Sound Studio 4.6 – Audio recording and editing tool with automator Monbots.

Sound Studio 4.6
Sound Studio is an easy-to-use Mac OS X application for recording and editing audio digitally on your computer. 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 with Sound Studio

Positioned perfectly between more expensive programs with steep learning curves, and far less robust apps, Sound Studio is for anyone who needs to record or edit audio. Some other possible applications include:

  • Lectures
  • Voice-notes
  • Sermons
  • Performances
  • and more

Detailed Features


  • Multi-track support: layer stereo sounds and save in interleaved format
  • Audio Unit plug-in effect support
  • Saves in MPEG-4 AAC (advanced audio coding) m4a format
  • Saves in MP3 when the LAME framework is installed
  • Automator support (launch Automator to see the bundled actions)
  • Added “New Mono Document” command for quickly creating a monophonic document
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz sample quality, in stereo or mono
  • Low latency monitoring, using Core Audio
  • Automatic recording starting and stopping based on timers or audio levels (a.k.a. VOX)


  • Sample-accurate edits
  • Markers (a.k.a. Cue Points) with text labels
  • Time ruler with units for video and film
  • Copy-and-paste editing
  • Basic mixing edits
  • AppleScript and Automator support


  • Supports Audio Units
  • Dynamics: Compressor, Expander, and Noise Gate
  • Equalization: Graphic EQ, Low Pass Filter, and High Pass Filter
  • Delay: Chorus, Flanger, Echo, and Reverb
  • Volume: Amplify, Fade In/Out/Special, and Normalize
  • Repair: Interpolate, Silence, DC Offset, and Swap Channels
  • Repair clicks and pops by interpolating samples or silencing them
  • Tone, FM, and noise generators
  • Pitch adjustment
  • Backwards/Reverse Audio

File Formats:

  • AIFF (.aif) and AIFF-C (.aifc) with compression including IMA 4:1
  • AAC and MP3 (importing only).
  • Sound Designer II
  • Wave (.wav, PCM only)
  • Tab-delimited text (export only)

Version 4 adds many new features:

  • 64-bit app. (Also runs in 32-bit mode. Some plug-ins only available in 32-bit mode.)
  • New UI with everything you need in one window.
  • Output level meters.
  • Markers listed in the sidebar.
  • Simplified playback and recording transport.
  • Improved AudioUnit hosting.
  • Many bug fixes
  • Requires Intel CPU and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 or higher. (Recommended: Snow Leopard 10.6.)

What’s New

Version 4.6
Playback speed control.
Automator Actions for filters added.
Updated “Save Sound Studio Documents” Automator Action options for file formats.
Timer Recording now handles fractions of minutes.
Fixed Monbots bug opening multiple files. (Requires downloading Monbots v.1.4.)
Fixed Split By Markers bug with filenames longer than 255 characters.
Fixed FLAC bug with opening large (>2GB) files.
Fixed recording bug when left and right channels were set to the same input channel.
Fixed AppleScript bugs with equalize, reverse, and swap channels commands.
Fixed Pitch and Tempo bug with output duration being incorrect across different invocations.
Fixed Markers sidebar bug with key press handling.
Fixed automatic scrolling bug with zooming, fast forwarding, and rewinding while keeping the playback cue visible in the window.
Added ability to use a License.txt file in the app bundle for easier site licensing.


Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later


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