I do audio narrations for e-learning products for my employer. I use a Blue Snowball USB mic with a shock mount and pop filter. I purchased Soundtrack Pro and it has served me well so far. The app is obviously overkill for my needs though. I imagine I don't use 95% (or more) of Soundtrack's capabilities. It does have a great interface though.
All I need is a basic editor that gives me good sound enhancement capabilities. Noise reduction is important (to minimize computer fan noise, etc.), and Soundtrack Pro's noise reduction feature seems to work for me quite well. High-quality results are very important.
I'll be getting an Intel iMac soon. Now that Soundtrack Pro will no longer be offered as a standalone product, and I'll need the new Universal version, I'm looking for something more cost effective. I've read about Audacity and Sound Studio, both of which I'm going to try. Are there any other apps out there that might fit my limited needs?
Update: I don't see anything in Sound Studio that will allow me to make a noise print and reduce noise, like you can in Soundtrack Pro. Unless I'm missing something.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks!