TwistedWave is a very easy to use audio editor.
Create your own iPhone ringtones!
TwistedWave supports Audio Unit and VST plug-ins. Use the Audio Units provided by Apple, or find the particular effect you wanted from the hundreds of Audio Unit or VST plugins available on the internet.
TwistedWave uses the DIRAC Time Stretch/Pitch Shift technology licensed from The DSP Dimension, one of the most advanced algorithms for time-based manipulation of audio material available today.
Use the batch processing to apply the same sequence of effects to a list of files.
Automatically detect silences to split a large file into smaller ones.
TwistedWave works great as an audio converter. It is able to read and export sound files in many formats, including: wav, aiff, au, snd, sd2, mpg, mp2, mp3, mp4, m4r (iPhone ringtones), m4a (iTunes), m4b (audiobooks), aac, caf, flac, ogg/vorbis, wma, WavPack, Wave64. It is also possible to import the sound track from a movie in mov, avi, flv (Flash Video), wmv or mpeg format.
- Some ALAC files would fail to open with TwistedWave,
- The ID3 metadata in WAV files would not be recognized in some cases,
- It is possible to use Command- and Alt-Arrow shortcuts to navigate in text fields,
- When exporting the selection with "File > Export Selection...", a mono file is generated if audio is selected in one channel only,
- The audio playback could glitch while adjusting the left edge of a selection while playing in loop mode.
Ratings and Reviews
An unexpected find..
I hadn’t heard of Twisted Wave until I really started looking into Audio Editors for my Mac. I needed something that I could use to break up a large audio file into smaller files, and Twisted Wave’s support for markers, and then exporting subfiles based on those markers was exactly what I needed. It’s selection and open/save options are comprehensive, and what I wasn’t expecting was how fast TW opens and saves files. I can quickly blast through a large set of sound files, opening them up easily for a quick edit, and it’s just as fast as brining up a quicklook preview in the finder. Plus, it can save .caf files directly, which is really helpful when creating sounds for iOS apps. Twisted Wave has already made my audio workflow much faster and easier. Highly recommend!
A Wonderful Precision Tool
We use Twisted Wave every day to edit public radio programs heard across the nation. Yes, we also use the the latest name-brand professional apps, but Twisted Wave rocks when we just want to record or edit quickly with no fuss. The large, uncluttered layout clearly displays just the right amount of information and options. Yet in the menus, there are many powerful timesaving features, like <Effects Stacks> which make it easy to process a track with multiple plugins with just one click and then save that signal chain for future sessions.
The <Recent Effects> menu remembers your favorite plugins keeping them close at hand and <Edit Menus> lets you substitute your own key commands or those you learned from another program like Pro Tools.
As with any audio app, once in a while it hangs or crashes, but it does so gracefully, rebooting to where you were just prior to the disruption.
Twisted Wave is a wonderful precision tool that will bring pleasure to audio professionals, students and home recordists alike.
Doesn't do simple tasks
I purchased this program in desperation. My windows music editing software kept crashing my PC so I thought I would try to use my Mac for music editing instead. I've had Mac's for 6 years but there's never been any software that compared to windows verions. Unfortuneately, this is still true. This program is unable to do the simplest tasks of moving the clips around in the field. A simple click, hold and slide of the mouse should move the item but no. You have to completely cut and paste until you get the correct placement. Far too time consuming. Then I needed to manually fade parts of the clips to blend together but this is not possible either. I was told in a prompt email reply to my questions that the program doesn't do those two tasks. I'm not sure why anyone would use this program and what would they do with it if you can't move clips and fade them?
I basically wasted my money. Don't waste yours.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.