Ubercaster
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Complete podcast production suite.   Shareware ($79.95)
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Ubercaster is the first complete podcast production suite for the Mac.

Leave your garage and feel at home. Ubercaster has been made with podcaster's needs in mind.

Auto ducking, effects, chapters for enhanced podcasts, ID3 tags, album cover art, mp3/AAC/AIFF encoding - you name it. It's all there. Seamlessly integrated.

Features include:
  • Use a previous project as a template for new ones.
  • Define multiple microphones and add special input panels for iChat, Skype and Gizmo recording.
  • Record audio live.
  • Real multi track
What's New
Version 1.6.4:
  • AudioUnit caching. Übercaster now caches informations on installed AudioUnits during the first launch. Subsequent lauches are significatly faster.
  • Übercaster automatically recognizes newly installed or removed AudioUnits. Just in case, there's also a "Reset AudioUnit Cache" option on the Advanced Preferences tab in Übercaster. After resetting the cache, Übercaster will do a full scan of all AudioUnits on next launch.
  • Fixed an issue with special characters in chapter titles and URLs which prevented Übercaster from successfully release an AAC file.
  • Better error handling during the release process.
  • Fixed an issue where the progress bar in the dock icon wasn't cleaned up after and error during the release process.
  • Fixed a glitch on cut layer when dragging tracks to a new position in a scrolled cut layer.
Version 1.6.4:
  • AudioUnit caching. Übercaster now caches informations on installed AudioUnits during the first launch. Subsequent lauches are significatly faster.
  • Übercaster automatically recognizes newly installed or removed AudioUnits. Just in case, there's also a "Reset AudioUnit Cache" option on the Advanced Preferences tab in Übercaster. After resetting the cache, Übercaster more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later (Leopard ready).

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Ubercaster User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Trenti commented on 20 Oct 2009
Still crashes when exporting AAC Files w/ chapters. Bummer.
[Version 1.6.3b7]


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trenti reviewed on 03 Sep 2009
I just lost 2 1/2 hours of my work by having this application crashed. And let me say, this was not the first time it crashed.It liked crashing in Leopard, and it seems to have this behaviour in Snow Leopard. Is this a hidden feature of this app, crashing over and over again?

FIX IT! Or change the application name to ubercrasher.

Oh, and btw: While adding chapter marks in post-production one should be able to navigate through it with the keyboard instead of being forced to use the mouse to activate the fields to fill in. Jeez...
[Version 1.6.2]


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globetrotterdk commented on 24 Nov 2008
How does this compare to WireTap Studio? WTS seems to have an advantage on the amount of input sources, but Übercaster seems to have more editing capabilities, or am I wrong? I am trying to decide what to get to start podcasting.Übercaster at first glance seems to have a higher learning curve for a newbie.
[Version 1.5.5]


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NDLawman reviewed on 25 Jun 2007
Ubercaster is great. It turns a neophyte like me into a professional performer, producer and editor. Because of its ease of use, my family thinks that I am a genius. I have posted some podcasts that sound professional. This is a great buy. I only wish I would have known that MU would be offering it discounted!
[Version 1.1]


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Funky7 reviewed on 12 Apr 2007
That application is just great!
I love the ability to automatically encode episodes into different formats with one mouse click.
That's a real time saver when creating separate versions of a podcast (e.g. a MP3 version and an enhanced AAC version)!
[Version 1.0]


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MacFevre reviewed on 04 Apr 2007
At first look, this app looks a little confusing. Once you use it and get used to it, it's a great program. Once you go through the screencasts and tutorials on the website, it becomes an incredible product that is truly innovative. And, unlike GB, it automatically saves, and doesn't do an entire mixdown and take a half-hour every time you save it. The Release portion is absolute genius. Everything is automatic.
[Version 1.0]


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gryphonent reviewed on 04 Apr 2007
For $80 I get the entire iLife package... the new one, just a couple of months away, including all the goodies from iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, iWeb, iTunes, to Garageband! Bet the new version has lots of goodies. Ubercaster... I might buy for $25 or $30... but definitely not for $80!
[Version 1.0]

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MacFevre replied on 04 Apr 2007
Have you tried it? Why pay for any software when there is freeware available??? This is the greatest podcasting software that I've seen. It does much more with podcasting than GarageBand, and it does it better. At least look at the screencasts on the website before saying it's not worth $80, because it is worth it. You always get what you pay for. If you want a $20 program, that's what you'll get.
No, I don't work for Ubercaster, either. I just like the app.
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kellhound1 replied on 27 Sep 2007
I have Ubercaster, and I'm very happy with it. Sure, you could do exactly what Ubercaster does with Garageband and iTunes, but it makes things more difficult. Furthermore, Ubercaster is a lot easier to use. For instance, in Garageband if you want to add an intro and outro jingle you'd have to import the files from the hard drive and physically place them at the beginning and at the end once the podcast if finished.

With Ubercaster you can make templates that have your different jingles, and when you're ready to play the outro at the end, just press the hotkey button and it records away.

Output to music files is much better than in Garageband. In Ubercaster you can switch between AAC and MP3, and also designate your own settings extensively.

True $80 is a lot of money, but if you podcast on a regular basis, Ubercaster is a beautiful product. In fact, after I tried Ubercaster I started podcasting more because of how easy it was. When I was using Garageband I'd only update my Website podcast page every once in a while because the process was so laborious.

In any event, download the app and try it out for a while. No harm if you don't like it.
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Downloads:6,817
Version Downloads:1,370
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:03 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $79.95
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Ubercaster is the first complete podcast production suite for the Mac.

Leave your garage and feel at home. Ubercaster has been made with podcaster's needs in mind.

Auto ducking, effects, chapters for enhanced podcasts, ID3 tags, album cover art, mp3/AAC/AIFF encoding - you name it. It's all there. Seamlessly integrated.

Features include:
  • Use a previous project as a template for new ones.
  • Define multiple microphones and add special input panels for iChat, Skype and Gizmo recording.
  • Record audio live.
  • Real multi track recording and editing.
  • Insert new recordings or overwrite any part of your previous show like in a text document.
  • Enhanced podcasts - divide your episode into labeled chapters each provided with pictures and links.
  • Encode podcasts as MP3, (enhanced) AAC or AIFF and upload them to Web servers (via FTP, .Mac, etc.) at once with a single click.
  • Start and stop audio clips or change volumes without clicking the mouse.
  • Save your project as an archive which contains all audio you've used in your episode.
  • And much more...


This makes Ubercaster suitable for both, newbies and advanced podcasters. All you need is Ubercaster, a Mac and something to tell...


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