Description of the program
Amadeus is a powerful tool designed to manipulate, create and
analyse sounds. It offers most of the basic functions like echoing,
frequency filtering, resampling, intensity modulation, mixing,
and so on. Besides, it offers a few more original tools like:
- Easy realisation of sonograms. A sonogram is a picture that shows
the sound's frequency vs. its intensity. The colors symbolise
the intensity of a given frequency. Sonograms are useful for example
if you want to compare the sounds of two different animals.
- Realisation of spectrograms. This allows to look at the spectral
composition of a fragment of sound. It also offers an easy way
to compare the intensities of the fontamental frequency and the
- Powerful sound synthetizers. It is possible to constitute a library
of waveforms and then generating a sound by telling the program
which waveform should appear at a given time and a given basis
frequency. This allows to reproduce any instrument and to invent
- Elimination of cracks. This can be done manually by selecting
the crack and choosing the function Interpolation->Manual or automatically
by selecting the whole sound and choosing the function Interpolation->Automatic.
The latter function has the disadvantage of sometimes missing
"large" cracks because it doesn't obligatory make the difference
between a crack and a beat for example.
- Eliminating of background noise. This function is designed to
complete the Interpolation function. It offers an easy way to
get rid of background noise, typically if the sound was initially
sampled at 16bits or if the recording comes from a tape.
Downloading the program
There are two different binaries you can download here: an english
version and a french version. In order to use the file saving and printing functions, you have to be a registered user. To know how to
become a registered user, report to the section "Informations
Both binaries ar FAT, this means they should run as well
on 68k and PPC machines.
All the binaries available on this page run only on Macintosh
compatible machines with system 7.1 or later! Don't try to use
them on Windows or Unix machines.
The latest available version is 1.44..
Informations about registering
Amadeus is not a freeware. This means that if you want to use the file saving functions, you are supposed to register. The registering fee is 25$ or an equivalent amount in any currency. The payments are processed by Kagi . Among others, some accepted payment methods are:
- Cash in any currency.
- Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).
- Checks in USD.
It is possible to
register online .