Apple Soundtrack Pro 3 (Mac)
Although it's available only as part of Apple Logic Studio ($499) or Final Cut Studio ($999), Soundtrack Pro still got our vote for the top audio editor because of its combination of ease of use, solid features and stability. For many Mac users, it's the go-to stereo editor for numerous types of projects, and it's marvelous for tweaking audio tracks from video files, even if you're not editing a Final Cut Pro project. Soundtrack Pro offers solid multitrack editing and mixing, too, as well as effects from Logic Pro's collection. Among the new features in Version 3 are the Lift and Stamp tools, which allow for level, EQ and effects matching of different tracks in the Multitake Editor.