Following up on the success of its Sound it! 8 Pro two-track audio editing software for Mac and Windows, INTERNET Co., Ltd., is now shipping Sound it! 8 Basic. Don’t let its name fool you, though: It may be “basic” compared to Sound it! 8 Pro but Sound it! 8 Basic is a versatile and feature-rich audio recording, editing, processing, and mastering software with many of the same core features found in the Pro version.
Recording is quick and easy, including support for up to 192 kHz, 24-bit PCM files. With a maximum file size of 4 GB for WAV and AIFF files (up to 20 GB in the company’s proprietary SIW/SIA format), you won’t run out of recording time. The software offers timed recording with selectable preroll, insert recording between markers, and overwrite recording. A media browser makes it easy to audition sound files and instantly add them to your song via drag-and-drop. A performance monitor lets you check your CPU load and hard disk access time, and a memory monitor verifies how many files are stored and how much memory you need.
Sound it! 8 Basic’s editing features include cut, copy, paste, trim, and merge; crossfades with selectable time and custom crossfade curves; normalize, fade, reverse phase, insert silence, and swap L/R tracks; and an undo history. Place and easily move markers, complete with comments, to quickly move between locations in a song or to select a precise range for playback. Play selections in several ways, including variable speed, reverse, scrub, and looped playback.
The software’s mixer includes input and output faders, a monitor send, panning, and two slots for simultaneous effects plug-in instantiations. INTERNET Co. bundles 25 of its VST2 effects plug-ins, including EQs, dynamics processors, reverbs, and specialized effects, plus Sonnox’ prized De-noiser, De-clicker, and De-buzzer. The software also supports third-party VST2, VST3, and (Mac version) AU plug-ins.
A spectrum analyzer (FFT) displays the frequency spectrum at the current cursor point during recording and playback, including peak hold, linear or logarithmic graphing, and variable magnification. Batch processing enables you to apply such tasks as gain change, normalize, fade-in/out, and file format conversion, and more to all audio files in a specified folder. Although Sound it! 8 Basic is not a MIDI sequencer, it can import Format 0 and Format 1 Standard MIDI Files and render them as audio.
The selection of output file formats includes AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, PCM Raw, AAC, CAF (Mac), FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more. You can also burn CD-Rs directly from Sound it! 8 Basic. Sound it! 8 Basic is class compliant and is compatible with audio interfaces that support Core Audio (Mac) or ASIO (Windows).
Sound it! 8 Basic is available immediately for Mac and Windows at an introductory U.S. price of $51.50 USD until February 4, 2018, and $69 USD thereafter. For more information and to order, please visit www.internetmusicsoft.com/sit. INTERNET Co., Ltd., will exhibit Sound it! 8 Basic and Sound it! 8 Pro at the 2018 Winter NAMM show, booth 14024.