Soundminer V5 Pro - Preview
- Soundminer releases Soundminer V5 Pro. Soundminer V5 Pro is fully 64-bit compatible now and comes with a new sampler as well as a host of other new features.
- Reason enough to take a closer look at version 5.
Author: Guido Helbling, Avosound - Last updated June 18th, 2019
Soundminer has released the final version for Soundminer V5 Pro. To comply with the requirements of current operating systems, Soundminer V5 Pro is now fully 64-bit compatible. This required a lot of changes under the hood of Soundminer V5 Pro, most of which will not be immediately evident to regular users.
Below you can find an overview of the new Soundminer V5 Pro features. If you already are a Soundminer User and want to upgrade, let's go to the upgrade page!
Under the hood, Soundminer V5 Pro is now fully compatible with 64-bit technology, which will make your cutting-edge operating system happy (and stop it from reminding you to upgrade your software).
In addition, Soundminer V5 Pro contains new technologies that make Soundminer's source text cross-platform compatible. This is of particular interest to Windows users, because features and functions no longer need to be built twice. While the future direction of this is still unknown, it is definitely good news for Windows users.
When you open the new version of Soundminer V5 Pro, you will notice right away that all sounds and databases are no longer there. Soundminer V5 Pro uses a new, faster and more robust database in the background. For this reason, database tables from previous versions of Soundminer V5 Pro cannot be transferred and must be set up again. An import tool that works with previous versions is currently in development; it is, however, not yet implemented with the beta version.
So if you have been using databases extensively in Soundminer V5 Pro, you will have no other option than to set up your databases again and re-import your sounds. While this might sound tedious at first, it is also a good opportunity to do assess all your stored files and do a 'spring clean'. You will finally get a chance to create a more orderly database structure by throwing out all the old, dusty and outdated databases.
At the time of this writing, it is still unclear if existing databases from V4 will be able to be imported into V5. Please check this space regularly for news and updates.
When you are happy with your new sound creations, you can use the Radium sampler's record button to save your new sounds as audio files. These files are just regular audio files that can be tagged with metadata and imported into your projects.
With Soundminer V5 Pro it is possible to include Audio Unit Plugins. This will appeal to those who use this format in editing software other than AVID. Now possible with Soundminer V5 Pro!
If you like to check the new features from Soundminer V5 Pro, send us an email with your iLok ID and we provide you a demo for 30 days. If you already are a Soundminer User, check now the upgrade options for Soundminer V5 Pro!
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