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Old 06-01-2021, 06:35 PM
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Default SDII-to-WAV: any new/improved apps for this?

As the title says, I'm looking to convert the 89 million SDII files I have from the 90s. There have been apps designed for this, and some people even use iTunes, but I'm wondering if there's been anything new recently that's easy and solid.
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: SDII-to-WAV: any new/improved apps for this?

(I haven’t tried) the free SD2 to WAV Converter
100 MB maximum file size or Sign Up

www.convertio.co/sd2-wav
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:23 PM
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Actually, one of the Pro Tools updates in the fall restored the ability to convert SDII files, so if you're working on a Mac and your SDII files are on a Mac formatted drive, you can import them into a wav formatted Pro Tools project and select convert. When you highlight the SDII file under Import Audio, it will indicate the bit depth and sample rate of the SDII file, so you can then decide if you want to convert them to a different sample rate/bit depth if the Pro Tools project is set to a different sample rate.

Current Pro Tools will also open up certain older Pro Tools project files and automatically convert the SDII files to wav files--depending on how old the version of Pro Tools was that was used for the original project. I believe the ones with the brown "reel" icon are too old to be recognized by current versions of Pro Tools--in that case you'd need an iteration of Pro Tools 10 to open those really old Pro Tools projects to automatically convert the SDII files.

If your SDII files are not stored on a Mac formatted drive, it's much more difficult to convert them, as you'd have lost the resource fork with the bit depth/sample rate info.
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: SDII-to-WAV: any new/improved apps for this?

Using PT wasn't too painful. There's more busy work than using a straight conversion program, but it got the job done, at least for the first sound library. For subsequent files I may still want a dedicated app.
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I expect university archeology labs will soon be developing software to read SDII.
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How about AudioEase’s Barbabatch.
https://www.audioease.com/barbabatch/
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Hi
I myself did search a long time. But this year I found the solution in the app store. "to audio converter" from amvidia. You can also buy it direct from there website.

It converts (nearly) any format to any format.
Just drag your upper folder onto the program and it will batch convert everything. It KEEPS your folder structure and is blazing fast.
Folder in Folder in folder... is no problem

It just works. I convertetd abut 60 GB old sd2 files this way.
Do not try the free version. Doesn work with 89 million files.


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Old 06-05-2021, 04:03 PM
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I myself did search a long time. But this year I found the solution in the app store. "to audio converter" from amvidia. You can also buy it direct from there website.
I use To MP3 Converter for MP3s and it's great. I didn't realize they had other options. I'll give that a shot.

Looks like there's a Lite version -- do you know what the limitations are for Lite? The product description had more text than I have patience.
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:07 AM
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As i remember the lite version has limited files you can convert in a bunch.
But I dont know 100%
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Hi,


Have you looked at Pro Audio Converter in the app store...


https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pro-au...45279797?mt=12


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