My collection of Mac audio apps is extensive and growing. It ranges from Amadeus Pro on the low end to Logic Pro on the high end.
In between I have a dozen utility audio apps that make audio recording a little easier to manage without bringing out the big guns.
I don’t think there’s a simpler audio recording app on my Mac than Piezo. If you can click the Mac’s mouse pointer, it’s drop dead simple to select an audio recording source, and then click the big red record button.
Piezo doesn’t just record audio connected to your Mac’s audio inputs or USB connector. Piezo also records sounds from audio apps.
Try that with Garageband.
It’s as simple as selecting the audio source, then select the audio quality, then clicking Record.
The presets make it easy to get a quality audio recording from nearly any Mac app that plays audio. It can pick up audio streams from Safari (and Chrome, Firefox and other browsers).
It even records audio from Skype, iChat, and FaceTime. Just select the audio source and click record.
Drop in a DVD movie and Piezo can record the audio tracks. And, of course, Peizo records built-in audio sources such as USB and the Mac’s microphone input.
What Piezo won’t do is give you another way to edit audio files. Garageband does a good job of that. Piezo simply records the audio that other Mac recording apps won’t.
It’s cheap and easy audio recording from whatever audio a Mac app generates.