iSonics
iSonics
1.8.1

4.8

iSonics free download for Mac

iSonics1.8.1

24 April 2015

Convert audio files between formats.

Overview

Note: iSonics is not being sold anymore and is listed only for people who had purchased it in the past.

iSonics makes it easy to convert any audio format and CDs to all popular audio formats: MP3, MP2, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, OGG Vorbis, AC3, and WAV.

It handles metadata with ease and even enables you to change metadata.

As a bonus you can import CDs and convert the audio tracks to any audio format, including metadata retrieved online.

What's new in iSonics

Version 1.8.1:
  • Added track number format "##[space]"
  • Updated to libvorbis 1.3.4, Flac 1.3.0, Opus 1.1 and wavpack 4.70.0
  • Fixed issue splitting files with CUE files.

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42 Reviews of iSonics

3
makeingcool
25 October 2016
Version: 1.8.1

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Avdshare Audio Converter can Free download Opus converter for Mac or Windows version to convert Opus audio files to MP3, AAC, FLAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, OGG, RA, AU, M4A etc.You can find it at http://www.avdshare.com/opus-converter-to-mp3-aac-flac-ac3-wav-wma-ogg
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3
makeingcool
25 October 2016
Version: 1.8.1
Avdshare Audio Converter can Free download Opus converter for Mac or Windows version to convert Opus audio files to MP3, AAC, FLAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, OGG, RA, AU, M4A etc.You can find it at http://www.avdshare.com/opus-converter-to-mp3-aac-flac-ac3-wav-wma-ogg
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5
ozgur-1
10 November 2014
Version: 1.8.0
best app for converting FLAC to MP3
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5
Ronnb
14 August 2014
Version: 1.8.0
This is a really easy to use and flexible application that can handle AIFC formats as well as others. So far, this is the best application I have found for general audio conversion on the fly.
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5
MaxWilders
14 June 2014
Version: 1.7.0
Excellent choice for converting virtually any audio type to another. Polished interface makes it easier to use compared to other audio converter apps. Its not free though.
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5
Liam-
08 June 2014
Version: 1.6.3
Although I still use X-lossless decoder for some tasks, I keep coming back to iSonics. The GUI is really clever and easy. Drag files or folders you need to convert, choose the audio format, tweak some settings as you wish and hit the convert button. Thats it. Always delivers superb quality and fast results. Thumb up for being the easiest converter and another thumb up for the nice responsive devs.
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Big Johnson
05 June 2014
Version: 1.6.3
The FLAC standard only has 8 approved compression levels. iSonics offers 12 levels. When I asked the developer why, they were rather blunt and told to me to ask the developer of the libavcodec that they use. I received this reply: "Levels 0 to 8 use essentially the same compression settings as the official libFLAC encoder. Put simply, levels 9 to 12 use additional or alternative settings to achieve better compression." Since libavcodec uses compression levels other than the 8 approved levels, they should not be called FLAC, they should be called FLAC Plus, or some other name that differentiates them from FLAC because they aren't technically FLAC. If libavcodec wants to call its 12 levels FLAC then the developers should attempt to have the FLAC standard amended. Therefore it seems iSonics uses a codec that does not adhere to FLAC standards. Who knows what algorithms they use to compress at additional levels? It also seems to be an inferior codec to the libFLAC codec that XLD uses. I found this unfavorable remark about the codec used by iSonics: "Contrary to libavcodec's video codecs, its audio codecs do not make a wise usage of the bits they are given as they lack some minimal psychoacoustic model (if at all) which most other codec implementations feature." I ripped a CD and these are the numbers for the first 5 tracks using different encoding. iSonics FLAC level 8 1. 19.4 MB 2. 17.9 MB 3. 18.9 MB 4. 18.2 MB 5. 19.3 MB iSonics FLAC level 12 1. 19.1 MB 2. 17.6 MB 3. 18.6 MB 4. 18.0 MB 5. 19.2 MB XLD FLAC level 8 1. 19.3 MB 2. 17.8 MB 3. 18.8 MB 4. 18.1 MB 5. 19.3 MB As you can see, iSonics at level 8 creates files 1/10th of a MB or less larger than XLD at level 8, so they are comparable at the same level (XLD is always smaller). But at level 12 iSonics files are only 1/10th to 2/10ths of a MB smaller than XLD. Since the savings created by using libavcodec at level 12 amount to about 1/5 of a MB per file, I'd say the extra levels are irrelevant and you may as well stick with the approved levels. I have over 20,000 FLAC files. 20,000 times .02 MB savings each amounts to 400 MB, which is about one album. While ripping that CD tonight I found another problem with iSonics: It uses the CDDB database to gather track metadata. My disc was not found so I would have had to manually rename all 48 tracks. I opened the disc in XLD and all track names were located in the FreeDB and MusicBrainz databases. It saved me a lot of time and aggravation by ripping with XLD. MY CONCLUSION IS THAT YOU STICK WITH XLD FOR IT'S SUPERIOR CODEC THAT FOLLOWS FLAC GUIDELINES, AS WELL AS ITS SUPERIOR ACCESS TO CD DATABASES.
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5
piquadratpi2
16 April 2014
Version: 1.6.3
After I contacted the developer he immediately fixed some problems with the cue-file for flac-files. Now all works here like it should and iSonics is now my favourite in converting music files. It is very fast, stable and runs without problems on 10.9.2. And the results are great! Using the integrated metafile-editor is easy and reduces the work in iTunes for me. A big thanks again to the developer!
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5
Jazzyguy
09 March 2014
Version: 1.6.1
Another GREAT version. This version is perfect in every way. It fills my needs for a good and efficient converter.
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Big Johnson
08 February 2014
Version: 1.5.3
Needs improvement, especially more options. There is no option to set the compression level for FLAC, and that's a huge problem for me, since I always choose level 8 for smallest file size. I also don't like the selections for choosing the file output location and format: When I set it to "convert to same folder as source," it does not do this properly - it SHOULD place the output files in the source folder, but instead it creates a new folder with the artist's name in the source folder, then a subfolder with the album name, and then finally the output files are placed in that folder. It's impossible to name tracks as I usually do with other apps: I want the track number followed by a period and a space, then the track name, like this: 1. Name The closest I can get is one of these formats: 1-Name 1 - Name This means I must waste time renaming every track after conversion. Tracks cannot be added via the context menu. With other apps, I can select some tracks, then right click and choose to open with the app. But nothing happens when I choose to open with iSonics. Therefore I'm forced to either drag files into iSonics, or use the Add button. On a positive note, I have a bunch of wma files that XLD and Switch were both unable to convert (Switch's support confirmed there is a bug), but iSonics was able to successfully convert, although not without problems: After successfully converting one or two wma files, I'd delete them from iSonics and drag one or both into iSonics again to test another conversion, but several times I received an error message: "An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down." After re-opening iSonics, I was able to add the files and covert, but then it happened again shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, I don't know what level of FLAC they were converted to. There is also no help file or tooltips, and those would be very helpful because this app has options I haven't seen before, such as FLAC options "LPC algorithm" and "search method." Although there's no explanation for how the Merge feature is supposed to work, it was easy to figure out, and worked flawlessly on the two wma files I merged to one FLAC file as a test.
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4.5
Bleech-Jef
07 February 2014
Version: 1.5.3
Easy to use and fast converting (uses all available CPU cores when selected in the preferences). Though I only use this for FLAC to AAC it can handle most popular formats too.
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5
Macs007
12 May 2013
Version: 1.4.3
Awesome converter with a nice GUI. I use it mainly for making opus files something iTunes does not. Recommended
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GeogProf
11 May 2013
Version: 1.4.3
Nice, but it doesn’t handle CUE files and is not free, like MediaHuman Audio Converter does/is. I wish I’d know about that before I bought iSonics.
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1.5
Bigjoeh
25 April 2013
Version: 1.4.3
I want to buy this but it tells me I don't have permission to write to my new hard drive. I have no problem reading from or copying to it in finder.
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5
Jazzyguy
13 April 2013
Version: 1.4.3
This app is great in every way!
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GeogProf
18 March 2013
Version: 1.4.1
Version 1.4.2 is available from the developer’s website (http://www.osxbytes.com/page4/index.html?forcedownload). Don’t know why it hasn’t yet been updated here.
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4.5
GeogProf
16 March 2013
Version: 1.4.1
Very nice indeed. I’ve been using the great, free XLD for years, but I never liked its lack of an interface, and its preferences were complicated and unexplained (since it had no Help). iSonics too seems to lack Help, but everything is quite self-explanatory so it’s not missed. It converts faster than XLD too. Though it costs $10, I consider that fair — any more and I’d probably stick with XLD. It could stand the addition of a Clear All button to make it easier to removed finished tracks and add new ones, but overall, it’s a very good app.
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5
piquadratpi2
14 March 2013
Version: 1.4.1
This program is getting better after each update! Some features compared to XLD I am still missing, but I'm sure they will come soon. Best of all: it's very stable and fast and the GUI is like a Mac GUI should be. Thank you developers!
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Lounge-Deluxe
10 March 2013
Version: 1.4.0
I've been using XLD over the years with much joy, but I decided to give iSonics ago to find out if it would bring any speed advantages to my flac->aiff converting. Well it certainly converts fast, possibly faster than XLD (hard to measure for me though) but iSonics did't convert any tags that the flac source files contained (or at least the demo version doesn't). iSonics lacks the possibility to not create a new folder for the converted files and delete the source files upon successful conversion, but that functionality might be easily added to iSonics by the dev. All in all iSonics looks promising to me and I'll keep an eye to its development.
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5
Priosantos-Jan
07 February 2013
Version: 1.3.1
Wow! I am impressed this converter supports encoding to meet the EBU R128 standard! This is mostly found on more expensive applications. Cool stuff.
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5
Christel1987
20 January 2013
Version: 1.2.3
Great GUI and most of all it is capable to use all available CPU power. It manage to convert a big folder with +100 files a lot faster compared to Max on my i7. That only is worth the low asking price! 5 golden stars.
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5
Jazzyguy
19 January 2013
Version: 1.2.1
The absolute best in it's Class!
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5
Gary-box
07 January 2013
Version: 1.1.0
Awesome music converter with a sexy user-interface that almost makes it fun to convert those perky audio files. I am a fan of Isonics and even like the great icon. Recommend!
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5
Tlance
05 January 2013
Version: 1.1.0
XLD remains the premiere ripper but for files conversion iSonics is now my choice. I actually preferred Max of conversion as XLD's processes did not mesh as well as Max in my workflow. But iSonics is even easier to use. It also has the wonderful feature to allow the user to crank up the power (i.e. increase the number of threads iSonics uses). XLD does this but not Max. The only, THE ONLY, thing I think I really want it to do is more than one file type output (a la Max and XLD). The Developer is one of the most responsive I have ever encountered. Guess I should mention this to him.
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Jazzyguy
05 January 2013
Version: 1.1.0
Oustanding Version of a Great App.
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Jazzyguy
22 December 2012
Version: 1.0.4
I love this app and it is extremely useful. I feel it is the best for converting music files on OSX!
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5
AlexisDhooge
13 December 2012
Version: 1.0.3
Pretty awesome audio converter.
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Jazzyguy
13 December 2012
Version: 1.0.3
Another Great Version of the best converter for Music on OSX
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Jazzyguy
09 December 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Well I bought a license but it looks like you can only license one Mac. So if you have a bunch of Macs (like me) you won't be able to license them unless you purchase a license for each one. It does not appear that there is an option for multi-licensing.
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Jazzyguy
09 December 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Well worth the Money for the finest app for converting music files and making CDs
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5
Morgan-Alex
08 December 2012
Version: 1.0.1
I was waiting for the release version before writing anything about iSonics but did used many beta versions in the last couple of months. It was nice to see how iSonics progress evolved into a great app with plenty to go for when you need to convert audio formats. Great job! On a side note: The devs are very responsive and added several features I asked for. There is still room for improvement but I am sure it will grow feature wise in next updates. Highly recommended.
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Revco
06 December 2012
Version: 0.9.17
For me 0.9.17 throws up an error "An exception of class OutOfBoundsException was not handled. The application must shut down. Exception Message: Width/Height needs to be in the range 1-32767"
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Jazzyguy
05 December 2012
Version: 0.9.17
Another Chance For Me To Extol the praises of this fine application.
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5
Jazzyguy
19 November 2012
Version: 0.9.14
Another great version of a great app.
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4.5
piquadratpi2
04 November 2012
Version: 0.9.11
i like this very much - compared with XLD it is easier to use for me. But in 10.8.2 i always loose the nice icon when i drag the program from the image onto the hard disk. This happens only with some applications, but iSonics is one of them...
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davedgd
01 November 2012
Version: 0.9.10
The current .dmg file seems to be corrupt. It won't mount, and even when manually extracted the file included (not an app, despite renaming) won't run.
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Jazzyguy
20 October 2012
Version: 0.9.6
Excellent App. Very easy to use to convert various types of Music Files.
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Tommy-Gun
06 October 2012
Version: 0.9.3
Awesome converter. Nice UI and very simple to use. But it has a major flaw. Converts every file in the list one by one threading. All modern Macs have multicore cpus. Shame because it would otherwise be the best of its kind.
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DJSquint
30 September 2012
Version: 0.9.1
Now this is one fine audioconverter app! And thank you for adding the flac splitting option!
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Macs007
17 September 2012
Version: 0.8.6
Great debut audio converter!! I love it. Though I have a feature request: Converting to the same folder as the source audio file. It now always convert to the systems 'music' folder which is annoying.
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5
Thomas1977
16 September 2012
Version: 0.8.6
User-Interface design is a often overlooked with audio converters. Why are most if not all looking awful? Off course functionality rules but the eye wants something too. At least for me it does. ISonics however, has a fresh design that works very well. The workflow is easy. Converted audio to AAC wend flawless. Even for an app at beta this is cool and it could well end up being a potentially winner.
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Haliomaster
10 September 2012
Version: 0.8.0
This has a lot of potential for becoming a truly awesome music converter. Even at this beta stage it surpasses other converters. I'll keep an eye on it for sure.
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5
Liam-
09 September 2012
Version: 0.8.0
I use X-lossless decoder for a very long time but always thought the UI could be improved. iSonics seems to fill this gap for me. Looking forward to see future releases and just for the time being I award this a max rating to give the devs a shoulder tap. Two thumbs up!
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$8.70

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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