Amadeus II 3.2, a “disk-based, MP3 supporting, visual waveform audio file editing and analyzing application” from shareware author Martin Hairer, has been Carbonized and is now available for the Mac OS and Mac OS X.
Amadeus II lets you use your Mac for a variety of sound-related tasks, such as live audio recording, digitizing tapes and records, sampling from any external source and for editing and analyzing MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, SoundDesigner II, 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 (that’s about three hours of CD quality music), Hairer said.
The handling of large sounds is facilitated by Amadeus’ ability to simultaneously show the whole sound and the portion on which you’re currently working and the extensive support of markers, according to
MacTech magazine. Its sound repairing and “de-noising” abilities make Amadeus II particularly suitable for transferring old vinyl records onto CD, Hairer said.
Version 3.2 has an entirely new user interface that uses the Appearance Manager in the traditional Mac operating system. There’s now support of variable bitrate MP3 encoding and the SoundDesigner II file format. You can export markers as cuepoints in WAVE and AIFF files. Plus, Amadeus II 3.2 adds new stereo utilities.
The utility is US$25 shareware. You can
download it from the product Web site in English or French. Amadeus II 3.2 requires Mac OS 8.6 or later (including Mac OS X), CarbonLib 1.0.4 or later (for OS versions besides X), a Power Mac, 10MB of free hard disk space for recording audio. Mac OS 9 and QuickTime 4.1 or later are recommended for full functionality.