Monkey Tools Announces Sound Grinder Pro 1.1

November 6, 2008 in Music and Recording (E)

[] Snohomish, WA - Monkey Tools is pleased to announce Sound Grinder Pro 1.1, which offers a powerful set of new tools for audio asset editing and processing all in a single intuitive application. Sound Grinder Pro 1.1 adds several new features and enhancements including Portion Control.

Portion Control provides the means to export specified portions of your audio assets using a custom location and duration. Fades can also be applied with a defined fade type and duration. All of these settings can be saved as a droplet. With a simple drag-and-drop, a user can create an entire demo library complete with fades while keeping the original folder hierarchy.

"This feature is an answer to the production communities desire for a fast and solid solution in preparing online demo's for today's music market", says Drayson Nowlan of Monkey Tools. "In use, one can save countless hours in production time by extracting regions or creating demo files with a simple drag-n-drop". Portion Control also provides region and loop extraction, and the ability to auto-region assets prior to exporting.

Version 1.1 also includes support for MPEG 4 audio files, a new volume fader with mute, new plug-ins including Trim and Insert Silence, and custom settings for controlling how tails are handled when processing with plug-ins. Users will also benefit from the new ID3 artwork editor/viewer providing the ability to view and change ID3 attached artwork. Many performance enhancements and bug fixes are also included in this new version.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.3 or greater
* OS X 10.3.8 or greater required for Apple Lossless
* OS X 10.5 or greater required for AAC Low Delay
* 800 x 600 screen resolution

A demo providing a complete overview of these and other new features is available for download on the Monkey Tools website.

Pricing and Updates:
Sound Grinder Pro 1.1 is immediately available for purchase from our online store for $299 (USD), and is a free upgrade to licensed users of Sound Grinder 1.0 and greater. Qualifying Sound Grinder users can upgrade to Sound Grinder Pro at a discount by clicking the Upgrade button on the Sound Grinder Pro splash screen.

Since 2003, Monkey Tools, LLC has provided audio professionals and hobbyists alike with time saving software utilities for managing, editing and processing audio assets. Monkey Tools, Sound Grinder Pro, and Portion Control are trademarks of Monkey Tools, LLC. Other products mentioned may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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