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Last week Basehead released a new version of their sound effect browsing software. While the latest version, Basehead 4, was previously available for PC users, the July 2 announcement was the first 4.x release of the sound clip management app compatible with the Mac platform (OS X 10.6 – 10.10).
I mentioned Basehead in an earlier article as one of the few “full-featured” apps that accomplishes all four main tasks of metadata apps:
- Manage sound libraries.
- Audition sound files.
- Use metadata.
- Transfer sound files.
That’s a feat not shared by many other metadata apps. Basehead 4 adds a handful of eagerly-sought enhancements to these tasks. Today’s article shares the main improvements featured in the new version, as well as details on a discount offered on the Basehead software.
In January I published an article about an early upgrade deal for the Soundminer sound search software. That post described the software, the early upgrade discount, and the new features included in version 4.5 Pro.
I ponied up the cash for the discounted upgrade. I followed the software’s evolution. It grew fitfully from a beta download to the current, polished version available today. It added many new features not available when I wrote the earlier article in January.
Unless you were lurking on the Soundminer forums, you may not know that v4.5 Pro has quietly supplanted the older v4 software to become the official pro version of the app. Soundminer has yet to publish an official announcement of the new app and its features on their website.
I use Soundminer daily to manage my library and the collections of my clients. Many of you use Soundminer to help find, process, and transfer audio into the films and games you work on. What’s new in 4.5? What’s changed? Is this release ready for production? Should you upgrade? Today’s post will explore the new Soundminer software features to help you decide if it’s a good choice for you.