Audio edit, mastering app Mac

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  1. Titan

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    Till now I used wavelab 6 on pc, for audio editing and mastering. As I have moved to Mac what options I have for an app? Pirated one! The only one on sister site I found was quattro is it good?
     
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  3. recycle

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    There are so many audio editing tools for MacOS. Look for Audacity, Amadeus Soundforge, Wave Editor...
    Personally I use ableton for any type of editing
     
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    I didn't think it got any better then Reaper for that, mixes 64bit float, costs about 60 for the full version and you can probably customize it like Wavelab. Seamless too from what I can see, if I didn't need the creative tools of Ableton I would be strictly Reaper.
     
  5. Iggy

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    DSP Quattro v5.1.2 is the best one available for Mac -- it does mastering, DDP, CD burning, file conversion, makes .mp3s and auditions whatever plugs-in you master with in real time (plus, it even allows you to play VIs with an effects' chain). It's also probably closest to what you're used to with Wavelab.

    As for your other choices on Mac (and these are all available on the sister site!), Audiofile Engineering used to have the best one with Wave Editor (still perfectly usable for the moment if you only need to work in 32-bit), but decided to throw it out instead of updating it to 64-bit and created a new app called "Triumph" to replace it, which is pretty lousy. I'm not sure why they fucked it up so badly, but it's a nightmare to get around in if you just want to master a track. Amadeus Pro would be great, except that you can't really audition plugs in real time. Acoustica also isn't terrible, but it's very limited -- no DDP or real-time processing, limited mastering capabilities, etc. It looks like a lot of people on here are doing two-track editing and mastering in full-fledged DAWs, which seems like overkill, especially when you want to do precision mastering. Let's put it this way: I have legit Pro Tools 12 and I still prefer editing and mastering stereo mixdowns with DSP Quattro v5. In my opinion, I'd definitely stick with that.
     
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  6. korte1975

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    Logic Pro X. next? Reaper is capable of mastering ? guys it's not the daw which does the mastering for you
     
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    old good SoundForge or Audition would work too, but imo Reaper is best suited for that now
     
  8. Titan

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    I'll give a try to reaper, many users from this forum suggests it on the other hand it looks alien to me. Sound forge never knew that was on Mac too so I'll check that too. Quattro also. As far as I can understand then it's a matter of taste
     
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    it depends what do you really need to do;
    Reaper is a fully featured DAW, only lacking virtual instruments which you probably don't need;
    with install of additional SWS Extensions, it can to ton more stuff like LUFS Loudness for ex.;
    there's batch processor, DDP image CD, markers, regions etc...
    free to try for unlimited time without any feature limitations, so feel free to check it out :)
     
  10. Iggy

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    It really does boil down to a matter of personal taste and workflow. If you're already using a DAW on the Mac, chances are, you'll have as much success using that as you do Reaper (which is a DAW), or you might end up using Reaper, or you might prefer a more streamlined purpose-built two-track editor app. The great thing is, you can try them all out.
     
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    Reaper is capable of mastering, no doubt, but it does not have an audio editor (at least not like WL).
     
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    As pointed out, Reaper offers plenty of edting & mastering options which are very straight forward but, can also be customized to your workflow.

    If you want a similar workflow to Wavelab, try Studio One in project mode (not to be confused with song/session mode).
     
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  13. junh1024

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    For Audio Editing & mastering, try Adobe Audition
     
  14. Iggy

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    I'd love to use Wavelab on the Mac, if anybody could ever k it.
     
  15. playtime

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    Most of my collegues on Mac use Adobe Audition. So +1 for AA - it's great for editing and mastering and has built-in professional grade tools.

    Another option is Sound Forge.
     
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    all people I know who used Audition and SoundForge, once I showed them Reaper, within a week-month they all basically told me things which took them hour or two in Audition or Forge now have within few minutes done in Reaper - this much more efficient the workflow is
    :chilling:
     
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    Yep, I'm heavy REAPER user and it's my main DAW. It's just Mac users often find it confusing at first so they turn to other apps. If you have will and time to go through learning curve, REAPER is the dawg :cool:
     
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    Audition on Mac has become a PITA to use.
    Since I switched to the free Ocenaudio, no more worries and back to fast workflow :wink:

    Add the free Youlean loudness meter and VST/AU to your liking and you've got a powerful editor.
     
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