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= Free Audio Programs for Mac OS X =
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{{Intro|This is a page of links to specialised, standalone software for Apple Mac computers that you might find useful in your audio work in addition to Audacity. The applications listed include tools for recording, mixing, audio creation and file format conversion.|}}
  
* [http://bettersound.free.fr/ [[BetterSound]] ], an improved Audio system preference pane. (Which crashed my System Preferences in Mac OS X 10.3.4...)
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== Free Mac applications ==
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===[http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ GarageBand]===
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Apple's built-in tool for recording and mixing music.  Listed as "free" because it comes with all new Macs.  If your Mac does not have it, it's currently around $100 as part of {{external|[http://www.apple.com/ilife/iLife iLife]}}, which is still a good deal for example if you use the included {{external|[http://www.apple.com/iphoto/ iPhoto]}} application. GarageBand features software instruments, good effects, lots of built-in loops, and an incredibly easy-to-use interface, but has only very limited editing of either audio or MIDI. See [[GarageBand]] for a review and a comparison between Audacity and GarageBand.
  
* [http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17392 Audio Recorder] is a nice, simple audio recording application good for the long haul.
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== Commercial Mac applications ==
  
* [http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/ [[GarageBand]] ] - Apple's brand-new tool for recording and mixing music.  Features software instruments, good effects, lots of built-in loops, and an incredibly easy-to-use interface, but has only very limited editing of either audio or MIDI.  See [[AudacityVsGarageBand]]  for a review and some differences between the two.  (This is listed as free because it comes with all new Macs.  For everyone else it's $49 as part of iLife, which is still an incredibly good deal; if you use iPhoto, the $49 is worth it alone just for the new iPhoto.)
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===[http://www.hairersoft.com/Amadeus.html Amadeus II]===
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Audio editor, supports AIFF, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis and VST plug-ins.
  
* [http://www.anarcasa.com/software/ [[AudioTools]] and YAAC] - free tools for pitch and frequency converters, a metronome and tools for working with the harmonic series, along with batch conversion between aiff, au, avr, cdr, cvs, dat, flac, mp3, ogg, sf, smp, snd, wav, raw, and 8svx.  A great complement to Audacity, which already supports a lot of formats but doesn't have any batch-conversion options.
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===[http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/audiocorder.html Audiocorder]===
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Good for long recordings, VOX, or scheduled recordings
  
* [http://www.griffintechnology.com/software/software_imic.html Final Vinyl] - Free, closed-source recording software for users of Griffin Technology products. Basically, Final Vinyl exists so you can easily record your old LPs into your Mac through your iMic. It even has an RIAA EQ switch. Other uses are obvious. But: It only works if you have Griffin's iMic or [[PowerWave]] plugged in to your USB port.
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===[https://intuem.en.softonic.com/mac Intuem]===
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Originally focused on MIDI, but now has both MIDI and audio featuresVery Mac-like interface.
  
= Shareware / Commercial Audio Programs for Mac OS X =
 
  
* [http://www.hairersoft.com/Amadeus.html Amadeus II] - shareware audio editor, supports Ogg Vorbis, MP3, AIFF, VST Plugins.
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==Other Open Source applications==
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See also this page with other Open Source (free to download and free to use) applications:
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*[[Other Open Source Audio and Audio-Visual Applications]]
  
* [http://www.intuem.com/ Intuem] originally focused on MIDI, but now has both MIDI and Audio features.  Very Mac-like interface
 
  
* [http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/audiocorder.html Audiocorder] - good for long recordings, VOX, or scheduled recordings
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* [http://www.jasmineaudio.com/ Jasmine Audio] - shareware audio editor, mixer, and file converter.  Supports [[QuickTime]] audio files and scrubbing.
 
 
 
* [http://www.bias-inc.com/ Deck/Peak] - Deck is their multi-track recorder; Peak is their two-track mastering software. Powerful audio software for the audio professional.
 

Latest revision as of 10:42, 7 September 2017

Peter 16Dec16: This page has many out-dated, untended, projects/projects that we should consider removing from this page.
This is a page of links to specialised, standalone software for Apple Mac computers that you might find useful in your audio work in addition to Audacity. The applications listed include tools for recording, mixing, audio creation and file format conversion.

Free Mac applications

GarageBand

Apple's built-in tool for recording and mixing music. Listed as "free" because it comes with all new Macs. If your Mac does not have it, it's currently around $100 as part of iLife , which is still a good deal for example if you use the included iPhoto  application. GarageBand features software instruments, good effects, lots of built-in loops, and an incredibly easy-to-use interface, but has only very limited editing of either audio or MIDI. See GarageBand for a review and a comparison between Audacity and GarageBand.

Commercial Mac applications

Amadeus II

Audio editor, supports AIFF, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis and VST plug-ins.

Audiocorder

Good for long recordings, VOX, or scheduled recordings

Intuem

Originally focused on MIDI, but now has both MIDI and audio features. Very Mac-like interface.


Other Open Source applications

See also this page with other Open Source (free to download and free to use) applications: