Useful External Utilities

Below you will find various links to utilities that perform a wide range of functions. These are some of my favorite and personally most useful utilities I use in conjunction with Usine Hollyhock. -sephult

MIDI Utilities

Tobias Erichsen MIDI Tools

MIDI virtual cable, loopback, and wireless RTP software by Tobias Erichsen

http://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software.html

Windows Utilities

XYplorer

Alternative to Windows Explorer. Portable application with extensive features, including instant sound playback. Useful for organizing sound libraries and auditioning.

http://www.xyplorer.com/free.php

Windirstat

Statistical storage utility, extremely useful to visualize contents of a storage device. Provides 3D visual feedback on the extension types residing in the scanned drive. Useful to determine, how much space audio, midi, or application files are taking up on a drive.

https://windirstat.info/

AdvancedRenamer

Extremely useful batch tool that allows rule-based renaming of files, including appending, prepending, etc. Works quite efficiently on huge audio libraries, where renaming is needed to add indicators for tagging.

http://www.advancedrenamer.com/

ColorPic

External color picker to determine hexadecimal codes. Take snapshots of colors and use the codes to implement in your Control Panel design!

http://www.iconico.com/download.aspx?app=ColorPic&type=free

CPU-Z
GPU-Z
SHARE MOUSE (PC & MAC)
LATENCY MON == (PC)

Runs many systems tests and reports PDC and other latencies, can be useful to optimize Asio buffer lenght/latency settings while keeping safety settings. ie if you spot a process or drivers that generates latency spikes, you might be able to temporary disable it before performing.(added 15/04/15 by 23fx) http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon/