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Soundminer releases ‘HD’ search engine T ORONTO — Soundminer ( has released Sound- minerHD, the lightest version of its new platform for Mac, PC or universal editions. Soundminer HD is many things: an advanced search engine, a batch conversion engine, an integrated metadata management tool, a sound design tool, a DSP processing host and a scalable server for multiple users. Priced at $199 Soundminer HD includes the company’s advanced, fast and robust V4 search engine, with support for boolean operators as well as alternative search options. Users can import and read multiple metadata formats, as well as V4 data- bases. A large multi-channel waveform overview is provided and users have the ability to resize the view. New with the release is LaunchPad, a 3D graph- ical search interface, and a lyric search feature. Additional features include the ability to mark files as you audition and re- The tool can import and read multiple metadata formats as well as V4 databases. turn them with one key; a Detail Info pane with live link searching and artwork support; two instantly accessible databases optimized for either music or sound effects, or both; and the ability to import an iTunes library and playlists. A play history keeps track of everything that’s been auditioned. An intelli- gent drag and drop feature allows users to move a file from the interface to any application that supports it (Pro Tools, Nuendo, Final Cut, Reaper, Digital Performer, Sony Vegas, Sound Forge, Abelton Live, etc.) The release supports Macintosh 10.5+ or Windows XP,Vista and System 7. For $100 more, Soundminer offers Soundminer Universal HD, which sup- ports for both platforms on the same license. 34 Post • March 2011

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