If you’re looking for an alternative to the established stereo editing packages, Internet Co’s slick dual-platform offering might pique your interest...
When it comes to audio editing software, most of the well-known choices have been around for many years and are very mature applications. The same may be true of Sound It!, produced by the Japanese developers Internet Co Ltd, but it’s likely to be less familiar to Western studio types. Could that be about to change with version 8? The new release has been fine-tuned for the English-speaking market, and with both Windows and OS X versions available, the company are clearly intent on expanding the product’s reach.
On paper, the feature set looks promising and, with an impressive bundle of plug-ins included and the intriguing option of support for DXD/DSD native audio (with suitable audio hardware), it has features that may well appeal to both those new to audio editing and those working in more niche, high-fidelity environments.
Sound It! 8 Pro (which I’ll call SI8P from now on) has a solid set of basic audio editing features. These include typical file editing options, audio format conversion, a broad array of bundled plug-ins (spanning EQ, dynamics, spatial effects, modulation and mastering treatments), basic automation, useful metering tools, batch processing, well-featured CD creation, the ability to create Acid files and, as mentioned earlier, support for handling DSD and high-resolution PCM (DXD) files. Exactly what you can do with these more specialist audio formats depends upon the specification of whatever audio interface you might have available but, even so, DSD support is a rarity amongst the mainstream audio editors.
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