Mac OS X audio editor?

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Mac OS X audio editor?

Post by evernaut » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:22 am

Hey guys - am in need of a new wave editor for Mac OS X. I've used ( and loved) Wavelab on the PC for a year or so, but now I'm back on the Mac and hunting...

I've tried Peak, but it just feels clumsy to me - having to select a tool to zoom in and out is annoying ( although I know you can use Apple [ ) ... and I don't care much for Audacity either.

So - any views on DSP Quattro? I'm gonna dl the demo and see what gives, but opinions are welcome.

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Post by muthafunka » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:27 am

Def. worth a look http://www.audiofile-engineering.com/wave_editor.php

DSP Quattro has a lot of fans too

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Post by blacklightmartin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:58 am

Evernaut,

Have a look at Amadeus Pro: http://www.hairersoft.com/AmadeusPro/AmadeusPro.html

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Post by Tarekith » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:30 pm

Check out Wave Editor from Audiofile Engineering, pretty cool app. The new version will all the CD burning.

Or, just run wavelab in parallels still, which is what I do for now :)

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Post by polyslax » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:21 pm

I'm loving the simplicity of Wave Editor. Once 1.3 drops with burning I'll be all set.
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Post by Johnisfaster » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:33 pm

Tarekith wrote:Check out Wave Editor from Audiofile Engineering, pretty cool app. The new version will all the CD burning.

Or, just run wavelab in parallels still, which is what I do for now :)
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Post by Ben_Binary » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:09 pm

I got dsp-quattro - not soundforge but close

It has the drag n drop for creating new samples...brilliant
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Post by b0unce » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:41 pm

wave editor seems like the best solution for osx....they use izotope algorhithms for sample rate reduction and dithering , excellent algos apparently
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Post by noborders » Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:11 am

I find Peak very easy to use and powerful. Zooming in/out is super fast with Apple+[ command. Has anyone used both Peak Pro and DSP-Quattro and see how they compare?

BTW, Bias just announced Peak Pro 6:
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Post by Actuel » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:21 pm

Peak = BLOAT!

I've tried them all and Wave Editor is the clear winner imo. Its can be both incredibly simple and deep at the same time. I like that its so customizable and allows the user to define their workflows and windows.

I'm a fan of DSP-Quattro but moved to WE after waiting so long for promised upgrades and the still unreleased UB version...great software nonetheless.

WE is constantly refining, adding and staying up-to-date on their software. Their support alone is unmatched.

Now i'm gonna avoid bashing Peak but lets say I wouldn't take a free copy...not even to resale it. Not only is the software Bloat the owner is a gas too! (this goes way back to a beef where Peak owner talked mad smack on DSPQ over at OSX Audio...back when they were still doing new software releases on the front page...many of us remember)

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Post by evernaut » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:16 pm

Thanks for the thoughts. Pity that WE only works with Tiger as I'm still using Panther and don't want to upgrade just yet.

So - DSP Q it is!

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Post by polyslax » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:53 pm

evernaut wrote:Thanks for the thoughts. Pity that WE only works with Tiger as I'm still using Panther and don't want to upgrade just yet.

So - DSP Q it is!
Quattro is still a really good option if you're not on an Intel Mac.

And there's a cross-grade offer to WE from Quattro, which I took advantage of.
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Post by 4ace » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:48 pm

Actuel wrote:Peak = BLOAT!

I've tried them all and Wave Editor is the clear winner imo. Its can be both incredibly simple and deep at the same time. I like that its so customizable and allows the user to define their workflows and windows.

I'm a fan of DSP-Quattro but moved to WE after waiting so long for promised upgrades and the still unreleased UB version...great software nonetheless.

WE is constantly refining, adding and staying up-to-date on their software. Their support alone is unmatched.

Now i'm gonna avoid bashing Peak but lets say I wouldn't take a free copy...not even to resale it. Not only is the software Bloat the owner is a gas too! (this goes way back to a beef where Peak owner talked mad smack on DSPQ over at OSX Audio...back when they were still doing new software releases on the front page...many of us remember)
I guess i'll have to bite the bullet and check into the crossgrade for W.E as it looks like DSP Quattro won't release a UB version anytime soon........

I agree about Peak being BLOATWARE I also dislike the support i was given.
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Post by R.J.Dubya » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:44 am

I second amadeus pro.

It's very cheap, and I don't know what else you would really need in an audio editor.

The link is above somewhere.
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Post by dango » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:43 am

I use Peak as well.

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