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Sound Studio
Sound Studio
4.9.6
3.3
0.0
Sound Studio free download for Mac

Sound Studio for Mac4.9.6

12 March 2020

Robust audio recording and editing tool.

What is Sound Studio for Mac

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.

What's new in Sound Studio

Version 4.9.6:
  • Snap to Zero Crossings
  • Insert Markers in Gaps
  • Insert Markers at Gridlines
  • AppleScript support for editing audio file metadata (artist, album, etc.)
  • Increased marker font size
  • Improved the visibility of marker, cue, and other lines in the UI
  • Organized Audio Units menu if there are more than 30 plug-ins available
  • Split By Markers automatically fills in the Number of Tracks field if it is left blank
  • Last Filter is remembered across different documents
  • Full screen mode
  • HiDPI support
  • Magnify (pinch and spread) trackpad gestures control zoom
  • Support for restoring windows when quitting and re-opening the app
  • Files are opened and converted on a background thread
  • Preferences updated, including the addition of default sample rate and sample size settings
  • Default system audio input and output device are settings now available in the audio preferences
  • Timer recording, with a visible indicator that a timer has been set. (This used to be part of Auto Start/Stop Recording.)
  • Automatic levels-based recording with new, simplified UI
  • Audio processing updated to use newer APIs
  • When saving files larger than 4 GB, an alert is shown if the file format doesn't support such a large file
  • Fixed bug where saving in Apple Lossless would not save the metadata and markers
  • Fixed some AudioUnit loading issues
  • Fixed a bug with copy and paste
  • Fixed a bug where using the comma key to play or pause would not pause if there is no selection
  • Uses AudioQueue for playback and recording
  • Presets can now be imported by opening the .soundstudiopreset file with the app
  • Updated Ogg Vorbis libraries (1.3.0 and 1.3.2 respectively)
  • Sound Designer II file format, which is an outdated file format that depends on the resource fork, is no longer supported
  • Removed in-app help. All help is now on the felttip.com web site
  • In preparation for App Sandboxing, the Scratch Disk is no longer a preference
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher
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nedrdon2
nedrdon2
Oct 4 2020
4.9.6
5.0
Oct 4 2020
5.0
Version: 4.9.6
've been using this as my main audio editor along with Logic Pro X for years
4ryca09
4ryca09
Dec 31 2019
4.9.4
5.0
Dec 31 2019
5.0
Version: 4.9.4
Been using it all my life; still one of the best for Mac. :-)
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 15 2019
4.9.4
4.0
Nov 15 2019
4.0
Version: 4.9.4
I've been using this as my main audio editor along with Logic Pro X for years; never failed me!
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Aug 22 2019
4.9.1
5.0
Aug 22 2019
5.0
Version: 4.9.1
I have been using Sound Studio for 20 years. It is wonderful!
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 28 2019
4.8.16
0.0
Jun 28 2019
0.0
Version: 4.8.16
I can't write a proper review, as Amadeus is still my favourite, but there's one function that I can't find anywhere else: the frequency generator by note (i.e. choosing a note on a keyboard). Great!
Atalantia
Atalantia
May 5 2018
4.8.13
1.5
May 5 2018
1.5
Version: 4.8.13
Doesn't open flac. Splash screen says Sound Studio can't open files in Free Lossless Audio Codec-Format.
Edeerly
Edeerly
Nov 25 2016
4.8.5
5.0
Nov 25 2016
5.0
Version: 4.8.5
I've been using this app for years and it continues to work well for my needs, as a lightweight editor. I prefer the simple interface in Sound Studio to the competition, which at times fails to use musical metaphors in their UI, needlessly overcomplicating the user experience.
Kg5na
Kg5na
Sep 21 2016
4.8.2
0.5
Sep 21 2016
0.5
Version: 4.8.2
DOES NOT WORK
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Sep 3 2015
4.7.8
5.0
Sep 3 2015
5.0
Version: 4.7.8
I have been using Sound Studio for ages and it still is the best lightweight but powerful sound editor out there!
kinku2002
kinku2002
Jan 30 2015
4.7.7
4.0
Jan 30 2015
4.0
Version: 4.7.7
What happened to 'change bit rate' in the pull down menu? Now Sample rate is duplicated-one on the interface and one in the pull down menu where CBR used to be
Hawke5501
Hawke5501
Jan 8 2015
4.7.7
0.0
Jan 8 2015
0.0
Version: 4.7.7
I have used this program since version 1 and never had a problem. As of update 4.7.7 I am unable to download the program from MacUpdate or the Sound Studio site. I have contacted the developer with out a positive solution. Is any one else having problems downloading UpDate 4.7.7 ?
Hawke5501
Hawke5501
Jan 8 2015
4.7.7
0.0
Jan 8 2015
0.0
Version: 4.7.7
I have used this program since version 1 and never had a problem. As of update 4.7.7 I am unable to download the program from MacUpdate or the Sound Studio site. I have contacted the developer with out a positive solution. Is any one else having problems downloading UpDate 4.7.7 ?
Landmark99
Landmark99
Dec 19 2014
4.7.5
0.0
Dec 19 2014
0.0
Version: 4.7.5
I really like the interface and simplicity of what I see so far. But I have three issues, one of which would be a deal breaker for me. I use this kind of software primarily to put together radio segments such as interviews and arts reporting. Here are the three things I don't see yet, compared with Audacity:

1. There's no way to import a sound file into an already open project; you must open a separate project, then cut and paste into it.

2. No Auto Duck filter.

3. (This is the deal-breaker for me.) There is no easy way to fade up a portion of a file from a non-silent point. You can use Fade Out Special to fade down to a less than 100% volume, but I don't see how you can use that to fade up from a given volume to greater than 100% of your starting sound volume.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Oct 1 2014
4.7.0
5.0
Oct 1 2014
5.0
Version: 4.7.0
More elegant, MUCH faster and a bit more intuitive than Amadeus Pro!
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
Jan 16 2014
4.6.10
0.5
Jan 16 2014
0.5
Version: 4.6.10
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.
Vsopat
Vsopat
Jan 16 2014
4.6.10
3.5
Jan 16 2014
3.5
Version: 4.6.10
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.
Jessicajazz
Jessicajazz
Dec 9 2013
4.6.8
0.0
Dec 9 2013
0.0
Version: 4.6.8
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.
onlyuser
onlyuser
Sep 13 2013
4.6.5
4.0
Sep 13 2013
4.0
Version: 4.6.5
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.
Stef-Vandenabele
Stef-Vandenabele
May 9 2013
4.6.2
1.5
May 9 2013
1.5
Version: 4.6.2
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!
Filchescat
Filchescat
May 7 2013
4.6.2
0.0
May 7 2013
0.0
Version: 4.6.2
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.
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
May 6 2013
4.6.2
0.5
May 6 2013
0.5
Version: 4.6.2
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."
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
jessica@jessicawilliams-com
Feb 28 2013
4.6.1
0.5
Feb 28 2013
0.5
Version: 4.6.1
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.
Stormchild
Stormchild
Dec 11 2012
4.5.4
0.0
Dec 11 2012
0.0
Version: 4.5.4
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.
DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Jul 26 2011
4.2
3.0
Jul 26 2011
3.0
Version: 4.2
It is not bad but lacks some pro editing features like fx layers. It has the same price tag as Audio Editor but I prefer AE just because of the flexible UI system including layers.
npbiz
npbiz
Jul 11 2011
4.1.1
5.0
Jul 11 2011
5.0
Version: 4.1.1
I've been using Sound Studio for years after Sound Designer by Macromedia went belly up. SS 4 works great for editing any stereo (or mono) sound file. Contrary to earlier reviews, SS 4 does save to MP3 but you have to run it in 32 bit mode. This is explained in the FAQ section on the website. If you want an easy-to-use sound editing app with advanced features this is quite the "work horse". BTW, a pause button would be nice and the ability to record Mac audio would be cool too.
Mojolive
Mojolive
Apr 9 2011
4.1.1
1.0
Apr 9 2011
1.0
Version: 4.1.1
wow with the version of 4.0 + this app sucks. i STARTED again using peak.. use to be a great app, back when it was in version # 3.x.x then I guess it got sold to this dev.. SUCKS big time. Ugly, converting to an MP3 did not work. even when install Framework for Mp3. Lame.. what a shame that it is has changed so much to the worst.. Slower and no so responsive.. Hope it will get better with time. but the new design is really bad, in my option but that is not what counts.. People looking to buy this.. Stick with v. 3.x.x or use Peak.. anyone else have an alternative app doing about the same thing.. Let me know Please..
Orytek
Orytek
Dec 14 2010
4.0.1
0.0
Dec 14 2010
0.0
Version: 4.0.1
How do I install the Lame framework. I can't find directions anywhere.
Robk
Robk
Dec 14 2010
4.0.1
0.0
Dec 14 2010
0.0
Version: 4.0.1
This listing is CONFUSING. Freeverse still sells Sound Studio 3 (see http://www.freeverse.com/mac/product/?id=5012) But it looks like a NEW Developer, Felt Tip, is offering Sound Studio 4. Perhaps, MacUpdate should have TWO listings. One for Sound Studio 3 offered by Freeverse and another for Sound Studio 4 offered by Felt Tip.
Demolition
Demolition
Jul 16 2010
3.6.1.1
0.0
Jul 16 2010
0.0
Version: 3.6.1.1
Just FYI... v3.6.1 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Trying to run it in Tiger results in an immediate crash (no dock bounce, no crash dialogue) and an error in the console. Several people have submitted support requests and Freeverse has responded by telling them to use v3.5.7, instead. To reflect this change, Freeverse's website now lists the system requirements for v3.6.1 as "Mac OS X 10.5 or higher".
Yoshinatsu
Yoshinatsu
Jun 17 2010
3.6
0.0
Jun 17 2010
0.0
Version: 3.6
I'm getting some CRAZY memory leaks here on 10.6.4, I think the update has something to do, because before that, Sound Studio was working just fine. Like eating up 1.14GB RAM for some seconds, and the like, leading to crashing, etc... I hope this issue is resolved soon (if it's not just for me). I'm using a 20'' Intel iMac, 2.4GHz, with 2GB RAM, on 10.6.4.
Luvmymac
Luvmymac
Jan 14 2010
3.6
0.0
Jan 14 2010
0.0
Version: 3.6
After reading this thread and figured out that I was not the only one trying to save an mp3 with this app, I saved my work as an AAC file on the desktop. I then opened it with iTunes and it was automatically added to my "recently added" playlist. From there, I burned it to a disc which gave me the option to save as an MP3. Hope this might help.
Tachy0n
Tachy0n
Nov 24 2009
3.6
0.0
Nov 24 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6
I own this software. I wanted to save an .mp3 version. I thought I already installed LAME for use with Audacity but perhaps it's not system-wide. In any case I followed the link from Freeverse's site, and installed the LAME package there. The installer did not say I needed to reboot. Sound Studio still cant save as mp3, only AAC. "The document"..."could not be saved". No explanation or help. I also agree with Koibito-san about #3. Normalizing lots of segments of audio is a pain to do because you can't stop the dialog from appearing. It needs a tickbox that saves the setting!
Pxquim
Pxquim
Aug 27 2009
3.6
0.0
Aug 27 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6
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.
Koibito-San
Koibito-San
Aug 21 2009
3.6
0.0
Aug 21 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6
Forgot one issue. After both launches I tested under, the "Save as…" stopped operating after a number of files were saved (around 30-40 or so). Unless this is a trial limitation, this is very problematic, as the program doesn't seem affected, but when a Save As… is attemtpted, the dialog vanishes and nothing happens. Once at this point it is no longer possible to save anything -- all editing features continue to work, however.
Koibito-San
Koibito-San
Aug 18 2009
3.6
0.0
Aug 18 2009
0.0
Version: 3.6
I tried sending this to freeverse's e-mail... but it doesn't pass their "spam filter." And since I was quite impressed, except with the following, So: I tested the new 3.6 version to see if it would suffice for my needs (I currently require four apps in my chain of work with lossless audio clips). I'd like to reduce that to two... 1. it still destroys ID3 tags: even Apple standardized (i.e., it destroys "show"). Apparently anything not in the info drop-down is killed. It should pass everything through that doesn't appear in that drop-down (this is actually a deal-killer). 2a. There's an odd behavior that happens about 90% of the time with ALAC files. It doesn't seem to recognize that the files were opened from ALAC (apple lossless) files and it attempts to "Save" them as lossy, bringing up an "AAC Options" dialog box. If you choose "Save as…", instead, this is avoided. 2b. After hitting "Cancel" on the "AAC Options" dialog box, SS does a drop-down dialog that states “The document "xxx.m4a" could not be saved.”, and then it wants a click on an "OK" button to continue. Kind of obvious when the user cancels the request. i.e., this drop-down after the cancel should be removed from the program entirely. 3. Normalize should be a one-click process. I'm pretty sure that most people stay with the same settings on an entire project or their entire lives (^_^). The normalize level and options should be relegated to preferences or a menu item. 4. It's really minor, but the dB field does not update the percentage automatically in both the "Normalize" and "Amplify Volume" dialogs. The value should be recalculated on "field change." This value is carried over properly the next time you open said filters, but, you've already had to have executed it. (I don't actually use this readout, but I noticed it was doing it this way.) 5. Really a very minor thing (but until I get a program that doesn't destroy tags, it'll be an issue with our files). Even if dragged-and-dropped onto the icon/dock, SS will not recognize a file if it ends with a non-stamdard extension. It still opens an empty window, but it halts all other activity while it waits for a click on the "OK" button, in the "Could not open this file," dialog. Since all our files are MPEG4, and some are provided in lossy forms, we've been using .m4aL, .m4a3, m4a1, etc, which works real well with our current programs on both Mac and Windows. 6. There still seems to be some sort of memory leak that causes a sudden crash. Couldn't figure out where, but it did a sudden disappearance leaving gigs of files lying around when it did… This was after about an hour worth of testing. 7a. There appears to be a display problem in the overall waveform display (the top one). At the end of all of the files I gave it (where there was silence or near silence), the overall display actually showed bursts of sound after the decay, in the area where it was silent. This was consistent with every file I gave it. This is cosmetic, but confusing. And the scrolling window (bottom) showed proper silence at the same point. 7b In the Scrolling waveform, after some normalization or amplification filtering, the waveform would be distorted into the negative dB area, or spiking severely down into it. The audio sounds fine, but there is no way the actual sound waves in these clips were entirely and significantly below the 0dB mark (which is where several of the waveforms were being displayed after amplification). On the next version I test, I'll try to remember to do a couple of screen-caps to demonstrate this. See you at the next upgrade :) P.S. Sound Studio is way ahead of Fission (the other program I tested over the weekend)... Files I trimmed small bits from and resaved, always came out smaller in SS, in Fission, the same files actually grew in size averaging about 700k of "growth."
Tlmurray
Tlmurray
Jun 20 2009
3.5.7
0.0
Jun 20 2009
0.0
Version: 3.5.7
I'm wondering just how active Freeverse will be with this application. It's still giving me fits with AIFF saves, and they have not even updated the About dialog since they procured it from FeltTip.
Chas-m
Chas-m
May 1 2008
3.5.6
0.0
May 1 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.6
Having just gotten this thanks to the MU promo bundle (thanks, guys!) I'm looking forward to testing it versus my beloved Amadeus Pro. Still -- I've been using Fission a lot lately for "quick" editing because of it's "no further loss" nature, and wondering why AP nor SS offer this amazing ability. For jobs where you are just "cutting and/or pasting" audio, you should be able to save losslessly like Fission offers.
Chicagolarry
Chicagolarry
Apr 22 2008
3.5.5
0.0
Apr 22 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.5
I've used Amadeus for years and have nothing but high praise for its capabilities and for the attentive guy who has steadily developed it over time. So I agree with the others who have commented about Amadeus. Why pay more for this app, when the other is, according to reviews, better?
Carl321
Carl321
Jul 13 2007
3.5.3
0.0
Jul 13 2007
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
Ive used Sound Studio for 3 years, this version looks great..love the new polished look, however, it seems to crash more often... hope this problem is soon solved. thanks
Joeshmoe200us
Joeshmoe200us
May 19 2007
3.5.1
0.0
May 19 2007
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
I tried Audacity, but it was too buggy, and kept on crashing and working slowly. Sound Studio works great, and I really like that you can zoom in/out with one click of the keyboard. It makes editing out "ah's and umh's" in podcasts very simple. Well worth the money. The only feature I wish it has was a "denoising" function like that found in Amadeaus. Amadeaus, isn't as easy to use (zooming in and out requires a two/three button press, annoying for frequent editign), so what I do it denoise in Amadeaus, and then import into Sound Studio for all other editing.
Nonsolomac
Nonsolomac
Mar 17 2007
3.5
5.0
Mar 17 2007
5.0
Version: 3.5
Uhhh... It crashes too often when using filters (especially EQ)... :-(
Justind
Justind
Mar 16 2007
3.5
0.0
Mar 16 2007
0.0
Version: 3.5
FYI: There is no charge to upgrade to the new version 3.5 from any previous version of 3. There is only a charge if you're upgrading from version 2.
Nonsolomac
Nonsolomac
Mar 15 2007
3.5
5.0
Mar 15 2007
5.0
Version: 3.5
Version 3.5 is GREEAAAAT!!!!!!!
Tom-25
Tom-25
Mar 15 2007
3.5
0.0
Mar 15 2007
0.0
Version: 3.5
I'm as other users, I stay with version 2 because the update to version 3 in very expensive. I bought Burning Monkey Solitaire a long time ago but I trash it because the update was very expensive too.
Nonsolomac
Nonsolomac
Dec 8 2006
3.0.5
5.0
Dec 8 2006
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
You guys at Freeverse did a GREAT job!!! THIS APP IS A MUST HAVE: version 3.05 is screaming fast on my Intel Mac and very stable too. It is absolutely the best waveform editor for Mac, highly recommended (5 stars). Keep up the good work!
Mixel
Mixel
Sep 1 2006
3.0.3
0.0
Sep 1 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
I had been using Audacity, but was getting tired of buggy behaviour. Most notably, it only loaded 1 in about 15 times I ran it.. Taking advantage of the 1 day MU deal.. $50 seems a good price really. :)
Mgcarlo
Mgcarlo
Aug 30 2006
3.0.3
0.0
Aug 30 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
I have used Sound Studio many times in teh past for recording and manipulating sound files. It has always worked well and is generally rock-solid. But $80 to upgrade from version 2 to 3? Why? Besides the updated look, are there any new substantive features? For now I am sticking with version 2.
B3nt
B3nt
Jun 22 2006
3.0.3
0.0
Jun 22 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
April 23, 03 I paid Kagi 49.99 for SS 2.x Now (6/2006) Freeverse apparently bought out SS and is selling SS 3.x for 80.00 with 50 percent off for owners of SS 2.x? So I pay another 40.00 to update to v 3.x? That's a total of 90.00 for an 80.00 product. Free Enterprise is good. Paying for product development is good. But a good fleecing is priceless. Bad Freeverse. No customer.
Nonsolomac
Nonsolomac
Mar 23 2006
3.0.3
5.0
Mar 23 2006
5.0
Version: 3.0.3
PITCH & TEMPO FILTER STILL NOT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - since version 3 :-(
Aldorr
Aldorr
Mar 23 2006
3.0.3
0.0
Mar 23 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
I haven't used this software in years. But now, when I have audio needs, I use Audacity, an open source audio editing app. (Just for those of you complaining about price.) ;)
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Mar 10 2006
3.0.2
4.5
Mar 10 2006
4.5
Version: 3.0.2
Just great. Freeverse makes it really simple to input audio and do basic editing features. I used Sound Studio to import tape audio into my PowerBook and then burn it to a CD. The learning curve was much lower than I expected.
Nonsolomac
Nonsolomac
Feb 20 2006
3.0.2
5.0
Feb 20 2006
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
Since version 3 the Pitch & Tempo slider is buggy and doesn't work. It's still not been fixed in version 3.01 and 3.02. Please be more accurate in future releases considering the price of your app!
Christian-Roth
Christian-Roth
Feb 3 2006
3.0.2
0.0
Feb 3 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
I have been a loyal user of Sound Studio since almost its starting days. I have recommended it to people, because I am (still) convinced of its fast, simple and effective UI for editing audio. For this, I accepted a price somewhat at the upper limits (around 50 USD) for this kind of an app. I saw the new version, 3.0, and wanted to check it out for new features and upgrade pricing. Fact is, there seem to be virtually no new features compared to version 2.2.4 except for AU support and a marker list window. However, the price has been raised by 60%, and the upgrade pricing for almost nothing new is 40 USD, i.e. almost as much as I originally paid for the full licence. I have to agree with RADD - this is simply "insulting". I'm sorry, Lucius, even with your explanation on your old web site, I cannot imagine how these changes and the move to Freeverse can be good ones for the future of Sound Studio. (It even strikes me as Sound Studio not fitting at all into Freeverse's other applications portfolio...) I for one won't upgrade *ever*, but instead use the still finely working 2.2.4 version (still available from the www.felttip.com website) as long as possible and then settle on a different tool with a reasonable feature set for a - most importantly - reasonable price.
Radd
Radd
Jan 31 2006
3.0.2
3.3
Jan 31 2006
3.3
Version: 3.0.2
I've been a user of Sound Studio since before the first official release... back in the pre-release betas. I have to say... back then, SS had a very reasonable price, but it had steadily climbed toward more "luxury" oriented pricing. That said, since Freeverse took over, the price has rocketed to "insulting". Not only has Freeverse turned me off to Sound Studio... but now, I will be very wary of purchasing ANYTHING else from them. I'd rather support developers who aren't trying to pull one over on me. They should add a slogan for 3.0... "Average User Functionality At Professional User Prices." Time to come back to planet Earth, Freeverse. It's shareware, not a cure for cancer.
Macsweep
Macsweep
Jan 7 2006
3.0.1
2.8
Jan 7 2006
2.8
Version: 3.0.1
Sound Studio is pretty good. I use it mainly for adding and removing sound portions. However it does not have good denoising abilities and in my view it is over priced.
Jazzduck
Jazzduck
Dec 18 2005
3.0.1
2.5
Dec 18 2005
2.5
Version: 3.0.1
Note that I have NOT tried this with version 3, but with version 2.x when the demo period expired and the Save function was turned off, you could still export to aiff, thus giving you a way to avoid paying the utterly ridiculous price that the developers charge for this program. It's a useful little program, but it's not worth the extortionistic pricing, especially when you consider how resistant the developers are to bug fixes or help of any kind. Version 2 loved to crash for me, and no amount of trying to submit a bug report would bring a response from Felt Tip.
Ker-Plunk
Ker-Plunk
Nov 30 2005
3.0.1
1.8
Nov 30 2005
1.8
Version: 3.0.1
I purchased an earlier version of Sound Studio for $50, it worked fine for a while but then came down with a number of niggling problems - the most annoying being the input level faders stopped working. I was told by the developer that this was quite normal, and I should simply change the level of the incoming audio from the source. I found this rather cheeky considering I'd already forked out the cash. I finally gave up on this nonsense and got myself a fully functioning app - Pro-Tools.
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2005
3.0.1
2.8
Nov 23 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0.1
$80! Riiiiight. Somebody's got delusions of grandeur.
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2005
3.0
0.0
Oct 24 2005
0.0
Version: 3.0
FWIW, if you already own Sound Studio, the upgrade is $40. I think the developer could have made that more obvious. Still steep I think, but I really like it and find its interface the most intuitive, at least for me.
Guest
Guest
Oct 22 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 22 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
$79.95??? You've got to be kidding. Seriously. This app is a nice, quick recording and *basic* editing tool, but little else. It's not good for sequencing, mixing, mastering, etc. I won't be getting any of the future upgrades, unless the price falls to somewhere within the atmosphere of reason (say $29.95...).
Guest
Guest
Oct 13 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 13 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
$80? Good program but not worth more than $50. Going to use something else instead.
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 12 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
for 80$ this app. needs multi track function and the posibility to import quicktime movies to cut the sound for movies. this can be done with protools free (os9) for free.
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 12 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
$80? Not on your life. Too many pro apps I have, this just was for "quickie" samples. Now, for me, it's gonna be at prev version until it doesn't work with future OS versions. Forget about it!
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 12 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
Maybe there was a typo in the price asked. Surely, no one could honestly ask $80 for this app. Because if someone did they will see all their efforts become fruitless and all their customers will disappear.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
0.0
Oct 11 2005
0.0
Version: 3.0
I recieved version 2 as freeware with my Dual G5 purchase a few months back. I would have happily paid 40.00 for the original program. It was easy and simple to use, contained many effects etc etc.. but with a price of 80.00 today I got immediate "sticker shock". If the price were 40.00 I'd pay today. I will not be upgrading
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
maybe now when this crappy app crashes a little monkey will do a dance
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
This app (at least v1 and v2 which I paid for) is nice but not nice enough for 80 bucks, I will try Amadeus or Audacity next.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
As below; Versions 1 and 2 were good, just about worth $40 (apart from Felt Tip's poor support). $80 has just priced me out of the market, I wouldn't even bother looking at this app anymore. I really don't see how they expect to make sales.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
I usually hate reviewers that get on here and complain about price. But here I am! Version 1 and 2 of this program were great, but just barely worth the $40 price tag. Doubling the price and adding what appear to be only under the hood adjustments is crazy. Freeverse must have paid a lot to acquire the rights to this program and are looking to recoup their money. Or they're trying to capitalize on podcasting popularity. But at this price they've put themselves out of the market of almost all but professionals.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
With Amadeus II you can get the same for 30 bucks and get a trial version. These guys are out of their mind.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
I would love to give a review but it's kind of hard when you can't even download it and try it. As like others, $80! Are you off your rocker! The only explanation I can figure is it used to be a FeltTip Program and now it's Freeverse, unless they changed there name? Anycase way to much for this program. Let people try your program and lower the price, then will talk.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
3.0
2.8
Oct 11 2005
2.8
Version: 3.0
OUCH. This is a really nice app, but this is NOT an $80 app. This wasn't even a $40 app. This is, and always has been, about a $15 app. The only explanation I can find is greed. Really a shame.
Radd
Radd
Oct 11 2005
3.0
3.3
Oct 11 2005
3.3
Version: 3.0
$80??? Eeek! I remember picking this up back at version 1, then paying for the 2 upgrade... but unless there are an absolute TON of new features... I just don't see how doubling the price can be justified. Don't get me wrong... I love Sound Studio 2 and 1 before it... but... $80? I think more detail from Freeverse (the "new" owners) as to how they arrived at that number is in order.
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2005
2.2.4
2.8
Sep 27 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2.4
Been through a lot trying to find that 'perfect' software to record Voice-Over's with on my iMac G4. Logic Express?...Paid way too much for it. Garage band? Nope. Doesn't work. Bias Peak? Stoopid thing doesn't even recognize my M-Audio Fast Track mic recording unit. I needed something that I could understand, with an EASY look to it. Something that you don't sit there for an hour looking at trying to 'get'. Something that recognizes the M-Audio Fast Track. A software that you just hit record...and away you go. Then you save the file...then you convert to mp3 with iTunes...then...viola! AMAZING SOFTWARE this Sound Studio 2.2.4. If you need to record into your computer, and you have a good microphone, and you have a good HD..etc...GET THIS Sound Studio and STOP wasting your time and hard-earned dollars on all that other CRAP.
Guest
Guest
Aug 15 2005
2.2.4
2.8
Aug 15 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2.4
Works perfectly on a G5 powermac: records, mixes down to stereo, saves as AIFF---which can be quickly converted to MP3 in iTunes if that's desired. I got an early version of this app bundled with an eMac 700 and it's been upgraded several times through that license on the Power Mac. Excellent support, and an indispensable aid to converting out-of-print LPs and cassettes to CD.
Guest
Guest
Aug 11 2005
2.2.4
2.8
Aug 11 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2.4
I love this app -- really -- but $40 is just simply too much when there's a (in most ways better) competitor out there for less. The dev on this app needs to either SIGNIFICANTLY upgrade features (like say MP3 editing), or charge less.
Guest
Guest
Jul 27 2005
2.2.2
2.8
Jul 27 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2.2
I also downloaded 2.2.2 and have the same problem with the application not opening.
Guest
Guest
Jul 27 2005
2.2.2
2.8
Jul 27 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2.2
Major problems with this release - won't even load, icon flashes in the dock and that's it. Every previous release from V1 onwards has worked fine.
Guest
Guest
Jul 12 2005
2.2.1
2.8
Jul 12 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2.1
What about Amadeus, more feature rich and much less expensive!
Guest
Guest
Jul 1 2005
2.2b5
2.8
Jul 1 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b5
I am using this application for years and must say, that from what's out there is one with little more could be for price the best ONE !
Guest
Guest
Jun 29 2005
2.2b4
2.8
Jun 29 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b4
I prefer to use Quicktime 7's built-in recording features now for quick recording. However SS is still nice to edit some files.
Guest
Guest
Jun 25 2005
2.2b3
2.8
Jun 25 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b3
I've been using Sound Studio for several years, and am personally glad to see it updated for Tiger. Nothing beats it for quick and easy audio capture and simple edits.
Guest
Guest
Jun 24 2005
2.2b3
2.8
Jun 24 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b3
This app would be worth 30 (not 40) bucks if, like 'Amadeus', it had VST and AU plug-in support. As it stands now, I wouldn't pay anything for 'Sound Studio'.
Guest
Guest
Jun 22 2005
2.2b2
2.8
Jun 22 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b2
Always good to see more options in audio packages. I think Audacity is more stable, but this one still seems to active active support of OS 9.
Guest
Guest
Jun 22 2005
2.2b2
2.8
Jun 22 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b2
SS is a little app wich suits me fine. If I want more features I open a serious seq/editor. SS is ideal to quick editing and to load it with more features will probably make it slower and heavier. SS is fine as it is. If you ppl want more, buy another app. I´m just looking forward to more stability.
Guest
Guest
Jun 21 2005
2.2b2
2.8
Jun 21 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b2
YES! it is now compatible with Airfoil. A very hepful feature, since I now can listen on *real* speakers what I just recorded. Perfect to fine-tune input levels! Thumbs up to the developper :-)
Guest
Guest
Jun 21 2005
2.2b2
2.8
Jun 21 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b2
is it compatible with Airfoil now? my previous version wasn't :-(
Guest
Guest
Jun 14 2005
2.2b1
2.8
Jun 14 2005
2.8
Version: 2.2b1
I have always used this software for little things, and have always thought that it needs to be upgraded to os x's standards. If this guy added a multitrack function and the ability to use audio units to this application it would make this app the cheapest and best audio editing application out there. I will continue to use it but dude you need to do some rethinking about your software and package it with some more stuff or people arent going to use it anymore.
Guest
Guest
Mar 21 2005
2.1.1b3
2.8
Mar 21 2005
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
I downloaded the software and installed it into my app folder. The 14 day demo gave me only 10 days. I was unable to play any file imported. Unhappy, I deleted the Sound Studio.
Guest
Guest
Jan 27 2005
2.1.1b3
2.8
Jan 27 2005
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
Not bad but very inconvient for converting to any format except wave I like Amadeus II way better and its cheaper to top it off.
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2005
2.1.1b3
2.8
Jan 10 2005
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
SoundStudio F@&KING SUCKS!!!!!! There is a reson why this program is very inexpensive to purchase - it is an extremely unstable piece of software and crashes on a CONSISTENT basis! I am a DJ and was attempting to use SoundStudio on my 1ghz pb G4 to record a demo mix, and decided to use SoundStudio to splice the first and second half of the mix together. What a mistake that was.....each time I attempted to paste the second half to the file of the first half, the program crashed every single time. The features seem good for the cost of the program, but honestly the lack of stability does far more than cancel out any possible benefits this program could ever hope to offer. Musicians and producers do NOT waste your time with this piece of SH!T program, spend the extra money and just get ProTools.
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Oct 2 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
I bought this a long time ago, and liked it at first. However, with each release as many new bugs emerged as were fixed, and the app tended to fail spectacularly at very inopportune moments (at the end of recording a very long file, for example). The author's policy of not answering customer e-mails is/was also, IMHO, outrageous. Now the app appears to be abandonware. I would recommend Amadeus as an app with similar functionality, but with fewer bugs and a much more responsive author.
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Oct 2 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
I tried the 14 day free trial,i used it to record a legal matter of great important value, on a Mac OS X 10.2.8 G4 recording was 1.5hrs.when i wanted to replay it,IT WAS GONE! with what seems to be no way to get it back,i have looked everywhere i know how! USERS BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EMILE
Guest
Guest
Sep 6 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Sep 6 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
Grr...this really makes me mad... I am running this program on a PowerBook G3, and every time I try to record more then once, I get all this audio interference! I have one recording I can get out before it all goes screwy. THIS PROGRAM SUCKS!
Guest
Guest
Aug 4 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Aug 4 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
So what would you use instead then. Equally frustrated. Cannot get the software to work at all (done the hard disk 'first aid' routine and the .dmg fixer program without any joy).
Guest
Guest
May 5 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
May 5 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
I have been using sound studio semi professionally for two and a half years. I have found it reliable, very easy to use and on top of that worthwhile. In terms of stability, I have used it on both a 500mhz G4 and a 1ghz powerbook G4 and both had no major stability issues. It has crashed on occasion but this happens rarely and when it did, it recovered all of my audio files lost in the crash, saying that I really love this peice of software:) and at it's price it's a bargin. version 2.1.1.b
Guest
Guest
Apr 14 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Apr 14 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
I cannot believe they would release this program for mac being so unstable. It crashed on me contstantly. I like the interface and the simple effect functions. On their website it says "crashes randomly on dual processors". nice. especially since most macs will soon have dual processors. STAY AWAY from this program. It will only bring you frustration.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Apr 8 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
Go to their website for latest support email address. Not sure if that will help though.
Guest
Guest
Feb 8 2004
2.1.1b3
2.8
Feb 8 2004
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
I have been using Sound Studio during its trial period and have had very good luck using it. It is a pleasure to work with and, unlike other reviewers, I have had no freezes or crashes. I have been mostly recording vinyl lp's to convert to cd's. I am using Sound Studio on a Powerbook 12" 867mhz with 640mb ram and OS X Jaguar. Very easy to use features and enough advanced features to rival Peak LE. I do wonder if this product will ever be finalized as the company does not respond to emailings. Too bad, it's a really nice piece of software that I would gladly pay for if I knew it was going to be supported.
Guest
Guest
Dec 3 2003
2.1.1b3
2.8
Dec 3 2003
2.8
Version: 2.1.1b3
Lot's of nice features for simple sound editing but waaay too unstable. Mine freezes constantly to the point of unusability. I'm running 10.3 on a newer G3 iBook.
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3.3
0.0
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  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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