updated 05:25 pm EDT, Fri May 14, 2010
Update handles assets without requiring import
Monkey Tools has released an update to its audio database software, Library Tools 4.0. The software manages audio files with smart set organization, sorts with complex capabilities such as Boolean searches, and can process audio files and send them to other applications. It also allows users to view embedded metadata.
Version 4.0 adds iTunes database importing, with instant organization and sorting. It also uses a more efficient database structure to provide faster launch and search times. The update can remove missing files or other library assets without importing them first. New commands -- Soundminer to file and iTunes Library to file -- provide metadata mappings and improve the LAME Codec user interface.
Library Tools 4.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4, with v10.5 or higher required for AAC Low Delay support. It is on sale this month for $100, defaulting next month to $130, a $70 savings over the last version.