- The shift-command-R for Power Rename does not work (nothing happens).
- AudioCortext does not have a way to close its window other than right-clicking on it in the dock and choosing quit.
- Sorting by one of the columns (size, time, bits, etc) does not persist if the folder content changes (i.e. you make a reversed or normalized version of a file as a copy).
- wavtags exist and are built-in metadata in wav files: here’s how the 1010 Blackbox uses them, for example. Why doesn’t AudioFinder write to metadata internal to the file so that root key, BPM, and such are portable?
- Similarly, reading metadata already in the file would be nice or at least parsing it from the filename: i.e. if I have a file named
bassloop_120_Fm.aifit would be very handy if AudioFinder would know that it is a bass loop in Fm at 120 BPM. It does read Acid Wave metadata but that metadata is strangely frozen in there and unable to be transferred to AudioFinder’s internal metadata system.
- Back to Power Rename: the killer feature for me would be to create a whole folder/filename structure out of what AudioFinder knows about a file. To be able to build a folder path and filename out of metadata tags – like you’d be able to with nearly every media library/player – and then batch rename things is, like, everything I want out of life. Nuke the original filename, I don’t care. Let me push a button and rename hundreds of files like
loop/$TYPE/$BPM/$KEY-001.wavand I’m sending everyone in development a fruit basket.
AudioFinder is close to being the best sample manager I have found. I’d say it’s currently the best for loops due to its ability to edit individual bars + beats and tap the BPM (surprisingly few sample managers have tap tempo!). It could be the best for harmonic samples – especially multisamples – if it could read and write things like root note into the file. (It can rename on that criterion now: so close!)
Thanks for all your hard work.