Software for processing sound
From Roni Music comes software to slow down (or speed up) music without changing pitch. Windows and Mac. $44.95. Designed to slow down music so other musicians can figure out that cool guitar lick (or whatever), this may be helpful to slow down speech for transcription.
Audio Hijack Pro 2 will do everything for audio input-to CD burning on MacOS X.
Audio Hijack Pro 2 features. It’s a MacOS X application, costs $32, and will bring in source sound, do noise processing, ID3 Tagging, and will preview output and burn CDs. Coming Summer 2004
Use Audio Hijack Pro to…save all your old vinyl and cassettes to AAC for digital playback. If your Mac can play it, Audio Hijack Pro can record it. And like always, you can use AH Pro to improve the sound quality on any audio you play or record as well.
Open source sound editor for Mac, Windows, Linux
Audacity is an open source application that’s developed for Mac, Windows, and Linux. What is Audacity (and what can it do?)? Here’s the answer given at the Sourceforge.net site, Audacity’s home:
Audacity is a free audio editor. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Echo, Change Tempo, and Noise Removal, and it also ...Read More
MacOS shareware app for playing audio files in order to transcribe them.
The playback window always goes in front of whatever other app you’re working with (Word?), and the playback is controlled via key commands. Download it from Nattaworks. Available in two flavors: MacOS X and MacOS 8/9