Amadeus Pro/Lite 2
I bought Amadeus Pro 2 recently, because I’m a long-time user (2005) and regularly use this app for mainly two things:
- Record my lovely voice for my lovely screencasts. (This is actually new, reason is below.)
- Sound conversion. (Many sound formats are supported. Metadata is kept if possible.)
Version 2 just came out recently and added a couple of interesting features:
- Radio stream recording.
- Smart Editing: This is unique for these kind of editors (destructive ones). When you copy a bit of sound to the clipboard and paste it somewhere else, Amadeus puts a small fade at the beginning and end so you don’t get any cracks. (If you’re an audio editor you know how badly you want this.)
- Edit Preview: Not listed as any of the “big new” features, but this feature is absolutely awesome. You can select some audio, then press E and Amadeus will play a bit from before the selection beginning, skip the selection and play some more audio from after the selection. This way you can easily preview a cut before you’re actually making it.
Edit Preview is the reason why I decided to use Amadeus as my main tool to record and edit my voice. Whenever I make mistakes or say stupid things like “errr” or “oh” I select, press E and get a precise impression how the edit’s going to turn out. I’m not talking about the previewing part, it’s the edit itself that is so precise. Compared to any other editor (I mean that literally.1) none I have, are able to do this.
In Logic or Soundtrack you have audio in a “clip”. You cut where you need to make an edit and get two clips. Now you need to tinker around with positions, edit lengths, overlap, etc. In Amadeus you create a selection, press E and hear the result.
Plus: The developer is from the UK. What do you want more?
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Logic is not able to preview edits this precise, Soundtrack Pro can’t, Live can’t, GarageBand haha, and every other editor that could be used to edit audio including Final Cut. ↩