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Amadeus Pro Reviews2.8.4

28 July 2020

Multitrack sound recorder/editor with MP3 support.

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JD-1
21 August 2019
Version: 2.6.1

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I've been remiss in not leaving a review of this software which I've owned for over a decade now. Some people complain that the price is too high for what Amadeus Pro can do. As someone who has owned a number of audio processing software, I can say that I respectively disagree. Amadeus Pro does things quicker and easier then any of the other titles I've owned. The batch processing functions and ability to customize those processes alone are well worth the added cost, especially if you're a person like me who works with dozens and even sometimes hundreds of files! I use it not only on a daily basis, but multiple times every day and have my workflow with it down pat. I also own the developers wonderfully powerful and oh so useful app "Click Repair" for when I digitized my extensive library of vinyl back in the day and still occasionally use it. It works simply and accurately and is a great compliment to Amadeus Pro. Top all this off with a developer who is responsive, helpful and consistent and you have an application and back end that is WELL WORTH the cost!
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Fishboy
28 July 2020
Version: 2.8.4
I had an Amadeus license for years but I downloaded a trial of DSP-Quattro, many say a more capable audio editor, and eventually purchased it over Amadeus Pro.
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Lesoth0
15 January 2020
Version: 2.7
Latest version is actually v2.71
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5
JD-1
21 August 2019
Version: 2.6.1
I've been remiss in not leaving a review of this software which I've owned for over a decade now. Some people complain that the price is too high for what Amadeus Pro can do. As someone who has owned a number of audio processing software, I can say that I respectively disagree. Amadeus Pro does things quicker and easier then any of the other titles I've owned. The batch processing functions and ability to customize those processes alone are well worth the added cost, especially if you're a person like me who works with dozens and even sometimes hundreds of files! I use it not only on a daily basis, but multiple times every day and have my workflow with it down pat. I also own the developers wonderfully powerful and oh so useful app "Click Repair" for when I digitized my extensive library of vinyl back in the day and still occasionally use it. It works simply and accurately and is a great compliment to Amadeus Pro. Top all this off with a developer who is responsive, helpful and consistent and you have an application and back end that is WELL WORTH the cost!
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5
Bento de Espinosa
24 July 2019
Version: 2.6
Unless you want to record many tracks and use loops, you do not need a bigger application than Amadeus. It is wonderful for editing audio, with lots of features. I use it almost daily!
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1.5
Stef-Vandenabele
19 December 2018
Version: 2.5.3
Pro? This tool is marking itself as ‘pro’ but cannot even do the VST or AU plugins in real-time. You need to click on ‘apply’. I kid you not !! Also, using the zoom slider is very slow, even on a my powerful Mac Pro. Cutting/pasting part is cumbersome too. Even for free this audio editor lacks basic needs. Avoid at all cost and take look at good audio editors like Wavelab or Triumph. They offer both real-time effects, decent editing, customization UI and many more.
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Derekcurrie
18 December 2018
Version: 2.5.2
Version 2.5.3 is out today. I haven't found any version history for it.
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5
chasjunk
06 November 2018
Version: 2.5
This is by far the best multitrack audio editor available at this price point, and completely kicks the crap out of that hunk of garbage Audacity (more than 15 years of development and its still sub-par). The new dark mode support is nice but the thing I like about this program is that it gets out of my way and lets me edit audio quickly and efficiently.

The one complaint I have is that you need to remember that two-finger scrolling from the right EDGE of the trackpad brings up Notification Center, so scroll left from further in on the right side of the trackpad to avoid that. Easily worked around, but until you change the Notification Center gesture, you'll occasionally see it when you didn't intend to.

Did I mention it works beautifully with VST and AU plugins and even has a 32-bit mode (still) for working with older plug-ins? Or how it exactly hits the target of being easy-to-use (like Fission) yet more powerful, but not complicated like [name any expensive DAW]? Or that the developer is very responsive both on his forum and in email? Best money I've ever spent on an audio editing tool. You can buy it from the Mac App Store or directly from the developer, your choice.
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3.5
Dcannis
05 November 2018
Version: 2.5
The version 2.5 has localization problems (the menus are in English) and an error (bad url) on updating. This on Mac OS 10.13.6 High Sierra. I hope they are fixed as soon as possible. Everything else is OK
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Haliomaster
04 November 2018
Version: 2.5
It may have some nice features but it has a terrible GUI that very slow updating. Scrolling, zooming and cutting the waves is very chunky and slow. You literately see it redrawing. I have a new MBPr i7 6 cores and very fast GPU. This should be 60fps, sadly it doesn't even get to 5fps. It has always been the case from v1 and still is with v2.5 It can be done the good wxay like Triumpg and Audacity (free). Two similar apps that are way ahead of this defunct app. Avoid ...
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simone-dehaan
30 May 2018
Version: 2.4.6
I have downloaded the Amadeus Pro App and it is in my Applications folder. Each time I use it I have to go into the Applications folder to open it. It then comes up on my desktop but when I finish it and close it the App disappears and there is no longer an icon on the desktop. A message also comes up that it quit unexpectedly. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening? Thank you.
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4.5
Derekcurrie
12 January 2018
Version: 2.4.5
I'm extremely pleased that I upgraded. Amadeus Pro never lets me down and the frequent updates are very much appreciated. This is THE audio editing app for Mac at this time for those who don't need to use a pro audio studio. Thanks to the developer!
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4.5
distreszed
31 July 2017
Version: 2.4.1
handy and robust app, does the job. zooming in and out needs some improvement tho.
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2.5
Masterminter
26 July 2017
Version: 2.4
I don't see any improvements i regarding screenupdate. Zooming in is still freaky choppy, horizontal browsing is choppy as hell. All on my new MBPr 2017 running 10.12.6
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5
Fariborz
22 January 2017
Version: 2.3.1
I bought his application a month ago. I already had used version 1 in the past but the new features of the latest version are simply mind boggling . Amadeus Pro is very robust and has never crashed on me even when I edit huge audio files. It has nearly all the functions I need and its intuitive interface makes the learning curve very smooth. All its main commands can be mastered in a matter of hours. Mind you, it also comes with a complete manual that helps comprehending more complicated functions easily. After a month of intense use I have come to the conclusion that it’s exactly the application I was looking for and is worth every cent I paid for it. Can’t recommend it enough. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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5
SteveO1823
05 November 2015
Version: 2.2.1
I can't imagine how anyone who wants to save time and work efficiently would not turn to Amadeus Pro first. Unless you enjoy futzing around or require loads of complicated (for many of us) options, this app has served me well, along with other colleagues in broadcasting, almost since it's first release. Top marks for steady growth and smooth operation.
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Wts
31 October 2015
Version: 2.2
Not sure again why i have a paid membership with MacUpdate since once again their robot failed to find the update to version 2.2.1 from the developers web site. I do rate this application at 5 stars.
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5
Aargl
06 April 2015
Version: 2.1.7
I've been using ProTools for about 15 years now, so I usually don't need those small editors, but sometimes it's nice to check or try something without having to fire up the big software.
I've tried other editors such as Sound Studio and Fission and, though they basically do the same thing, who knows why, when I need to do something a bit more tricky, I can't find it anywhere else than in Amadeus!
Last example: I needed to play 2 files together to check wether they were masterings from the same source or 2 different recording sessions. It was only in Amadeus that I could open one file, create a new stereo track, import the second file by drag and drop, move it to be in sync and play to hear they were exactly phase-synced.
I regularly try the competitors, but I always find Amadeus easier and quite perfect.
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0.5
Appleday88
01 April 2015
Version: 2.1.7
Unbrauchbares Programm! Das Hinzufügen von Radiostreams funktioniert nicht, das Programm hängt sich immer auf! Absolut unbrauchbar!
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2.5
Drtyrell969
01 March 2015
Version: 2.1.7
Been a long time user. I've used this product for years, but I've recently needed to use it for more than one track during mixing. This product is CRAP when it comes to playing more than one track back at a time. Their interface has a horrible design for simply pressing play and hearing what you have on the track list play. They favor a single track if you've so much as edited that track. You can get multiple tracks to play, but you have disengage all the edit stages, and use the spacebar. LAME. No product is this rigid. I'd say, what for an update that acts like 99% of every other product before taking the plunge.
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5
Jacob-und
11 October 2014
Version: 2.1.7
Short version: I've been producing electronic music since the late 90s and have had experience with audio editing applications. Amadeus Pro is an incredibly competent, fully capable audio editor, with a surprising amount of power "under the hood". As one deepens his or her knowledge of audio editing and Amadeus Pro, it's quite enjoyable to see that this program "stays/grows with you" as you learn. Consequently, this program has many features that may not readily apparent upon initial use, but are there when you need them, as your learn and as your needs may change. Less-short version: I've purchased Amadeus Pro several years ago, and without question, the developer provides updates frequently. Thus, even across multiple OSX versions, Amadeus Pro has ben my faithful audio-editng companion. Like reviewer Gary30 states, learning the control functions take time. At the risk of sounding "lame", however, I nonetheless have to admit that Amadeus Pro "grows with you". That is, this program is usable for those knowing next to nothing regarding audio editing (like me when I first started). Yet, as knowledge grows, I've discovered many feature-rich aspects of Amadeus Pro that address my needs. Further, I've found the developer to respond quickly to any communication initiated by me, and this program has provided lots of value for me. Yes, there are other audio editors our there that are, by all means outstanding. But, for my money, I'm sticking with Amadeus Pro. FYI: I am not affiliated with the individual/company that makes Amadeus Pro. I am just a hobbyist producer who values the utility of this program.
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Derekcurrie
25 September 2014
Version: 2.1.7
Versions 1.x THROUGH 2.1.6 are affected by changes in Apple's coding requirements and will NOT run on OS X 10.9.5 or 10.10.x. Notes about what's going on can be found at the user forum: http://www.hairersoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2549 "In OS X 10.9.5 and 10.10, Apple enforced new requirements for codesigned applications and, unfortunately, the current build of Amadeus Pro / Lite falls foul of these requirements. Since Amadeus performs an integrity check at startup, this test now fails and Amadeus refuses to run with an error message stating that it "has been tampered with"." Users of v2.x can simply upgrade to version 2.1.7 to patch the problem. Users of v1.x can download a FREE patched version of v1.5.5 here: http://www.hairersoft.com/Downloads/AmadeusProOld.zip Note: Oddly, this patched version is still listed as v1.5.5. Be certain to TRASH your old v1.5.5 and replace it with this new '1.5.5' patched version. Everything then works again! Thanks to HairerSoft for this free patch!
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5
Gary30
22 June 2014
Version: 2.1.6
I am a "Pro-sumer" I suppose for audio apps and so Amadeus Pro fits right into my needs and budget. The learning process for discovering the control functions and how to use them best requires some serious attention. The same could be said for any audio processing equipment or application. For Amadeus, I found that the difficulties seem to come when Overthink things rather than the opposite. Short of perfection, to me, finding that rings are easier than I thought is preferable to the other way round. I have always found the app to be stable and reasonably fast, although I do not stress it as much as some others probably do. One aspect of the app I had overlooked is the Batch Processor. You just select a series of actions you would like to take with parameters for them as needed. Then drop a file onto the window to confirm that it works as you hoped. Then, you drop a bunch of files there and it processes all of them. I used this to a 11.3 seconds of annoying bumper music and self promotion from then ends of over four hundred MP3 audio joke of the day files. You can save these batch files for later use. Brilliant stuff.
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4.5
Karloscka
03 April 2014
Version: 2.1.5
Does very well it's job as advertised! Transferring audio from vinyl / cassettes is a task that require some handy features that AP offers and is easy to use. No way to get satisfied with others, always is something missing.
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5
Bento de Espinosa
19 February 2014
Version: 2.1.5
Lightweight but powerful audio editor for everyday tasks.
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Peter-Van-Den-Einde
01 January 2014
Version: 2.1.4
This ones was a good audio editor. But other similar apps came a long and surpassed this by miles. v2 brought jerky scrolling, slow handling of audio files, crashes, lockups when you use plugins, .. .. .. I suggest trying Triumph and you never want to launch this flawed app again. Avoid.
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5
piquadratpi2
31 December 2013
Version: 2.1.4
I use this program now since years and I never have had big issues. Maybe because I didn't work with very big audio files. It is very stable here on my iMac and I can use all my external inputs like a UA 30 from Roland and the Samson GTrack. Now I work with 10.9.1 on an iMac late 2012 and it is very fast here. I have other audio editors too but I prefer Amadeus because it is very easy to handle and has most features I need...
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Aargl
06 August 2013
Version: 2.1.3
When converting a file with the "save as" feature and then see the stats, you'll see no clippings, but re-opening the converted file they may be thousands! I suppose the stats are still using the original file though the converted file being displayed... I wonder if its the same for any other graphic feature, is it referred to the original file, in such case?
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2.5
Shallowp
09 April 2013
Version: 2.1.3
Painfully slow app. The screen refresh rate is below average to say the least. Try to zoom quickly and you know what I mean. Even on an i7 MBP its sooooo sloooow. Even Audacity is free and has a smooth GUI. If you want to use a good audio editor and want to pay for it, try Triumph.
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Macinman
19 February 2013
Version: 2.1
Just thought I'd bring to the attention of the MacUpdate staff, that version 2.1.2 of Amadeus pro is out: I'm not sure how long it's been out, but it was an update for my existing copy yesterday, and it's what is on the Developer's site, and the Mac App Store. Just thought I'd let people know since we all get busy at times and things get overlooked sometimes :)
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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
02 December 2012
Version: 2.1
Good software. But the pricing & the upgrade policy are on par with Elgato's (stands for "ridiculous" at best).
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Bdkennedy1
13 November 2012
Version: 2.1
Can't recommend this program anymore. I've been using it off and on for several years but the UI is the slowest of any program I've used. Click and drag a selection and watch your life pass you by as you wait and wait and wait for the window to scroll. There are just so many little things wrong I deleted it out of frustration.
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5
Penguirl
25 October 2012
Version: 2.1
I wanted to work with a 5.1 clip from an xvid/avi file that I extracted the audio from with QT Pro giving me a mov/m4a file. Audacity, Sound Studio, WavePad, and TwistedWave would not open the file, at least not properly. Only Fission (v1!) and Amadeus Pro would open the file properly so that I could trim and boost it. I prefer Peak's interface but that is water under the bridge.
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Old-Peter
22 October 2012
Version: 2.1
I work daily with audio files. Mostly for mastering purposes. What I need is a user friendly interface, vst and au support and a smooth/fast working UI. The latter is the big problem with Amadeus Pro. It is so d*mn slow working with. Just Rescale a window and you know what I mean. On a MBP Retina is so slow the hate for Amadeus grows with every second you work with it. I know MBP Retina have slower graphics but Wave Editor is very fast rescaling windows even on a Retina. Also, it crashes very often when you want to process audio with VST plugins. Ozone5 for example, is plain unusable. One could say Ozone5 is buggy, well on Wave Editor and Ableton Live it never crashes. For me Amadeus Pro is not useable. Its slow (at least on a state of the art MBP Retina) and crashes when working with VST plugins. In the end I would say you should take a look at Wave Editor before buying Amadeau Pro. It has a steeper learning curve but works!
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5
obergsson
26 May 2012
Version: 2.0.8
Love it .... have used it for years now. Tried others .... even dedicated ones such as Bias's for digitizing tapes and vinyl ... but always come back to amadeus. Doesn't introduce any artifacts. Great interface and ease of use ... very logically layed out. Well worth the money.
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2.5
DirkTheMenace
04 March 2012
Version: 2.0.6
The price policy is just plain crap. This is a fine audio editor but I would every also urge to try Wave Editor. It has a clear pricing and the editor works about the same.
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Solefald
06 December 2011
Version: 2.0.5
Paid $30 for Amadeus II, then I paid $25 to upgrade to Amadeus Pro and now I am supposed to pay another $40 to upgrade? Not happening. And this new icon is horrendous.
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5
Djefis
29 November 2011
Version: 2.0.5
Super but Expansive.
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Stef-Vandenabele
05 November 2011
Version: 2.0.5
At this high price tag you expect something good. Unfortunate it does even come close to be a pro audio editor. Some high end codec aren't supported, no fx layer support, no pro dithering support, no isotope 64bit support, .. The devs needs to take a look at a good editor (Wavelab and Wave editor to name two). In the end a price tag of about $10 would be fair and worth it.
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Neal
11 September 2011
Version: 2.0.4
Way too expensive an upgrade price for existing customers. Update should be a flat $10.00. Great app, poor pricing policy. This is not a review it is a vote and I vote with my feet (clearly not my brain).
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4.5
Yavari
10 September 2011
Version: 2.0.3
I've had a registered copy of Amadeus Pro for about a year, and it's incredibly usable, and it's probably my favourite sound-recording app for simple work—I don't need the bells and whistles that come with other programs, so it's perfect for me. The interface is intuitive, and it's incredibly zippy and stable. I do think, however, that the developer's recent pricing tactic is not the best way he could have gone about it—I paid $40 for this app last year, and I am not inclined to pay yet another $40 to upgrade to 2.0. I agree with the other commenters that he probably should have lowered the price or kept it where it was ($40 was a fair price, in my opinion), in keeping with most developers' stances on pricing these days.
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uniQue
08 September 2011
Version: 2.0.3
Despicable behaviour from the developers over the unexpected upgrade so soon after the MacLegion bundle. I have uninstalled the software out of principle and needless to say will not be recommending this product to any friends.
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DJSquint
01 August 2011
Version: 2.0.3
As a DJ I do a lot of audio manipulation for preparing my setup. In the past I used Wavelab -- Windows -- and it did the job fast and easy. I tried a lot of audio editors and I cannot recommend Amadeus Pro. It is not very nice to work work. The work flow is a drag imo I crashed several times when working on 64bit wav files too. Please take a look at Wavelab and Audio Editor. Both are great if not best editors on the market.
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Big-Mac-XXL
09 July 2011
Version: 2.0.2
I'm still running Amadeus Pro 1.3 on Snow Leopard and I'm very happy with it. Good software. I won't switch to 2.0 since the price of $60 is much to high for a little audio editing and encoding. The author should lower the price tag to $20 and the cash would roll in like Swiss cheese rolls downhill.
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Ryde
23 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
I only found out now that the "brand new" Amadeus Pro license which I obtained just a few weeks ago through the MacLegion bundle is already outdated. This makes me very angry. The fact that I'd be entitled to a reduced update price of $19.99 does not placate me as this is a matter of principle. If I purchase a software license I should be allowed to expect this license to be good for the latest version of this product at least for a fews months. Anything else puts me off and leaves a bad taste of bait-and-switch. I haven't yet installed Amadeus Pro and now I won't do it anymore (Audacity is just fine and it is free). Furthermore, I will remember this incident and recommend others against doing business with this software publisher until he changes his mind and practices.
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obergsson
18 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
I purchased Amadeus Pro 2 months ago. I just downloaded the update. Now the program does not recognize that I am already a registered user and I most renter my registration information. This I do ... exactly according to the email invoice I received.I have double and triple checked that the info is correct and you guessed it ... the program will not recognize my registration ... so now I have a crippled demo version after paying for it. You would not believe the process you have to go through to verify your registration. I have decided it is not worth the effort and am going to use Audacity or some other program from here on in. If a paid app can't remember your registration info on updates what does that say .... YOu've been warned
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Joinerm
18 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
I have used Amadeus for many years to edit audio from my lectures, prior to posing on Blackboard for my students. It has been a good, solid and easy to use companion. But as a teacher, I cannot justify $40 to upgrade. Please reconsider. Or perhaps, provide an academic pricing?
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Macinman
18 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
I've been using Amadeus since Amadeus II. One feature that drew me to buy this app years ago was, it was the only sound editor I could find that still handled the system 7 sound file format. This was useful to me because I have used the Mac since the 90's and had some sounds in system 7 sound format which I was able to convert to something OS X could read. This application has worked very well for other things I've wanted to do recently such as restore some of the preaching series I have on cassette to digital format. The only other sound editor I've used in addition to Amadeus was apple's soundtrack pro, as a part of my video/broadcast training. I paid the upgrade price of $40, and compared to apple's pro tools, I think that's a very reasonable price for what this application does, and offers me.
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2.5
Bleech-Jef
18 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
As a new iMac owner I am looking for a decent audio editor. Tried several editors but Amadeus did not cut the bill for me. It just doesn't feel right at moments. To do simple things like applying effects is not intiutive. No Vst support as far as I know which is a major bummer. For me the overall GUI interface is not good. I like Wave Editor much more and it is also more professional. Pricetag is about the same too.
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0.5
Drooler
18 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
Far too dear for an upgrade!
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Robk
18 June 2011
Version: 2.0.1
I used to recommend Amadeus Pro. But with the latest price increase for version 2.x, I can no longer recommend it. In the same price range is Wave Editor (WE) which in my view is a superior product and more stable. I know some folks will also recommend DSP-Quattro. Bur I believe it is unfair to compare Amadeus Pro with DSP-Quattro. DSP-Quattro is more than twice the cost of Amadeus Pro. That being said it is on sale from time to time. Right now you can buy DSP-Quattro for almost the same price as Amadeus Pro (for the cross upgrade price). And in my view, DSP-Quattro is a much better product that Amadeus Pro with more features (but may be too complicated for some users who just want to do basic sound editing and recording). Hairersoft should consider LOWERING the price for Amadeus Pro to where it was before. For basic sound editing and recording, I am now recommending Fission or Audacity (which are MUCH more reasonable) to my friends.
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