The folks at Adobe are constantly coming up with new applications for the consumer’s ease of use. Here’s one I’ve found that might be of interest to you, a free download of their new application, Adobe Soundbooth, at Adobe Labs. It still is in its beta status, meaning work-in-progress, and here’s what Adobe Labs describes the application is intended for:
‘Soundbooth is a brand new application built in the spirit of Sound Edit 16 and Cool Edit that provides the tools video editors, designers, and others who do not specialize in audio need to accomplish their everyday work such as:
- Editing audio quickly.
- Cleaning up noisy audio.
- Visually identifying and removing unwanted sounds.
- Recording and polishing voiceovers.
- Adding effects and filters.
- Easily creating customized music—without musical expertise.’
The application will not work with your PowerPC based Mac, which I have, but is available for your Intel based Mac and PC. Due to licensing constraints, Soundbooth has yet to support MP3, MPEG-2, H.264, and FLV. At least the free download will give you the chance to test drive the application and join their discussion forum, and consider buying the full version. Soundbooth is planned for a mid-2007 release, although it’s not been decided.