I prefer to use Amadeus Pro for editing the wave form because I don’t have drag the sound to rejoin it after I have made a cut and deleted an portion of sound as you have to in Garageband.
I tell people that Amadeus is like Audacity but prettier and works better. I did try Audacity but it is no where near as good as AmadeusPro.
Look out for a small Screencast I will be doing over the next couple of days that will explain some of the features of AmadeusPro. Apart from editing wave forms of audio you can also use the batch facilities. I used it to convert a pile of crappy WMA files to mp3 the other day and once I had it set up it was a simple drag and drop.
Amadeus Pro is a powerful multitrack audio editor supporting a variety of formats including MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, Wave and many others.
Amadeus Pro is a fully featured multitrack editor. Each track can have its volume adjusted independently from the others. Amadeus Pro fully supports multitrack WAVE files and allows you to render sound on up to 5 different loudspeakers simultaneously.
There’s that whole collection of files that you wanted to convert to Mp3, but you first wanted to normalize them and make them fade in and out nicely. Several hours of work in perspective? Let Amadeus Pro do the work for you! The powerful batch processor allows you not only to convert large numbers of files between any of the supported formats, but you can also instruct Amadeus Pro to apply any sequence of sound effects.
The handy repair centre allows you to find and to repair cracks with a simple click of the mouse. Furthermore, Amadeus Pro’s powerful denoising functions allow you to easily get rid of that annoying hiss on your old tape recordings or of that 50Hz hum picked up by a badly insulated microphone.