Sound Sculptor II 2.4.4
by Jeff Smith
(Jeff Smith Website)

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Operating System: Mac
File Size: 1.22 MB
License: (All Shareware software)
License Conditions:

Registration is required to save sounds ($30.00)

System Requirements:

System 7, Sound Manager 3.0, and at least a 68020 or a Power Mac. It is RAM based and is not compatible with RAM Doubler or virtual memory.

Last Updated: 2002-01-04
For more detail about software : Software Description

Software Description

Sound Sculptor II is a commercial quality sound editor for the Macintosh with overdubbing capabilities. It plays 8 tracks of stereo sound with precise control of volume and pan. It records sounds in mono or stereo with input gain control. The multi track mixer has level meters and controls for solo, mute, boost, volume, pan, and pan delay for each track. A variable speed shuttle rewinds and fast forwards up to 32 times faster or slower. Some of it's effects include chorus, distortion, echo, equalizer, filter, flange, oscillator, resample, reverb, reverse, slow tempo, tone generator, fade in and fade out. It has envelopes and LFOs for amplitude, pitch, resonant filter and more (envelopes are for controlling effects over time, LFO's are for vibrato and tremolo effects). It also has pencil, line and eraser sound drawing tools. Opens and saves in AIFF, System 7, WAVE, Sound Designer II, and SoundEdit files.

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Radio station audio editing software for Mac

Help!

Is there in this very big world an audio editing software similar to CoolEditPro or Soundforge BUT for the Macintosh PowerBook G4 I recently bought?

Thanks to everyone answering this cry (lots of Czech beer pints included!)

Lucian Stefanescu
Radio Free Europe
Prague
Czech Republic

Abandonware >:(

Well... looks like Sound Sculptor is dead. It's a damn shame, because there's still nothing available on OS X that is as useful.

Re: Abandonware >:(

: Well... looks like Sound Sculptor is dead. It's a damn shame, because there's still nothing available on OS X that is as useful.

Just reboot from X into OS 9 and use it there - it's worth it.

Re: Abandonware >:(

: : Well... looks like Sound Sculptor is dead. It's a damn shame, because there's still nothing available on OS X that is as useful.

: Just reboot from X into OS 9 and use it there - it's worth it.

:I am really really sorry that this has turned out to be abandonware. It may not be the greatest app for band recordings, but hey. it is the very best at turning old hard to find albums into MP3's (Also its GREAT for creating special mix's of albums). Oh well... ROOCK ON!!!

Sound Sculptor for Mac OS X

Jeff,
Any plans for a Mac OS X release of Sound Sculptor. I am a registered user of the program, I use all the time and exploring the possibility of switching to Mac OS X. I'd hate to have to use SSII in Classic Mode all the time. Please advise!

Re: Sound Sculptor for Mac OS X

: Jeff,
: Any plans for a Mac OS X release of Sound Sculptor. I am a registered user of the program, I use all the time and exploring the possibility of switching to Mac OS X. I'd hate to have to use SSII in Classic Mode all the time. Please advise!

Not enough memory? ( -180 )

I have a G4 400 with 416 megs of ram, with no other apps running, I get a:

"Couldn't complete last command because there isn't enough memory to open that document" msg.

What's going on here?

Re: Not enough memory? ( -180 )

I am trying to open a 4 min song (AIF)

tutorial for SSII?

Hi all,
I've just come across SSII. Having been looking for something to record, overdub and edit my limited musical abilities, this looks just the job.
However, I really don't have a clue where to start! And the 'online' help files with the programme are limited to say the least. Show you what the controls are but that's about it.
Does anyone know where there's an 'idiot's guide' to using SSII?
Here's hoping,
Cheers,
Steve Howe

I love my Sound Sculptor II

I would like to thank Jeff Smith for this excellent piece of software. Most useful sound software I own (only $30 - cheaper than 2 CDs!) and I have written to Jeff twice to ask questions. He has given me excellent advice both times.

If I were to have a single request, it would be this: A short document describing all the features and effects. I have had the software a couple years now, and still find things which I don't know what to do with:
Invert? Smooth? Resample? Straighten? Find Zero? Linear Interpolation? Sheesh, I am just a guitar player in a bluegrass band. What are these things Jeff?

Tip to other users: You can never have too much RAM. Always use a stereo mini plug to
connect the audio to your computer.

Impossiblle mission : downloading !

No way to download the soft !!!!

Re: Impossiblle mission : downloading !

: No way to download the soft !!!!

gina lala 2000 profesional

won't install,help! i have pulled the soundblaster my gina 20 installed the lala 24 by it self uninstalled all players and it still will not install consel and drivers this sucks.

registration for SSII

anyone have a serial number for SSII???

SSII

Hi, Jeff.
I think I did something to my SSII while transferring to my new G4 computer. I can't get it to record. It plays fine, but just won't budge when it comes to recording. Can you help? Do I need a new file?
Thanks, Alix

Save disabled???!!!

Pretty stupid to disable the save function until someone registers. I can dig that you don't want to lose by pirates, but I invested an hour learning the less than helpful interface only to discover I couldn't even save my file. Seeya latah! There'
s enough other apps, that I don't have time for that kinda bullsh**.

Re: Save disabled???!!!

I agree, that's pretty f**kin' weak man. Seriously, If anything, you're promoting piracy this way. Ease off the noose a little, or failing that, bring the registration fee down a bit.

Speed issue

Great program, but it's a little bit slow on my iMac 333. I also don't like the bad multi-tracking, but that can't be helped.

Is the speed problem anything to do with the fact that the iMac uses ATA HD?

Re: Speed issue

: Great program, but it's a little bit slow on my iMac 333. I also don't like the bad multi-tracking, but that can't be helped.

: Is the speed problem anything to do with the fact that the iMac uses ATA HD?

Since Sound Sculptor is a RAM-based program and not a hard-disc-based recorder, your problem is most likely one

of memory, not of hard drive type. The speed of the iMac ATA drive is not, to my knowledge, any sort of problem.

Shop around; the price of memory for sub-350Mhz iMacs has dropped quite a bit. I own a 266Mhz, and it was only

$110 to bring my machine up to 256 Megs. When I bought my unit, it was as much for 256 Megs as it was for the

computer itself. Instructions are available on line if you want to try it yourself. If not, the most economical

way to go is to get your own memory and then to take it to CompUSA for installation. You may want to check with

local CompUSA, if you have one to make sure they will do this for you. When I asked,I was informed that a memory

upgrade would be $29 for labor if I brought in my own memory. I have a friend in NYC who had to upgrade to at

least 96 Megs to get Sound Sculptor to do anything. Since then, I believe that he has upgraded even further to

to increase functionality. Good luck.

you basta**ds

Shareware my a** - I can't even save a file, why would I bother with someone so obviously anal and controlling - burn baby burn

Cool program!

I've been playing with this one, Sound Sculpter, and other programs, including Peak and SoundEdit 16(oooh, what a slug!), and considering the price difference, it runs pretty dam**d good!!!
Much to my suprise, it does require a bit more RAM than other programs but that's not really a problem these days, and it's much quicker than anything else I've messed with before, probably due to the minimal demands on the GUI.
Only thing missing is the ability to import songs from Audio CDs (I have some CDs I've made in the past and it would be nice to reload the songs on them and run them through this program)
BTW, I'm running this on a 400 MHz G3 with 192 Meg of RAM (I gave Sound Sculpter 80 Meg of this)
Is the only available payment method via snail-mail or have there been any changes which would allow the user to download and pay on-line ofr this program?
George

JJ

I need to shave! Come shave JJ!

SSII Sucks...asynchronous overdubbing!

It's great if you're only recording one track. And you can get by
if you're multitracking snippits here and there. But if you're
trying to multitrack full-length tracks (where each track starts at
0 and goes to anything over a minute or so) you're going to be
real pissed at the asynchronous problem.

After recording and listening to one track, then listening to that
track while recording another (and yes, staying in time), you will
find that the second track was undersampled or something,
because it will slowly and steadily fall behind--out of sync with--
the first track.

If that major f**n inconveniece doesn't bother you, then you'll
love it, because everything else is pretty damn good. Otherwise
don't shell out the $30 like I did. I paid for it at least three
years ago, and he still hasn't fixed the friggin' thing.

Re: SSII Sucks...asynchronous overdubbing!

The problem is that you are treating a $30 program as if it was going to do the same quality of work as Cubase or Logic. It's a $30 program that does great sound editing. It is my sound editor or choice. I recommend everyone to try it out. I use it all of the time. I think the program is well worth the $30.

Re: SSII Sucks...asynchronous overdubbing!

The problem is recording and playing are totaly seperate process and Apple doesn't provide a way to sysncronize them or to see how far out of sync they are, so I calculate it as best as I can. 2.4.2 has improved sysnchronization. On my Mac (233 mHz G3 PowerBook) you can not here it but if you look close you can see they are slightly out of sync. You can always fix it with cut and paste.

Re: SSII Sucks...asynchronous overdubbing!

: The problem is recording and playing are totaly seperate process and Apple doesn't provide a way to sysncronize them or to see how far out of sync they are, so I calculate it as best as I can. 2.4.2 has improved sysnchronization. On my Mac (233 mHz G3 PowerBook) you can not here it but if you look close you can see they are slightly out of sync. You can always fix it with cut and paste.

It's a slight problem, especially when you're trying to record many small parts in different tracks.

If anyone is getting REALLY annoyed with this problem, get an audio recording program like Coaster. Get a 1x headphone plug -> 2x headphone ports adapter, plug it into the Sound In port. Get a short Miniplug -> miniplug cable, and plug one end to the Sound Out, and the other to the spare port on the adapter. (MAKE SURE THAT THE PLAYTHRU IS OFF, or you could overload your sound board.) Press Record on Coaster, use Quicktime or something to play the file you're dubbing over.

This will lose quality, and you have to be very precise with your Sound output levels. Still, it works alright if you can't be bothered editing.

RECORDING WITH THIS PROGRAM AND ECHO GINA

I HAVE A MAC G3 WITH AN ECHO GINA SOUND CARD. CAN I USE YOUR EDITING PROGRAM TO RECORD SPDIF DIGITAL SIGNALS FROM MY LOW-END TASCAM DAT DECK IN MAC FILES WHICH THEN CAN BE BURNED ONTO A CD SO THAT THEY PLAY OUT ON A COMMERCIAL CD PLAYER IDENTICALLY AS THEY DO OUT OF THE DAT? I THINK YOUR SOFTWARE WOULD HAVE TO ACCOMMODATE ASIO DRIVERS. AM I CORRECT?

THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME.

SAM CHAPIN

Re: RECORDING WITH THIS PROGRAM AND ECHO GINA

Hey Sam Dai,
Is that you ? OW,we meeting @ hitsquad forum is cool....hahhaa...i dunno,i find it funny...anyways...goodluck with your echo gina..i've got myself the new audigy installed in my PC.

Re: RECORDING WITH THIS PROGRAM AND ECHO GINA

: I HAVE A MAC G3 WITH AN ECHO GINA SOUND CARD. CAN I USE YOUR EDITING PROGRAM TO RECORD SPDIF DIGITAL SIGNALS FROM MY LOW-END TASCAM DAT DECK IN MAC FILES WHICH THEN CAN BE BURNED ONTO A CD SO THAT THEY PLAY OUT ON A COMMERCIAL CD PLAYER IDENTICALLY AS THEY DO OUT OF THE DAT? I THINK YOUR SOFTWARE WOULD HAVE TO ACCOMMODATE ASIO DRIVERS. AM I CORRECT?

: THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME.

: SAM CHAPIN

re"driver for gina

hi
can you plaese send me the driver
for gina

Try using the latest version of StuffIt expander.

You'll need StuffIt to decompress the file and install the program.
<a href="http://www.aladdinsys.com">http://www.aladdinsys.com</a>.

Cheers
Geoff

This file is corrupted!!??!!

This file is corrupted!!??!!

Re: This file is corrupted!!??!!

: This file is corrupted!!??!!

i have a roomate that keeps getting runtime error messages that do not mean a thing.it also shuts down her computer.this is daniel duncan.i am helping her.i entered her email address so she can get help.thank you.this is urgent

Downloading Sound Sculpter

I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: : I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: : P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re:Sound Sculpter re-register

i downloaded sound sculptor ll a few years ago and this is the second time that i have had to register it not counting the time i actually bought it. my name is casey fera my e-mail is casey at bigvalley.net my address is 1513 east pine ave. lompoc ca usa 93436 n/a organization

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: : I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: : P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: : : I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: : : P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

Re: Downloading Sound Sculpter

: : I am going to try to download sound sculpter again. The file I downloaded yesterday was corrupted so i was unable to unstuff it. Here goes again.
: : P.S/ Does this program use compression/limiting and if not, can a plug-in or 3rd party extension work?

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