For over a year now (almost), Snapper is being expected throughout the Mac (audio) community. Audio Ease have put up a web page explaining the features of this audio application. Furthermore they let us know that Snapper is being released this coming wednesday, january 23. Snapper will be available for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or higher at a price of Euro 59 ($79).
So what does it do?
When you select an audio file in the Mac Finder, Snapper immediately appears right beneath the current window, showing you the wave form. Snapper enables you to select, drag, export, convert exotic audio file formats (like CCITT compressed files, or 3gp movie audio) to common professional formats like broadcast wave or to web publishing formats like mp3/mp4, attach it to an e-mail or spot it to your pro tools track, interleave split stereo tracks in one click (or the other way around).
Hit the space bar or double-click in the wave form to play. Or use auto-play to start playing the moment you select the file. Vari-speed is available too.
Drag, Drop and Convert
In the Snapper wave form you can select a part of the sound file and:
• drag it out, to create a new file.
• upload it to your Pro Tools cursor.
• turn the selection into an mp3 file.
• split stereo files into separate .L and .R files or vise versa
• convert to mp4 and attach it to an email in one go.
• export to AIFF, WAV, BWF, mp3, or m4a.
Which formats can it handle?
All of them.
Snapper opens over 50 sound file formats. That includes compressed files, split stereo, 192 kHz, 5.1 surround files, red book audio, cds and movies containing audio. It shows loops, markers, timestamps, regions, BWF annotations, even album covers. You name it, Snapper can handle it.