Thursday, July 20, 2006
Document-based Audio Editor
Wave Editor is THE audio editor for Mac OS X. Designed in Cocoa from the ground up, Wave Editor proudly takes advantage of CoreAudio, Quartz, and other solid OS X features.
Wave Editor takes over where Peak, Spark and Sound Designer II left off - incorporating the standard audio editing features you're used to working with while bringing you up-to-date with the latest advances in interface design, speed and stability, without compromising the power.
Wave Editor introduces the concept of "layered audio" to audio editing. Layer portions of audio (in any format), Audio Units and fades on top of each other, edit to your heart's content, then flatten your file to get a result that would have taken much longer the old-fashioned way!
Wave Editor introduces "SmartEdits" and the "Edit List". Slice audio into sections, move them wherever you want (even between documents), assign names, colors, fades (and more) and make them work together for the most unique and flexible crossfades. If you're familiar with Sound Designer II's "Playlists", take the next step with Wave Editor's "Edit List".
Wave Editor includes an advanced Inspector, statistical analyzer, audio processing, three advanced meters, full support for Audio Units, bezier curve-based fades, support for MP3 and AAC, portable document templates and much much more!
- Direct editing of AIFF, WAVE, Sound Designer, ACID, Apple Loop,
and µLaw audio files
- Read-only support for Recycle (REX, RX2 and RCY) files
- Supports any sample rate or bit depth
- Supports any number of channels
- Supports interleaved and split channel files
- Imports and exports MP3, AAC, AC-3 and other
- Full-featured editing and processing commands
- Configurable menu, navigation and playback Keyboard Shortcuts
- Inspector for file, audio and metadata info
- Full or partial audio file analysis
- Audio layering
- Live support for Audio Units
- Bezier curve-based fade overlays
- Highly advanced and detailed Loop Editor
- Unique "SmartEdits" feature
- "Edit List" (similar to the Playlist in SDII, but more flexible & powerful)
- Grid in waveform view
- Exhaustive time unit selection, including bars and beats
- Pitch-shift and time stretch process
- Sample rate conversion process with quality control
- Support for multiple and portable document templates
- Numerous "snap to..." features (audio, labels, etc.)
- RMS and Mean waveform views
- Location Bar with numerous options
- "Move selection to maximum" navigation command
- Normalize as RMS process
- All processor commands and Waveform Display options available as Keyboard Shortcuts
- "Portable" Keyboard Shortcuts allows users to Save and Load custom Keyboard Shortcuts
- MP3/MP4/AAC/AC3 files can be dropped on the icon in Finder and Dock for importing
- Built-in repair for damaged AIFF/WAV files
- Comprehensive mouse scroll-wheel support
- Unlimited undo
- Level meter, stereograph and spectrometer
- Convenient audio recorder utility
- Tone generator utility
- Based on the familiar Aqua interface
- Optimized for Altivec/SSE
- Utilizes (and requires) features in OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
- ...and much MUCH more!
Wave Editor will run, without limitation, for 15 days. After that, you'll need to purchase Wave Editor for $250 to use any of the application's functionality.
* Added Pre- and Post- roll playback control.
* Added optional importing via Quicktime.
* Added optional importing "raw" audio from files.
* Added Pitch Detection in Analyzer.
* Preference for automatically opening document drawers when adding layer/audio unit/fade/label.
* "Edit Blocks" -> "SmartEdits".
* "Erase" -> "Remove".
* SmartEdit commands available in Edit menu (e.g. Cut will cut either SmartEdit or selection, depending on latest user cmd).
* Expanded/collapsed states of items in the Layers drawer remembered after save/on open .wedt files.
* "Save" menu item is now available at all times, whether the document has a representation on disk or whether it was edited or not.
* Fixed a rare crash with the Recorder on Intel machines.
* Fixed an issue not locating a solitary template in the App Support directory.
* Fixed an issue opening files with fades on a machine with a different processor type than the original.
* Fixed some clicks at the beginning/end of quadratic/cubic fades in rare circumstances.
* Improved some cursor behavior with Pencil editing.
* Fixed updating the overview after Pencil editing.
* Fixed a crash choosing "Built-In Output" as an input in the Recorder.
* Improved fade quality on files that differ in sample rate from the machine's running rate.
* Fixed importing when app is in background.
* Fixed volume and varispeed from templates when importing.
* Fixed a rare crash on playback.
* Fixed some issues with humongous files.
Published by Stefan Svartling