Good audio editing software?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by FatSweatyChimp, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    #1
    What software do you recommend for editing audio (mp3s, WAVs etc)?

    I tried Audacity but found it to be too slow - takes too long when adding effects.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    mklos

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Location:
    My house!
    #2
    I'm not positive but maybe Apple's Soundtrack might be a good choice. Maybe some others can comment on this...
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    robotrenegade

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Location:
    Greenville,SC
    #3
    Re: Good audio editing software?

    Garage Band is good and easy to use. And it's free with iLife 04.

    :::Edit:::
    10.3 to iLife 04 & Soundtrack w/ Garage Band. Wow, I must lay off the bottle.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #4
    If you just want to chop things to size, try Sound Studio (do a google search). You can download a free trial and it is free with all consumer Macs.

    SoundTrack is more geared towards video pros and isn't particularly cheap.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    crazytom

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    IL
    #5
    You can try Bias Peak on a trial basis. They have 3 different versions (full, LE, and DV) so you can fit is somewhere in your budget.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    Earendil

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    Washington
    #6
    Originally posted by robotrenegade
    Sound track is good and easy to use. And it's free with 10.3.

    I didn't get it with the Panther version that was shipped with my PB in Nov :(

    Originally posted by johnnyjibbs
    If you just want to chop things to size, try Sound Studio (do a google search). You can download a free trial and it is free with all consumer Macs.

    I didn't get this free either...

    Tyler
    Earendil
     
  7. macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #7
    Soundtrack is not free with 10.3.

    Download Sound Studio here

    Failing that, you could actually use GarageBand (if you have it) to chop up audio.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    Earendil

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    Washington
    #8
    I still don't see a "free for Panther" button anywhere for Sound Studio. I see a "14 day trial" version. Are you guys considering the 14 day trial "free" ?
     
  9. macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #9
    I never said Sound Studio was free. I said the download trial is free (after which you can buy it for around $50), and it comes preinstalled on all consumer Macs. As you, like I, have a PowerBook, you didn't get it free, as it is deemed a 'pro' computer.

    Then again, GarageBand can do a lot of what Sound Studio can do.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

    tjwett

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NYC
    #10
    Re: Good audio editing software?

    dunno why people are suggesting music creation apps like GarageBand and SoundTrack. sounds to me like you just want to EDIT sounds files. no need for all that. you could with something as simple as Quicktime Pro. or for more functionality Spark or Bias Peak. there are plenty out there. do a quick versiontracker search, probably a freebie out there that'll do what you want. from your post you definitely DO NOT need GB, SoundTrack, or any other music creation app. that's a completely different animal than a wave editor.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Sparky's

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004

Share This Page