Use your Mac for any audio-related task, such as live audio recording, creating iPhone ringtones, digitizing tapes and records, converting between a variety of sound formats (including Mp3, MPEG-4 AAC, AIFF, WAVE, WMA, CAF, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis), remastering your iTunes music library, record internet streams, etc.
Thanks to its outstanding direct-to-disk abilities and waveform caching, edits on arbitrarily large sounds are performed at lightning speed with this fully featured multi-track editor. The handling of large sounds is furthermore facilitated by the extensive support of markers.
While Amadeus Pro features a number of built-in audio effects (equalizer, speed and pitch change, echo, etc), its abilities can be extended arbitrarily through the support of Audio Units and VST plug-ins.
Besides all the functions you would expect from a professional quality waveform editor, Amadeus Pro also features:
- Tracks can be split into multiple clips for easy placement
- Audio Units can be applied to tracks non-destructively in real-time
- Smart editing
- Scheduled recordings
- Powerful batch processor
- Direct recording from internet streams
- A full range of real-time and offline sound analysis tools
Check out the demo version on our website!
Ratings and Reviews
Great For DJs
If you're a DJ and want to cleanup some of your songs, this app is great. I load entire albums at a time and it loads fast and flawlessly. You can get rid of dead air at the beginning of and the end of songs easily. Some of the songs that I do are old songs where there were tape hiss, this app has a feature "Denoising>White Noise", depending on the strength of the signal, I generally start at -70db and work my way up from there (up meaning -65db then -60db, etc). The neat thing about the Denoising is it's simple and it doesn't get rid of any top-end of the song. If you apply the effect to heavily, then your song sounds like it's in a can.
Another neat feature is it will list effects that you use most often in an "Actions List" window which comes in handy if you want to apply the effect without having to go through the setup process (meaning once you set the effect up, you can use that same effect just by clicking it in the Actions List window.
If your song has bad stereo imaging, you can either simply mono it or correct the balance. This is done very easily.
The features in this app are too numerous to mention in this little box, but if you are a DJ that cares about the way your songs sound through the Mains, this is, by far, the best app.
Powerful Application with Responsive Support
This is a very, very good audio editor. I'm giving it five stars not only for the functionality, but also because of the responsiveness of the author. Functionally it's great for folks who need more than what something like Audacity gives you, but don't need the complexity of a Pro Tools or even Logic. I was a Cool Edit Pro/Audition and Sound Forge user for years, and this sits in that same sweet spot for me.
Something to be aware of at the moment: if your *only* machine is a late 2012 MacBook Pro *with Retina Display* (non-Retina display's aren't affected), you may want to hold off. There's a screen-drawing bug that's giving quite a performance hit. The author is working on it. I had to force-quit the app and based on the crash report that was sent to him he reached out to me with an explanation. Since I can use the program on a different (non-Retina) machine I can afford to be patient. I'm not posting this as a criticism (five stars, remember?) because I have every confidence it's going to be resolved soon. When it does I'll amend this review. I'm only bringing it up to prevent someone from getting the wrong first impression about the program.
Not Pro enough
Amadeus Pro was highly touted on various as an excellent replacement for the powerful audio editor and mastering tool "BIAS Peak Pro". My main use for such a tool is 2-cahnnel file conversion, minor processing like levels, dynamics, or equalization, and most importantly, fine detailed editing of dialog and sound effects.
Amadeus Pro seems fine for all of those tasks except detailed editing; for this it's a hard slog getting precision work done. There's no way to scrub to find a precise edit point. And it lacks Peak's very easy and intuitive feature of selection deletion with crossfade. Yes, with some futzing you can delete a section, and the drag the remaining sections together and create a crossfade. But taking a hundred "ums" and "ahhs" out of an interview, which I could do only a bit slower than real-time in Peak Pro, could take many, many times the duration of the clip in Amadeus Pro.
This is the first version of Amadeus Pro I've used. All in all the app is elegant and seems reliable. For a lot of less demaning, less professional audio tasks, I'm certain it's an adequately powerful tool.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.