Simple direct sound recording software for Mac OS X
How to record any sound produced by your sound card including live input or microphone on Apple Macintosh
- Audacity (Freeware/Mac OS X, Windows, Linux)
Audacity is is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to:
- Record live audio.
- Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
- Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
- And more!
- WireTap Studio (Shareware/Mac OS X)
WireTap is allows you to record any audio playing on your Mac, saving it to a file for later listening or processing. This allows you to record news from Internet radio stations such as the BBC News, sound snippets from your favorite DVD movie, record the audio from a game.
WireTap works using a simple tape recorder-like interface. Simply click the record button, and any audio playing through your Mac will be recorded to disk. WireTap can record any sound that is playing regardless of the source, so RealPlayer, iTunes, DVD Player, Windows Media Player, etc. are all supported.
- Sound Studio (Shareware/Mac OS X)
Sound Studio is an audio recording and editing application for the Mac OS. It allows you to take full advantage of your Mac's built-in sound recording and playback capabilities (It uses Core Audio under Mac OS X). With Sound Studio you can digitize your collection of vinyl and tapes, do live recording of audio, edit new and pre-existing digital audio and save your audio in several file formats to be used in other audio apps.
- AudioX (Shareware/Mac OS X)
AudioX was written for people who want an easy way to record sound from any input source under Mac OS X. ie. built-in microphone, USB microphone or even a firewire video camera.
AudioX is great for recording interviews, voice memos, sound FX and even old vinyl records. You can then convert them into MP3 using Apples free iTunes or the software or your choice.
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