For Immediate Release
Geneva, Switzerland, December 13 2000 — Martin Hairer today announced the
release of Amadeus II v3.0, its premiere disk-based, Mp3 supporting, visual
waveform audio file editing and analyzing application for the Mac OS.
Amadeus II lets you use your Mac OS computer for many sound-related
applications, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records,
sampling from any external source and for editing and analyzing Mp3, AIFF,
QuickTime or WAVE files. Thanks to its powerful direct-to-disk abilities,
you can easily and rapidly edit large sounds of sizes up to 2GB (3 hours of
CD quality music!). The handling of large sounds is facilitated by Amadeus’
ability to show simultaneously the whole sound and the portion on which you
are currently working and the extensive support of markers. Its outstanding
sound repairing abilities make Amadeus II particularly suitable for
transferring your old vinyl records on CD.
Besides these advanced editing functions including multiple undoing and
multiple scraps, Amadeus II also provides various of effects that can be
applied to a sound. Examples are several types of echoes, filters, fadings,
the possibility to normalize part of a sound, to generate waveforms from
scratch, to suppress background noise, and so on. Its open plug-in
architecture even allows the experienced user to program with only a few
lines of code specific filters or any arbitrary effect.
Finally, Amadeus II provides the professional user with exhaustive
analyzing functions, as well on recorded sounds as in real-time on the
sound input. The real-time tools include two types of spectrum analysis
with 10 to 512 bands, an oscilloscope and a waterfall display. Tools
available on recorded sounds include precise spectrum analysis (up to 32000
bands), animated spectrum, 3D spectrum, waveform statistics and sonograms.
Version 3.0 includes among many bug fixes and minor aesthetic changes the
following major new features:
– High-resolution sonograms
– Support of QDesign Music 2 format
– Raw data importing and exporting
– Multiband RTA
– Waterfall display
– Exporting of sonograms as JPEG/TIFF/BMP/PNG etc
– Windowing functions (Blackman, Kaiser, Hamming,…)
– Better support of different sound input devices
– Unified treatment of file formats (Mp3 is accessible from the “Save As”
– Marker generation
– Dumping of real-time analysis
– Improved sound repairing algorithm
– Sound resampling at recording time
– Support of arbitrary sampling rates up to 1000kHz
– Waveform statistics and computing of average spectra
Amadeus II is a US$25 shareware. You can download it from the page
http://mpej.unige.ch/~hairer/Amad2.html and from all major Macintosh
software archive sites.
For the moment being, Amadeus II v3.0 is available in english only. A
french translation is in progress and will be released within a few days.
System Requirements: Mac OS 8.1 or later, PowerPC processor, 10 MB free
RAM, hard disk space for recording audio. MacOS 9 and QuickTime 4.1 or
later are recommended for full functionality.
About Martin Hairer
Martin Hairer is an independent shareware developer. To contact Martin
Hairer, send email to Martin.Hairer@math.unige.ch. More information can be
found on http://www.erehwon.org/hairer/