Rogue Amoeba releases Fission 1.5 audio editor

Apple StoreRogue Amoeba’s audio editor Fission debuted seven months ago and provided lossless editing of MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and AIFF audio files. Fission has been upgraded to version 1.5 and brings with it several major new features.

With version 1.5, Fission now has full audio insertion support, allowing audio to be copied and pasted in a single file or between multiple files. Files can also be merged with a simple drag and drop from the Finder. The new Gain Adjustment feature allows the volume of any file to be manually increased or decreased. Fission even sports full support for cue sheet files.

The Full Fission 1.5 feature list:
• Full audio insertion support
– Copy and paste audio within a single file
– Combine audio from other files and between audio formats
– Drag and drop files to append to existing audio
• Increase and decrease gain of audio selections
• Full support for cue sheets
• Auto-complete in Inspector fields
• Added Zoom to Selection command
• Added Album Artist tag to Inspector
• Several minor bugs fixed

Aimed at the consumer market, Fission costs just $32. Users can also save by purchasing in a bundle with Audio Hijack Pro for just $50. Fission 1.5 is a free update for previously registered users.

Fission is immediately available as a free trial for Mac OS X 10.4. Fission is fully functional, but will degrade the quality of audio saved while in trial mode.

More info and download link here.

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  2. I appreciate it. I’m a pod-caster. A disproportionate number of pod-casters – of whom there are tens, or even hundreds, of thousands – are Mac users. So, we are interested in this editor. Maybe Garageband 4 will have these editing tools built in, but the editing suite is a bit weak in GB3. Oh, there are some wonderful tools – the auto-fade feature is great and the auto-filters are great – but that doesn’t offer the greatest finess for eliminating a single “uuuh” from your recorded track.

    To hear how tightly I edit my tracks, check out my podcast, using the link in my .sig – it is in iTunes’ Performing Arts subcategory and you may not be interested in the specific content. However, I don’t believe you can edit this closely with GB3. I currently use Amadeus II for this process – which re-encodes my AAC soundtracks, reducing quality a bit.

    DLMeyer – the Voice of G.L.Horton’s Stage Page Pod Cast

  3. @DL Meyer
    You say youre the “voice” of some bozo,
    are you also his right hand? (when he needs his butt scratched ?)
    The link you post to your self-important website is spamming, always off topic
    and no one cares !
    Do us all a favor, either post without your dumb link, or dont post at all !

    Wonder what “DL” really stands for ?

  4. Someone said:
    You say youre the “voice” of some bozo,
    are you also his right hand? (when he needs his butt scratched ?)
    The link you post to your self-important website is spamming, always off topic
    and no one cares !
    Do us all a favor, either post without your dumb link, or dont post at all !
    Wonder what “DL” really stands for ?

    That “bozo” is my wife, so maybe you owe her an apology.
    In this particular case, my – MY – work is very much on-topic. Both regarding the use of the software in question and to answer a question regarding the validity of posting about the upgrade.
    You, alone, are complaining.
    Either ignore the link or stay off the site until you grow pubic hair. Most sites like this offer a) personal accounts and b) a utility to create a .sig – or a selection.
    Spymac forums and Realmac forums, as good examples.
    David Lucas – my first and middle names. Happy, now?

  5. Mike K – I think they stopped bundling Sound Studio with the Intel transition. I copied it off my old Mac, but I’ve had bad luck using it under Rosetta.

    DLMeyer – I don’t think head will ever be happy about anything.

  6. DLMeyer: I don’t mind if you post your link.
    I’m mentally strong enough to not click it if I choose. Let’s take a vote even though it doesn’t matter since MDN has the final say (imagine that).

  7. @DL
    So let me get this straight, you podcast your wife ?
    (how romantic)
    But, I fail to see how your podcast link is relevent to any topic
    here at MDN.
    Bottom line is, you are spamming each time you post your self-important link !

    And yes, other forums do offer the provisions for a sig, but does that mean
    you spam them with your link as well ?

    Spammers in whatever form they take, are disgusting !

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