Re: off topic: mac audio software

From: Adam Cohen (a d a m EMAIL
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 22:07:57 MET DST

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    on 10/14/00 9:24 AM, Lester Wackadous at wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > I just got a mac and a cdrw drive. Can anyone suggest some useful software
    > for writing audio cds, and manipulating audio. I want to burn my own
    > mixcd's, and start getting into producing on the computer, so any
    > suggestions for software or clues to where I should look for software or
    > information about doing these things would be appreciated.

    For writing audio CD's, you'll need either Adaptec Toast (which can do more
    than just audio), or Adaptec Jam (which only does audio).. Last I heard,
    Adaptec were going to incorporate these two products into one piece of
    software, but I don't think it's happened yet..

    For manipulating audio, there's a few choices, but I use Bias Peak
    ( and Spark XL (, which are
    great for single track stereo manipulation.. I use them to record audio
    input from my turntables and add fade's, remove hiss/snap/crackle/pop, and
    add markers to LP's to give them individual track id's.. If you want
    something more powerful, for multi track recording and such, you could
    always use Logic Audio Platinum, or CuBase, but they're quite expensive, and
    at least for what I'm doing, overkill.

    As far as actually mixing two audio tracks together on your computer,
    matching beats and such, I really have no idea how to do that.. If you do
    find out, let me know.. I've heard of some programs for PC which supposedly
    allow you to do that, but I don't know the details (if anyone knows much
    about this, please clue me in, cause I've got a PC as well and wouldn't mind
    being able to mix audio tracks together on the computer, at least until I
    get a CD mixer).


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