Authentic Sound Studio
— a US$49.95, Mac OS X compatible digital recording, mixing and editing application from InnerLoop Productions — has been revved to version 2.0, adding new edit and mix features.
Authentic Sound Studio lets you construct multilayered recordings from the ground up. Version 2.0 lets you have multiple edit sessions open simultaneously with tracks and mixes. What’s more, you can now create loops.
With Authentic Sound Studio 2.0, you can record level settings as a time sequence, so that levels can change during a mix. The update also offers more control over latency; you can now set playback/mix latency for individual tracks (to correct for recorded latency) and set playback buffer sizes.
Version 2.0 also offers a more flexible playlist. You can now add tracks, files being edited and mixes to the playlist, then play them together. Additionally, filters and effects are more efficient. In version 1.x, filters and some effects were implemented in the “frequency domain,” a time-consuming approach that required multiple frequency decompositions of the data. Now they’re all implemented in the “time domain,” a faster method in which a filter is constructed initially, then applied directly to the data.
A demo copy of Authentic Sound Studio is available at the Web site.