There’s a new kid on the Mac audio engineering block: Audiofile Engineering, who recently announced their existence to the world. They kicked off their nascent product line with the introduction of Sample Manager, a full-featured batch audio processor for Mac OS X.
Sample Manager’s features include: full support of AIFF, WAVE and Sound Designer II audio files; partial support of ACID, Recycle and Apple Loop files; supports for any sample rate or bit depth; the ability to sort files by any parameters; a detailed waveform view of the selected sample; comprehensive file and audio information; background analysis of new files; batch processes that include Change Gain, Fade, Trim, Reverse, Convert, Process with AudioUnit, and others; DSP processes that support all formats, bit depths, and sample rates with auto-dithering; auto-saving of files in-place, with the option to auto-rename to new files; unlimited undo options; a detailed Loop Editor; and MIDI playback of the selected audio file.
While the 15-day demo available on the Audiofile Engineering Web site is a release candidate, you’ll be able to buy a license code for US$49 from the company’s online store when version 1.0 ships on April 1. Audiofile Engineering also noted that future products include Wave Editor, which they call their “PEAK-killer,” and Audio Analyzer, a real-time, full-featured audio analyzer.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v.10.2 (Jaguar) or higher.