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Audion 3.0.2

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Audion3.0.2.sit_.bin (7.80 MB)
MD5: 2b94ddaa7a89203962a049fbcb0a6339
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Audion-302-Free.dmg (2.73 MB)
MD5: 3aa2ff9bf13703411c4550b650d4a453
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Audion-faces.sit (6.26 MB)
MD5: 2e648ecdb39b64ee34d146b830021648
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Audion-Faces-2.sit (28.32 MB)
MD5: aa9e4bd731099a834fbb3f52cca652b1
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (249.97 MB)
MD5: cd1351dee5c3125485e61476717ac85f
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Hi! I'm a single app that bravely handles all your audio needs - I'm easy to use, but with gobs of advanced features ready to be discovered! I can play your Audio CDs, your MP3s, and your streaming network audio, I can encode, edit, mix, sort and manage, visualize and hypnotize. And now that I'm 3, I can broadcast, record, crossfade, and even hang with your iPod. Best of all, I've got that Panic design - light, simple, and powerful. It's sure nice to meet you! Go on, download me!.
Excerpt: from the "About Audion 3" info page (Web Archive)

Panic retired Audion in 2004 and released it for free. Above, are the final and free versions for classic Mac OS and X:

See also: G-Force 2.0 a music visualizer to use with Audion (note) the top DL also contains G-Force 2 and WhiteCap 3 plus other goodies, added by the original creator of this page.

Enter this number into Audion to unlock it! If copying and pasting doesn't work, try typing it in.


Enjoy Audion!
Excerpt: from the "Purchase Audion 3" page (Web Archive)

The True Story of Audion is a fascinating read.

For these and all earlier versions of Audion + Faces: Panic's Download page for Audion

Create your own custom Faces for Audion: See FaceEdit

Similar software: SoundJam MP

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Any PPC Mac OS, version 8.6 - 10.5.x (Rosetta on Intel Mac also OK).


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by Duality - 2021, January 8 - 9:35pm

Panic quietly released an open source Swift rewrite of Audion two days ago, for macOS 10.12 and later.

It's lacking a few features of Audion 3, though (of course) someone could add them back if they were particularly interested in working with Panic. The source is all GPLv3.

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by Jatoba - 2019, May 16 - 6:36pm

OMG, the "True Story of Audion" is a fascinating read. So well-written, too.

But f$#k, was not becoming iTunes or not joining Apple really worth it? Especially during that time? Though missing the iTunes boat wasn't part of their choosing, unlike when they decided not to join Apple, it sounded as if they wouldn't have accepted becoming iTunes either, by the time I finished reading the whole thing.

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, April 8 - 11:03pm

Alas, I was forced to "upgrade" from Mac OS 10.6.8 up to Yosemite (10.10.10) a few years back

I have a Mbook Pro that I've "downgraded" to 10.6.8, so I can continue to use this software Wink

Not entirely true. I downgraded so I could continue to use PPC apps under Rosetta (including Audion).

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by gdwarner - 2019, April 8 - 11:42am

Alas, I was forced to "upgrade" from Mac OS 10.6.8 up to Yosemite (10.10.10) a few years back, and Audion quit working, so I switched to Swinsian, which, amazingly enough, easily imported a few of my Audion playlists!

Unfortunately I missed one or two, and after a few updates to Swinsian, it no longer can read my old Audion playlists.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, January 6 - 11:49am

  To see the author's screenshoot; Press and hold "Option" and clic "About" in the Apple menu.

Thanks for the "Easter-egg" info & screenshots, Laurier.

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by Laurier - 2016, January 6 - 8:15am

Added two more screenshots and the author's name.

To see the author's screenshoot; Press and hold "Option" and clic "About" in the Apple menu.
Work very well with OS 9.2.2 CD,MP3 and Radio url.
All 3 MP3 records encoders work very well but i prefer to use the include Lame encoder.

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by themacmeister - 2012, October 11 - 10:14am

I still think the best MP3 player ever for MacOS 9 was MacAmp Lite (1.5.1). This was the ONLY MP3 player that didn't stop playing when ejecting a disc/floppy.

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by 24bit - 2010, December 11 - 2:44pm

I am using Audion to play the files from my Unix volume with SheepShaver, occasionally.
Audion will play all suitable files for me from Ext4, NTFS or FAT drives.

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by MikeTomTom - 2010, April 10 - 3:59am

The "Classic" PPC version is also available free at the Audion web site on the download page - "Audion 3.0.2a for Mac OS 8/9.sit.bin [2.1 MB] Mac OS 8/9. Free version." <-- Edit 2015 - dead link.

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by Bolkonskij - 2009, August 4 - 9:57am

I found this one to be the best mp3 player for OS9 and below, simply because it's easy to use but won't take up as many ressources as iTunes does. Highly recommend it!

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by MariusTh86 - 2009, July 15 - 8:15am

There is also a Free Mac OS X version still available from the original Audion website: <-- Edit 2015 - dead link.