Miniminer for Mac 10.4+
'Miniminer' ($199US) is a value packed light search only version of the V4 platform that allows a user to read multiple types of metadata, displays the advanced fields and pictures of the V4 platform and allows a user access to the many search features found in its bigger brothers. It allows you to drag and drop sound files in or out of the system to any application that supports this functionality. It supports two preset databases - one optimized for music and one optimized for sound effects. Miniminer is a great addition to any small production suite and can be upgraded to any other V4 product for simply the difference in price. Authorization is by ILOK only for this product. Use simple drag and drop to get a file out to any supported application.
For those interested in this category product, please also look at Soundminer's new HD line of inexpensive asset managers. See the Product Tour. HD Basic is now $199 as well and packed with even more features...
Miniminer is a read-only interface with all of the advanced search features found in Soundminer's Standard v4 Edition. It is designed for Apple Macintosh operating systems 10.4 or higher. Each license is for a single concurrent station only. Multiple concurrent users would require multiple licenses. The software can be copied to any computer but only launched with the required ILOK USB keys attached.
Take a tour of Miniminer (4.1) - click here
V4/V4pro - General Questions
How do I get my audio files to get all the extra metadata I see on the Soundminer website?
You have three basic methods: A) You can rip your sound effect audio CDs using Soundminer Ripper or B)You can receive prepared enriched files directly from the manufacturer. C)If you have v4/v4pro you can embed your own metadata, import text or import your Itunes library.*Miniminer cannot embed or modify metadata and cannot import text. HD Basic and HD plus offer more metadata options.
I have a competing product and want to switch to Soundminer....can it read my files?
Some competing asset managers embed data and if the data is in the OSX finder comment, sound designer II resource, broadcast wave BEXT chunk or the mp3 id tag containers, then Soundminer can read it in.
What are the differences between Miniminer, v4 and v4pro?
See the FAQ section for a feature comparison chart. Miniminer does not allow for metadata editing(read only). Those looking to enrich metadata should consider higher end versions.
For those interested in this category product, please also look at Soundminer's new HD line of inexpensive asset managers. See the Product Tour
Can I get a demo?
click here Request a 30 day demo(must have an ilok account).
I have Miniminer, can I upgrade to HD or v4?
Sure, a miniminer user can move to HD for $50, HDplus for $250 and any v4 product for the difference in price.
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