By E. Brown
WireTap Studio from Ambrosia Software is an entirely new audio application with a broader range and appeal for Mac users everywhere. The major feature of the original WireTap Pro application was the ability to selectively record and format audio from any Mac application. Uses ranged from recording Internet radio to ripping audio from DVDs. WireTap Studio provides a more complete solution with tools to preview, record, edit, and manage your audio.
My friend, Dalen, recently turned me onto WireTap Studio, and for only $69 that rivals most other competitors. A few standout features highlighted on the Web site:
After recording, edit your clips with WireTap Studio’s revolutionary and completely lossless editor. Lossless master recording technology enables you to edit your recorded audio without any loss of quality or content. Come back days, months, or even years later and undo the changes you’ve made. You can even take a file you mistakenly recorded at a lower quality and increase the quality at any time, without the need to re-record!
Even better, patent-pending LivePreview™ technology enables you to preview your audio before you capture it, saving you lots of time and stress. No longer will you need to record multiple bitrates and formats and then compare them side by side. Change the bitrate, compression format, or even add Audio Unit effects, and hear the changes in real time – before you record!
You can also set up a timer to record and format audio while you’re away from your computer. Also, exporting files is drag-and-drop easy. You can even export to your iPhone — cool!
After you watch the short series of tutorial videos you’ll want your own copy of WireTap Studio or you’ll want to try the free trial version. System requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, QuickTime 7.0 or later, 1GHz G4 or faster, or any Intel Mac
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