By flcomputergeek, 6 September, 2013
macOS and Mac Apps
Hi. Just to give a little background, I have been a Windows user for many years, an Ipod Touch user for 2 years, and am a brand new Mac user. I am interested in app recommendations for audio recording and audio editing on the Mac. For anyone familiar with Windows, I would like to find an equivalent to GoldWave. Here's what I hope to accomplish: recording via the internal microphone, recording the system audio, and recording via the line-in jack, but none of those at the same time. I also need to be able to merge and split files, move, copy or delete selected portions of files, and occasionally apply special effects, noise reduction, and volume normalization. Friends have suggested Amadeus, Piezo, and Audio Hijack Pro, as well as Garage Band. I am interested in reading others' experiences with these programs, as well as any other audio recording;/editing app recommendations you might have. This information will assist me with making a decision on which apps to shell out money for. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
Hi! I think Amadeus Pro or
I use amadeus pro but there
chose an app
Nice nice. My friend did a
What's the best?
Let's not forget about Audacity which is free.
Amadeus pro tutorial
Hi. to the person who said
How to get most of what Goldwave does on Windows on the Mac
Interesting thoughts on this topic here. For the past months I've tried to find a way to make audio like I used to do with Goldwave. I've now find the workflow that works great for me for the most part. I record and edit my file in Amadeus Pro, since I bought that back in 2011, where it was the only option in the Amadeus-world. :) I then set markers while I am recording, so I don't need to listen to the file again, but I can easily jump to the points, where I made a mistake, or where I need to do an edit. I do my edit, and normalize it. Now, if I want to reduce silence or noise reduction I use Audacity to this job, because these options aren't quite as good in Amadeus Pro... From my point of view. If I have to mix background music in I will also use Audacity. At some point I thought changing to Audacity, but here is why I didn't do that: See, Audacity can not do this marker-stuff that Amadeus can do. The result of this is that you can not make markers while recording. You can do this, but it is not accessible, as I understand it. Audacity has this thing called labels. Labels can do the same as markers, but again, not accessible on the Mac yet... And another thing: If you have any external recorder like the Zoom-recorders you can put markers in your files while recording. These markers are handy when you go to your computer to edit your audio... But here is the issue (again): Audacity doesn't support markers, at least for now, and therefor you have to make notes about where to edit in the recording. For me this method works great. I am now trying to set up a way to record two files at the same time in Audio Hijack, so I can edit them inside Amadeus Pro and skip Soundflower. John Hiss: If you have any good information on how to use Audacity on the Mac I will love to hear it. Best regards Thomas