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Re: [podcasters] Best audio compression for MAC/GBand: Channel Strip or STPro?

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  • John Havens
    Thanks, Steve. JCH ... http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/4345/
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 29, 2006
      Thanks, Steve.
      JCH

      --- Stephen Eley <SFEley@...> wrote:

      > On 6/29/06, johnchavens <johnchavens@...>
      > wrote:
      > > I'd love people's advice on whether or not to buy
      > Channel Strip for Garage Band:
      > >
      >
      http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/4345/
      > >
      > > 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
      > sophisticated
      > 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
      > you.
      >
      >
      > --
      > Have Fun,
      > Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
      > ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
      > http://www.escapepod.org
      >
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