Tascam Free Hi-Res Editor Now Has for Mac OS X Support


TASCAM’s Hi-Res Editor has been updated to include Mac OS X support. Hi-Res Editor is a free desktop application that supports DSD and PCM audio files. DSD files up to 11.2MHz (4x) are supported without conversion to PCM. PCM audio is also supported, up to 384kHz/32-bit resolution. Files can be separated and combined, and the software allows conversion from DSD to PCM and vice-versa. The software is available now for free download for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

TASCAM’s Hi-Res Editor is geared towards Hi-Res Audio and isn’t a full-featured application like Audacity or various commercial sound editing packages. The main features of Hi-Res editor are:

  • Native DSD audio editing and playback, at sampling rates from 2.8MHz to 11.2MHz 
  • WAV file editing and playback support up to 384kHz/32-bit 
  • Uses standard ASIO 2.1 audio drivers
  • Set in and out points with waveform audio display for trim/export
  • Set overall gain of file (PCM files only)
  • Split long files into multiple tracks
  • Combine function joins two audio files into one 
  • Convert audio files from DSD to PCM or vice-versa
  • Convert PCM sampling frequency and bit depth
  • Runs on Windows (using Windows Standard audio driver or ASIO 2.1)
  • Runs on Mac OS X
As you can see, the overall feature-set of the application is somewhat basic and straightforward.  However, because of the native file support Hi-Res Editor may be appealing to many enthusiasts—especially those who have a favoritism towards DSD.
DSD Audio can be played natively through USB devices that support it. In cases where a PCM interface is used, or even the computer’s built-in audio, the software automatically plays DSD back through the interface at any available sample rate. A section of the DSD file can be exported as a new file, either in DSD or WAV format, to separate one long recording into individual tracks.
Two DSD files can also be combined into a new file, for example when a file over 2GB is divided. DSD audio can be converted to PCM, and vice-versa, for burning to CD or online distribution. In addition to the above, Hi-Res Editor can edit the gain level for WAV format audio.
You can download the free Hi-Res Editor for both Mac and Windows at: http://tascam.com/product/hi-res_editor/downloads/