audioediting/mastering mac

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by IanJ, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. IanJ

    IanJ Guest

    whats up fellas i just got my mac and I'm looking to get a good audio editing/mastering program on it but don't really know of any except protools. any help and or input is alwas welcomed

  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    SonicHD????? best out there on a mac. other than that, there is spark (not supported anymore), Waveburner (has some problems in OSX), logic audio (need a few months to learn it), protools (you have that), DSP quattro (like spark), Jam (a joke, but getting better), Peak (I don't get it, but that's me). Other than that, I can't think of anything else. Macs are loosing the battle. I'm thinking of bailing and going to PC.
  3. axel

    axel Guest

  4. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    Stick with Pro Tools ! It'll do most audio tasks, except burn the discs. I use PT 6.7 in OS-X and re-boot to burn masters with WaveBurnerPro in OS9. I really like the sound of the POW-R dither implementation in WBP 2.2.1.

    I'm a 20 year "DieHard" user of Apple Mac and I'm not switching. or to put it bluntly:

    "You can have my Mac when you pry my cold dead fingers off my trackball ! "

    I've got Peak 4, which I never use, because it seems counter intuitive. Maybe version 5 will be more pro and easy to use.

    A lot of home studio folks use Roxio Jam, which works, but I need more dithering options. I read that Sonic Studio has bought Roxio, maybe they'll write a Pro version for us "power" users!

  5. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    I wish I had the same relationship with my PC DAW.
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Have you tried talking in a little baby voice to it and pat it's head? Works for me.
  7. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    hmm... tried that, what kind of crackers are you serving it?
    Maybe I should give it a bath more often?

    ...Lately only one diode is lit on the keyboard, it used to be 3... should I hire a psychologist or feed it funtex?
  8. kmdavidson

    kmdavidson Active Member

    Out of curiosity, why is Jam so awful? No one seems to have fully functional demo versions anymore and I'm wary to buy without trying. Anyone know of a good mac burning software program/update that has come out since this post?
  9. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    noone ever will...... what's to love??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
  10. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    but anyway.... protools for editing..

    waveburner for redbook burning....

    or peak 5

    or dsp quattro (some say)
  11. GuyJohnson

    GuyJohnson Active Member




    All very good.

  12. kmdavidson

    kmdavidson Active Member

    does waveburner actually still exist?
  13. iznogood

    iznogood Member a part of logic pro
  14. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    I love my PC... Heck I have 2 DAWs plus 2 others here (and a Mac as well). Of course my DAWs are both custom built turnkey Sequoia systems, so that I why I love them.

  15. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Good news for all you Mac heads. I checked out the SonicBlade CD mastering software. Looks great. Estimated street date is 3 months. But I can say I did in fact see it with my own eyes and it looked to be working. They are going to release 2 versions. $1400 for the full blown and $750 for the stripped down. The difference is VST processing and the DSP audio interface. Both will work with core audio but the stereo I/O has some heafty processing power as well as analog and digital routing. This price does not include the I/O. I think the I/O is $3200. It's a modified Mobile I/O.

    The software looks sweet. It's got the Sonic GUI. They are also going to offer renovator. Anyway, looks like Macs are still alive.
  16. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    That's really good news for all us Mac heads (I like the way you phrased that) Mike.

    Is the I/O you are referring to the modified Metric Halo 302 that's pictured on

    Best Regards from a fellow Mac die-hard !
  17. GuyJohnson

    GuyJohnson Active Member

    As said it's with Logic Pro. But it's only worthwhile in Pro 7.1


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