Version 5.5.7

December 4th, 2012

Changes in version 5.5.7

• Unlimited length Audio Quick Looks, no longer bound by the 60 minute limit.
• All new Audio Quick Look generation engine. More stable and dynamic.
• Sample Tool behavior change. When a slice marker and a loop are on top of each other the loop will move first via the mouse.
• Switched to single clicking folders in the sound list due to popular user unrest!


Version 5.5.6

September 11th, 2012

Changes in version 5.5.6

  • Added caching of Scans and Scan Sets. Last results are auto-saved, simply double click or click the refresh button to rescan.
  • Any Scan or Scan Set Sidebar item can now be dragged to a Sidebar Group for quick access.
  • Added “Make Scan Set” to the “Context Menu.
  • Added a milliseconds option to the Process->Trim and Fade panel.
  • Added the scroll bar back to the Sample Tool on 10.7 and greater for easier navigation of large sounds.
  • Bug fix on Lion and Mountain Lion the Sidebar items imported from Finder’s Sidebar were not properly being restored.
  • Fixed a drawing glitch in the Sample Tool when zoomed into maximum level.


Version 5.5.5

June 28th, 2012

Changes in version 5.5.5

  • Added support for using Dropbox.
  • When switching in the Sidebar between Saved Lists and Saved Searches the filter field will no longer reset.
  • Added a “Save List” button to the sub-tool bar.
  • Removed AudioUnit presets from the Sidebar as an option to reduce clutter and speed launching.
  • Added keyboard shortcut to “Add BPM to Filename”
  • Added customize toolbar icon to the default toolbar setup.
  • Fixed crash when clearing tags from thousands of files in one go.
  • Fixed a bug in Power Rename
  • Fixed a bug in the Metadata Viewer Tags field when used with mutliple selections.
  • Other bug fixes.


Version 5.5.4

April 27th, 2012

Changes in version 5.5.4
•    Added new power user Preference to reloacate AudioFinder’s Application Support folder (Metadata Database)
•    Added a text field for typing tags for users who prefer keyboard input over using the tagging buttons.
•    Added a preference to disable file management warnings.
•    Bug fix where renaming a file by simply changing case would force a waveform preview redraw.
•    Other bug fixes.


File format for importing “Hollywood” TAB files

March 14th, 2012

The Hollywood Import Format looks like this:



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Version 5.5.3

March 5th, 2012

Changes in version 5.5.3

  • Added new Metadata Database Relink routine to speed up repairing a mixed up Metadata Database.
  • Added Convert to CAF feature.
  • Added Save As CAF to the Sample Tool.
  • Other bug fixes.


Version 5.5.2

January 14th, 2012

Changes in version 5.5.2

  • Added a Metronome Utility Panel
  • Enhanced the Metadata Database Manager and added a reset the database feature.
  • Added warning alerts for Group, Copy, Move, Alias and Move to Trash.
  • Renamed the menu item “Group In New Folder” to “New Folder with Selection (n Items)” to match the new feature in OSX Lion.
  • Bug fix when using Power Rename in combination with selecting Tags from the Sidebar.
  • Bug fix the preference “Scan/Import Sidebar items require double clicks” was broken.
  • Other bug fixes.


Tagged browsing tutorial

December 11th, 2011

Version 5.5.0

December 10th, 2011

Changes in version 5.5.0

  • Added new Tag based browser.
  • Added a “Clear” button to the Tags editor.
  • Added a “Append” option to the Tags editor for multiple selections.
  • Moved the Star Rating control to the Tags editor panel where it doesn’t require saving.
  • Bug fix for path control when Bookmarks are selected in the Sidebar.
  • Fixed list refresh bug when changing tags.
  • Other bug fixes.


Setting up the Metadata Database on a shared server

December 5th, 2011
Normally the Metadata Database is store in your home folder, in ~/Library/Application Support/AudioFinder
In some cases people may wish to share this on a server, in that case you can override the default location by doing the following.
1. Figure out where you want to keep the file that is the shared database.
2. Make sure you have it so it will always be mounted when AF launches
3. run
4. Then edit the following line to include the path to where you want to keep the database by replacing the “/Volumes/Some Drive/Some Folder” part.
defaults write com.icedaudio.audiofinder “MetadataDatabasePath” -string “/Volumes/Some Drive/Some Folder”

5. Paste the edited line into
6. Launch AF. If successful you’ll find a file named “Metadata Database” at that path.

What does this do? It sets the AF Preferences to override the location in your Home Folder Application support where AF defaults to.

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