Levelator
Levelator
2.1.2

4.6

Levelator free download for Mac

Levelator

2.1.2
30 November 2015

Adjusts audio levels within podcast or other audio file.

Overview

Levelator adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations from one speaker to the next, for example. It's not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. It's much more than those tools, and it's much simpler to use. The UI is dirt-simple: Drag-and-drop any WAV or AIFF file onto The Leveler's application window, and a few moments later you'll find a new version which just sounds better.

Note: As of the end of 2012, the Levelator is no longer supported or being updated by The Conversations Network.

What's new in Levelator

Version 2.1.2:
  • Added compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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9 Levelator Reviews

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Madmacmad
24 December 2006

Most helpful

WOW ...Amazing it's like a dream comes true :-) Great little Application ! Works better than i thought ! I'm a pro audio engineer. Great for Speak & Podcast's. Will try it on a Vocal Track. Great Software ! Keep on the good Work ! Thx for keep it free !!!! MadMac
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Version 1.1
sfonas
10 November 2019
This is an invaluable tool. I do a lot of amatuer video editing and couldn't live without it, for smoothing out and leveling audio. Love this!
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Version 2.1.2
ylluminate
01 December 2015
This update is thrilling. Thank you so much for updating this invaluable app!
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Version 2.1.2
Chas-m
08 September 2015
I know this program has long since been abandoned, but it appears to break under the current public preview of El Capitan, and so I hope we can all touch base with the original developers and encourage them to update it. I think it's absolutely vital for good podcasting.
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Version 2.1.1
12 answer(s)
Mopperman
Mopperman
23 September 2015
Agreed. I see it breaking, too. Bad news if it stays this way for me, as it is a pretty essential part of a podcasting workflow for me. Not sure what I'll do without it.

Part of the fail message:
Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libsndfile.1.dylib
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Mopperman
Mopperman
23 September 2015
I solved the problem I was having with the not-loaded .dylib file.

I copied the file libsndfile.1.dylib into /usr/local/lib/ and restarted. Levelator now works again.
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Chas-m
Chas-m
24 September 2015
Mopperman, I could kiss you. Or buy you a beer. Or both. You just made my day (and I'm embarrassed that I didn't think to try this myself). Huzzah!
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Mopperman
Mopperman
24 September 2015
Hah! I was ready to buy myself a beer. Total act of desperation on my part with a project deadline looming. As far as I'm concerned, it worked out of sheer luck. Trust me, I only know enough about some of these sorts of under-the-hood files to be dangerous. Hope it continues to work for many more years.
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2dudesfrombrisbane
2dudesfrombrisbane
06 October 2015
Hey guys! I'm having the exact same issue, however I'm not super mac literate. I was wondering if you could give me a step by step as to how I fix Levelator like you've done! Thank you so much in advance.
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Chas-m
Chas-m
06 October 2015
2dudes: I'll give it a try --

1. Right-click on the Levelator application, choose Show Contents, open Frameworks, and copy or option-drag the libsndfile.1.dylib to the desktop (this creates a copy -- make sure it is still present in the application!).

2. Use the Finder's Go menu to open /usr/local/lib, and paste or drag the libsndfile into there. Close that window.

3. Restart. Levelator should now work (continues to work for me in 11.1, yay!)
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Mopperman
Mopperman
06 October 2015
Here's the detailed fix based on my solution and chas_m's reporting on another site:

https://tidbits.com/article/15966
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2dudesfrombrisbane
2dudesfrombrisbane
06 October 2015
Thanks so much for your help guys! However, when I goto copy and file into the usr/local/lib it has a greyed out cancel symbol and won't copy into the folder. How do I get around that?
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2dudesfrombrisbane
2dudesfrombrisbane
06 October 2015
It works! Thank you so much guys :D You saved my podcast!!!
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aidanheartsbread
aidanheartsbread
18 October 2015
im not allowed to move anything over to lib folder. im getting a circle with a line in it. even while im holding the option key.
im not so great with terminal. can you tell me the sudo command ? and yes im the administrator.
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charleym143
charleym143
09 November 2015
Thank you for your extensive work on fixing this application, however I do not have a "usr/local/lib" location on my mac book. I'm running El Capitan 10.11.1 Can anyone offer help?
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Chas-m
Chas-m
10 November 2015
charleym: if you followed the instructions in my previous post, you should have one. If you don't, you'll need to create the lib folder inside /usr/local yourself.
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EttoreR1508
28 April 2015
It´s magical
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Version 2.1.1
Madmab
18 February 2014
Heard and read good things about this app. Unfortunately it is no longer supported by the authors, and doesn't seem to work under Mavericks. The download message indicates corrupt file. Has anyone had more recent experience with this app. Love to use it.
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Version 2.1.1
1 answer(s)
Ean
Ean
09 June 2014
Works fine under Mavericks here. Perhaps you should try downloading it again. It's not really my cup of tea as I prefer to get under the hood a bit more, but it works.
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freshlesh
02 January 2013
This app was very helpful. I edited some audio files that I used in keynote and it was a life saver, but it may have clipped some of the audio short. I converted some mp3 files to AIFF and then back so Levelator could do its thing, so I am not certain that it was Levelator that was the culprit, but I am leaning more to it. Great piece of software otherwise though.
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Version 2.1.1
Chrischram
31 January 2010
Every now and then I receive a podcast that my elderly ears find unlistenable because the sound levels of the various speakers are all over the map. (Are you listening, Macworld?) After running the offending file through Levelator, my ears are much happier. This app goes to 11!
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Version 2.0.6
MisterE
13 October 2007
Excellent little app for cleaning up recorded speech. Saved me tons of time and did a better job that I could do in Peak.
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Version 1.3
Madmacmad
24 December 2006
WOW ...Amazing it's like a dream comes true :-) Great little Application ! Works better than i thought ! I'm a pro audio engineer. Great for Speak & Podcast's. Will try it on a Vocal Track. Great Software ! Keep on the good Work ! Thx for keep it free !!!! MadMac
Like (6)
Version 1.1
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4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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