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Sound Grinder for Mac

Audio conversion utility, many formats supported.

$39.00
In English
Version 4.0.3
2.2
Based on 5 user rates

Sound Grinder overview

Sound Grinder is an audio conversion utility providing comprehensive features and built to process files in a fast, efficient and rock solid manner. In addition to Universal Binary support, running 100% native on both PPC and Intel microprocessors, version 3.x includes several new features including: "Droplets" for simple drag and drop conversion, support for Quicktime Components such as Flip4Mac Windows Media component, enhanced metadata editing, and more.

Sound Grinder now includes a new workflow option called Droplets, which provides a simpler way of converting audio files. Choose your conversion settings, and save the Droplet to any location. When you drag any file(s)/folder(s) to the saved Droplet icon, Sound Grinder will process those files instantly using your specified settings. This provides users an effective way to create valuable workflows for current projects, or recall settings from past projects.

Sound Grinder 3.x also provides support for additional types of metadata for additional types of files, including reading and writing the full suite of ID3 tags in AIFF, WAVE and MP3 files. Sound Grinder features conversion support for the most popular audio formats including: Sound Designer 2, WAV/BWAV, AU, AIFF, OGG/Vorbis, MP3 (LAME codec), Quicktime and others. Users can convert files right within the OS X Finder by using Rapid Convert, our contextual menu and OS X Dock conversion tool. Other features include support for pull-up/pull-down sample rates, folder hierarchy recreation, and 31 character naming compatibility.

  • Universal Binary for 100% native Intel and PowerPC support.
  • Sophisticated processing engine for speed and stability.
  • Droplets, providing quick drag-n-drop access to file conversion.
  • Customizable list view.
  • Multiple error logging levels.
  • Comprehensive conversion engine.
  • Metadata batch-processing.
  • Full interleaved/split-stereo handling.
  • "Retain Folder Structure" option.
  • Naming options for Pro Tools compatibility with split audio files.
  • Support for Pro Tools file comments and timecode stamps.
  • Support for Finder/Spotlight comments.
  • Support for reading assets supported by Quicktime.
  • Support for ID3 tags, Vorbis Comments, FLAC Comments, and Quicktime User Data.
  • All metadata viewable in the List view.
  • Comprehensive metadata editing for export.

What’s new in version 4.0.3

Version 4.0.3:
  • Corrected issues where Droplets may not be saved correctly.
  • Enhanced stereo to mono conversion quality.
  • Includes additional enhancements for improved performance and stability.
  • This version contains several other fixes and enhancements providing greater stability and efficiency.

Sound Grinder for Mac

$39.00
In English
Version 4.0.3
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2.2

(12 Reviews of Sound Grinder)

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  • User Ratings

MetroMrX
MetroMrX
Aug 8 2012
3.4.5
1.0
Aug 8 2012
1.0
Version: 3.4.5
Bummer, just plain unfriendly app to install, interface is outdated, .. . Ignore this expensive converter. There are tons of free alternatives that actually are working.
Douglasking
Douglasking
Sep 9 2008
3.2.6
5.0
Sep 9 2008
5.0
Version: 3.2.6
Our two companies have been using Sound Grinder from Monkey Tools for three years. Sound Grinder has produced outstanding results for us. The SG interface is very clean, intuitive and easy to use yet provides a high level of control over the sound, components and format of final product. Sound Grinder features and performance compare favorably with several professional studio applications costing many times more. The learning curve is quick and results are immediate out of the box. Monkey Tools provides prompt, reliable and informed support for its product. We use 12 software applications for mastering music albums and the assistance we received from Monkey Tools is better than our experience with any other software company that we have dealt with. We enthusiastically recommend Monkey Tools and Sound Grinder to anyone in the business of making music. Do yourself a favor and try this product. You will not be disappointed. - The Madison Group - Mindworm Records
ganomia
ganomia
May 31 2007
3.0
0.0
May 31 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0
Oh dear, For FREE, you can get XLD-(X Lossless Decoder) which will in and of itself convert(with no intermediary files) all sorts of sound formats. It's the best option we have on the Mac right now. Go get it.
Ozarkmtn
Ozarkmtn
Apr 18 2007
2.5.7
0.0
Apr 18 2007
0.0
Version: 2.5.7
Still not a UB application. I contacted the developer of this application well over 9 months ago and as recently as within the past 2 months. Both times they assured me that the UB version was right around the corner. Now we have 2.5.7 and still no UB version.
Jobby
Jobby
Jun 4 2006
2.5.3
0.0
Jun 4 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5.3
Installing LAME separately is a pain. Other apps bundle it quite happily - why can't Sound Grinder? (And could we have an option to select --alt-preset-standard and --alt-preset-extreme, please? All my other MP3s are ripped at --alt-preset-extreme, and it would be nice to have the same for Sound Grinder-generated files as well...)
MetroMrX
MetroMrX
Aug 8 2012
1.0
Aug 8 2012
1.0
Version: null
abn0rmal-pdx
abn0rmal-pdx
May 19 2012
1.0
May 19 2012
1.0
Version: null
Douglasking
Douglasking
Sep 9 2008
5.0
Sep 9 2008
5.0
Version: null
New-User
New-User
May 2 2006
3.0
May 2 2006
3.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Aug 7 2005
1.0
Aug 7 2005
1.0
Version: null