One of the most popular audio editing apps for the Mac and used by beginners to professional sound engineers, Sound Studio is super fast and easy-to-use for recording, editing, and adding digital effects to your audio.
Digitize tapes and vinyl records, record live performances, create your own mixes with crossfades, tweak the levels and EQ, apply digital effects, and save in all major file formats.
Record professional-sounding podcasts, audiobooks, voiceovers, and more. Spoken word, speeches, presentations, music, and other audio can all be recorded and edited with the same high fidelity.
Save in the following standard file formats:
• MP3 (with ABR and VBR options)
• MPEG-4 AAC
• ADTS AAC
• Ogg Vorbis
• tab-delimited text
• Apple Lossless
Apply the following effects and filters:
• Fade In, Fade Out, and Fade Special (with an envelope)
• Dynamics Compressor
• Dynamics Expander
• Noise Gate Expander
• Add Noise (or cowbell)
• DC Offset
• Invert Signal Polarity
• Swap Left and Right Channels
• Backwards/Reverse Audio
• Delay and Echo
• Pitch and Tempo
• 3-band, 10-band, and chart-based Graphic EQ
• High Pass
• Low Pass
+ Audio recording and playback on up to 2 channels.
+ Number of tracks limited only by processor and memory constraints.
+ AudioUnit plug-in hosting.
+ Uses 32-bit floating point PCM format internally.
+ Markers: automatically generate markers in silent gaps or in a grid.
+ Split by Markers: lets you split a long file into separate tracks.
+ Has FM synthesis, sine, triangle, square wave, and noise generators.
+ Snap to Zero Crossings.
+ Preserves BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) data in .WAV files.
+ Zoom in as close as sample level.
+ AppleScript and Automator support.
+ 64-bit Intel app binary.
Made in NYC.
• MP3-file saving now offers average bitrate (ABR) rather than constant bitrate (CBR) encoding.
• Fixed a bug where MP3 files did not write out the Xing/VBR tag, which caused some files to show up with an incorrect audio duration.
• Fixed a bug with loading artwork when opening some MP3 files and files with unicode ID3 tags.
Ratings and Reviews
Who needs Cool Edit or Adobe Audacity?
This is definitely a league apart from the more expensive Toast (with included Spin Doctor). It may not be as colorful as Roxio’s hyped product, but it permits precise and relatively easy editing of wave patterns. It’s not a complicated program for the audiophile who wishes to edit more than one track and to edit “sound on sound." But for editing a single broadcast, or podcast, or musical file, nothing could be more clear, precise and user-friendly. Moreover, the audio is professional quality (I use it for NPR broadcasts), and if you’re “into effects,” this program offers as many as Adobe Audacity and other expensive programs. One notable feature that’s been added to this edition: Automatic and Timer Recording. In fact, the timer setting could not be more easy to set and convenient to review. Sound Studio is definitely not resting on its laurels. And yet the company has lowered its price for an unbeatable value.
Lately, or after Apple’s most recent update (possibly no relation to problem), I can’t seem to make Sound Studio see the songs from iTunes that I want to burn (in addition to my spoken commentary from a Blue microphone). Possibly an Apple program (or errant app) is prioritizing and nullifying my needs. I don’t recall doing anything more than sliding my iTunes on to the Sound Studio app, without redirecting them to my mic—I certainly wouldn’t want to re-record commercially recorded music on a microphone.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review! As for the iTunes songs, if you have downloaded the songs, you should be able to show the file in Finder from iTunes, and then open the file in Sound Studio.
13 lucky years with Sound Studio — Just great!
I am a professsional radio broadcaster and often need to edit interviews, music, speech, create mixes, features, and the like. I have been using Sound Studio since 2005 on a weekly basis (if not more) and have found it to be easy to use, full of pro features, and reliable. In fact, I don’t know what I would do without it.
Tried others - some too complicated for my needs, others so automatic-driven I have no control, still others crash during my work session losing all changes - and precious time.
Sound Studio is an amazing audio tool, priced right, and full of features that let you control what you want. I highly recommend it without hesitation.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the review!
Yahoo for MP3
I produce several podcasts and use Sound Studio for the almost-final production. With all the filters and easy, easy editing tools Sounds Studio has been our go-to - easier and more flexible and more Mac-like than Logic Pro X, for example.
But we have had to then take these files and convert them to MP3. Now with that feature built in to Sound Studio 4, it's the complete solution.
I've been using Sound Studio for music production elements for radios and DJs for years and years and now use it for podcast production. It's really a well-thought-out app and now even more so. Thanks for the awesome update!
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- 14 MB
OS X 10.8.0 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.