SoundTrackPro has not been offered as a standalone bit of sofware for years and years (if ever). It is now EOL (end of life - otherwise known as "late") and there is no way to purchase it as single program.
Apple does not care what you think. Apple knows much better than you what the future will be and they will control it. Either get on board, go some other direction or get run over.
If you MUST have it, see if you can find someone selling a Final Cut Studio 3 (aka FCS 2009) package. It will have STP3 included. Otherwise, find a legacy Logic verion that included STP. If you must have it, pay the asking price or find another software package and move on.
Yes I know all that, you are very clever... Apple should be very careful of not caring what it's users think. I've been using/ buying apple products since the dark days of the early 1990 and they were very keen for support then.. they should remember their past...
my point is they ARE still selling STP3 from new so that is not quite EOL.. so why not as a stand alone package? how hard would that be? or at least offer the upgrade path.
The problem with paying the asking price for the studio package is paying for Logic ( again) etc along with it.
Yes it may be old fashioned but it does what I want, particularly for precise editing and correcting of long mainly spoken sound files. Logic does not seem to do this quite so well! ( maybe that's just me ). Audition gets close but I just find it clumsy some how. Any suggestions?