Iced Audio has released version 5.0.6 of AudioFinder, the audio library and production base station for Mac OS X.
AudioFinder is an audio asset management system, and music production hub. AudioFinder gathers all the most useful tools in one quick and intuitive application, enabling you to be more creative by handling all the time consuming tasks that slow down your music production.
Changes in AudioFinder v5.0.6
Added Support for Spotting sounds to the cursor in Apple Logic 9 or newer.
Sample Tools now accept MIDI input for playing back at variable pitches/speeds. This is automatically enabled when a Sample Tool is front-most window.
Added import of “Hollywood Edge” sound library “.tab” files in the Metadata Database Manager.
Bug fix with Metadata Editor Templates. If a Template was applied to a sound already in the database the path could be reset to be AFMetadataStoreTemplate.
Metadata Database Viewer Templates have a new format, any old ones in use will need to be updated.
Fixed the Escape Key to end editing of renaming operation in the list view.
Bug fix – sometimes after renaming a file the keyboard shortcuts could stop working.
Bug fix AudioViewer shortcuts when detached (free mode).
Fixed a bug in the Folder Column Browser that only effected Leopard.
Other bug fixes.
AudioFinder for Mac is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
3R Audio has released version 1.5 of Space Designer Manager, a tool for the Apple Logic Space Designer impulse reverb.
This is a major update as Space Designer Manager now supports multichannel impulse responses like Truestereo, Quadrophonic, B-Format and Surround. Furthermore the user can now select the paths to the generation folder and to the folder for generated SDIR multichannel impulse responses.
Space Designer Manager features
Batchgenerates pst-settings in seconds.
Relinks settings with their impulse responses.
Works with mono, stereo, truestereo, surround.
Important parameters like dry and wet adjustable.
Saves your time by doing the boring work.
Space Designer Manager for Apple Logic Pro is available to purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR until January 1, 2011.
CPU Productions has released Groove Detective, a search engine for Audio and MIDI drum/percussion loops based on patterns and ‘sounds like’.
Groove Detective is based on advanced DSP analysis of the audio in the loops (except MIDI files of course). It will find the exact location of the hits in three loosely defined categories: kick drum, snare drum and hihat as well as obtain a detailed descriptor of the sound characteristics of each hit. This information is placed in a database with a sophisticated indexing system allowing you to find what you’re looking for almost instantaneously.
Groove Detective features
Analysis 100% automated.
Maintains the database automatically.
Searches very large collections in milliseconds.
All commonly used file formats supported (all non-loss audio, REX, ACID, Apple Loops, MP3, WMA, MIDI).
Groove Detective for Windows is available to purchase for $65 USD.
Bang On Tek has released Safe Box, a free utility for the x0xb0x.
Bang On Tek announces the release of Safebox, a free software tool that allows full x0xb0x EEPROM backup & restore. (the x0xb0x is one of the most popular TB-303 hardware clones – see http://www.ladyada.net/make/x0xb0x/ for more information).
Safebox is to be followed soon by Kontrol, a software application that will provide pattern library management functionality for not only the x0xb0x but also popular software TB-303 emulations such as Propellerhead’s Rebirth, AudioRealism’s Bassline and D16′s Phoscyon. Kontrol will allow patterns originating from any of these applications to be imported, edited, and exported to any of the supported formats.
Safe Box is available as a free download for Windows.
Sounds In Sync has released version 1.1 of EdiMarker, a utility for Pro Tools.
EdiMarker converts midi files containing Pro Tools markers into text files and vice versa. It provides sound editors a way of extracting marker data from a session or creating Pro Tools markers from a list of names and locations.
Changes in EdiMarker v1.1
Provides the option to import text files to create markers in Pro Tools.
Added Text Encoding preferences to import and export non-English characters.
Now warns if marker names loaded via text file are truncated.
Fixed bug where space characters in exported text file were removed.
EdiMarker is available for OS X and Windows licensed as donationware.
Audio Ease has announced the release of Snapper 2, an audio utility which plays, displays and converts audio files from the Mac Finder.
Snapper is the on-screen waveform that appears as soon as you select a sound file in the Mac Finder. While staying in the Finder, you can grab a part of the waveform and drag it anywhere: into another Finder window to create a new file, into tracks of your editing software, or you can convert it to split-stereo, mp3, mp4 etc. You can extract audio from video, normalize, fade, or shoot the selection up to the cursor of your Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase or Logic. All without ever leaving the Mac Finder.
New in Snapper 2
Much improved integration with Snow Leopard.
Spot-to-cursor supports Nuendo, Cubase, Logic and ProTools.
Drag selections anywhere, into tracks of any DAW, video editor or even iChat or mail.
Even smaller cpu footprint.
Better looking waveforms that build up quicker, and zoom smoother.
64 bit file support.
New edit features such as a trim tool, fades and normalizing.
Varispeed playback without pitch shift.
Recent files tab.
and dozens of other features.
Snapper 2 is available to purchase for 59 EUR / $79 USD, and upgrades cost 39 EUR / $49 USD. Anyone that has purchased Snapper in the past 6 months gets a free upgrade.
3R Audio has announced the release of Space Designer Manager, a software that extends the usability of Logic’s popular Space Designer impulse reverb and is it’s perfect companion.
The ever and ever growing number of 3rd party and user impulse responses shows Space Designer’s drawback: Before you can use a impulse response file you must load it into a setting and save it. If you have hundreds or thousands of files this will be an exhausting and almost impossible task, because you have do it one by one. Space Designer Manager keeps you being creative because it does the job automatically for you in seconds. Furthermore it can find and relink impulse responses back to the setting files they belong to, if Logic can not find the files at the position that was saved in the setting.
Space Designer Manager consists of two parts. On the left side you find the Generator which batch generates setting files for Space Designer compatible impulse responses. You can process single impulse response files, folders or multiple selections as you wish by drag and drop or the open file dialog. The program will process all files in folders and folders in folders with the format aif, wav, sd2 and sdir. On the right side resides the Relinker which relinks setting files with the impulse responses they were originally pointing to by selecting a setting folder and the according impulse response folder. Relinker lets you choose the right file if there should be any files with the same name.
Space Designer Manager’s Preferences Drawer lets you set various options for the pst setting file generation. You can decide if you want to use volume and latency compensation or not and also set the wet and dry level. For example, if you prefer the dry signal of your generated settings to be off, you can do so by simply setting the Dry Button to off.
The Help Drawer gives you instant information with a single click without having to open a help menu or separate help file.
Space Designer Manager for Apple Logic Pro is available to purchase for the introductory price of 29 EUR until January 1, 2011 (requires MacOS 10.6).