Backed by the power of Sound Grinder, Sound Grinder Pro is the Studio Monkey's secret weapon. Not only does Sound Grinder Pro™ make quick work of batch processing, but also does nifty tricks like editing waveforms, extracting audio regions and Portion Control™ without leaving the application. Oh, and this Pro also batch processes with the AU and VST plugins...clever little monkey.
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With support for the most popular formats, you will be able to tackle your conversion operations with ease and excellent stability. Need to convert an entire hard drive into a new format keeping the entire folder hierarchy? That is no problem for Sound Grinder Pro! Even simple repetitive tasks are simplified with the use of Droplets. Create a preset, save it as a Droplet, and now, with a simple drag-n-drop, you can repeat the same process over and over again. Imagine being able to convert and upload to a server with a single step. From forced sample-rates to Portion control, you will find that you will spend more time being creative and less tie processing assets.
Sound Grinder Pro includes the powerful MP3 codecs from Thomson/Fraunhofer. In addition, we include the LAME MP3 codec for those die-hard producers who demand options. With Sound Grinder Pro you can also create mono, stereo and 5.1 surround files in the MP3 format. New to version 2.0 is the ability to encode and decode your audio with the new mp3 HD format. This new format creates files that contain both a lossy and lossless track for playback compatibility. If you are looking for an archive format, mp3 HD is an excellent option matched with Sound Grinder Pro's powerful conversion options. You can learn more at www.all4mp3.com.
Keep your audio assets sounding great after bit-conversion using the musical and low-noise POW-r dithering algorithm. Now available in Sound Grinder Pro and Library Monkey Pro, choose from three types of algorithms to meet your conversion needs.
Export user-defined portions of a file in a single batch process. Take sections of audio from the beginning, end or anywhere in-between, and apply fades based on type and duration. You can even perform an auto region and export the new regions in a single pass complete with custom naming. If you have ever needed to create demos of your work or export countless regions and loops, Portion Control is the feature you have been dreaming of.
Batch-process your audio files through your favorite AU, VST and Monkey Tools plug-ins including the new Insert Silence and Auto-Trim plug-ins. Create a custom pipeline, preview your results before processing and create presets or Droplets to process your files with simple drag-n-drop.
Todays content producer needs the ability to edit metadata data quickly and in large batches. To meet that need, we have included several powerful metadata tools including: Ssetting specific tags to be applied to all assets on export, mapping of metadata from one tag to another, importing and viewing of MPEG 4 and ID3 artwork, and batch import using a CSV file.
With its efficient design, you will quickly find your way around the editor, saving time in your editing tasks. Work with fades, loops and markers with an intuitive interface. Edit multi-channel audio and customize the editing environment to your liking. Use the unique waveform overview to quickly navigate the audio and locate edits. Create and name regions for easy separation and exporting. Perform actions such as Normalize, Auto-Region, Auto-Trim, Apply Plugins, Change Sample Rate and much more.
Quickly search and spot your assets to Pro Tools™ or Logic Audio™ using the integrated spotting features. Import and select your assets and send them to your DAW software with a simple click. We take it one step further by providing conversion options during the spot to ensure that the assets match your session settings.
Visit the Features and Screenshots pages to learn more about Sound Grinder Pro, or download it now to try it in your own studio. We are confident that in its use, you will find that it can be a great tool saving time in your production process.
Take advantage of POW-r's musical and low-noise Wordlength Reduction including types 1, 2, and 3 dithering.
Export assets into the new MP3 HD lossless format. Click here to learn about mp3 HD
Built by our good friends at Sunset Magicwerks, we have added support for capturing crashes and feature requests right within our products. Yet another way we show our commitment to our users.
In addition to a simple drag-n-drop, with a single click you can now spot assets directly to Protools and Logic Audio™. This new feature also provides the ability to convert sample rates ensuring session compatibility.
We have added Soundminer to file and iTunes Library to file metadata mappings.
Import Database Fields is now Import Metadata and includes a new CSV file type option for updating asset metadata.
Users now have the ability to import Sonic Solutions files with metadata to provide playback and conversion to other file formats.
We have gone one step further and added support to import the iTunes XML Database directly including all Tracks, Metadata, and Playlists. In one simple process you can save what you created in iTunes and manage assets with Library Monkey Pro's powerful management and processing features.
Users can now prune missing files as well as remove of any asset from any library.
You can now use an option to limit assets to a maximum time on export, and select to trim just the beginning or just the ending of the audio.
Added functionality to read and write Markers through WAVE file cue points.
Added a WAVE file setting called "Include Channel Mask" that defaults to off that will make multi-channel files more compatible with Pro Tools™.
Enhanced the number of metadata types that can be used as sources in the Metadata Tab.
-Added the option to limit assets to a maximum time on export.
-Added ability to select to trim just the beginning or just the ending of the audio.
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The information below provides a brief overview of Sound Grinder Pro's features. Click here for a more detailed list of features and how Sound Grinder Pro compares to our other products.
This page provides a sampling of Sound Grinder Pro's features, abilities and user interface elements. Only in its use will you truly experience what makes Sound Grinder Pro an excellent production tool. Download a 15 day trial today and experience Sound Grinder Pro in your own production environment.
Fast and Efficient Asset Processing
Manage your asset library in a new enhanced user interface. Get organized with Sets and Smart Sets, search your selected Libraries with ease using symbol and boolean searches, and recall your recent searches.
Edit your audio assets with advanced editing features and actions like Auto-Trim, non-destructive fades, Normalizing and more. Improve your workflow by using familiar tools with an intuitive user interface.Loops/Regions/Markers
View and edit the loops/regions/markers in your audio assets. An intuitive user interface provides enhanced naming and control.
Create demo files, export regions, export loops and more with this invaluable tool. Use the new Portion Tab to choose whether to export an entire file or specify the start, middle or end time with a user defined duration. You can then add fades creating the perfect 30 second demo file. You can also export regions, loops and perform auto-regioning in a single batch process.
Enhanced Metadata Support
You can now import, edit and export ID3 Tags, Vorbis Comments, FLAC Comments, Quicktime Metadata, WAVE Info, Soundminer Metadata, Broadcast Extension, Pro Tools™ Metadata. When converting between formats, any equivalent metadata will be copied to the output file.
Multi-Channel File Support
Import, manage, edit and process multi-channel audio files. View multiple channels as if you were in a DAW. Resize the channels to get a closer look and use sample accurate editing to clean up channels independent of each other.
Audio Unit and VST Plug-in Support
Batch process and apply your installed Audio Units and VST plug-ins to your audio assets. Preview the plug-in pipeline before processing and create custom presets for easy configuration.
You can now instantly hear the results of your settings before processing. Simply choose your desired plug-ins and press OPTION+SPACEBAR and you will hear the results of your settings to ensure that your results are exactly the way you desire before processing.
Advanced Naming Options
One of the most painful tasks in managing assets is naming them. Create your own naming option presets and use them in your workflow to enhance your efficiency. Naming options can include database field names, metadata, and much more.
Sound Grinder Pro has the ability to process files with your user presets in the Finder. Select the desired file(s)/folder(s) and control-click to select the desired preset. Your file(s) will then be processed with those settings.(OSX Version 10.5 only)
* Requires 3rd party plugin.
OS X 10.4 or greater