Minnetonka Audio’s AudioTools AWE Gets Major Update

On display in stand #2212 at the 124th Audio Engineering Society convention in Amsterdam, Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. (MASI) announces the latest version of AudioTools AWE v1.4 that includes new key audio formats for conversion and many new feature enhancements.

Building on the successful release of AudioTools AWE 1.3 by adding MP3 and SD II support, 1.4 will add the following file formats and feature enhancements:

  • .AU file support, reading and writing PCM, uLaw, and aLaw AU files that produce 8-bit encoded data.
  • W64 file support.
  • Intelligent file handling on Folder Drop. Stereo or surround sets of discreet mono files in the same folder that follow AWE channel identification filenames automatically create Channel Groups. 
  • Optimized parsing of MP3 files for playback. A metadata file is generated for each MP3 file selected for playback.

“AWE’s use is growing in several directions with the introduction of our Master Bundle and our surround sound options, but these specific critical file formats were requested by our user base and we delivered,” says John Schur, President of MASI.

AudioTools AWE, the automated audio workflow engine for editing, format conversion, encoding, plug-in processing and processing through external I/O devices, can process thousands of files in a single job. Processing chains can be auditioned and saved as templates. Hot Folders automatically apply a complete processing workflow to any files placed in them. Hot Folders and advanced job management fea­tures include a Job Queue that manages any number of sequential jobs, robust failure recov­ery, and job logs.