While I generally work in Pro Tools for sound design projects, occasionally I wish to process a sound using a plug-in which is only available as an Audio Unit.
Inevitably I have to fire up Logic or Soundtrack Pro in order to access the plugins, however I find that it slows down my workflow having to using such fully featured DAWs for such a simple task, when I'll be bringing the processed audio file back into Pro Tools anyway.
So, my question is in two parts:
Does anyone know of a very lightweight audio unit host that can load a sound file, process, and export it? It wouldn't need many features, so inexpensive or open-source/free would be good too!
Would other people in the community find a utility like this helpful? - As I haven't been able to find something that quite does what I'm looking for, I thought I'd have a go at putting together a little app myself, that simply loads an audio file, processes it, and outputs a processed version. If anyone is interested in trying the app out, I'd be really interested to hear if it would be useful to the community to develop it further - it can be downloaded from http://goo.gl/6d8N2 (Dropbox link). It's still very rough around the edges, but the basic functionality should work (OS X only at this point, I'm afraid).