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By Dan Moren

Applications Folder: Fission


As someone who spends a lot of time making podcasts, I have a broad choice of applications to use when it comes to producing audio. I’m sure you’ll be unsurprised to know that I rely on Logic Pro X for the bulk of my editing needs, but one of the less commonly discussued tools still in my toolbox is Rogue Amoeba’s excellent audio editor, Fission.

Fission doesn’t take the place of Logic Pro X, of course, or even Garage Band, but that’s in large part because it’s not meant to. Most obviously, it’s only a single-track editor, and it lacks many of the audio engineering and tweaking tools that editors and producers want from their workstation.

But Fission has more than a few qualities that make it an ideal tool in certain specific situations that audio producers encounter. One is its ability to do lossless editing of compressed audio like MP3 and AAC files.…

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