basehead 2024 Feature/Change List

First Official Public Announcement!
below is a partial list of new things already working in that latest versions.  Join the mailing list or the new FB page to be in the know first.

  • New High tech Cross-Platform Modular Framework that is at least 4x faster in many areas of the program by far now.
  • Pixel Perfect between both PC and Mac version now.
  • Coded from the ground up to be Massively Multi-Threaded, Modular, Flexible and future proof.
  • NodeTree: (formally the PeekTree) Can Stack Nodes in any order now.
  • NodeTree: Up to 6 Snapshots can be Stored/Recalled.  (Standard & Ultra)
  • Mixer Panel: 16 Channel Interleaved Metering with Solos and Mutes.
  • User Interface: Can Float just about any Panel now. (Standard/Ultra)
  • User Interface: Can Personalize color theme with Saturation/Brightness/Contrast/Hue Sliders. (Standard/Ultra)
  • User Interface: User Selectable Accent, Waveform and Meter Colors. (Standard/Ultra)
  • User Interface: Four Standard Layouts to choose from now.
  • User Interface: Less Intrusive Notifications that require less mouse clicks in a day by far.
  • Imports: Can import into existing ‘Imports’ now and also drag into each other to merge them together. 
  • Imports: Explode Folders now possible to browse and to drill down in them.
  • Search Blocks: Search, Folder, Lock, Thesaurus and Node Filter Blocks!
  • Search Blocks: added Starts With/Ends with…is Greater/Lesser and other new conditional options
  • Personalize: User Changeable System Sounds with separate volume and the ability to mute them completely. (Standard/Ultra)
  • Groups: Unlimited color choices and can now create directly on the PeekTree.
  • Groups:  Ability to assign records to Multiple ‘Groups’ (Standard/Ultra)
  • Waveform: Can Extract multiple channels now in any order and remove them also. (Standard & Ultra)
  • Waveform: Mouse over the channels dims other channels on the QAP.
  • Waveform: Shows extracted channel names on buttons and on tracks as being extracted.
  • Waveform: Extract buttons on the waveform with ability to overlay them on the top or bottom of it or hide.
  • Waveform: Shows Extracted channel names on right side of the waveform view.
  • Waveform: Resolution now sample accurate when zoomed in.
  • Waveform: Timeline Resolution improved.
  • Results List: Can have Multiple Results Lists now (Standard & Ultra)
  • Taglist: Multiple Taglists are also now possible that are saved as you work (Standard & Ultra)
  • Taglist: We will store as parameter object to allow processing during transfers instead of when tagging.
  • Destructive Editing: Can make multiple edits now with Undo before Overwriting (Ultra)
  • Destructive Editing: Save File As…option now also. (Ultra)
  • Destructive Editing: Shows ‘Trim’ and ‘Delete’ buttons now when a selection is made. (Ultra)
  • Destructive Editing: Displays dotted line where edits have been made. (Ultra)
  • Rename Panel: Can choose a Batch Preset on Transfer page now.
  • Rename Panel: ‘CamelCase’ and ‘Un Camel Case’ options added now to both the Transfer and Batch Tabs.
  • Licensing:  Device Bound Licenses now auto-sync to our License DB after changes. (Sign In Required) 
  • CloudPack Manager features are now embedded in the CloudPacks Node.
  • basehead Connect:  a VST3/AU/AAX plugin to replace ReWire that streams up to 8 channel audio directly to your DAW in Standard and Ultra and as 2 channels if using the Lite Edition.
  • Split Files: flagged in Database while Importing  now and we show just one single virtual record now.
  • Split Files: Can Drag or Transfer as either separates or interleave them using the new ‘Mash’ button on the Mixer panel.
  • Markers: Ability to search Marker Names in the Database that are created during importing.

Some Things not in the BETA at the Moment but coming…


  • NodeTree:  Favorites node. (In Progress now)
  • Process Panel: Plugin Rack on Process Panel.  (In Progress)
  • Cloud Licenses Pooling (Done but needs in house testing)
  • Database Sharing/Syncing over LAN to BaseHead Server to replace cubeSQL. (Soon in the BETA)
  • NodeTree:  The Wwise node (will come after initial release)
  • Burn In and Text File Import Panels: (both will come after the initial release as they are non-essentials)
  • Licensing: Ability to read Usb.key file from an External USB drive.  This will be replaced with a way to copy all settings to an external drive and read and write them from there.

Other Road Mapped Features
Some might come after the first release as we have already bitten off more then we can chew ATM.


  • Ability to make changes to the Database and write to files later.
  • License Pooling via our new License Server as we are ditching CodeMeter in this version.
  • Metadata Editing Directly on the Results List.
  • User Interface: Fully Rearrangeable with Docking. (Ultra)
  • Pop-out larger timecode window with Spectrum Analyzer.
  • Eight User definable Database [fields] (This will come after the first release)
  • Midi Triggering and Midi CC and maybe OSC Support (Standard and Higher)
  • Faders levels on the QAP mixer.  (Ultra)
  • Active Directory Support
  • Screen Reader Support for Blind users.

Dropped Features or Technologies.
below is some tech we replaced or dropped like a hot potato in v2024.

  • ReWire: basehead Connect replaces this ancient horrible old tech.
  • CodeMeter (We will make our own pool-able licenses system that is lighter and more modern)
  • VST2 (Will be Replaced with VST3 in this version)
  • The Browser Page: We have the ability to Explode Folder inside ‘Imports’ now to replace this.
  • BaseHead Server (cubeSQL): We  make our own in house integrated version that works seamlessly and is more WFH friendly then the current way with free upgrades for exisiting users of cubeSQL.
  • RAM Database:  No longer needed cuz searching is way faster then with RAM DB Search ON in old BH.
  • Spotting to Generic Non-Hardwired DAWs. Basically now, if they do not have newer modern API, SDK or Scripting language the DAW is no longer supported besides via Drag and Drop.
  • ‘Auto-Switching Paths’:  We decided it’s not worth porting this code since it’s more for non-hardwired DAW’s.  Basically…If the DAW manufacture doesn’t have an API we will no longer support them besides via Drag and Drop.

Not seeing something you hoped for?

If might still be coming still as the above is not complete, but if it was never put in the RequestBase OR maybe it never got upvoted much is another reason.  All Feature Requests should start in the RequestBase.

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