open and work directly on compressed file formats with any bit and sample-rate format without creating proxy files, saving hard disk space and speeding up the editing process.

  

Save your project workspace and open it at a later session.

  

Work on just as normal while BMS processes another with multitask background rendering.

  

Intuitive easy to learn control of the interface for quick access to commonly used functions.

  

Use the ini file settings to organize your favorite presets and work directories.

  

No floating windows just simple dialogs does keep your workspace clean and understandable at all times.

  

Use a number of undos/redos to restore a workspace to any previously edited state.

  

No customize-able toolbars to avoid messy interfaces.

  

Create best possible quality audio for broadcast.

  

View audio and video, frame by frame, to produce quality results for streaming media productions and multimedia presentations.

  

Create and edit loops using the simple mark & trim tools.

  

Control the workspace from a hardware remote.

Effects and Processing

  

Choose from DirectX® Audio Plug-Ins and the built in EQ, Dynamics and Expander effects.

  

Create dramatic fades, delays, and other effects by utilizing the Fade library and envelope control.

  

Use the Audio Plug-In dialog to select and chain multiple plug-ins together and hear the results immediately.

  

Use per clip/region activate to turn effects on/off

  

Use the built in presets of the EQ and benefit from the intuitive controls

  

Use the built in presets of the Dynamics and benefit from the intuitive controls

  

Use the DirectX Plug-In Manager to select DirectShow audio plug-in's.

  

Audition audio effects direct with no waiting, make on/off comparisons and select what sounds best.

CD

  

Extract audio from your own CDs, transfer audio to your hard drive, then save to file in MP3, WAV, and WMA formats.

  

Explore audio files on a CD-ROM and extract your own audio by drag & drop files from the Explorer into the BMS workspace.

Encoding

  

Save your audio to any format using ACM and DirectShow codecs.

  

Encode your files for the Internet in any suitable format.

  

Render audio to just about any file format, eliminates the need for other programs to perform file conversions.