Amadeus Lite
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Lightweight audio editor from the makers of Amadeus.   Demo ($24.99)
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Amadeus Lite allows you to use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats (including MP3, MP4, AIFF, WAVE, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis), remastering your iTunes music library, etc.

Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers.

While Amadeus Lite features a number of built-in audio
What's New
Version 2.1.5:
  • Fixes a bug causing crashes for some users.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Lvdoc reviewed on 21 Jun 2011
If you're going to review, then review on the basis of (1) Features, (2) Ease of use, (3) Value, and (4) Stability. If you don't like the price, rate that - and only that - under "Value." If you want to flame, use the "Comment" feature. I gladly paid the upgrade price for Amadeus Pro 2. Martin's offered nothing but solid customer service for years. What have you contributed to life, other than your verbosity?
[Version 2.0.1]

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Drooler replied on 21 Jun 2011
If you knew what you are talking about, you'd know that you can _rate_ software _only_ on the basses you indicate; in other words, one _must_ rate the software before one can comment.
Like you, I have supported the Pro version since its inception. Unlike you, I feel the upgrade price represents the rankest sort of greed.
My other attributes and contributions on this planet, other than for rhetorical purposes, are really none of your concern.
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Lvdoc replied on 21 Jun 2011
I do know what I'm talking about:

1. Click on "Write a Review." Then click the simple little pop-up menu and choose "Comment." I've posted many a comment on MU without ever giving a rating.

2. It's "basis," Einstein, not "basses."
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Espiridion replied on 21 Jun 2011
I agree with you, but using the criteria you mention I don't see how this can be rated with 5 stars. Even the "Pro" version has notable limitations.

1)Other products in the < $100 range offer more (and better) features. Examples include DSP-Quattro, Wave Editor, and Wavelab Elements 7.

2)It is quite easy to use. I agree on that one.

3)Awful upgrade policy. While you "gladly paid the upgrade price for Amadeus Pro 2" plenty of users were understandably angry with the upgrade. It's worth noting that while alternative applications have lowered their prices considerably, Amadeus received a price increase.

4)I've not tried the Lite version, but the Pro version is buggy. At least that's my experience with 2.0 and 2.0.1. For example:
-Some plugins don't work unless I convert the track to stereo. The same plugins work fine in mono in other editors.
-Doesn't seem to validate plugins. In some cases it's just a minor annoyance, but in others I've had to Force Quit the application or wait until it crashes and shuts down. Once I launch it again, I've lost any unsaved changes. Other editors and DAWs validate new plugins at startup, and exclude conflicting ones.
-Launching analysis tools often results in the spinning beach ball and I have to Force Quit.
+To their credit, splitting clips works in 2.0.1, fixed from 2.0

So although I agree with you, I think that a 5-star review is as inadequate as the half-star review posted below. To me it feels like this version should have been 1.6 instead of 2.0, and the upgrade approach is one of the worst I've seen. I recall 2 other companies that used the same tactic (i.e., having a promotion followed closely by a paid upgrade to a previously unannounced new version), and both had negative reactions from their customers.

Even without the upgrade issue, if I were testing today DSP-Quattro, Wave Editor, Twisted Wave, Wavelab Elements, and Amadeus Pro, the latter would be on the bottom of my list based on features (limited compared to alternatives), value (overpriced at $60), and stability (freezes, crashes, poor plugin handling).

If the Pro version would cost $25 I would probably recommend it for simple tasks. The lite version lacks adequate plugin support, batch processing, analysis, etc. IIRC, even the free Audacity has some VST support.
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Lvdoc replied on 21 Jun 2011
I gave it 5 stars only because someone else evaluated the developer and not the program itself. There are no criteria in MU for "judge the developer's motives and character." As a result, the program got a 1/2 star rating, which was entirely unfair. I just wanted to balance the scales and try to get it back to a neutral position. Maybe that wasn't the best thing to do, and if MU wants to delete my replies, I'm fine with that. But I do think that reviews should be as yours was - focused on the program.
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Espiridion replied on 21 Jun 2011
Thanks for your comment Lvdoc. I can understand your point.
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Drooler reviewed on 20 Jun 2011
And now, having pimped paid users of Amadeus Pro $40 to upgrade, he wants to nick the general public $25 for the truncated product? Wow! Martin, you really are sleazy. Clearly there is no limit to the egregious cupidity of some software developers...
[Version 2.0.1]

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Macupchris replied on 21 Jun 2011
Isn't it amazing how software developers can force the general public — presumably at gunpoint — to buy their "truncated" goods? No? They can't force people to buy what they don't want?
Then what are you ranting about?

Clearly, there is no limit to the egregious stupidity of some folks.
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Drooler replied on 21 Jun 2011
Ahh! The argument "Ad Hominem." Isn't it nice that I was able to expand your vocabulary?
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Macupchris replied on 21 Jun 2011
Don't flatter yourself, Drooler.
Yours is a classic example of the 'ad hominem fallacy' fallacy, which you might profitably look up: http://plover.net/~bonds/adhominem.html

Quoting for your profit: "Those who are quick to squeal 'ad hominem' are often guilty of several other logical fallacies, including one of the worst of all: the fallacious belief that introducing an impressive-sounding Latin term somehow gives one the decisive edge in an argument." And you may ponder the final example, of which I am quoting the conclusion: "... it should be clear that taken as a whole, B's argument is not ad hominem. B engaged thoroughly with A's argument. He is not countering A's argument by saying A is an idiot; on the contrary, having logically countered A's argument, and having seen A's reaction, he is *arguing* that A is an idiot."
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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:06 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Amadeus Lite allows you to use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats (including MP3, MP4, AIFF, WAVE, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis), remastering your iTunes music library, etc.

Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds are performed at lightning speed. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers.

While Amadeus Lite features a number of built-in audio effects (equalizer, speed and pitch change, echo, etc), its abilities can be extended arbitrarily by the support of Audio Units.


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