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Auto Serialize

March 16th, 2009

What does the Auto Serialize Preference do?


If you are creating a new file and the name is already in use Auto Serialize will create another file with the first available number.

For example: myfile.aiff
becomes: myfile 0001.aif or myfile 0002.aiff and so on…

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Play more than one sound at a time

March 15th, 2009

Want to combine sounds on the fly to see how they work together? AudioFinder can easily play a stack of sounds.


1. Open all the sounds you want to play into Sample Tool windows.
2. While holding down the Option key, click the Play button.
3. All the sounds will play at the same time.
4. To stop them, simply hold down the Option key and click the Stop button.

Whenever the Option is pressed it links all Play/Stop buttons.

Usage Tips

Loading EXS files in Logic 8

March 13th, 2009

1. In Logic create a track with an EXS sampler instrument in it.
2. Double click the EXS Sampler instrument in the mixer and open it for editing.
3. Click the “Edit” button the EXS Sampler Instrument. A new dialog opens up with new menus. This dialog has a keyboard in it and is where you load stuff.
4. Click the “Instrument” popup button menu.
5. Selection “Open”

Usage Tips

Scanning Network Drives

March 12th, 2009

By default AudioFinder ignores networks devices because it could potentially spend a long time crawling over network volumes. To enable scanning network devices see the following Preference:


Usage Tips

Creating Instant Clips

March 11th, 2009


To create and drag a clip from a waveform to any application instantly, first make a selection and then while holding down the Control key start dragging. Once you see the drag icon you can release the Control key.

Additionally if you have a selection you can use the Export Selection menu item from the Process Menu.


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Apple Loop Editing

March 10th, 2009

AudioFinder can play and display Apple Loop metadata.

Creating Apple Loops requres Apple’s Apple Loop Utility.

Download the current Apple Loops SDK from here.

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MP3, AAC, Lossless and CAF playback through your hardware interface

March 10th, 2009

On versions 4.8.4 and later, to make MP3, AAC, Lossless and CAF playback through your hardware interface.  Check the Preference “Use decoding cache for all compressed formats”


There is a small time delay when caching a file.  The delay is gone the second and after when you click.

This will also enable creating clips via the Control key/Drag combination.

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Digi 003 and ProTools 8

January 17th, 2009


Using Audiofinder and Pro Tools LE (mac) simultaneously

1. Open your macs audio midi setup and select “Built-in Digital Output” for all of your output options (see figure 1)


2. Connect a TOSlink optical cable from the digital output of your mac into the digital input of your Digidesign Hardware.

3. Open Pro Tools and select “hardware” from the setup menu .

4.  Select S/PIDIF in optical format, hit ok. ( see figure 2)


5. Open Pro Tools and create a new stereo Aux track.

6. solo safe the aux input (the solo button will be grayed out if you do this correctly).

7. From the input menu of the Aux track select interface>S/PDIF (Stereo) (see figure 3)


8. Save as template.

Now audiofinder, (as well as all of your systems sounds if youkeep this template open) will play through your digidesign hardware with untarnished clean digital audio! 

Tip by Joseph Fraioli

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