My collection of Mac audio apps, plugins, and tools is extensive. Garageband? Check. Logic Pro? Check. A dozen additional audio enhancement tools? Check. If audio is in your bag of Mac tricks, here’s a look at another tool to enhance, filter, and add effects to audio files.
AudioRefurb is a standalone Mac app which can apply effects to audio files. For example, there’s a built-in 31-band graphic equalizer.
Effects and filters applied to an audio file take only a click. Click the Export button and the original audio file is maintained but a copy is exported which also includes the enhancements.
Transport controls are straightforward and highly visible. AudioRefurb has a built-in audio volume slider. Each of the controls has a number of presets, too.
AudioRefurb’s controls are highly granular which makes trial and error an absolute must. The app adds enhancements, filters, and effects to most popular audio files including AAC, MP3, AIFF, Wave, and a few others.
The Control Presets are a good place to start using AudioRefurb. In some cases I found gain and EQ to be louder than expected (based up control settings), so, again, some trial and error effort is required.
The 31-band EQ gives you controls not found in many more expensive audio tools or plugins. It will help your analysis of the effects and filters if your Mac is connected to a good set of speakers or quality headphones.