Tuesday, May 8, 2012

3 Useful Audio Utilities

Here's a great video on how to use 3 simple Mac utilities to convert, reference and transfer audio files. I found it interesting because these utilities (XLD, Vox and Cloudapp) can really save you some time, especially when it comes to making MP3s, testing them, then sharing them with others.

What I like about using the Vox utility is that it bypasses iTunes, an app that I personally dislike. XLD is cool because it's a great little conversion tool that handles just about any format. It's a lot easier than exporting multiple versions from your DAW. Best of all, they're all free.

Check out the video.



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2 comments:

David Das said...

Good tips, but:

Step 2 (Vox) can more easily be done just by hitting the space bar (the Finder will preview it for you). Why launch an app unnecessarily?

Step 3 (CloudApp) is free-mium. You can do 10 files a day for free, but beyond that, you have to pay. Another alternative is Transmit (the FTP client) which lets you set up shortcuts to quickly upload to a specific place.

Brett R said...

Thanks Bobby, very handy.I alreadty use XLD, great converter. I will give Vox a go because I hate not having volume control over Quick Look...iTunes is so slow and unwieldy. There used to be (back in the Mac OS9 days) a great program called Soundapp, hopefully Vox in similar.

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