HairerSoft has updated Amadeus Pro, their multi-track audio editor for Mac OS X, to version 2.0. The update includes native support for 64-bit processing and 32-bit floating point sound files, the ability to split tracks into multiple clips on the same timeline, and sophisticated multi-band de-noising.
Amadeus Pro features: real-time audio analysis tools, batch processing, live multi-track recording, digitizing tapes and records, conversion between many different audio formats, and extensive sound repairing and de-noising. The software is optimized for complex audio tasks through the use of direct-to-disk recording and waveform caching during editing.
The app also extensive support for markers and video soundtracks. As found in high-end audio editors, such as Apple’s own Soundtrack Pro, Amadeus includes the following sound analysis tools: Spectrum, Sonogram, Waveform Statistics, Multi-Band RTA, Real-Time Spectrum, Oscilloscope, and Real-Time Waveform.
The app also supports standard VST audio effect plug-ins and includes a selection of more than 15 Audio Units plugins (equalizers, compressors, filters, etc.). Of special interest to those transferring records, there are complete RIAA equalizers and reverse equalizers, as well as 78 rpm EQ. Finally, the app is capable of de-noising, including cracks and pops, hum, and various types of continuous and discontinuous noise. Users can sample noise and make custom noise-prints, and employ long or short FFT algorithms on peaked or smooth noise.
Amadeus Pro 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. It’s priced at US$59.99 and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Music category. It can also be purchased directly from HairerSoft (http://www.hairersoft.com). Existing users of Amadeus Pro can upgrade to version 2.0 for $39.99. Amadeus Lite is available for $24.99.