Backline free download for Mac

Backline for Mac1.1.0

01 July 2011

Multipurpose utility for audio geeks.

What is Backline for Mac

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).

What's new in Backline

Version 1.1.0:

WARNING: Backline 1.1.0 is Intel-only. DO NOT install this update if you have a PowerPC-based Mac!

  • Added feature
  • Improved/changed feature
  • Bug fixed
  • Remaining bugs and missing features
  • added Tools > Effect Licenses for Spectre Level and Leq license entry
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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