updated 08:45 pm EDT, Thu October 11, 2007
WireTap Studio 1.0.0
Ambrosia on Thursday announced the release of WireTap Studio 1.0.0, its audio recording and editing application that it claims features patent-pending technology for "professional caliber audio recording and editing." WireTap Studio, dubbed as a complete audio recording and management solution, can manipulate and manage audio, offering the ability to record the discrete audio output of any application (such as iChat or Skype), as well as all system audio; it also enables users to record audio input from any microphone, line- in, or audio input hardware. WireTap Studio also features a built-in audio editor and can record from two independent audio sources (that can be later edited, normalized, etc.)
The audio editor allows users to edit using lossless master recording technology -- without any loss of quality or content: "Come back days, months, or even years later and undo the changes you've made," the company touted. "You can even take a file you mistakenly recorded at a lower quality and increase the quality at any time, without the need to re-record!"
Ambrosia's new software also offers innovative LivePreview technology that enables users to preview audio before capture. The company said that users no longer have to record multiple bitrates and formats to compare them: WireTap Studio delivers realtime previews of all changes to the bitrate and file format.
WireTap also manages sound clips using a variety of library functions, including support for audio clip sorting, searching, and creating groups. It supports simple drag and drop for export to files, via Bluetooth or to an iPod.
WireTap Studio costs $70; it is a Universal Binary for native operation on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Licensed users of WireTap Pro (excluding OEM bundled versions) can upgrade for $30. Competitive upgrades are also available.