Please visit the new Mac-Forums Facebook page:
Join Us @ Mac-Forums Facebook Page




Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    musicvortex's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    105
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6
    Rep Power
    13
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    Hi,
    I'm a new mac user (and loving it!!)
    I'm looking for a good audio editor, and I need some suggestions! I'll probably need to learn a new one, because the one I used before, Adobe Audition, isn't mac-compatible, like the rest of the Adobe suite.

    Main Uses
    • Vocal Recording Studio
    • Mixing music/mashups

    Features Needed:
    • multitrack editing
    • recording from external interface-Mbox 2 Mini
    • compatibility with Antares Auto-Tune
    • center channel extractor (aka "Vocal Remover")
    • VST compatibility
    • a beat matching tool would be nice (rather than having to count out beats and stretch time to achieve the effect), but not a must
    • basic effects (delay, filters, time/pitch manipulation, etc.)


    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    You could take a look at Bias Peak Pro which is meant to be the Mac replacement for SoundForge (THE best audio editor in the world, and PC only - boo).

    Otherwise, Soundtrack Pro by Apple is top notch and simple to use. Might need to get Logic to use it though...300 or so quid I think, but a great program for making music.

  3. #3
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    musicvortex's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    105
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6
    Rep Power
    13
    Soundtrack Pro is part of the Logic studio, which is quite expensive, but if it has everything I need, I will save up and get it. I've seen it because my friend owns Logic Studio, but does it accept VSTs? and is it possible to do beat matching in it? Also, can I do a centre channel extraction (vocal remove)?

    Thank you!

  4. #4
    Don't even consider using Logic ever. It's a joke, a toy of a program. I've never used a piece of software so obstructive and unstable.

  5. #5
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    iLindzo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    387
    Your Mac's Specs
    15" MBP w/Intel Core 2 Duo w/Lion, MBA w/Lion, 80GB iPod Video, 32GB iPhone 4, Two 32GB iPads
    Rep Power
    13
    Yup... I was going to say Soundtrack Pro! I love it and it's the first thing that came to mind when I read your request.
    Mac users swear by their computers. PC users swear at their computers.

  6. #6
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    musicvortex's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    105
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6
    Rep Power
    13
    Thanks for telling me not to use Logic. I nearly went out and bought Logic Studio (which has Soundtrack Pro), but I didn't, thanks to you.

    What do they use in recording studios? What I liked about Logic is that you could also make music as well, but also edit in Soundtrack Pro.

    Can someone recommend another program?

  7. #7
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,395
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    Rep Power
    14
    Well Ableton Live can do everything that you are looking for. Tis what I use, albiet for slightly different purposes.

  8. #8
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    Brandon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 28, 2007
    Posts
    255
    Your Mac's Specs
    Black Macbook C2D, 2Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB HD, ipod nano 8GB, 500GB MyBook
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by musicvortex View Post
    Thanks for telling me not to use Logic. I nearly went out and bought Logic Studio (which has Soundtrack Pro), but I didn't, thanks to you.

    What do they use in recording studios? What I liked about Logic is that you could also make music as well, but also edit in Soundtrack Pro.

    Can someone recommend another program?
    Oh, man...don't judge Logic just by one random user's opinion. There will always be some people who don't like something, and others who swear by it. Thousands of professionals use Logic, and it is one of the industry standards. Try a demo or something before you buy, but don't write it off just yet.

    Just glancing at your needs, it does look like Abelton Live is what you are looking for though. Not cheap either, but it is also an industry standard. I think it will do everything you're looking for.

    Edit: you can download a demo here:

    www.ableton.com/downloads
    Pioneer CDJ-200 Digital CD Turntables, Pioneer DJM-500 Mixer, Technics RP-DH1200 Headphones
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

  9. #9
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    musicvortex's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    105
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6
    Rep Power
    13
    ok. I will look into Ableton. Thanks!

    Where can I get training videos for it? (I used to use www.lynda.com , but they don't have ableton listed on there...)

  10. #10
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    Brandon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 28, 2007
    Posts
    255
    Your Mac's Specs
    Black Macbook C2D, 2Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB HD, ipod nano 8GB, 500GB MyBook
    Rep Power
    13
    I don't know about videos, but Ableton has a step-by-step orientation when you first open it.
    Pioneer CDJ-200 Digital CD Turntables, Pioneer DJM-500 Mixer, Technics RP-DH1200 Headphones
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

  11. #11
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,395
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    Rep Power
    14
    Ableton has videos on their website. Plus you can check out their forums or Ableton Live DJ forums.

  12. #12
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    musicvortex's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    105
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6
    Rep Power
    13
    Ok. Thanks so much for all your help! It looks really awesome, can't wait to get started!

  13. #13
    Need a good audio editor...plz?
    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,395
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    Rep Power
    14
    It is quite fun, especially when you get really deep into it.

    Have fun!!


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. A good audio editor suitable for my needs
    By Vidhunter in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-02-2009, 11:07 PM
  2. widgets ... tell me some good ones plz?
    By m8r8j in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-10-2007, 03:15 AM
  3. iDVD quality not good!!! plz help
    By shahvikram123 in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2007, 01:25 PM
  4. Audio from Multiple Sources - Help Plz?
    By ngcomputing in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-15-2006, 10:46 PM
  5. Looking for a good text editor Please
    By ineedanewmac in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-31-2005, 11:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •