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Sound Studio

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Record, edit, and produce your audio with Sound Studio, an easy-to-use Mac app for recording and editing digital audio on your computer. Digitize tapes and vinyl records, record live performances, create your own mixes with crossfades, tweak the levels and EQ, apply digital effects and save in all major file formats with Sound Studio!

The Mac’s most popular audio program for many years, Sound Studio continues to be regularly updated to add new features and to take advantage of the very latest Apple technologies.

With Sound Studio you can record professional-sounding Podcasts and other audio dialog. Spoken word, speeches, presentations, music, and other audio can all be recorded and edited with the same high fidelity.

You can save in the following standard file formats:
• Ogg Vorbis
• tab-delimited text
• NeXT/Sun
• Apple Lossless

You can apply the following effects and filters:
• Amplify/Volume
• Fade In, Fade Out, and Fade Special (with an envelope)
• Normalize
• Dynamics Compressor
• Dynamics Expander
• Noise Gate Expander
• Add Noise (or cowbell)
• DC Offset
• Interpolate
• Invert Signal Polarity
• Swap Left and Right Channels
• Backwards/Reverse Audio
• Chorus
• Delay and Echo
• Flanger
• Pitch and Tempo
• Reverb
• 3-band, 10-band, and chart-based Graphic EQ
• High Pass
• Low Pass

Tech Specs
+ Audio recording and playback on up to 2 channels.
+ Number of tracks limited only by processor and memory constraints.
+ AudioUnit plug-in hosting.
+ Uses 32-bit floating point PCM format internally.
+ Markers: automatically generate markers in silent gaps or in a grid.
+ Split by Markers: lets you split a long file into separate tracks.
+ Has FM synthesis, sine, triangle, square wave, and noise generators.
+ Snap to Zero Crossings.
+ Preserves BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) data in .WAV files.
+ Zoom in as close as sample level.
+ AppleScript and Automator support.
+ 64-bit Intel / 32-bit Intel app binary.
+ (32-bit plug-ins only work when app is in 32-bit mode.)

Made in NYC.

How to select tracks in Sound Studio 4.7.0 and later:

To select an individual track or set of tracks in Sound Studio, hold down the Command key and then click on the track(s) you'd like to select. By default, clicking once in the main waveform view automatically selects all tracks. Many users were previously unable to easily select and edit all tracks in Sound Studio, so we made this change to make this feature possible. You can read more about this feature in our user manual under Keyboard Shortcuts at

What's New in Version 4.8.1

• Artwork images can now be dragged from the file's Info sheet into the Finder.
• Fixed a bug with reading artwork and comment tags in MP3 ID3v2.3 and later versions.
• Fixed several minor UI bugs.
• Improved waveform display now is in Retina resolution.
• Fixed bug with Insert Silence duration field.
• Fixed bug with Monbots where the app would crash when processing large, uncompressed files.
• Fixed issue with accessing third-party audio unit plug-ins in the app.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent audio recorder and sound editor app

I have been using Sound Studio for a long time now; I remember buying Sound Studio 1 over a decade ago. I’m not a professional audio engineer but I do need to make high-quality voice and instrument recordings at regular intervals. In my experience, Sound Studio has always be a completely stable, focussed, budge audio recording app with many excellent sound processing features, particularly the compression and normalisation functions. This version, so far for me, has also been completely stable under El Capitan and I’d recommend it for anyone who wants an app to record sound and post-process it. The app could even function as an excellent education toll in learning sound processing techniques and their effects. I’m currently using it with a Focusrite USB-Audio interface and AKG condensor microphone.


I frequently used to use Sound Studio 4.7 on my iMac (OSX 10.6) until recently when an error message advised 'damaged, unable to open' and I was instructed to delete and download again from the App store - however the version on the App store is only compatible with OSX 10.8, so that's £23 wasted then - how do I get a refund? (NB I can't update my OS due to other programme incompatibilities which would cost me even more money to resolve!!!)


This update corrupted my app as it was not responding as it should.
I discovered that I had to uninstall the app then re-install the updated one.
Problem Solved.

Sound Studio
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  • £22.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.8.1
  • Size: 14.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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