Hey, even Garageband does quality digital recording, mixing, and editing, and it comes free with every new Mac.
As good as your Mac is at manipulating audio, the sound that comes from your Mac is only as good as the speakers on the other end. Fortunately, with the right Mac tool, there’s a way to enhance the Mac’s sound output so it actually sounds better than it sounds.
If that sounds crazy, consider what Hear can do. Hear is an app that control’s the Mac’s sound output and adds special effects to improve the sound.
If you’re like me, then you’re always reaching for the graphic equalizer in iTunes to give music a richer, fuller sound. Hear does that and much more.
Hear has a dozen components, each of which can be used to bring an improved sounds to your Mac’s speakers, or any speaker system connected to the Mac.
There’s an EQ control, a built-in mixer, 3D sound, an ambience tool, special FX, a sound maximizer, a limiter, a space control, fidelity controls, even speaker enhancements.
Equalizer: This is a studio quality N-band EQ with a peak limiter for add control.
Speaker: Change your speaker’s resonance, which increases the frequency range, which enhances sound output.
Ambience: This is a reverb tool which can emulate different sound venues.
Fidelity: This control adjusts frequency, coloring, and intensity from recordings.
Hear has more controls beyond those, and bypasses the Mac’s typical sound output to give you controls on what you hear– from headphones connected to the Mac, to the Mac’s speakers, to a sound system with speakers and amplifier.
As good as Hear’s many controls are, and as much customization you can provide, Hear suffers from not enough presets. The number and variety of adjustments Hear can make is substantial, so you’ll spend plenty of time using the old fashion method of adjusting sound– trial and error.