Adobe Introduces SoundBooth Beta, x86 Only
Adobe has introduced a competitor to Apple's SoundTrack Pro dubbed SoundBooth.
Try Adobe Soundbooth. Soundbooth is a brand new application built in the spirit of Sound Edit 16 and Cool Edit that provides the tools video editors, designers, and others who do not specialize in audio need to accomplish their everyday work such as:
-Editing audio quickly.
-Cleaning up noisy audio.
-Visually identifying and removing unwanted sounds.
-Recording and polishing voiceovers.
-Adding effects and filters.
-Easily creating customized musicwithout musical expertise.
Similar to Adobe's LightRoom application, SoundBooth is beginning its life as a public beta. Adobe is offering the software in Windows and Intel-Mac versions, and Adobe specifically mentions that they will not be offering a PowerPC version of the software.
Apple is quickly moving its focus towards Intel Macs, and no longer sells Power PC systems in many places. By focusing on Apple's future, we have been able to bring this powerful application to the Mac platform much more rapidly, and with a stronger feature set.
Adobe's Intel Mac FAQ still lists many of its popular programs (such as Creative Suite) as being ported to be Universal applications in their next revisions.
SoundBooth should be available in mid-2007. Pricing is to be determined.