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Sound Studio for Mac

By Felt Tip Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 5, 2013

Sound Studio for Mac offers a number of useful audio editing tools in a clean, accessible interface for creating spoken word tracks or converting existing music tracks to new formats. It isn't overwhelming to look at, nor is it lacking in any of the features that you need for those basic audio tasks, making it a good investment for anyone that needs a solid, well-executed audio editing tool for their Mac.

When you install Sound Studio, it boots up fast and you can start editing audio immediately. You can record or you can drag and drop or import audio to work with. There are a few immediate functions onscreen to normalize the audio, add fades, or crop and delete any part of the audio. So it looks fairly basic, at first glance, but when you move beyond the core interface, you'll find dozens of advanced features in the menu bars, including dozens of noise and background filters to make the audio fit just right. While ideal for podcasts, digitizing or recording live events, Sound Studio for Mac works very well for a lot of other things, too; it's a powerful tool in many ways.

If you enjoy the basic interface, stripped-down core tool suite, and ability to expand as you learn how to use or need more powerful tools, Sounds Studio may be the perfect audio editor for you. It is free to try and $29 if you decide to upgrade later, and it works well with every type of audio file we tested, all with excellent output and fast response times in editing.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sound Studio for Mac 4.6.6.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.9.5

  • Based on user feedback, the MP3 file format now uses constant bit rate (CBR) encoding instead of ABR encoding. CBR encoding for MP3s is also used now in AppleScript and Automator.
  • Fixed a bug in the Chorus filter settings where the Cycle Time slider would get stuck.

General

Release February 7, 2020
Date Added February 7, 2020
Version 4.9.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion

Popularity

Total Downloads 23,031
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

Record, edit, and produce your audio with Sound Studio, an easy-to-use Mac app for recording and editing digital audio on your computer. 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 with Sound Studio.

The Mac's most popular audio program for many years, Sound Studio continues to be regularly updated to add new features and to take advantage of the very latest Apple technologies. With Sound Studio you can record professional sounding Podcasts and other audio dialog. Spoken word, speeches, presentations, music, and other audio can all be recorded and edited with the same high fidelity.