Re: [podcasters] Best audio compression for MAC/GBand: Channel Strip or STPro?
- Thanks, Steve.
--- Stephen Eley <SFEley@...> wrote:
> On 6/29/06, johnchavens <johnchavens@...>http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/4345/
> > I'd love people's advice on whether or not to buy
> Channel Strip for Garage Band:
> > Or Soundtrack Pro in terms of audio compression
> for podcasts I'm creating in Garage Band.
> > CS is about $89, and STP is $299.
> If all you want is a really great compressor -- and
> some other really
> great effects -- then ChannelStrip for GarageBand is
> a fantastic
> value. It has the same features as their $350
> multiformat plug-in,
> but only works in GarageBand.
> I use Soundtrack Pro and love it, but I wouldn't
> recommend buying it
> just for a compressor effect. The main advantages
> that STP offers
> over GB are very precise waveform editing and more
> multitrack mixing. And, yes, better effects, but
> probably not better
> than ChannelStrip. (Oh, and you can't just buy
> Soundtrack Pro
> standalone anymore. Apple is now only selling it as
> part of the far
> more expensive Final Cut Studio.)
> If you don't need a better *editor* than GarageBand,
> I would advise
> you to keep things simple, and only upgrade the
> components for which
> GarageBand's built-in capabilities don't satisfy
> Have Fun,
> Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
> ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine