Sound Studio
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Robust audio recording and editing tool.   Demo ($29.99)
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Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac.

Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project. Completed with ease.
  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several
What's New
Version 4.6.11:
  • Fixed bugs with saving in CAF and Apple Lossless formats.
  • Fixed UI bug with Revert command.
  • Changed the Save Selection As panel's default folder.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Sound Studio User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Mac Os X 4ever reviewed on 31 Mar 2014
Even though I have installed LAME multiple times, 64 and 32, this app doesn't work at all. Every time I try to save as MP3, all it does is error;
"Cannot save as MP3 because LAME.framework was not found. You might need to run this app in 32-bit mode."
Even when I do as it says and run it in 32 bit, It doesn't work.
[Version 4.6.11]

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Rondfranks replied on 08 Apr 2014
Me too. From what I've been reading MP3 support was dropped during one of the updates. I used this program quite a bit until this happened. I may still use it to save to AAC, but I'm currently looking for something similar in features and price to replace Sound Studio.
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Jazzica commented on 16 Jan 2014
Can I get away with saying that someone is asleep at the switch here? I mean, versions come out like eggs out of chickens, with brand new bugs, while old bugs are fixed . . . sometimes. Hawke, you may be right about it being the same designer, but I think he may be on vacation. I'm happy with Audition 6.
[Version 4.6.10]


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Vsop reviewed on 16 Jan 2014
I've got problems with 4.6.8 - 4.6.9.
Once : Applying a plugin noise reducer on a selected part, it quite cancels this selected part instead of reduce noise.
4.6.10 little bit better but the same problem remain.
I hope an update witch correct that.
[Version 4.6.10]


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jjwjazz commented on 09 Dec 2013
I won't rate this.

It was a great little tool before FeltTip. I downloaded 4.6.7 and nothing worked on it, plus it overwrote my old version. I was inadvertently charged two (2!) times for it. Yes, it was on the AppStore. Avoid that version.

This version may work, but I managed to roll back to an earlier, more stable version using Time Machine. That's my 2 cents. Actually, that's my 60+ dollars, but I wasn't paying attention, I suppose. No blame.

I don't however, believe that these new owners know terribly much
about software. The interface was never great, but now . . . fail.
[Version 4.6.8]

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Hawke5501 replied on 13 Jan 2014
Sorry to tell you but FeltTip Software has always been the creator, and developer of this software. They allowed someone else to publish it for a while but it has always been the product of FeltTip. Lucious Knox has always owned this product. I could have spelled his name wrong but it's the same guy.

I am currently running 4.6.7 and have no problems.
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jjwjazz replied on 13 Jan 2014
Hawke,
Got it. BTW, 4,6,7 was broken, and they released 4,6,8 days later. But it's all cool. You're right—Lucius Kwok was the original developer. You can still download his old version 3. I could have sworn it had a different company name . . . early senility, probably.

They got it working again, and it does a good job for certain tasks. I still use Audition 6. More options, better output, tons of options for shaping sound.
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Jazzica replied on 14 Jan 2014
And Hawke . . .
no senility here, yet. It was called FreeVerse Software, when it was version 3 and before. Just the facts.
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Hawke5501 replied on 14 Jan 2014
Jazzica if you look back Freeverse was just the publisher not the developer. Lucius Kwok has always written the program and updated it. So far as I can tell it never left his hands. Freeverse only sold it for Lucius.
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onlyuser reviewed on 13 Sep 2013
My experiences with Sound Studio are very good. Handling is fine and it has all the features (including support for AppleScript) I need for recording.
Also support ist very helpful.
[Version 4.6.5]


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Stef_Vandenabele reviewed on 09 May 2013
Sound Studio is awful! Really, it is painfully slow in UI updating, zooming is slow, it crash heavy and the GUI is insanely bad thought-out.

I just cannot believe this app is marked as a a 'Hot App'. Its really not a good one.
I highly recommend someone at MU does take a closer look at Triumph. Its way better!
[Version 4.6.2]


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Filchescat commented on 06 May 2013
Software publisher said the Apple Store will not let them offer upgrade pricing for earlier purchasers. All the same price no matter what. Just buy it again and give us some dinero. Really? Try Amadeus. No upgrade / update problems there and it works just fine.
[Version 4.6.2]


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Jazzica commented on 06 May 2013
Davidravenmoon:
Hi, David. I agree. I'm using Adobe Audition (Creative Suite 6) for most jobs. Yes, the drawn icons in Sound Studio are very hard on the eyes.

David, I am looking for a good music program to record my piano and overdub synths, drums, bass, who knows what else. Cubase? Amadeus? Logic? What do you use to layer music that has a click track, prints out the music, and has decent samples? I have a Yamaha 7ft Grand and a Yamaha XF88 Motif, plus an M-Audio 88 key controller also. Ideas? I don't know a DAW from a DUI.

I don't drive. Good thing.

"Never go back, never back down, feet to the edge, face in the wind."
[Version 4.6.2]

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Roburt replied on 06 May 2013
A program you should take a look into is Reason 7. I have found it the most versatile audio application ever.The learning curve is very easy.
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RavenNevermore replied on 06 May 2013
Hi Jessica,

I use Cubase 7. I have been using it since it was Cubase VST. I also have ProTools and Live, but I like Cubase better.

For quick little sketch pad ideas I sometimes use GarageBand!

I've tried some multi tracking in Audition, but I didn't really see the point of it. Worked OK though.

Nice keyboard setup! I mostly play guitar and bass, but i have an Oberhiem Matrix 6 and a bunch of plugin synths.
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Kernelg replied on 07 May 2013
Logic is going to give you the most bang for the buck in a multi-track DAW, but is there any reason why you're not using GarageBand right now? It's basically Logic lite. Just don't let its clunkiness sour you on the real deal.
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RavenNevermore replied on 07 May 2013
Garageband isn't bad, but you can't insert effects and certain things if you didn't start the track off that way. That's annoying. I rarely use loops, but the loops it comes with are nice.

I use Cubase Artist, which is a lower priced version (same software, just a different license). It's limited to 64 audio tracks, 128 MIDI tracks, and 32 inputs. More than needed to a solo musician and even a band situation. I multitrack all the instruments on my recordings playing everything myself, or with a song writing partner.

Cubase Artist is $250, while Logic is $500.
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RavenNevermore replied on 07 May 2013
If you want to hear some stuff I did in Cubase (as well as ProTools and even 4 track tape), look me up on SoundCloud under this moniker. :)
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Kernelg replied on 07 May 2013
Davidravenmoon: Logic hasn't been $500 for a long time. It's $199 now—The full "Pro" version with all capabilities and sample packs. And if you want to hear some stuff I've done in Cubase, Pro Tools TDM and now Logic, from 24-track tape to fully in-the-box, listen to the radio, Spotify or iTunes. :)

Logic is also file-compatible with Garageband, so if you start something there and run into a wall, you can easily upgrade. Nothing wrong with Cubase (except that it used to crash a lot, and didn't support PT hardware like Logic did), but I'd still recommend the Garageband - Logic path for beginners.
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RavenNevermore replied on 07 May 2013
Kernelg, I went to the Apple's store, and Logic Studio is $499.00, but I see Logic Pro 9 is $199.99. Not a huge price difference, and I still like Cubase better. :)
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Jazzica reviewed on 27 Feb 2013
Version 3.1 was fine for most tasks. I need to make CDs. I even used the earlier versions on a few of my releases.

Well, that's over. New owners, huh? Experts, eh? You've somehow managed top destroy a perfectly good, inexpensive sound solution. At the least, at the VERY least, you could have updated the horrible (now even MORE horrible) icons.

But the truth is in the testing. I took one of my recordings and used Adobe Audition to show me the errors. Three, all insignificant. I imported this file into SS, did nothing to the file, saved it to the desktop, and re-opened it in Audition. 1,028 errors, some audible as clicks, pops, and hiss.

Apple Core Audio to blame. No. The error rate is generated from within SS itself, probably in the conversion to aif/aiff, and what's called big endian/little endian.

Might serve ok to record voice messages.

Uninstalled and to the trash.
[Version 4.6.1]

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RavenNevermore replied on 06 May 2013
I could never get past the lousy interface on this one. I actually like Adobe Audition, which has replaced TC Works Spark XL which was my favorite, but PPC. :( Audition has some quirks too, but not too bad.
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Roburt replied on 06 May 2013
A programyou should take a look into is Reason 7.I have found it the most versatile audio application ever.
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Stormchild commented on 10 Dec 2012
This is a great audio editing app. It's the closest thing I've ever found to the venerable SoundEdit 16 that was my staple for so many years before moving to OS X.

I must say, though, that I'm not particularly happy with the new UI in version 4. The icons are awful, and I'm kinda blown away that there's no way to hide the audio meters at the bottom of every window. There's no way to mute or disable audio input, so the bottom left meter is constantly jumping as it picks up sound from the internal mic in my MacBook, and I find it distracting.

Honestly this app was much nicer in version 2. I can live with the hideous toolbar icons, but there *really* needs to be a way to hide those audio meters at the bottom. I'll be sticking with the old version until that happens.
[Version 4.5.4]


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pxquim had trouble on 27 Aug 2009
I'm ripping LPs, so I have a 15-30 minute sound recording. To remove "pops", I use the "Interpolate" filter over very small durations. If I do a lot of such edits, the App starts to look confused (for example, the display does not seem to update correctly) and eventually crashes.

The last time the app crashed when I tried to save the file. The OS later recover 248 .caf files, so perhaps I did over 200 edits?

This is on a iBook G4 1.0MHz with 768MB RAM, recording through a Griffin iMic.

Why am I complaining here? Well, trying to report the issue to Freeverse support using their Web form results in the error "Your message did not clear our spam filter". So, think twice before buying if you ever need support.
[Version 3.6]



TokyoMind rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 4.6.6]



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Hervé 5 rated on 15 Oct 2013

[Version 4.6.6]



Klomp rated on 16 Jun 2013

[Version 4.6.2]



Bcraig rated on 15 May 2013

[Version 4.6.2]



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Masterminter rated on 07 May 2013

[Version 4.6.2]



Griffinx rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 4.5.4]



Mkitos rated on 02 Nov 2012

[Version 4.5.4]



Fig rated on 26 Oct 2012

[Version 4.5.4]



+2

WisdomL0RD rated on 04 Sep 2012

[Version 4.5.4]



Newhavener rated on 18 Aug 2012

[Version 4.5]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:26 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac.

Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project. Completed with ease.
  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.


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