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Hi Everyone,

Not necessarilly a sound design question.. Everyone probably runs a multicore computer and since we are in the business of sound, we need to create a lot of mp3 files. Now this is something that has been available for years but and I don't want to think about the cummulated hours I've waited for mp3 conversions.

With the advent of faster cpu's encoding jumped down to a few minutes for long files. But still I find myself waiting for mp3 encodes more than I want to.

Today i noticed that Logics' mp3 encoder only utilises 1 core in my cpu (i5), why?

Does anyone know a software package/codec that's available for pro tools and logic, that allows for multicore encoding on a mac?

Ps. Just to be clear. I'm not looking for a batch converter that utilises multiple cores, i want a codec that utilises them.

  • hi tim, why did you erase the multicore and i5 tag? – Arnoud Traa Sep 10 '13 at 15:08
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Max uses many threads so it can encode an mp3 on single and each core.

http://sbooth.org/Max/

  • thanks. strange, i've been using max for over a year on my daw and it never uses more than 1 core. just opened it up on my 2006 macbook running SL and now it uses both cores? same version of max different os. i'll need to look into this.. – Arnoud Traa Aug 10 '13 at 10:59
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lame does high quality MP3 using multicore, it's on the command line and so is naturally scriptable. just make sure you grab a recent version.

  • thanks, i found a lame version 3.99 but it doesn't work in logic. the command line is a last resort, i don't like using command lines, so maybe i'll try an applescript or something.. – Arnoud Traa Aug 10 '13 at 9:32
  • "we need to create a lot of mp3 files" ... render to wav then batch convert? – georgi Aug 10 '13 at 17:07
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Try Switch from NCH.com.au

regards Mark

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