Sound Studio

Category Audio Production / Audio Editors & Recorder
Version 4.8.11
Format App
Compatibility Sound StudioMacOS X Intel
License Commercial Software
Price $30  /  30€
2.8 / 5 , 4 votes
Updated On Aug 25, 2017
Total Downloads 18,583
Mac Downloads 18,583

Recording and Editing Tool 2 tracks

Sound Studio 3 is an easy-to-use Mac OS X application 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 3!

* Take advantage of your Mac's built-in audio capabilities.
* Record and edit digital audio in 32-bit floating point accuracy, at any sample rate (hardware permitting).
* Layer sounds with multiple tracks.
* Apply any of 24 built-in effects filters
* Use any Core Audio plug-in Audio Unit effect.
* Open and save in MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, and other popular file formats. (Saving in MP3 requires a free external framework.)
* Create podcasts with chapter markers in AAC format.
* Edit iTunes song metadata and ID3 tags.
* Connects to any standard USB audio device or other Core Audio device.
* Batch process files using Automator or AppleScript.
OS X 10.8.0 or later
Sound Studio Sound Studio v 4.8.11 Aug 25, 2017 MacOS X Intel
Fixed a bug that prevented the user from using the Save As command because of a permissions alert.
Felt Tip Software Sound Studio Sound Studio v 4.8.9 Jun 3, 2017 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Fixed a bug that had removed some of the Automator Actions. The full list of Automator Actions is back!

  • €’ Fixed a bug with the output volume slider so that it correctly controls playthrough.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with the input gain slider so that it correctly controls input gain after an external input device is unplugged from the computer.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with chapter marker positions in M4A files.
  • Felt Tip Software Sound Studio v 4.8.8 Mar 11, 2017 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Increased transparency of markers in the overview waveform area, so that the waveform can still be seen under marker labels.

  • €’ Sound Studio 4.8.0 and later require 64-bit. 32-bit is no longer supported.
  • audio Sound Studio v 4.8.7 Feb 4, 2017 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Fixed a bug with timer recording.

  • €’ Expanded Fade Special envelope so that the level can now also be increased up to 200%.
  • digital Sound Studio v 4.8.6 Jan 28, 2017 MacOS X Intel
  • Fixed a crashing bug with the Fourier Spectrum Analysis tool.

  • Updated and fixed progress bar for Split by Markers.
  • create Sound Studio v 4.8.5 Dec 10, 2016 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Fixed a bug where .mp4 and .mpg files were not recognized.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with the Automator Action for Normalize.
  • device Sound Studio v 4.8.2 Sep 24, 2016 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Added an error message for audio unit plug-ins that are not Sandbox Safe. (Audio unit plug-ins that are not Sandbox Safe will not work in Sound Studio.)

  • €’ Sound Studio now uses less CPU while recording.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with clicking on a marker to select it.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with missing β€œis recording” Applescript property.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with the file format popup under the Save As command.
  • built-in Sound Studio v 4.8 Oct 30, 2015 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Improved waveform display.

  • €’ Smoother scrolling and animations.

  • €’ Faster level meter display with smoother animations.

  • €’ Improved markers display with larger text and a fixed-width text box.

  • €’ Fine-tuned how Insert Markers in Gaps works.

  • €’ Reinstated missing "Save Sound Studio Document" Automator Action.

  • €’ Playback of a single track of audio in a stereo file now plays sound through both output channels.

  • €’ Changed the level meter to use 0.0dB instead of -0.01 dB as the clipping threshold.

  • €’ Reduced latency in the software play-through function.

  • €’ Improved multi-core CPU usage, plus other internal improvements.

  • €’ Fixed a one-pixel-off vertical ruler.

  • €’ Requires Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or later, because of display improvements.
  • download Sound Studio v 4.7.8 Feb 27, 2015 MacOS X Intel
    Bug fixes related to playing audio, including looping, fast-forward, and rewind functions. Also fixed some minor UI glitches.
    mac Sound Studio v 4.7.7 Jan 10, 2015 MacOS X Intel
    Bug fixes with saving AAC format files, with Automator Actions, and with crashing on launch on Mac OS X 10.6.
    windows Sound Studio v 4.7.6 Dec 19, 2014 MacOS X Intel
  • €’ Added menu items with keyboard shortcuts to speed up or slow down playback.

  • €’ Added ability to move and edit markers while recording.

  • €’ Fixed a visual bug with markers during recording.

  • €’ Fixed a bug with zooming.

  • €’ Changed WAV files to be compatible with sites such as SoundCloud or BandCamp.

  • €’ Updated Ogg Vorbis libraries.

  • €’ Updated Normalize Automator Action.
  • macintosh Sound Studio v 4.7 Jul 29, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    Changed how multi-track selection works. Now, you always select all tracks with the mouse, and use the Command key with the mouse to select only one track at a time.
    Running the Fourier Analysis with nothing selected now selects all of the file.
    Fixed input level clip indicator.
    Fixed audio play-through bug.
    Fixed saving in Apple Lossless format.
    Removed Sample Size submenu in the Audio menu, because it never did affect the audio data while the file is open, and only applies to certain file formats when saving, so you can always change the sample size when saving.
    pc Sound Studio v 4.6.11 Apr 1, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed bugs with saving in CAF and Apple Lossless formats.
    Fixed UI bug with Revert command.
    Changed the Save Selection As panel's default folder.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.10 Jan 16, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed bug with playback stopping before the end of the selection or file.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.9 Jan 14, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed bug with playing back very short sound selections.
    Fixed bug with crashing on launch.
    Added duration readout to default toolbar.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.8 Dec 15, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    What's new in version 4.6.8
  • Fixed bug with deleting or modifying audio in the 32-bit version of the app.

  • What's new in version 4.6.7
  • Fixed bug with opening and saving CAF files.

  • Fixed bug with opening multiple compressed files simultaneously.

  • Track number and total fields now accept numbers larger than 99.

  • Widened the fields in the file's Get Info window and in Split By Markers.
  • Sound Studio v 4.6.6 Oct 16, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Bug with audio playthrough with mono audio input devices fixed.
    Bug with opening compressed or non-integer-PCM WAV files fixed.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.5 Oct 8, 2013 MacOS X Intel
  • audio playback bug fixed

  • bug with opening WAV files fixed

  • Attempting to print a Sound Studio file no longer crashes

  • number input now honors the number format in System Preferences, so that commas and periods are correctly handled as decimal points.
  • Sound Studio v 4.6.4 May 23, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed a crashing bug with audio recording.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.3 May 11, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed a crashing bug with filter preview.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.2 May 7, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed bug with opening multiple files at the same time, where audio data were jumbled together.
    Fixed bug with opening AIFF-C files.
    Fixed input level meter display issues.
    Fixed audio glitches during playback and recording.
    If an error occurs when trying to cross-license from the Mac App Store, the app will show a message in the Trials Left window on launch.
    Sound Studio v 4.6.1 Mar 1, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Fixed missing audio channel selections in non-English Preferences windows.
    The app can unlock itself if you already have purchased through the Mac App Store and have run it at least once. This allows you to get updates as soon as they come out and use more advanced features that are not in the Mac App Store version.
    Sound Studio v 4.6 Jan 10, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Playback speed control.
    Automator Actions for filters added.
    Updated β€œSave Sound Studio Documents” Automator Action options for file formats.
    Timer Recording now handles fractions of minutes.
    Fixed Monbots bug opening multiple files. (Requires downloading Monbots v.1.4.)
    Fixed Split By Markers bug with filenames longer than 255 characters.
    Fixed FLAC bug with opening large (>2GB) files.
    Fixed recording bug when left and right channels were set to the same input channel.
    Fixed AppleScript bugs with equalize, reverse, and swap channels commands.
    Fixed Pitch and Tempo bug with output duration being incorrect across different invocations.
    Fixed Markers sidebar bug with key press handling.
    Fixed automatic scrolling bug with zooming, fast forwarding, and rewinding while keeping the playback cue visible in the window.
    Added ability to use a License.txt file in the app bundle for easier site licensing.
    Sound Studio v 4.5.4 Aug 23, 2012 MacOS X Intel
  • Fixed bug with dropped samples during audio recording and playthrough.

  • Fixed bug in Preferences with audio device channel selection.

  • Fixed bug with filter preview crashing if play button is pressed twice.
  • Sound Studio v 4.5.3 Aug 14, 2012 MacOS X Intel
    What's new in version 4.5.3
    Fixed bug with dropped samples in the right channel during playback.

    What's new in version 4.5.2
    Fixed bug with missing audio input and output channel selection.
    Fixed crashing bug with playback when fast forwarding, rewinding, or right-clicking in the window.
    Fixed crashing bug when using the 3-band EQ, 10-band EQ, and Graphic EQ effects.
    Fixed crashing bug with saving in FLAC.
    Fixed latency bugs with audio playthrough and playback.
    Fixed bugs with toggling looping during playback.
    Fixed bug with using Save Selection As on an unsaved file.
    Fixed UI bug with trying to save an MP3 file when LAME is not installed.
    Fixed UI bug where keypresses were not being handled correctly in the markers sidebar in the document window.
    Fixed other minor bugs.
    Sound Studio v 4.5.1 Jun 28, 2012 MacOS X Intel
    Bug fixes, including ones for shift-click selection and changing the sample rate.
    Updated Ogg Vorbis and FLAC frameworks.
    Sound Studio v 4.5 Jun 2, 2012 MacOS X Intel
    Snap to Zero Crossings.
    Insert Markers in Gaps.
    Insert Markers at Gridlines.
    AppleScript support for editing audio file metadata (artist, album, etc.)
    Increased marker font size.
    Improved the visibility of marker, cue, and other lines in the UI.
    Organized Audio Units menu if there are more than 30 plug-ins available.
    Split By Markers automatically fills in the Number of Tracks field if it is left blank.
    Last Filter is remembered across different documents.
    Full screen mode.
    HiDPI support.
    Magnify (pinch and spread) trackpad gestures control zoom.
    Support for restoring windows when quitting and re-opening the app.
    Files are opened and converted on a background thread.
    Preferences updated, including the addition of default sample rate and sample size settings.
    Default system audio input and output device are settings now available in the audio preferences.
    Timer recording, with a visible indicator that a timer has been set. (This used to be part of Auto Start/Stop Recording.)
    Automatic levels-based recording with new, simplified UI.
    Audio processing updated to use newer APIs.
    When saving files larger than 4 GB, an alert is shown if the file format doesn't support such a large file.
    Fixed bug where saving in Apple Lossless would not save the metadata and markers.
    Fixed some AudioUnit loading issues.
    Fixed a bug with copy and paste.
    Fixed a bug where using the comma key to play or pause would not pause if there is no selection.
    Uses AudioQueue for playback and recording.
    Presets can now be imported by opening the .soundstudiopreset file with the app.
    Updated Ogg Vorbis libraries (1.3.0 and 1.3.2 respectively).
    Sound Designer II file format, which is an outdated file format that depends on the resource fork, is no longer supported.
    Removed in-app help. All help is now on the web site.
    In preparation for App Sandboxing, the Scratch Disk is no longer a preference.
    Requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher.
    Sound Studio v 4.2.3 May 19, 2012 MacOS X Intel
    This update only applies to the trial version.
    Gatekeeper support added for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
    Fixes issues with buying from the Mac App Store & with the trial version's purchase window.
    The trial version now uses a different bundle ID from the Mac App Store version, so that the two won't interfere with each other.
    Sound Studio v 4.2.1 Feb 28, 2012 MacOS X UB
    Not available
    Sound Studio v 4.2 Jul 22, 2011 MacOS X UB
    Adds 192 kHz to Sample Rate menu.
    App launches in 32-bit mode by default.
    Added input gain numeric readout.
    More resilient loading of Audio Unit plug-ins when app is launched.
    Fixes a crashing bug with saving in AAC MPEG-4 format.
    Adds in-app User Manual.
    Fixes a bug with the Split By Markers panel when the output directory does not exist.
    Fixes minor issues with Automator actions.
    Fixes minor issues with Ogg Vorbis.
    Sound Studio v 4.0 Jan 24, 2011 MacOS X UB
    * 64-bit / 32-bit app.
    * New bottom toolbar with input and output level meters.
    * Markers listed in the sidebar.
    * Broadcast Wave File (BWF) data is preserved.
    Sound Studio v 3.6.1 Jul 4, 2010 MacOS X UB
    Fixes a bug with switching or hot-unplugging USB audio devices.
    Sound Studio v 3.6 Aug 8, 2009 MacOS X UB
    * Can open and save Core Audio format files in more data formats,
    including IMA 4:1, for iPhone development.
    * Fixed bug where AudioUnit plugins were not being unloaded.
    * Fixed bug where the Resample command didn't stop playback.
    * Fixed a memory leak with closing document windows.
    * Option-clicking the playback volume slider now resets it.
    * Added Fade Special to the default toolbar.
    * Changed the chart editing in Fade Special and Graphic EQ so points
    cannot be added at invalid positions.
    * Bumped up sample rate converter quality to maximum.
    * Updated Italian localization.
    * Updated registration system.
    Sound Studio v 3.5.4 Aug 28, 2007 MacOS X UB
  • Fixed a bug with maximized windows hanging the app.

  • Fixed a bug with opening AAC (m4a) files.

  • Fixed a bug with editing a file with one clip pasted multiple times.

  • Fixed a bug with Pitch and Tempo linked setting.

  • Fixed blocky waveform display.

  • Changed toolbar so it accepts first mouse click and refined its display.
  • Sound Studio v 3.5.3 Aug 6, 2007 MacOS X UB
  • New ID3 tag / iTunes metadata editor.

  • Chapters in AAC (.m4a) and Apple Lossless (also .m4a) formats supported.

  • Apple Lossless (.m4a), ADTS AAC (.aac), NeXT/Sun Audio (.au), and Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) file formats added.

  • MP3 and AAC bit rate support improved.

  • Split By Markers enhanced.

  • Several improvements to filter settings, presets, and preview.

  • Playback scrolling preferences added.

  • Several enhancements in marker display, editing, and saving.

  • Several bug fixes in audio editing, filtering, resampling, playback, and saving.

  • Several improvments in key shortcuts, AppleScript, VoiceOver, and Cowbell support.

  • ...
    Sound Studio v 3.5 Mar 19, 2007 MacOS X UB
  • New ID3 tag / iTunes metadata editor.

  • Chapters in AAC (.m4a) and Apple Lossless (also .m4a) formats supported.

  • Apple Lossless (.m4a), ADTS AAC (.aac), NeXT/Sun Audio (.au), and Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) file formats added.

  • MP3 and AAC bit rate support improved.

  • Split By Markers enhanced.

  • Several improvements to filter settings, presets, and preview.

  • Playback scrolling preferences added.

  • Several enhancements in marker display, editing, and saving.

  • Several bug fixes in audio editing, filtering, resampling, playback, and saving.

  • Several improvments in key shortcuts, AppleScript, VoiceOver, and Cowbell support.

  • ...
    Sound Studio v 3.0.4 Jun 28, 2006 MacOS X UB
    Compatibility and stability enhancements
    Sound Studio v 3.0.3 Mar 23, 2006 MacOS X UB
    Bug fixes
    Sound Studio v 3.0b Aug 17, 2005 MacOS X PPC
  • new Pitch and Tempo filter which allows setting the pitch and tempo independently.

  • several bug fixes.

  • Send an email to to request a copy of this beta update
    Sound Studio v 2.2.4 Aug 10, 2005 MacOS X PPC
  • Fixed bug which prevented registration on Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" systems.

  • Added "System 7 Sound" and "Sun AU" file formats to list of readable file types.

  • Fixed bug which used unnecessary CPU time when an new, empty document was open.

  • Fixed bug in Zoom In button in Japanese localization.

  • Updated AppleScript dictionary with more parameters for document class.
  • Sound Studio v 2.2.3 Jul 28, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    Fixed bug which prevented app from launching on pre-Tiger (Mac OS 10.4) systems.
    Updated Japanese and Italian localized resources.
    Added QuickTime Movie to list of readable file types.
    Sound Studio v 2.2.2 Jul 27, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    Added AppleScript support.
    Added Italian localized resources.
    Added Scratch Disk location preference.
    Added Default Zoom preference.
    Added "Make new document when no other files are open" preference.
    Changed Dynamics Expander to start with a low gain value.
    Optimized Filter I/O.
    Optimized opening AIFF-C files.
    Optimized Insert Noise/Tone/FM Synthesis.
    Fixed bugs in Edit Grid window with using a number of samples for the grid.
    Fixed bug which prevented very last sample in the file from being changed.
    Fixed bug in opening MP3 and AAC files where the end of the file would have repeated sample data
    Sound Studio v 2.2.1 Jul 13, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    Fixed bug in saving 16-bit audio which caused distortion in some cases. Fixed by clipping audio instead of wrapping around values outside of the valid range (-1.0 to 1.0) when converting from 32-bit float to 16-bit integer.
    Fixed bug in Normalize which could over-amplify some sounds.
    Fixed bug which prevented using iSight for recording.
    Fixed bug which where Mix Paste would crash.
    Changed Split By Markers to be more like version 2.1.1b3 behavior. Changed to always use two-digit prefixes (01, 02, 03...), to convert ':' (colon) characters to '-' (hypen).
    Fixed bug where multiple tracks, with one shorter than others, would stop playback at end of short track
    Fixed bug in window drawing code which would cause the window to redraw when no drawing was necessary. This also fixes the one-pixel-wide gaps that may show up in the waveform.
    Sound Studio v 2.2b2 Jun 22, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    Fixed recording and playback to prevent glitches, unless the computer is not fast enough.
    Fixed bug where it would crash when handling more than 2 GB of audio data. Files are only limited by disk space.
    Fixed playback cue bug which caused to to be ahead by 0.7 seconds.
    Fixed bug in Mixdown to Stereo where resulting file did not play back in stereo.
    Added "Open Audio MIDI Setup" button to preferences.
    Fixed "Sound Studio Help" in Help menu and linked help buttons, and added help content.
    Fixed bug where window was not scrolling when using arrow keys.
    Added Japanese localization.
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    version 2.1.1, MacOS X PPC
    This program was good, I agree, but Lucius Kwok's entire rewrite of the program seems to be taking forever. In the meantime, he is losing a sizable customer-base that will be selecting other programs over his simply because of timing. Updates, even slight, would serve to keep us interested, but he doesn't take the time to even keep us informed via email of progress. Pity. Good potential out the window.
    version 2.1.1, MacOS X PPC
    The program has not been update since a long time, and many bugs remain in it. I was a fun of the soft, but after trying to get support for some time I gave up. It is a pity, because it had the potential for becoming a great audio soft.
    version 2.1.1, MacOS X PPC
    Good quality recording software. Comes with very usefull filters and 3, 10 or 30 band equlizer. Settings can be stored so you can re-use them. The only problem I have had is with copying large pieces. Sometimes the programs quits unexpectedly. But for simple recording and optimizing, this software works very good.
    version 4.5, MacOS X Intel
    TrΓ¨s bon logiciel mais pourrait-Γͺtre en 64 bits
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