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Adobe Soundbooth Beta 1

New sound editing app from Adobe, which, like Lightroom, is free while in public beta. Available for both Mac and Windows, and the Mac version is Intel-only. This is the first Intel-only Mac app I’ve encountered (Parallels aside, for obvious reasons). I wonder if they’re using some sort of x86-only sound library? I can’t understand why they wouldn’t compile a version for PowerPC.

This button arrangement in the Preferences window doesn’t speak well for its Mac-like-ness:

OK/Cancel button arrangement in Soundbooth's preferences.

No word yet on which future beta will be renamed “Adobe Photoshop Soundbooth”.

(Via Erik Barzeski via AIM.)

Thursday, 26 October 2006