Want to batch process audio files at highest possible quality? Try Myriad

Myriad is an audio batch processor. It has been for some time, but version 4 has been totally redesigned. It has beautiful looks and processes files at blazing speeds. Myriad has a large number of processing actions you can combine and save into workflows. It will simultaneously export to multiple formats, sample rates and frequencies giving you advanced configuration options and dithering algorithms.… Read More Want to batch process audio files at highest possible quality? Try Myriad

Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5: Markers & Regions

Markers and regions allow you to divide a sound file into logical blocks, export into smaller chunks or prepare an audio file for event based editing. Learn how to move regions and create them by making a time selection. Learn how to export the regions list — not the regions themselves — to a text file, using a third party app.… Read More Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5: Markers & Regions

Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5: Recording audio

In Sony’s Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5, you can record high-resolution audio quite easily: just assign the hardware, meter the input signals, arm your tracks, and record high-resolution multichannel audio. Route your inputs, position the Record tool, click Record, and you’re off. But there’s more to it than this and it’s actually not that simple either. This instruction video explains it all.… Read More Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5: Recording audio

Sony SpectraLayers Pro 3: painting audio for audio engineers, remix artists and audio-for-video producers

When SpectraLayers Pro came out a few years ago, it was the advanced audio spectrum analyser/editor many audio engineers dreamt of. In practice, the application was slow and not always stable. Version 2 ran a bit faster, although not by much, but it gained features not found anywhere else such as layer casting and moulding. With the only just released SpectraLayers Pro 3 Sony hasn’t chosen for the easy road of adding bloat to the app. Instead, they’ve made several impressive improvements, speeding up the app considerably, giving it a better, far more user-friendly and customisable interface and the ability to process 24bit/192kHz files. There are a few new features as well, but the focus of version 3 lies with making SpectraLayers Pro a more efficient, pleasurable audio editing app.… Read More Sony SpectraLayers Pro 3: painting audio for audio engineers, remix artists and audio-for-video producers

NUGEN Audio Post-production Pack Review

Mixing and mastering audio for film, video or broadcast differs a bit from mastering for music. The media to master for will be different, as will the requirements of the industry. A UK developer, NUGEN Audio, creates professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers and broadcasters. Among its partners we find Avid and Quantel. NUGEN Audio offers post-production mixing and mastering with a Post Pack that holds eight modules of which some can be used as stand-alone applications.… Read More NUGEN Audio Post-production Pack Review

Audio Hijack 3: experiences with a record-audio-from-anywhere app

Audio Hijack Pro was Rogue Amoeba’s app for capturing sound from applications as well as input devices. It was powerful, scalable and flexible but not very user-friendly. Audio Hijack 3 changes all that. It’s every bit as powerful — if not more — than its predecessor, but also easier to use. In fact, the new building block paradigm used in Audio Hijack 3 will enable you to do more with your audio recordings because it’s incredibly simple to set up complex sessions. Also new in Audio Hijack 3 are templates, full-screen mode, presets, FLAC recording and more.… Read More Audio Hijack 3: experiences with a record-audio-from-anywhere app

iZotope Ozone 6, stripped from undue features, best mastering tool around

Probably for the first time in history, a developer actually removes features from an application in response to user feedback. iZotope did just that with the Ozone 6 mastering solution. The result is a lean, mean mastering machine with looks to kill for and not one feature that gets in your way. Ozone 6 does come with a new module, though: a very effective dynamic equaliser. Ozone 6 can be used as a plug-in to your DAW or sound editor, or as a stand-alone mastering solution.… Read More iZotope Ozone 6, stripped from undue features, best mastering tool around