Software · Mac OS X · Amadeus Pro
Amadeus Pro 2.1.3
Amadeus Pro is the Swiss army knife of sound editing
- Is Amadeus Pro compatible with Mac OS X Lion?
Yes, starting from version 2.0.3. If you are using an earlier version, please upgrade to the latest version. The old version, Amadeus Pro 1.5.5, also runs on Lion.
- What is your upgrades policy?
Registered users of Amadeus Pro 1.x can purchase Amadeus Pro 2.x for $39.99 instead of the full price of $59.99 here. They will be issued with that special registration code that only works together with a valid registration code for Amadeus Pro 1.x.
As a general rule for future upgrades, minor upgrades will always be free of charge to existing users. I reserve myself the right to charge for major upgrades, but existing users of the latest version before a major upgrade will always get a substantial discount.
- What are the differences between Amadeus Pro 1.x and Amadeus Pro 2.x?
The main differences are:
- Tracks can now be split into multiple audio clips on the same timeline.
- Audio Units can be applied to tracks in real-time without requiring destructive editing.
- Smart editing prevents the occurence of cracks when copy / pasting sounds by inserting short crossfades at the cutpoints. (Can be turned off.)
- The overall look of the user interface (and in particular the level-meters) has been greatly improved.
- Video tracks are preserved when editing the audio track of a QuickTime movie, which makes Amadeus Pro incredibly handy for amateur movie producers.
- Mp3 / Mp4 / AAC files are not reencoded if only metadata is modified. This prevents the loss of sound quality and makes the saving much faster.
- Amadeus Pro can now record directly from Mp3 and Ogg Vorbis internet streams.
There are many more small differences between the two. The only way to get a true feeling for it is of course to download Amadeus Pro 2.x and to give it a try.
- I recently purchased Amadeus Pro in a MacLegion bundle. Can I get a better deal?
Yes! Since you purchased Amadeus Pro before the first of April, you are entitled to purchase version 2.0 for $19.99, which is just the price difference between version 1.x (which was part of the bundle) and version 2.0. Please contact the developer
from the email address you registered with MacLegion to ask for a discount voucher.
- Is there an academic discount?
Yes, a 20% discount is available for students. Just send an email from your university address to Martin@HairerSoft.com asking for a discount coupon.
- I upgraded to version 2.0 by mistake. Can I downgrade to version 1.5.5?
Yes, you can still download version 1.5.5 by clicking on this link.
- What happened to my Audio Units?
Some Audio Units have not been compiled for 64 bit yet, and so they will not be recognised by Amadeus Pro by default. First, you may want to check on your plug-in's manufacturer's website: chances are that there is already a 64 bit version available. If not, you can launch Amadeus Pro in 32 bit mode: select it in the Finder, hit command-I (Get Info...) and check the
Open in 32-bit mode option.
- Can I transfer my Amadeus Pro license to another computer?
Yes, just download Amadeus Pro to the new computer and reenter the license code that you received when you first purchased Amadeus Pro. If you lost your license code, please send me a short note
from the email address used when originally purchasing the program.
- Why are CD track names all wrong on CDs burned by Amadeus Pro?
They only appear so in iTunes. The reason is that instead of correctly reading the CD-TEXT information contained on the CD (which is what a CD player does), iTunes tries to be smart and queries an online database (Gracenote) that tries to recognise the CD based on the lengths of the tracks. Chances are that your home-made CD will be matched with some completely unrelated commercial CD that just happens to have the same (or similar) track lengths, thus the resulting garbage. Apart from lobbying Apple to fix that bug (feature?) of iTunes, there's not much that one can do. To be fair, one possibility would be to burn the CD as a data CD instead of an Audio CD, but then most CD players wouldn't play it.
As you can guess from the explanation, this problem is not specific to Amadeus Pro at all. It is just the same if you burn the CD with iTunes or any other other CD burning software.
- Why does Amadeus Pro refuse to create an Mp3/AAC file from my recording?
This can happen if you try to create a high-quality compressed file from low-quality uncompressed audio, which is something that you would not want to do on purpose. Just decrease the bitrate in the Mp3/AAC settings to a lower value.
- Can Amadeus Pro record the output from another program?
Not without any third-party software. The free programs SoundFlower
and Jack OS X
allow you to route the output of any program (like iTunes for example) into Amadeus Pro for recording. Please refer to the corresponding programs for instructions or look at Section 13.4 in the manual.
- What are the terms of the user license?
You can find the terms of the single-user license here
and the terms of the site license here.
The upshot is that the single-user license is valid for one user (so if you and your partner use it that would require two licenses) but can be used on up to three different computers
(so if you have a desktop computer at home and a laptop for travelling, you can have the program installed on both).
- Could you add a key shortcut for function XYZ?
Go to the
Keyboard and Mouse system preferences panel. On Mac OS 10.3 and later, it allows you to assign key shortcuts to arbitrary menu items.
- Isn't it possible to undo actions in the repair center?
Yes it is! The reason why the
Undo menu item can be grayed out is just because it applies to the frontmost window, which should be the sound window. So, just select the sound window and you can undo as usual. You can also use the handy 'z' key shortcut (no command, just 'z') to undo and 'Z' to redo.
- The sliders for the record levels are greyed out on my computer and the input level is inappropriate, why?
These sliders directly control the hardware. Therefore, they are only active if your hardware actually does provide gain control and the driver of your hardware implements it correctly. If your particular hardware doesn't support it, there's nothing that one can do about it. You should be careful to adjust the level of the signal to the correct level before it reaches your hardware (or using the controls of the hardware if it has some). Also, make sure that you are actually using the correct sound input device. You can check whether a particular device supports gain adjustement with the
Audio MIDI Setup
application in your Applications/Utilities folder (select the device and check whether the input sliders there are greyed out).
Note that the iMic has a little black switch that allows you to switch between microphone level input and line-in level input. Make sure that this switch is in the appropriate position.
- Do you accept PayPal payments?
Yes, if you purchase Amadeus Pro by clicking on the Purchaselink, you will see that PayPal is one of the accepted means of payment.
- Amadeus attempts to make an internet connection at startup! What the heck?
Occasionally, Amadeus makes an http query to see whether a new version is available. What happens is exactly
the same as what happens when you click on this link
and this link
(i.e. it just retrieves a piece of text). If you are concerned about this or choose not to believe what I say, you can disable version checking in the
section of the Amadeus Pro preferences.
- Is there a manual for Amadeus Pro?
- I can not open m4p files purchased on the Music Store with Amadeus, why?
Apple decided to forbid third-party applications the access to m4p files. One workaround is to play the files in iTunes and to use Jack
to record the output from iTunes. Another workaround is to burn the file on an Audio CD and to open it from there.
- What is an RIAA curve?
In general, vinyl recordings are engraved with reduced bass levels and increased treble levels. In 1954, the RIAA
(Recording Industry Association of America) introduced a standard filter that was used on nearly all phonograph recordings since then. The filter
menu allows to compensate this filter in order to reproduce vinyl recordings in the correct way.
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New in 2.1.3:
- Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
- Tiny bug fixes.
New in 2.0.8:
- Markers are magnetic when dragging clips or changing the selection.
- Fixes UI glitches in non-English locales.
New in 2.0.7:
- Fixes a bug causing the preview function to freeze.
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher.
See also: Amadeus Lite
If you don't need this much power and functionality, then please take a look at Amadeus Lite.