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Waves AU Plug-in support

April 19th, 2019

Currently Waves has not made their plug-ins 64 bit compatible for AU. Because of this they won’t work properly in AudioFinder. AudioFinder only supports 64 bit AU plug-ins.

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Spotting to DAW on Mojave

December 4th, 2018

Mojave adds some new security features, make sure allow AudioFinder to control ProTools.

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Great AudioFinder Tutorial

November 23rd, 2018

How to fix Check for Updates

November 10th, 2018

Apple has changed the security features of macOS and broke the entire update system as you probably noticed. There’s a spurious read only disc error alert that comes up in Check for Updates

If Check for Updates fails, do the following:

0) Quit AudioFinder
1) Open Terminal.app
2) type the following:

xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /Applications/AudioFinder/AudioFinder.app

Or download and reinstall:
http://www.icedaudio.com/AudioFinder5.dmg

Then going forward Check for Updates should work.

Note: as of 5.9.17 there’s a new folder structure that changed to get around the macOS Gatekeeper issues.
AudioFinder is now in the Applications folder directly and no longer in a subfolder. The former folder is renamed “AudioFinder Extras”

/Applications/AudioFinder.app
/Applications/AudioFinder Extras (folder has the manual and stuff)

Sorry for all the trouble, Apple keeps changing the OS. It’s difficult to support way back to 10.9 and the new OS because Apple wants everyone always updating to the latest. But working musicians like stable systems and I’m doing what I can to keep AudioFinder working without dropping older versions.

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How to Make Advanced Searches

August 18th, 2018

Search for all “Drums” but exclude “Snare”

Advanced

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Find that pesky file crashing AudioFinder

April 8th, 2017
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1. Reveal Application Support Folder
2. Look for the last file it tried to use – double click on one of those
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3. The filename of the corrupted file would be there.  Remove it from the folder.

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Slow browsing?

December 24th, 2015

Did you browsing become mysteriously slow?  Check Preferences and see if “Exclude Aliases” is unchecked, if so, check it on.  What does this do?  AudioFinder opens files to render the waveform, if the alias points to a WiFi drive or NAS it will take a while for the OS to access that.

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REX ReCycle tips

April 22nd, 2015

Having trouble with Recycle?

https://www.propellerheads.se/support/user/recycle/general-recycle/rex-shared-library/

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File format for importing “Hollywood” TAB files

March 14th, 2012

The Hollywood Import Format looks like this:

TABS BETWEEN EACH ELEMENT AND A RETURN AFTER EACH LINE.  NOT ALL FIELDS ARE IMPORTED.

1 (LIBRARY NAME) 2 (UNUSED) 3 (UNUSED) 4 (TAGS) 5 (FILENAME) 6 (GENRE) 7 (CATEGORY) 8 (UNUSED)

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Tagged browsing tutorial

December 11th, 2011