Audio Label Pro
*Personalize your labels by pasting in your studio logo,
address and phone numbers
*Modify and customize labels based upon the combinations
you typically use
* Create professional-looking labels using your inkjet or
* Create printed CD stick-on labels, instead of writing on
CDs by hand with a felt marker
* Recall exact label info for old sessions/tapes
* Double check your billing records based on the
tapes/labels that you have generated
* Change the song or side-length times without having to
retype all the labels, and without scratching it out and writing it
in by hand
* Generate multiple identical labels
* Clearly label each tape with Artist Name, Project Name,
Record Label, Creation Date, Tape Format, and contents
Check out the Instructions below for a brief overview
Here to download Audio Label Pro for Macintosh.
Here to download the PC version of Audio Label Pro
Version 1- Released April 17, 1997.
Version 2-Released November 15, 1997.
Revised for inclusion in the new Filemaker Pro 4.0 Bible,
this new version includes additional templates for a larger cassette
label along with a 12-up die-cut cassette label template. The CD
templates now align with precut 2-up CD labels. There is now an
extended CD cover layout for 20 cut CDs. There is an inside cover
layout for 4 columns of text if you want to print credits on the
inside of the CD booklet. A CD back panel insert template is included
also. An extended, multi-fold DAT label is included also. With space
for over 80 cuts, it is invaluable for SFX or jingle work.
WHAT IS AUDIO LABEL PRO?
Audio Label Pro is a Filemaker Pro template, created
specifically for recording professionals, who need a way to print out
labels that identify all information that is relevant to a recording
There has never been a program written that meets the
labeling needs of professional audio, video, and radio engineers,
until now. At 3D Audio, the digital editing and mastering facility in
Nashville, dozens of labels are required during a normal day and
frequently there is a need for multiple copies of the same label, for
different destinations (record label, artist, producer). So this
program was developed to print labels of the same recorded program,
allowing for multiple formats.
HOW TO BEGIN
Using Audio Label Pro is simple. Begin at the Audio Label
Pro Home Page (a "Hot" button below will take you there). On the Home
Page, you will find data fields for Artist, Project Name,
Client/Record Label, Billing Address, Songs and Individual and Side
Times, etc. To select a new Data record, type "Command-N" and you are
ready to begin. Simply fill in the appropriate fields and then select
the tape label that you need to print. (Link buttons are provided on
the right hand side of the page for frequently used labels.) For
simplification, the word "label" always refers to a stick-on label
using adhesive-backed paper stock (such as Wausau Coated's
AquaTEC-AO100 Uncoated). The other layouts can be printed on regular
paper and are identified by recorded format, i.e. Cassette, DAT, CD.
The CD has an insert template, whereas the Cassette, DAT, and DA-88
all use J-cards. Once you see the label that you want to print
on-screen, type "Command-P" and your label will print.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR LABELS
Customizing your labels is a good way to establish your
facility's image. To see samples of the customized labels from 3D
Audio, look at the 3D Audio Examples layouts. These contain the 3D
Audio logo, address and phone number. Using a custom font will also
help to individualize your labels. The 3D Audio labels always use
Copperplate 32BC. Customizing your labels is strongly recommended.
Frequent compliments on our labels from our clients is what prompted
us to make this shareware template available.
PRINTING YOUR LABELS
All the labels that are included here can be printed on
standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper stock. Heavier paper stock is better for
J-cards and inserts. For all stick-on labels (Cassette, CD, DAT), we
recommend using 8.5 x 11 adhesive-backed paper stock (such as Wausau
Coated's AquaTEC-AO100 Uncoated). This is commonly available at
office supply stores. The standard size is easy for printers to
handle, and one sheet can be printed and then re-used for many
different labels. All the adhesive labels are designed to be cut out
by hand (except the 12-up cassette and Neato-style CD labels) using
either scissors or a paper cutter. This makes for much less waste of
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR COPY
This template is made available as shareware to the
professional recording community through AOL, the Internet, and the
FileMaker Pro 4.0 Bible. This is the full-featured version of Audio
Label Pro, except the printing option has been disabled. A $25
shareware fee is requested if you like what you see and you feel that
this program will save you time and energy labelling your tapes. To
enable printing, send the shareware fee of $25 (check, cash, or money
orders only-no foreign currencies will be accepted) and your physical
AND email address to the PO Box
address and you will receive the password that will allow you to
begin printing these labels. Always include an email address with
your payment, so you can be notified of upgrades and other useful
* Since this template requires Filemaker Pro to run, a
certain degree of familiarity with the FMPro commands is assumed.
Therefore, these instructions are deliberately brief. If you have
questions regarding layouts or their modification, please consult
your FileMaker Pro manual.
* All the labels in this program are designed to print on
8.5 x 11 plain paper stock. Most were designed to print in "Portrait"
orientation, which is like a standard letter. Only two templates
require "Landscape" orientation-the CD Jewel Case Insert and the
Jewel Case-Booklet Template. On these two layouts, there are
reminders to change the orientation in the Page Setup dialog before
* All Data Fields will accommodate unlimited characters
per field. Most labels, however, will only allow up to 20 characters
per field to be printed. There are some label fields that will only
permit 15 characters to print, due to label size restrictions.
Abbreviating titles or names is the best option under those
circumstances. When the name is too long for the printable area, the
extra characters will be cut off, at one or both ends, depending upon
the text formatting of that particular field. Usually this can be
seen, and appropriate changes made, when you are previewing the label
* The typeface used in this template is Helvetica, which
is common to both PCs and Macs. If you want to use a different font
for your labels, you can go the individual labels, select Layout and
then change the font in the Text Format dialog box.
This is version 2 which you are now viewing. We will
continue to refine Audio Label Pro in the future. All records that
are made with this current template will be upgradeable and
importable to future versions. Check for future updates at our
We trust you will find that Audio Label Pro is an enormous
time-saver and is a very valuable piece of software. A lot of time
and energy has been spent authoring it, and more improvements are
anticipated with future upgrades. Let us know what you think.
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