Sound Studio 4.9.6

Sound Studio lets you easily record and professionally edit audio on your Mac. Easily rip vinyls and digitize cassette tapes, or record lectures and voice memos. Prepare for live shows with live effect processing and level tweaking, then record it all with performance recording capabilities.

Any audio project, completed with ease
  • Expansive compatibility. Record your work as an MP3 or AAC M4A file. Edit and export audio in several formats including AIFF and WAV.
  • Creative effects. Layer several effects like delay, reverb, chorus, or flanger filters, then tweak levels or EQ settings.
  • Multi-track support. Record live audio alongside multiple tracks of studio-added sounds.

What’s New

Version 4.9.6:

  • Snap to Zero Crossings
  • Insert Markers in Gaps
  • Insert Markers at Gridlines
  • AppleScript support for editing audio file metadata (artist, album, etc.)
  • Increased marker font size
  • Improved the visibility of marker, cue, and other lines in the UI
  • Organized Audio Units menu if there are more than 30 plug-ins available
  • Split By Markers automatically fills in the Number of Tracks field if it is left blank
  • Last Filter is remembered across different documents
  • Full screen mode
  • HiDPI support
  • Magnify (pinch and spread) trackpad gestures control zoom
  • Support for restoring windows when quitting and re-opening the app
  • Files are opened and converted on a background thread
  • Preferences updated, including the addition of default sample rate and sample size settings
  • Default system audio input and output device are settings now available in the audio preferences
  • Timer recording, with a visible indicator that a timer has been set. (This used to be part of Auto Start/Stop Recording.)
  • Automatic levels-based recording with new, simplified UI
  • Audio processing updated to use newer APIs
  • When saving files larger than 4 GB, an alert is shown if the file format doesn't support such a large file
  • Fixed bug where saving in Apple Lossless would not save the metadata and markers
  • Fixed some AudioUnit loading issues
  • Fixed a bug with copy and paste
  • Fixed a bug where using the comma key to play or pause would not pause if there is no selection
  • Uses AudioQueue for playback and recording
  • Presets can now be imported by opening the .soundstudiopreset file with the app
  • Updated Ogg Vorbis libraries (1.3.0 and 1.3.2 respectively)
  • Sound Designer II file format, which is an outdated file format that depends on the resource fork, is no longer supported
  • Removed in-app help. All help is now on the web site
  • In preparation for App Sandboxing, the Scratch Disk is no longer a preference
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher


OS X 10.8.0 or later, 64-bit processor


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1 Response

  1. litmusician says:

    I have my setting to download from anywhere – but keep getting the following message: “Sound Studio” can’t be opened. You should eject the disk image.” Is there something I can do to fix this? Many thanks.

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