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Backline is our new utility for Mac OS X. Think of it as Cocktail or OnyX for audio geeks. What does it do? Audio File First Aid: repair malformed audio files Effect Manager: manages Audio Units and VST plug-ins including SmartGroups Effect Update: Effect Manager integrates with our forthcoming online plug-in database and tells you when updates to your plug-ins have posted (think MacUpdate + software update for plug-ins) Effect Audition: load any Audio Units or VST effect and see how it sounds using our built-in sound files or your own MIDI Tools: MIDI Monitor, MIDI Clock, MIDI Timecode Generator DDP Player: Load a DDP 2.0 set, browse its metadata, listen to the tracks, and burn to CD Reset Audio System: Reset CoreAudio server (coreaudiod), clear the Audio Components Cache, Stop CoreMIDI server Audiofile Engineering Tools: back up/restore all of your Audiofile settings such as keyboard shortcuts, reset preferences, reset effect caches, uninstall Audiofile-specific tools are free. The rest of the tools (MIDI, Audio File First Aid, Effect Manager, Effect Audition) will require a license key ($29). DDP Player will require its own, separate paid license ($59). Both paid modes can be purchased and used independently.
Please check it out and let us know what you think!
We have a whole bunch of other tools we'll be adding in future updates (virtual instrument audition, RTAS & TDM support in Effect Manager, CD-TEXT validator and more).