For Immediate Release
September 9 1999
Creating MP3’s gets easier with Award Winning BarbaBatch 3.0
The acknowledged industry leader in batch audio processing, BarbaBatch,
just got even better with the release of Version 3.
BarbaBatch 3.0 adds support for Real Audio G2, MP3 and QuickTime 4.0
(including QDesign2.0). Created by Netherlands based Audio Ease and
distributed by Escondido, California based MacSourcery, BarbaBatch 3.0 now
allows fast conversion of Music to the popular MP3 format, with the assured
audio quality of a $99 plugin – from the Fraunhofer Institute – the team
that invented MP3.
Designed for fast high quality conversions of digital audio for use in
internet, multimedia and professional production, BarbaBatch 3.0 is set to
revolutionize Internet Audio downloads.
MacSourcery President John Pattenden, says BarbaBatch 3.0 will set new
industry standards in fast, high quality conversions of digital audio for
use in Internet, multimedia and professional production applications.
“MP3 is taking off as more people seek high quality music on-line,” Mr.
“And BarbaBatch is the ideal MP3 creation tool, maintaining sound quality
and integrity from the desktop to the Internet. Additionally with
BarbaBatch 3.0 adding support for QuickTime 4.0 (including QDesign 2.0),
Real Audio G2 and MP3 files, BarbaBatch is now the one tool that creates
all the most popular Internet audio formats.”
BarbaBatch is a professional quality audio conversion tool, and can convert
thousands of sound files in a single batch. Capabilities include file
format conversions between 30+ file types, dynamics processing, compression
and gating, sample-rate conversion and word-length reduction. BarbaBatch is
also AppleScriptable and can convert Audio CD Tracks directly from a CD-ROM
drive. All conversions maintain the highest possible fidelity.
BarbaBatch is particularly useful for the desktop musician or producer who
works with large numbers of audio files and needs a single step to convert
them to a number of different formats. Version 3.0 can process audio
content stored in virtually any format including CD audio, QuickTime, Real
Audio, MPEG, Sound Designer, AIFF, AIFCIMA, WAVE, NeXT/SUN and VOX.
BarbaBatch can create “snippets” of input tracks, add a fadein and fadeout,
extract sound designer regions and join separate audio files together.
BarbaBatch has been used to create audio for some of the worlds most
popular computer games, CD music web sites and voice mail systems.
Described by MacWorld Magazine as, ‘the best conversion tool money can
buy’, BarbaBatch was honored at this year’s Eddy Awards and also won an
Electronic Musician Magazine Editor’s Choice Award and a New Media Magazine
A demo version of BarbaBatch 3.0 is available from MacSourcery at:
BarbaBatch 3.0 is priced at $395, upgrades from version 2.4 and higher are
free; upgrades from earlier versions are $99 and are available from
MacSourcery or Audio Ease.
Founded in 1992, MacSourcery produces and distributes high quality products
for Internet and multimedia professionals.
MacSourcery has customers in more than 30 countries and provides products
to Fortune 500 companies including: Walt Disney, Sony, Columbia Pictures,
Levi’s and PepsiCo.
Founded in 1993 Audio Ease is dedicated to producing high quality digital
audio tools and recently shipped there Rocket Science bundle.