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December 11th, 2011

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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Installing the 64 bit ReCycle Shared Library

September 29th, 2011

To preview ReCycle files in AudioFinder 5.4.0 you need to update your ReCycle Shared Library to version 1.7 or newer:

1.  AudioFinder Folder/Extras look unzip “”

2. Copy “REX Shared Library.bundle” to “/Users/your home folder/Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/Rex/REX Shared Library.bundle”

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How to install L.A.M.E

June 18th, 2011

To install the L.A.M.E Library:

1.  Download

2.  Mount the .dmg

3.  Copy “lame” to the “AudioFinder Extras” Folder

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Finding duplicate sounds with AudioFinder tutorial:

January 28th, 2011

Setting up Pro Tools Aggregate Devices

January 25th, 2011

Pro Tools is very protective of the hardware interface.  Usually this means that when ProTools is running it will not share the hardware with another application.   There is however an easy workaround by using Pro Tools Aggregate Devices.

1. Pro Tools > Setup > Hardware Setup

Use Launch Setup App to configure based on your hardware.

2. AudioFinder > Options > Audio Output Device > Pro Tools Aggregate I/O

The result should be AudioFinder and Pro Tools both using the same hardware.

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AudioFinder + SoundCloud

October 12th, 2010

Sharing your samples just got easier from SoundCloud on Vimeo.

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Not seeing files?

March 4th, 2010

Try these settings:

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AudioFinder normally attempts to hide files that don’t appear to be sounds. Sometimes the settings are too high and it hides everything.

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Sample Tool Working With Slices

October 9th, 2009

Use the Tab key to move forward through slices and the Shift-Tab key to move backward. This makes it easy to preview a slice one at a time.

Other useful commands:

When there are Slices and the Selection Tool is enabled:
Command-Click select slice region
Command-Control-Click – silence slice region
Command-Shift-Click – reverse slice region

When there are Measure visible and the Selection Tool is enabled:
Option-Click select measure section
Option-Control-Click – silence measure section
Option-Shift-Click – reverse measure section

When there is a selection.
Option-Click within a selection to Fade-out
Command-Option-Click within a selection to Fade-in

Hold the Control Key down when starting a drag from the selection and a new cropped file will be created.

Shift-Click to extend a selection.

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What does AudioFinder install?

October 5th, 2009

The only installed item is /Applications/AudioFinder (version number)

Then when it runs:

It writes a preference file to: ~/Library/Preferences/com.icedaudio.audiofinder.plist

and it writes cache files to:

it saves all user customization/config files to:
~/Library/Application Support/AudioFinder

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