wave editing in OS X

Jan 24, 2009 at 2:39am

wave editing in OS X

hi,

i’m just switching over to mac (with the crash of my old hard drive) and that means upgrading to max 5!

also, though, i’m in need of wave editing capabilities. i’m used to using cool edit pro/adobe audition. can anyone recommend a program for mac that has similar functionality? what are people using?

thanks,

#41911
Jan 24, 2009 at 2:49am

There’s a decent amount within Max via the waveform~ object, which IMO is a great UI element on par with those used in any DAW program. For more detailed editing, other programs provide lots of additional stuff. I use Audition and love it; on mac or PC you can also use the free Audacity, which does a ton for a freebie. Even GarageBand will let you do a fair amount, but is better as a multitracker for audio and MIDI rather than detailed audio editing. Check out Audacity and you should be up and running in no time.

#149615
Jan 24, 2009 at 7:44am

On Jan 23, 2009, at 6:39 PM, Jay Bodley wrote:

> also, though, i’m in need of wave editing capabilities. i’m used to
> using cool edit pro/adobe audition. can anyone recommend a program
> for mac that has similar functionality? what are people using?

I really like Wave Editor from Audiofile Engineering -> http://www.audiofile-engineering.com

Vlad

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#149616
Jan 24, 2009 at 9:36am

#149617
Jan 24, 2009 at 9:44am

I’m a big fan of Sound Studio 3
( http://www.freeverse.com/apps/app/?id=5012 ) for my simple audio editing needs. I use Pro Tools LE for the more intense stuff, but sound studio is a wonderful little 2-track editor.

I’d recommend Wave Editor (I like audiofile engineering’s other stuff, and they’re good people) but something about the UI rubs me the wrong way.

#149618
Jan 24, 2009 at 9:55am

Well as mentioned earlier Audacity is quiet a treat !!!

I did upgrade to logic 8 when it came out and included was soundtrack pro 2 which has great capabilities as an editor;

#149619
Jan 24, 2009 at 9:59am

I am now checking Vlad’s advice on the WaveEditor App , at first glance seems pretty good , thanks for the tip Vlad !!

#149620
Jan 24, 2009 at 11:05am

On 24 janv. 09, at 10:59, sebastian wrote:

> I am now checking Vlad’s advice on the WaveEditor App , at first
> glance seems pretty good , thanks for the tip Vlad !!

Have a look to Sound Studio. It’s really simple, and efficient. It
does not have thousand of fancy features but for simple editing that’s
my favorite.

ej

#149621
Jan 24, 2009 at 3:40pm

#149622
Jan 24, 2009 at 8:28pm

Hi,

Amadeus II is a good, non expensive choice : http://
http://www.hairersoft.com/Welcome.html

If you need multi-track, use the pro version.

Claude

Claude Frenette
compositeur
claudefr@videotron.ca

http://www.myspace.com/claudefrenette

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