Direct editing of AIFF, WAVE, Sound Designer, ACID, Apple Loop, and uLaw audio files Read-only support for Recycle (REX, RX2 and RCY) files Supports any sample rate or bit depth Supports any number of channels Supports interleaved and split channel files Imports and exports MP3, AAC, AC-3 and other CoreAudio-supported formats Full-featured editing and processing commands Configurable menu, navigation and playback Keyboard Shortcuts Inspector for file, audio and metadata info Full or partial audio file analysis New layering feature Live support for Audio Units Bezier curve-based fade overlays Highly advanced and detailed Loop Editor Unlimited undo Level meter, stereograph and spectrometer Convenient audio recorder utility Tone generator utility Based on the familiar Aqua interface Optimized for Altivec
March 04, 2008
Version: Wave Editor 1.3.2
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. The problems I reported back in January have been traced to having "Enable access for assistive devices" enabled in Universal Access. This is necessary for an automatic-move-cursor-to-default-button utility I use. Since Audiofile support identified the problem I've been able to use the program and it's performing flawlessly. Incredibly responsive and elegant. The programmable keyboard shortcuts allow me to use those I've grown accustomed to over 20 years of editing in other programs. Quality of the pitch-shifting algorithm seems quite good, and being able to do processing operations like normalize an entire file with one mouse click without even having to make a selection is very nice. I'd really like to see some window tiling capabilities,but I think it's time to shell out the $200 and say goodbye (and good riddance) to Peak. I can't wait to explore more of what this program can do - layers looks like a great feature for those of us in sound design who do a lot of processing operations.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I've used Wave Editor since version 1, and these guys continue to lead the pack in terms of innovation, and solid service. They listen to their users (several of my requests have made it into the program), and their development pace is impressively rapid. The software is powerful, and affordable. If you work with audio on OSX, you'll want Wave Editor. The new DDP, and burning features in 1.3 make this an incredible upgrade, and not to mention an incredible value (the new features in 1.3 were free to me as a previous user).
Honestly, I've not looked back since leaving BIAS Peak. They also make other fantastic audio tools, that I also use on a daily basis. I can't recommend them highly enough. Innovative software, from forward-looking thinkers.