BaseHead Mac Download links

Below are links to full installers of latest  versions for macOS

Registered Users ReadMe:
Each new Perpetual license gets a Support Plan with 12 Months of free updates included.
Always make sure your it’s still is active before installing a new version and that the renewal date is later than the build date.
If not, you’ll need to renew your Extend your Support Plan OR download and use an earlier version of BaseHead that was created before your plan expired.  8)


Current Version:
Build Date June 26th, 2020
(macOS 10.10 – 10.15)

Attention CmStick Users!:  this version does NOT include a CodeMeter CmStick version cuz of a new problem that just arose.  So if you are a user of these sticks you will need to skip this version unfortunately .  Use the 2020.6.35 BETA instead that can be found on the forums.


Build Date May 22nd, 2020
(macOS 10.10 – 10.15)

  macOS 10.15 Catalina users READ!
These above versions are Code Signed but NOT Notarized. So if you get an error when trying to launch the installer or BaseHead simply right click it and choose ‘Open’ from the context menu.  This only has to be done the first time running this installer and application per system.


Older Versions are Below….

IMPORTANT!!  If you are downgrading cuz maybe you installed the above version and just realized your Support Plan is expired, make sure to physically delete the newer version of BaseHead from your ‘Applications’ folder  before running the below installer otherwise it will not over-write it.

Build Date March 26th, 2020
(macOS 10.10 – 10.15)

macOS 10.15 Catalina users READ!
This version is codesigned but NOT Notarized. So if you get an error when trying to launch the installer or BaseHead simply right click it and choose ‘Open’ from the context menu.  This only has to be done the first time running this installer and application per system.

Build Date: January 20th, 2020 
(macOS 10.10 – 10.15)
(with Catalina Support & Notarized)

Build Date: January 7th, 2020 
(macOS 10.10 – 10.15) (Notarized)

Build Date: November 21st, 2019 
(macOS 10.10 – 10.15)

Build Date: September 27th, 2019 
(macOS 10.10-10.14)

Build Date: September 9th, 2019 
(macOS 10.10-10.14)

Build Date: August 11th, 2019 
(macOS 10.10-10.14)

Build Date: July 31st, 2019 
(macOS 10.10-10.14)

Build Date: July 27th, 2019 
(macOS 10.10-10.14)

Build Date: July 22nd, 2019 (first 5.2 Release Canidate) 
(macOS 10.10-10.14)

Build Date: May 8th 2019
(macOS 10.8-10.14)

Build Date: March 5th 2019
(macOS 10.8-10.14)

Build Date: February 18th 2019
(macOS 10.8-10.14)

Build Date: February 14th 2019
(macOS 10.8-10.14)

Build Date: January 19th 2019
(macOS 10.8-10.14)

Support Plan Expired?
If you want the latest features and bug fixes,
click the below button to go to the Store item to extend it.

Changes O' Plenty!

Click the version below to see detailed changes done for each of the above and to see why having a active Support Plan is ideal  😉

2020.6.37 (50+ Changes!)

A Gang of Changes!


  • ReWire: fixed double play issue
  • ReWire: massive improvements done with the transport.
  • ReWire: fixed issue that it was still triggering audio with arrow up/down keys even though auto-play was set to OFF
  • ReWire: auto-stops playback when editing and switching pages.
  • Details Panel:  doesn’t show “Values Updated…” sheet for small number count now. 
  • Source Nexus: the button on the Results Page  is no longer hidden if not installed to let users know there is a much more modern and solid way to route audio into their DAW that crusty ass and dated ReWire. Haha  It’s not free but it’s so worth it AND we always have coupon codes to get a little discount.  8)
  • CPM: version C image crash fixed
  • Fixed “rename checkbox” error for renamer
  • Fixed pitchSlider control not visually resetting when playback speed would reset
  • CloudPacks: Encrypted packs no longer remove records with functions like “Remove Offline Media” and “Show Offline Media”
  • CloudPacks:  can multi-select and transfer them now. 8)  Yay!
  • Fixed issue that small files, usually at HTTP [paths], were written corrupted by the new  FMT chunk for files that are less than 3 channels wide.
  • CloudPacks:  can Command+Click them in the PeekTree to highlight them yellow and do focused searches now the same as ‘Groups’ and ‘Imports’
  • CloudPacks: Added ‘CPM’ button to PeekTree for quicker access to this new beast
  • Removed legacy aXML Injector Indexes code since these should have been converted to the new Marker System by now
  • Reverse Playback “Q” allowed now with CloudPack/HTTP files that are still buffering.
  • CloudPacks: can multi-select and Transfer them now. (BETA)
  • Sparkle Framework removed from the project since not needed anymore with the new Support Plan licensing style.
  • CloudPacks: “Refresh CloudPack Database” working now in the PeekTree
  • CloudPacks/HTTP: removed limitations that wouldn’t allow mix and matching non-HTTP with HTTP files during transfer now.
  • CPM/CloudPacks:  Degrader Mode fixes done
  • Taglist: fixed issue that won’t auto-play first record clicked on it
  • CloudPacks/HTTP:  Clears WF on start of transfer if mult-select really quick that used to show progress
  • CloudPacks/HTTP: fixed buffer hiccup at the start of playback
  • Spot To Track: fixed issue with RFWP is on and sample rates do not match between source and destinations that the wrong region was being spotted.
  • CPM: Setup for multiple users on the same macOS login now.  FYI: you we need to re-login since we changed the folder structures around
  • CPM: “Add the New Database” option stored/recalled better now
  • CPM: fixed UI issue that too easy to press the ‘Pay’ button when switch Credit Cards on file
  • RFWP disabled for HTTP files now since impossible
  • CPM: ‘Release’ button improvements done
  • CPM: We changed database formats so you will need to delete this folder to get it to launch ~/Application Support/BaseHead/CPM/
  • Collection: fix done again for slow folder renaming issue that got reverted by another coder.  DOH!
  • aXML Chunk crash fixed
  • Markers: many improvements and fixes done
  • Massive under the hood changes regarding RFWP regarding Multi-selected records and now has the ability to Mix and Match with HTTP and non-HTTP files.
  • Shift+X fixes done for Xfering checked item in Taglist to Bin/Pool
  • Nuendo/Cubase: improved Privacy Consent checking for 10.15
  • CloudPacks/HTTP:  now muli-selected records that already have 100% buffered files will transfer from the temp folder instead of re-downloading them, improving transfer speeds in this case drastically!  😉
  • Change Mix Matrix back to static number to fix channel reorder issue that was happening on multichannel files.  Shout if having distortion issues on audio devices with  greater than 24 channels like the Apollo.
  •  Split Files: Can S, T and X Split files with RFWP ON now
  • RFWP now checked on a per file basis
  • macOS Privacy Consent: support added for non-current versionDAW’s.
  • Collections: folder renaming slowdown fixed again
  • PPro: fixed a few errors
  • DnD Bar: improvements with mix and match HTTP/Local and RFWP
  • Collections: CloudPack/HTTP files can now C, S, X and T
  • CloudPack/HTTP files: W and O prevented since not possible
  • New Option: “Disable CloudPack Caching” in the Advanced section of the Options Page.  when ON…streaming CloudPack & HTTP files will NO longer write temp WAV files to the local directory ~Application Support/BaseHead/Cloud    This option is recommended to always be OFF for better performance (unless you are low on disk space)  FYI: WAV cache files are cleaned up everytime the application closes or launches.
  • CPM: Moving Library fixes done
  • Collections: Improved Multi-Drag of HTTP files into it.
  • Collections: Folder delete issue fixed.  Unfortunately the two or so users with slow folder renaming will see this issue again, but we have to go with the majority till we have a better fix then the last one.

A heafty changelist with this first offcial release of 2020.
The exciting news about this version if the new Batch Renamer for Ultra users that is now here by popular demand!
FYI: the CPM is not in this version since still in BETA at the time of this release.

All changes are…

  • 10 Channel Split playback now for 3 different naming conventions now with the audio engine expanded for these also.

  • Split Playback of of Field recorder A Channel files now.

  • Split Playback of _01, _02, _03 etc… named files up to 10 channels now.

  • “R” [description] editing: simplified success message

  • Recorder Files: 6 channel split payback added for A channel files A1-A6.  This is just a start though. More coming once we extend the split playback engine to 10 channels and also we will be hard reading the iXML.  This is just a loose name match right

  • Fix: no local create_wfCache folder for offline local files
  • Details Panel Metadata Editing:  Updating Values Progress bar fixed
  • CPM: bundles with multiple version show the correct art and [library] when Viewed in BH
  • CPM: shows art in BaseHead for “Play Preview” also now
  • pitchSlider/pitchFX and speedSlider values recalled after Sum2mono function.
  • CloudPacks:  no longer auto-plays when this option is off and the Results List clicked with the mouse.
  • Marker Panel: fixed dark blue text that was seen on some systems
  • CloudPacks: Hover ToolTips added showing info of the CP in the PeekTree
  • CloudPacks: Right click menu added for common functions in the PeekTree
  • Batch Renamer: more improvements 
  • Markers: setting Sync Point is done with Command+Click now
  • Markers: Ctrl+Click on the waveform will not move the playhead there to make it easier to set markers
  • Markers:  Ctrl+Shift+Click on the WF will create a single Cue Marker now
  • CloudPacks: fixed issue that already played/downloaded CP’s wouldn’t play if clicked with the mouse
  • CPM: shows Library cover art now when both doing “View in BaseHead” and playing purchased CP’s
  • Browser Page: unlocked for Lite users now. 
  • Spit Playback:  fix done for 5.0 split files with .L .R .C .Ls .Rs naming convention regarding playback and transfer.
  • Spit Playback:  Quad file changes and improvements for all naming conventions
    MixMatrix internal cleanup and optimized due to above to note
  • Split Playback: downmix improvements done
    Fixed: 32 bit mono files causing issues if they have left over FMT junk data in them that shouldn’t be in mono files
  • Option Page: “Fold Down Field Recorders” option added to turn off auto-detections
  • QAP: “Fold” button added to Downmix to Stereo for monitoring only.  This option does NOT transfer this way unlike the “Stereo” button.
  • Split Playback Waveforms: increased compatibility cross-platform
  • TextFile Import: removed fields that could be troublesome and shouldn’t be tampered with.
  • Database Menu: removed many legacy Hide/Show Record menu items that were replaced by ‘Groups’ years ago.
  • Start Screen: added as a TAB now plus other improvements 
  • Online Page: removed to prepare for the new CPM!
  • Trial Mode: switched to new GUID for 2020 so everyone gets a fresh 14 days to match
    Rename Panel: Transfer section gets a few improvements including user selectable separators and a Live Preview of the output file
  • Pro Tools: We removed the limitation of having “Create Unique Filenames” ON
  • Pro Tools: ‘No Alias Created’ error improvements done, but we have to replace a library I think to make this go away 100%
    Many file naming fixes done
  • Transfer: improved partial file cleanup if the user cancels a transfer midway.
  • Taglist: improved Transport commands for some systems
  • Internal fix done to help prevent the first file after launch from transferring wrong.
  • WF Drawing Error 15 fixed
  • Marker Panel: Auto-Write markers checkbox moved here so people don’t miss it  😉
  • Collections: optimized code for  .lib file writing to
  • Pro Tools: FMT chunk fix done for multichannel files with speaker order baked inside
  • ReWire:  Transport improvements done
  • DetectSplit() playback improvements done with numbered extension files that match to iXML nodes now.
  • Options Page: “Loose Match Split Detection”  when ON matches numbered extension Split files to name and rough length instead of the to iXML metadata for files that might be missing this info 
  • Audio Engine: changed back to old way Mix Matrix is created to fix distortion issues with audio devices with over 30 outputs
  • WaveEditor2: fixed broken binding that was hiding this by default in a few places.
  • Fixed “Q” reverse playback caused by new AutoFree code that has been removed now.
  • Batch Renamer:  The long awaited Batch Renamer is now in BETA on mac.  NOTE: all editions can use this in the BETA state.  For the Release version this super powerful feature will be Ultra exclusive.
  • New Program icon
5.2.29 - 5.2.41


1. Pro Tools: max region length changed from 255 to 248 characters

2. Pro Tools: fixed bug that has changing Transfer Path on launch even with “Follow Session Folder” and “Auto-Switching Paths” off on some systems.

3. Pro Tools: other FSF and ASP paths improvements done.

4. More improvements and fixes for Catalinas insane security changes!

5. Nuendo/Cubase: “S” and “X” working now in 10.15 Catalina and needs to be installed with the full installer now also.

6. REAPER: RPI plugin improvement and a chooice to install now with thje full installer.

7. PeekTree: Deleting of some items had issues. Fixed now!

8. Option+Drag from the Taglist code made more solid and now longer snaps back on some systems after dropping it.

9. Improve Trial Mode Checking and code improvements

10. Sets Trial Days on Start Screen better after a demo extension cuz on the main thread now.

11. Improvements with Split Channel drawing when the channels change width

12. Nuendo/Cubase and REAPER deep integration plugins are now installed with the full installer cuz 10.15 broke inter-app installations amongst 40 other things.  8(

13. Options Page: the “Install” button is now just a “check” to see if your plugin is current now. 

14. Pro Tools: Faster and more solid Active Project and Transfer Path switching.

15. Premiere Pro: fixed HTTP server crash when deselecting PPro as the Target Application

16. Shift+X function improvements done

17. Added Keycommand (Shift+S) to be able to Spot checked items on the Taglist without the need to look at the Taglist first.  NOTE: this used to be assigned to Shuffle ON/OFF but this is more important by far.

18. Split File Playback: fixed channel 2 that died in last few beta

19. Split File Transferring to Interleaved Writing: now writes up to 10 channel files now now.

20. Nuendo/Cubase: able to spot unicode characters now.  Ex. the copyright symbol Chinese, Korean and Japanese all retain the characters now.

21. Nuendo/Cubase: unicode support added for Active Project paths for “Follow Session Folder” and “Auto-switching Paths” to support Asian languages.

22. Nuendo/Cubase: fixed overlapping Spot in Line issue.



1. Pro Tools: secret surround channel order copied to newly created files now. This one is a long time coming! 😉

2. Chunk Panel: FMT chunk added to it for Extended Channel order ON/OFF ability

3. GetUniqueName change done in code that it’s no longer skipped if pitch slider is engaged

4. Fixed VST preset error on quit.

5. Many other smaller thangs



1. Pro Tools: fixed issue that ‘Active Project’ label not updating correctly in 10.15

2. REAPER: fixed “S” and “X” not working under 10.15. We had to fully change the communication protocol to work under Catalina
IMPORTANT! You will need to replace the old RPI by pressing the ‘install’ button from the Option Page when REAPER is selected.

3. Yellow Range: fixed graphic slowdown when dragging from inside Yellow Range

4. Fixed problem when Demo Days ended and program just quits if no valid license was found.



This version fixes lots of communication between BH and other applications that Apple broke with 10.15 with Pro Tools, Logic and Adobe PPro.
Nuendo, Cubase and REAPER are still broken using “S” and “X”. We are talking them not how to resolve it. Drag and Drop is NOT affected for these DAW’s though. 😉

Changes are…..

1. Added BOOL to allow Downgrading for future installers if the Support Plan is expired already. For older version make sure to physically delete BaseHead from the Applications folder to replace it

2. Logic Pro X 10: spotting now working in macOS 10.15

3. Pro Tools: spotting also working with macOS 10.15.
Note: the active project label is not showing the currently project for “Follow Session Folder” and Auto-Switching Paths but it is working

4. Adobe Premiere Pro: The BaseHead Panel is now available in the Adobe Exchange and should be installed via that cuz 10.15 will NOT allow us to install it any other way.

5. Mac Users: See the Catalina statement page in the main News sections for still know issues.

5.2.25 - 5.2.27

1. Correct Message now after after “Cmd+S” when Markers are involved.

2. KillList UI fix done.

3. Auto-Complete: no longer adds entries that are single chars.

4. Details Panel: Dragging image files over Results List no longer causing error.

5. VST: disabled load of last preset on quit cuz causing too many tech support questions caused by this. 8)

6. Results List: fixed issue that you don’t drag a folder to start importing

7. CloudPacks: Zoom in when Downloading improvements done. It show the lo-res WF till downloaded fully and then swaps it feeling more responsive.

8. Rename Panel: new function added to help cross-platform HTTP users. “Replace [folder]+[filename] with [path]”
This function will split the [path] to go to the [folder] and [filename] fields that are used by BaseHead PC. This is most useful for newly created HTTP paths you want to mirror for PC users.


1. Raised tolerance for Split File Matching that was breaking after adding Album arts

2. QAP: 10 channel meters added

3. Sum2Mono region/zoom fix done

4. Ctrl+MouseWheel works now with new two pitchSlider modes also.

5. Stereo Meters: set to RMS also and new drawing style

6. Collections: CleanUp ‘Offline Media’ command improved

7. HTTP: Can multi-select and drag files from the Results List to this Node now

8. Fixed issue with first transients not playing or transferring. Set NORAMPIN Flag ON to fix

9. about 10 other things that I wrote down in in 10.14 but too lazy to boot into to check 😉

10 Fixed re-location pop/snaps that started from #8 fix above

11. Fixed Time Display flicker on next record click

12. a few random pitchSlider issues fixed

13. Browser: Fixed Drag and Drop from Browser List

14. Rename Panel: no longer toggles to Details if hold Command when clicking

15. Removed WF mouseMove code that was triggering non-stop causing instability.

16. other pitchSlider recall fixes done.

17. Reverse “Q” Looping fix done between a range and a zoomed region

18. Spectrum Meters background made Transparent

19. search crashed by SQLite special word ‘distinct’ fixed

20. FLAC tags read now during importing.

21. AAC/M4a tags also read now during importing.

22. Reverse zoom Looping fixed

23. Fixed: Server Addon not showing box when found.

24. Added CodeMeter soft license floating network support. NOTE: this is only for multi-user facilities that can’t hand a single LAN based dongle when using VM’s as license server.

5.2.20 (50+ Changes and Improvements!)

1. Spot Inline fix done for Nuendo/Cubase and Pro Tools

2. Text File Import/Export fixes done for ShortID regarding that “rival” program.

3. Pro Tools: Fix for “Spot Inline” that was piling multiple regions on top of each other caused by new Sync Point spotting feature.

4. CloudPacks: Now available in Lite Edition to prepare for Retails Packs 😉

5. 9 and 10 Interleaved Channel Individual Extraction now possible via the “9” and “0” keys.

6. Since we are staying away from the auto-updater for a while the “Check for Updates” menu item takes you to the website downloads page instead now.

7. Collections: “Show Contents” function now clears all search boxes before displaying results now.

8. Matrix Matrix fix for Split Files

9. Referenced Files add to PeekTree Xfers node also now to prepare for upcoming “Project Mode”

10. iXML track import fix done.

11. Improved CPU Mismatch Window

12. Made zoom sensitivity half as strong if “Disabled Zoom” is enabled.

13. More and more Text File .tsv Import fixes done

14. QAP: Solo’s and Mutes added for channels 9 and 10 and Extract buttons. Meters coming next hence the large whole on this panel now.

15. All sliders can be reset to default but using double click also now.

16. ‘Register Panel‘ menu item added to main menu

17. Drive Re-Mapping fixes done including a fix for the new paste buttons.

18. Lots of little tweaks and color changes.

19. Transport improvements done.

20. Split Channel Extraction improvements done with new style Extraction

21. Mix Matrix fixes done for when channels are extracted.

22. Marker Panel: Prevented changing name of SYNC point cuz not needed.

23. fixed Nuendo/Cubase spotting issue for non-handle regions

24. Field Recorder CrashDown Playback now supports up to 10 channel Interleaved Files.

25. Transfers 9 and 10 channel Interleaved files now also.

26. Region Selection: fixed issue that if try to transfer the same region twice that the 2nd time the start time was set back to 0

27. pitchSlider: Semi Tome mode now balls on accurate when over 12 semi-tones in both directions

28. Pro Tools: Fixed “Spot Inline” issue with multiple files that was dividing the length by the channel count.

29. Text File Import: more wrenches fixed caused by a “rival” program

30. ReWire: runaway transport problem fixed. A few more weeks need to be done though.

31. “Spot InLine” “Spot With Handles” and “RFWP” all have key commands now toggle them ON/OFF. See user manual or Options Menu.

32. More Matrix fixes for Sum2Mono and new Extraction/Solo mode

33. ‘Collections’ & ‘Groups’ can add HTTP source paths to these node now if hold’ ALT’ is HELD down

34. Text File Import: Fix done for “Create New Import” option.

35. Details Panel: Auto-Complete fix done.

36. Text File Import: Extra Logging added to log file

37. RFWP fix done with Solo’d channels

38. Collections: .lib file updated to support HTTP paths and is NOT backwards compatible to older versions of BH. So keep this in mind.

39. Collections: Improvements done with dragging HTTP file to this node

40. Playlist: HTTP files are added now post streaming download.

41. PPro: fixed HTTP connection issue with Premiere Pro regarding “Follow Session Folder” It should switch faster now.

42. Special SQLite characters _ (underscore) and % (percent) handled now.

43. Browser Page: Fixed array error caused from Multi-select and “C”

44. Details Panel: ‘Group’ height set back to one row

45. “F3” key command closes an open F3 panel if open already

46. Destructive Editing crash fixed

47. Collections: ‘Remove Offline Media’ works correctly with HTTP files now48. License Request updated to 10.10 or higher now with support for 10.14 UI49. Sum2Mono region fix done.

48. License Request updated to 10.10 or higher now with support for 10.14 UI49. Sum2Mono region fix done.

49. Sum2Mono region fix done.


1. More Channel Extraction fixes for new instantaneous extract mode

2. WF turns purple again when reversed.

3. Split Files: Dmix buttons work also with newly created Interleaved files.

4. PPro: switch ZXP file to same one PC uses for consistency.

5. Fix for Unsupported SD2 files from upgraded 4.x DB crashing BH cuz was trying to draw them accidentally from one of the last updates.

6. PeekTree: fixed pitchSlider issue

7. A Gang of other under the hood changes.

8. Details Panel: Fixed Spacebar focus issue with regards to the Details Panel

9. Browse Arrows: fixed crash when the database wasn’t loaded yet.

10. Text File Import/Export fixes done regarding that “rival” program

11. Search fix done for _ and % characters

12. VST Blacklist: fix done for Add/Remove items manually

13. PPRo: “S” fix done for regions without handles

5.2.14 - 5.2.12

Combo update!


1. “Check For Updates…” menuItem disabled if Support Plan is expired now

2. New Channel Extraction: more minor fixes done for the new fast mode.

3. Fixed crash caused by ancient ass SD2 files

4. VST Picker compatibility fix done that caused us to pull down build 13. #13 is never that lucky 😉



1. More Channel Extraction fixes done for the new instantaneous mode

2. Performance Recordings: Auto-Shows Playlist node AND as Expanded after Recording stops

3. VST: fix for disappearing presets on some rigs.

4. VST: preset loading improvements done

5. Drive Re-Mapping: Added easy Paste buttons for the last selected file int the Results List to make it easier to grab the From Paths.

6. Drive Re-Mapping: ‘Commit’ section has option to apply to [folder] path for PC’s using the same database now

7. Many many under the hood changes

8. Auto-Updates shut off until we check Support Plan code a bit better

9. Database Encryption code added



1. ‘Register Panel’ menu item added main BH menu also.

2a. VST Processing: A complete over-haul for VST processing was just done. No longer does it create a temp mixer and load the and unload the DSP. Instead it processes from the currently loaded mixerVST. Should make things faster, use less CPU and stability should be vastly improved! I tossed 10 pages of old code in the trash and replaced with one new streamlined method. 😉
Let us know if something got broken in the process of re-hooking up the wires cuz it was a massive re-write. 8)

2b. VST: Soundtoys plugins are now un-banned for macOS since the new above VST Processing fixed the issue caused by their plugins.
FYI: these plugins were banned in the past cuz the developer refused to help us Debug their junk and was extremely rude to us via email.

2c. VSTScanner: many fixes done in this area. You should re-scan your plugins if you are a VST user.

3. CloudPacks: now drawing hi-res WF in background once downloaded to make zoom in’s look better.

4. Split Files: now when transferred will take Solo and Mutes to newly created file.

5. Random Playback “?” prevented unless Results List like it was intended. It was a bug that it allowed to play the Results List from the Browser Page.

6. User Definable “Spot with Handles” fix done for two new pitchSlider Modes.

7. “Collections” fixed issue that some folders couldn’t be dragged around reported by N.H.

8. ID3 Images: if a .png, .jpg or .jpeg file is in the same folder as the audio file with the same name (minus) extension this shows as priority over the image inside the file.
10. Individual Channel Extraction: a while back we added fast extraction…..well we now took it a bit further and do Instantaneous Channel Extraction that as fast a bullet with grease on it! 😉
This only works for 8 channels still, but will increase to 10 or 12 by the next BETA


VST: VSTi’s now scan into BH to prepare for Midi Triggering in the future.



1. VST: changed .dylib again to newer when with more stability fixes

2. Markers: Zombie Un-Dead Marker Regions finally had the head chopped off and killed.

3. Markers: they now shift with Destructive editing accordingly and retained!

4. Markers: other fixes done regarding destructive editing.

5. Markers: fix done for Loop Markers that weren’t writing in some cases to new files

6. Metadata: more fixes done to fix mis-aligned files that were written wrong by other programs with corrupted metadata.

7. Cue Chunk Transfer ON/OFF added to Chunks Panel “F4”

8. Waveform Drawing: fixed issue that it was drawing whacky or stuttered looking sometimes with longer files.


Hotfix version!

1. Online Page: option+C Key Command added for it

2. SmartLoop: small tweaks done

3. Metadata Chunk Writing: detects and fixes some mis-aligned and corrupted chunks better now that are written wrong and illegal to the BWAV Spec.

4. VST: fixed issue that creeped up in build 09 that didn’t process the first second or so of a file.

5. VST: Preset loading issue on first launch fixed also


1. Changed Auto-Updater path to GCP but need to push first 5.2.08 update to old path

2. Fixed problem with Support Plan Expired Sheet when upgrading a license .key file.

3. Playback stutter issue fixed with fast selection of the Yellow Range

4. Fixed issue with updating .key file would close the whole program!

5. SmartLoop works if a SkipSilence marker is visible also now

6. Yellow Range Selection: more improvements done included larger hotspots.

7. Metadata fix for Field Recorder files

8. Many other smaller thangs 😉

5.2.08 (First version 5.2 ) 56+ Changes!

1a) macOS 10.8 and 10.9 support dropped now cuz to hard to maintain nowadays and also forced by Apple to do so to be able to support the up coming macOS10.15
1b) 10.15 support added for the crazy f*cks that dare to use it already…..haha

2. Premiere Pro support officially added

3. Add to Taglist Sometimes Spots to Track: Fixed

4. Dead and inconsistent Auto-Play fixed: If arrow thru records very fast it would fail to auto-play randomly on some files. This is fixed now.

5. Collections: Tagging Collection files with a Range improvements done

6. Open in Waveform Editor: The WF in BH not refreshes if the file is edited externally.

7. WF Sync: Improve playhead sync when zoomed it

8. Split Playback Fix done

9. “Show Folder Contents” Crash fixed again.

10. Nuendo 10 support added

11. Fixed internal code issue that was triggering play code twice finally

12. Cmd+Click on the pitchSlider set it to default again for S.R. mode

13. Transport: fixed issue of not being to restart a file once it reached the end sometimes

14. Better Split File Detection for files with extra .(periods) in the filename

15. ProTools: set Syncpoints using Cmd+Click on the Waveform n spot with this offset to ProTools also. No longer a Nuendo/Cubase Exclusive.

16. Rewire: first Beta of this long long journey. You can turn it on from the top right of the main page.

17. Rename Panel: Fixed wording if renaming a [filename] an no changes we needed.

18. Mix Matrix Memory Leak fixed.

19. Fixed when clicking items in the Results list it was skipping the first 400ms about

20. Process Page: Fixed green pitch ball breaking the transport

21. Number Pad Pitch: now auto sets the pitchSlider to Semi-tone mode after any 1-9 key is pressed.

22. Improved RFWP with two new pitchSlider Modes.

23. Fixed problem of filename taking name of folder

24. pitchSlider: no longer writes 0.000 values into new name for two new modes.

25. Record Button Added: Performance Take recording now possible for Ultra users. Whack the record button on the transport and records your pitch bends or VST knob changes direct to a new file that is added to the PlayList node in Red.

26. Process Panel: pitch Ball works with two new pitchSlider modes now also

27. pitchSlider: Ablity to type in values fully working now.

28. pitchSlider: new modes get double the positive range now

29. DB Hotswap box unlocked for Lite Edtion users now. Tossing them a bone yo! 😉

30. Fixes stretchSlider crash with 192khz files by replaced BASS_FX.dylib with current one.

31. ReWire: Spectrum meters hidden when using RW cuz they don’t move anyway.

32. CloudPacks: Fixed drawing issue happening on some rigs

33. New Feature: “SmartLoop” if you grab any of pitch/stretch Sliders BH will now loop whole files automatically cuz we figure if you are tweeting you want to hear it over and over. it’s all about the little things 😉

34. PeekTree: “O” command working again

35. “Individual Channel Extraction” unlocked for Lite and Standard Edition now to put a beat down on the cheap kiddie programs out there. 😉

36. CloudPacks: Fix done to speed up WF Drawing.

37. Markers: are copied on Transfer with sampleRate calculations and fileRatio’s applied now and can be seen on the Taglist also!

38. Yellow Range: you can move the whole thing left/right when moved over the timeline now and also grab the left and right sides better now

39. User Thesaurus fixed it splitting words when using Danish letters (and probably other non-ASCII character languages)

40. User Thesaurus: other fixes done for root word duplicate and sorting issues.

41. Changed to new BASS_VST.dylib compiled by Un4Seen

42. Sum2Mono unlocked for Lite users also now.

43. PeekTree: Unlocked in with three node for Lite users now. Playlist, Paths and Xfers. Also Lite users can see Start/End/Length selection numbers also now.

44. Automatic updater shut off if M.P. is expired now.

45. Can Drag CloudPack files from Results List now after

46. Browser Page: recalls VST’s non-bypassed correctly now.

47. Another coat of blue paint stripper applied to make the app another shade more pale…..haha

48. Many panels had UI refresh done to them.

49. Yellow Range: Looping again.

50. PPro: more polish done to this new feature. Make sure you re-install it from the Options Page to get the new changes.

51. new VST dylib: stability fixes done from Krush.vst Plugin

52. Yellow Range: improved resizing and drag and drop from it.

53. Fixed faulty “SyncPoint Removed!” message

54. CloudPacks: more improvements done

55. CloudPacks: can Extract Channels now once downloaded fully.

56. Rename Panel: Changes and fixes done for [filename] field that was cancelling rest of operations.


build 5.1.24 (includes 5.1.23)
massive amounts of fixes and changes in this “hopefully” last version 5.1

changes are …

1. Markers: old aXML markers don’t auto-play region anymore cuz multiple regions are allowed now in BH.

2. Browser Page: reads subfolders more optimized now

3. Removed (ALL) from Max Records Returned

4. Added function “Force Show All Records” to counterstrike #2

5. Warning added for combination of VST Tails ON and ‘Spot with Handles’ and Handles are currently shut off fo spotting in this case.

6. Text File Import/Export: fixed issue with CSV files

7. DB Hotswap box: no longer searches again if all search boxes are blank

8. Imports: If highlighted for a focused search and toggle to another page and back the retain being highlighted.

9. Fix for ID3 images with negative values corrupting files

10. CloudPacks: fixed zoom in issue that WF would disappear cuz hi-res version do not exist for cloud files.

11. Collections: Hold Shift+Drag over waveform works now to disable WF zoom for that selection

12. Collection: editing Markers now more solid

13. Collections: fix region dragging bug with Yellow range that was dragging a smaller section then selected

14. Many color adjustments

15. Markers: “Loop Regions transfer as selected now (Not Complete)

16. Spotting with combination of “Spot with Handles” and DMix buttons fix done.

17. Solo improvements for combination with DMIX buttons

18. REAPER: Fixed RPI installer for non-CmStick users.

19. REAPER: Fixed crash caused by a single empty clip in the session.
NOTE: you need to re-install the RPI to see this fix. You can do it via the Options Page

20. VST: Fixed issue that channel offset and recalling preset would mute the audio and two other more minor VST issues.

21. pitchFX: Safeguards added that now prevent complex double values that are too hard to render correctly so better to limit to use either pitchFX or Stretch and no longer can move the non-selected slider.

22. Spot with Handles: if pitchFX stretch slider is engaged SHW is now cancelled cuz math too complex to make accurate.

23. “Build All Waveforms” Stability fixes done for this function.

24. Mono Dmix Crash with 6 Channel Files Fixed.

25. Markers: Loop regions now transfer correct when multiple markers and in one file

26. Displaying over 50,000 records no longer freezes and eats memory.

27. Search times dramatically sped up also when returning results over 10,000 Yay!

28. “Force Show All Records” improvements done.

29. Options Page: new option for global “Disable Split Playback” added

30. [ALL] search includes [keywords] now

31. We now place the file created date in [original_date] by default and over-rite this data if data exists in a chunk such as BWAV bext or iXML

32. Updated BASS_VST to be built with current BASS version.

33. ‘Follow Session Folder’ and ‘Auto-Switching Paths’: detects and warns if Pro Tools paths have non-ASCII chars. since this isn’t allowed currently. We hope to allow them in the future.

34. Markers: Clears marker panel when click a PeekTree item now.

35. First Row of the Results List now shown again.

36. Thesaurus: Safeguards added to prevent adding a double of a root word

37. Cancelling and Import removed files that were just added once again.

38. pitchFX: Recalls if set to Stretch or pitchFX now

39. pitchFX: fixed issue after grabbing pitch ball the next record clicked wouldn’t play.

5.1.17 - 5.1.19

build 5.1.17

1. Results List: accidental [library] column renamed back correctly

2. Improved WF Drawing on large files

3. Marker Panel : “M” now set new style CUE Marker and can do it now while playing.

4. Marker Panel: Graphics tightened up a bit

5. Imports: Major Rescan fixes done

6. VST: fixed plugin scanner that was freezing on some systems

7. Fixed the CM Runtime not being installed with the full installer

8. Audio Engine Library updated: Supposed to have even better sample rate conversions now.

9. CUE Markers: Naming improved.

10. Waveform Settings: Added “Auto-Write Markers” option that does just that after every move.

11. “Build All Waveforms” Shuts’ off Auto-Play before it starts to make it faster

12. DB Weekly Backup: fixes done

13. Lots of tiny gfx fixes through making icon more pale slowly

14. Replace broken License Request launching from he ‘Register’ Page


build 5.1.18
1. Marker Panel: improvements with Auto-Write markers. Works now with Renaming markers and deleting of markers from List View

2. Deleting from Waveform also auto-writes now.

3. Markers: names now appear in tooltips for long names. (needs more work still)

4. VST: more fixes done

5. VST: Master bypass working again


build 5.1.19

1. Markers: Tool Tip improvements done

2. License Request: updated to fix some errors with old systems

3. “Build All Waveforms” improvements done with retaining auto-play state

4. “Auto-Write Markers” improvements done all around.

5. “Marker Panel” close to completion and no longer experimental and now disabled for Lite users since no longer Beta

6. containsString non-compatible code replaced that was tanking 10.8 and 10.9 users.

7. libc++ fix for BH-CM for compilation

8. Removed 10.5 Deprecated code.

9. Optimized CloudPack image loading to speed up launch times.

10. Region Markers no longer auto-play since more than one marker can be in a file now unlike the old days.

11. Markers are not written to new files now if a different length.

12. “Build All Waveforms” no longer create temp WF to make the process more stable and faster.

13. “Hide Markers” option now worked live in the WF Settings menu

14. Markers: Regions and Loops no longer auto-play since multiples can be set in a file now compared to the old aXML days

15. Strange bug that ALT+F caused you to press “S” twice to spot

16. Updated License Request

17. Collections: Export/Import at the correct encoding again

18: Collections: Can put non-ASCII characters in Root nodes now

19. Soundtoys plugins re-banned from scanning

20. VST Scanner updated

5.1.15 - 5.1.01

build 5.1.15

Massive change list in this version.

There is a new Marker Panel in this version. It’s still a bit BETA of a feature but you can play with it now.

1. Auto-Complete: deleting items no longer jumps to the top of the list

2. Start Screen: build number shows for demo version also now.

3. Fix for 10.8 crashes on launch (Please get off this OS people!!)

4. Browser: more improvements for “Include Subfolders”

5. Fixed 5.0 Split files not transferring all channels

6. Split Files: add tolerance of 8500 bytes each way for match

7. Display Marker fix done

8. VST: fixed problem processing if the master was off.

9. VST: small scanning problem fixed.’

10. Search: [all] search includes [keywords] now

11. The Top Green Browse Back/Forward arrow now caches last 10 searches to way faster now to go back to previous searches now

12. Fixed: ESC key to re-triggers playback again. Another function was intercepting it.

13. ID3 – Cover art fixes done to fix some not sticking

14. Pro Tools: re-done watcher code to fix random freezes crashes seen if F.S.F. or A.S.P. was on.

15. Pan slider UI fix done

16. Browser Page: more stability and other improvements

17. System binded licenses switched to more complex number

18. Updated License Request 3.0 added to package now

19. KillList fixes done

20. PeekTree: ‘Libraries’ renamed to ‘Collections’ by user poll results.

21. Check added to see if BH launched completely and if not warns users.

22. Options Page: Server Database checkbox recalled on next launch correctly again.

23. Fixed Server Controls not showing on Options page with CmStick license and other control visibility issues

24. Cubase 10 support added

25. Marker Panel: more features and improvements done that it’s almost useable now 8)

26. Collections: can name root library name non-ASCII characters now for Chinese, Japanese,, Korean etc….users

27. Non-Wav destructive Edit crash fixed

28. Added to CustomCmds “Function: disableDescriptionEdit” (disables the “R” command)

29. Marker Panel: Cue name store/recall now and also region markers retain correct now.

30. Linked search box fix done.

31. Collections: icon fix done

32. Collections: can single click folder icon now to show them instead of having to double clicking them.

33. Collections: crash fixed when clicking to fast on these items


build 5.1.13
first version on the auto-updater and include the 5.1.11 fixes also

1. Options Page: “Case insensitive Euro Searches” crash fixed

2. Options Page: “Database Consistency Check” fixes done. Leave this setting OFF if you are seeing super slow DB loads.

3. Timecode fixes for when exported at higher sample rates

4. 5 channel file corruption fix done.

5. Long files crashing fix done.

6. BurnIn Panel: UI Fix done

7. More AudioDevice logging added to find last major crash to find before release.

8. Browser Page: “Include Subfolders” disabled if select a root volume now to prevent a freeze cuz too large. More work is being done on this page to prevent other freezing this week.

9. Audio Device Crash getting speaker count fixed now (we hope)


build 5.1.10

1. Fixed buffers issue with Continue Playback chopping the head of files off.

2. Start Screen: build Version number added it

3. Start Screen: system date format shown

4. First Responder crash fixed on launch

5. Open DB fixes done and improved DB opening speed also

6. Options Page: added checkbox to skip DB Consistency Check for system that are loading DB’s too slow now

7. Stability fixes done


build 5.1.09

1. Options Page: fixed issue with checkboxes for Re-Mapping and Auto-Complete unchecking.

2. Options Page: fixed target app setting issues.


build 5.1.08

1. ‘Imports’ clicking like a crackhead between Show/Hide and Show in Results too fast caused crashes. Fixed now by updating Sqlite.dylib that should help with other random crashes when doing too many operations at once.

2. Transport: strange numbers at that were displayed at end of file fixed.

3. ‘Imports’ problem removing records that nothing happened fixed

4. Search Bar: Browse arrows 2 UX improvements done.

5. MS Decoder: when ON and no other VST’s on, it no longer adds _Prcs to the filename cuz it’s not processing currently

6. Weekly DB backup improvements done

7. Options page: WaveEditor text clean up

8. DB Hotswap: Right click menu added for functions related to it like “Clean Up Missing Databases”

9. DB Hotswap: Added function for “Remove Current DB”

10. libBHRW.dylib that was causing crashes in 10.8 10.10 and early fixed.

11. Scrollbars styled for Auto-Complete and Thesaurus Panels.

12. DB Corruption check code moved from program launch.


build 5.1.07

1. Options Page: AutoComplete fix that wasn’t deleting entries before

2. BaseHead Server Fixes done regarding CloudPacks. (FD1130)

3. Browser Page: Can resize left panel now and it recalls the last portion

4. Browser Page: ‘Rescan’ button working again

5. “Sum to Mono” function unlocked for Standard users also now.

6. Details Panel: auto-complete doesn’t block text if no entries exist.

7. the BASS audio engine init to the set devices sample rate now internally increasing performance a but by not needing to resample playback now as much on the fly.

8. MsDecoder crash fix done

9. “Create Unique filenames” forced ON for Pro Tools to avoid missing files on next launch cuz it’s retarded! 😉

10. Index of of Range error fixed when Trimming audio

11. Text File Importing Fixes done

12. 4GB+ file fixes done in chunk writers.

13. Pro Tools: “Follow Session Folder” ditched wonky SpotLight search for LSOF Search which should also work for sessions on NAS or Nexis Servers

14. Databases now load on First Search instead of during launch to make the launch quicker and give you the option to change DB’s out the gate before loading it.

15. DB Hotswap box: fixed crashing issue when switching DB’s quickly from this box


build 5.1.05

Main fix for crashing USB scan caused by Xcode 10. We reverted to XC9 to fix the problem

1. Browser Page: Added “Desktop” to default Mounted Drives location

2. Browser Page: Now has Filter search bar.

3. Browser Page: new in the option menu “Include Subfolders” when checked ON will show all subfolders also besides for my main volumes cuz will be too slow and also the Desktop right now if has too many files on it.

4. Browse Page: Recent Places- Can now right click the popup to remove the current recent place from the list also now.

5. Wwise: (Ctrl+E) works but takes like 7 seconds on my mac. What about you other Wwise users?

6. Wwise: More improvements done and feature complete now. Let us know any bugs you find!

7. Reverted to building in Xcode 9 to fix USB License Scan/Serial number crash

8. PeekTree: Paths Node crash fixed if clicked it twice too quick.

9. Browser Page: new option “Retain Filter Search” when ON doesn’t clear the new Filter Search Box

10. More 10.14 fixes.

11. a bunch of other shizz nizzle 8)

12. a few extra secret CustomCmds added for mac


build 5.1.04

Main fix is 10.14 Importing speed back up now to the old days.

other changes are…..
1. “Sum to Mono” has the key command (Shift+M) now

2a) Focus rings working on the 4 search boxes now
2b) New Options Menu item: “hide Search box focus rigs” for people that don’t want to see them like before cuz distracting.

3. files Delete Records crash that might have started with the 10.14 build

4. Fixed CloudPack null error for cubeSQL BaseHead Server users.

5. When PeekTree Item is set to (off) it doesn’t wipe the list anymore. Just stops adding new entries to it like it was supposed to do from the start.

6. Wwise improvements. (Cmd+X) working better to transfer to Wwise and clicking a newly added object recalls correctly

7. Wwise: VST’s, Solo’s Mute and Downmix states all recall now with Wwise really well.

8. Wwise: doesn’t blow out the Fades if an object is updated in BH and sent back to Ww

9. Wwise PeekTree Node: Settings menu visible now with 3 option to shut off things you might not to recall and over-write like VST’s every time.

10. Browser Page: Can Clear “Recent Places” by right clicking the popup box now


build 5.1.03

1. First Rough Beta of Wwise Integration. Read info here to see how to set it up and play.

2. Sample Rate conversion fix for 192khz files that should improve quality for these files when pitched down especially.

3. “Focus to Results after Search” shows in Lite version now.

4. pitchSlider values can see better while playing and changing them.

5. 10.14 UI fixes done. (Lots More to come, but 10.14 is still NOT recommended. Far from it!

6. Pitch Menu Items working again

7. Command+Click of all sliders all working again.

8. VST: Fixed issue with resetting some VST’s to defaults after unchecking the Master Enable

9. Playhead jerkiness fixed if clicked a Split File first now after launch.

10. New Feature: Options Page “Backup Database Weekly” saves DB backups at ~/Documents/BaseHead 5.x/DB Backups/

11. vertical scrollbars no longer pushed off the edge of the view


build 5.1.01

First build 5.1 to keep in sync with the PC version features being added at the same time. Not many new things just yet, but a few goodies 😉
BaseHead will constantly evolve and mutate now instead of massive changes at once as explained in the mission statement

1. New Feature: Options Page: 2nd Wave Editor option (Ctrl+W) added and Database selection removed cuz redundant in the UI.

2. CloudPacks: fixed issue with them not being removed from DB

3. Option Page: checkbox added “Focus to Results List after Search” This is for user sseeing the Search freeze issue. Uncheck it if you are seeing this issue and it “should” fix it for now.

4. User Thesaurus: you can now edit values directly in the table grid, plus a handful of other improvements like ‘Import’ / ‘Export’ buttons added

5. New Feature: Results List “Snapshots” that store the fields shown and column order and widths. Right click the header to see them. (has a few bugs still we are working on)

6. Taglist: Thread crash fixed when clicking like a madman between results on the Taglist page

7. Details Panel: Cannot edit other [fields] after editing [filename] fixed.

8. setVersion fix down to only set highest one if a user did an internal upgrade and left old license in place.

9. User Thesaurus: press the green plus icon no longer opens a new panel to create a new entry.

10. User Thesaurus: TAB and ESC keys work as expected during editing now.

11. Waveform Settings: tooltips all updated

12. 5 channel recordings that were getting corrupt fix done

13. CloudPacks: fixed issue that is was drawing WF live for CP’s with spaces in the name added %20 to them

14. Auto-Updater: won’t try and take you back to 5.0 now

15. CmSticks: Change expiration warning from 100 days to 14

16. Fix for CmStick launching into 5.x Lite

Need an Older Version?

Last 4.x full installer that works with all 4.x licenses.
(macOS 10.8-10.13)
This version will run up to 10.14.4 Mojave also, but will run with speed compromises and with some UI quirks. So even though it will run it’s not recommended for 10.14 users.

Last 3.x Full Installer posted.


(helper tool used for all License Requests once a license is purchased)
FYI. This is now embedded inside BaseHead and Injector.