Sound Studio

Developer: Felt Tip Inc.

Current Version: 4.9.6

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 14.2 MB - Download


One of the most popular audio editing apps for the Mac and used by beginners to professional sound engineers, Sound Studio is super fast and easy-to-use for recording, editing, and adding digital effects to your audio.  

Digitize tapes and vinyl records, record live performances, create your own mixes with crossfades, tweak the levels and EQ, apply digital effects, and save in all major file formats.

Record professional-sounding podcasts, audiobooks, voiceovers, and more. Spoken word, speeches, presentations, music, and other audio can all be recorded and edited with the same high fidelity.

Save in the following standard file formats:
• MP3 (with CBR and VBR options)
• Ogg Vorbis
• tab-delimited text
• NeXT/Sun
• Apple Lossless

Apply the following effects and filters:
• Amplify/Volume
• Fade In, Fade Out, and Fade Special (with an envelope)
• Normalize
• Dynamics Compressor
• Dynamics Expander
• Noise Gate Expander
• Add Noise (or cowbell)
• DC Offset
• Interpolate
• Invert Signal Polarity
• Swap Left and Right Channels
• Backwards/Reverse Audio
• Chorus
• Delay and Echo
• Flanger
• Pitch and Tempo
• Reverb
• 3-band, 10-band, and chart-based Graphic EQ
• High Pass
• Low Pass

Tech Specs
+ Audio recording and playback on up to 2 channels.
+ Number of tracks limited only by processor and memory constraints.
+ AudioUnit plug-in hosting.
+ Uses 32-bit floating point PCM format internally.
+ Markers: automatically generate markers in silent gaps or in a grid.
+ Split by Markers: lets you split a long file into separate tracks.
+ Has FM synthesis, sine, triangle, square wave, and noise generators.
+ Snap to Zero Crossings.
+ Preserves BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) data in .WAV files.
+ Zoom in as close as sample level.
+ AppleScript and Automator support.
+ 64-bit Intel app binary.

Made in NYC.


Release Notes:

• Fixed a bug with saving files that was affecting users on macOS El Capitan (10.11) and Sierra (10.12).
• Fixed a bug with marker positions when opening AAC (M4A) and Apple Lossless files with a sample rate other than 44.1 kHz.
• Renamed the Graphic EQ filter's "Reset Envelope" button to "Reset Curve".
• Fixed a layout bug with the Reset Curve button in the Graphic EQ filter window.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 4.8.13
Review by Garrett Stack

13 lucky years with Sound Studio — Just great! - I am a professsional radio broadcaster and often need to edit interviews, music, speech, create mixes, features, and the like. I have been using Sound Studio since 2005 on a weekly basis (if not more) and have found it to be easy to use, full of pro features, and reliable. In fact, I don’t know what I would do without it. Tried others - some too complicated for my needs, others so automatic-driven I have no control, still others crash during my work session losing all changes - and precious time. Sound Studio is an amazing audio tool, priced right, and full of features that let you control what you want. I highly recommend it without hesitation.

Found helpful by 29 out of 29 people
Version 4.6.4
Review by Nutcracker13

I bought this program to edit MP3 files now they have removed that ability - I use this app to edit MP3 recordings of church services. Now they have removed the ability to save MP3 files and removed the reference to that ability from the description. Therefore my purchase is now worthless. Don't waste your money on an application that will arbitrarily remove major features after you purchased the app for those advertized features.

Found helpful by 39 out of 45 people