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November 7 '15 - 12:42 pm
UPDATED: Join Together v7.5.3

Join Together will create and export a single AAC or ALAC audio file from the audio data of tracks dragged from iTunes or files dragged from the Finder, leaving the original source tracks and files intact.

Join Together

This latest version, 7.5.3, fixes a problem some users were seeing with encoding at lower sample rates, fixes an issue when using advanced Session Options and has minor performance enhancements. It’s a free update for registered users.

You can try Join Together for free in Demo Mode, which will sharply reduce the volume of the exported file after a few minutes. A registration code for Join Together that removes the Demo Mode volume restriction is $5.00.

September 4 '15 - 9:09 am
Join Together v7.5.0

Join Together will create and export a single AAC or ALAC audio file from the audio data of tracks dragged from iTunes or files dragged from the Finder.

Join Together in action

Join Together features:

  • Create a single audio file from two or more files drag-and-dropped from iTunes or the Finder
  • Export final file as AAC or ALAC (Apple Lossless) and automatically add to iTunes as a Music or Audiobook track
  • Join Together handles all audio processing; QuickTime or other third-party apps aren’t required
  • Non-destructive—source files are left intact
  • Flexible export options
  • Easily supply tags, artwork and playback options for the final file
  • Arrange, Get Info and audition tracks in the Track List
  • Save names and timing of source tracks as table-of-contents to Lyrics tag of final file
  • Built-in and online help

This latest version provides a button to reset the AAC export settings to 128kbps stereo @ 44.100 mHz for convenience; provides UI compatibility fixes between older and newer OS X operating systems; additional compatibility support for iTunes 12.2 and later; maintenance fixes and performance enhancements.

Join Together is free to try in Demo Mode during which all of its features are available. However, in Demo Mode the volume-level of the exported file will be sharply reduced after a few minutes and through the duration of the file. A registration code which will unlock the volume restriction is $5.00. This is a free update for registered users.

July 4 '15 - 10:01 am
iTunes 12.2 Playlist View Issues

iTunes 12.2 introduces a new View by which to display tracks in a playlist: “Playlist”. It displays a nice header with artwork from the tracks in the playlist and abbreviated tag information. I like it.

Playlist in playlist view

Except that there is an issue when dragging tracks from a playlist set to “Playlist” view to another drag-and-drop enabled application. The pasteboard that should contain metadata information about the tracks being dragged (“” is the name of the pasteboard type) only supplies the file paths (“NSFilenamesPboardType”).

This affects my apps “Join Together”, “M3Unify” and “Playlist Assist”. The workaround is to either drag tracks while the playlist is in “Songs” view or drag the entire playlist by selecting its name in the Playlist Column and dragging.

I’m working on fixes for those apps.

March 26 '15 - 6:13 am
Join Together v7.3.0 Now Available

I’m happy to announce a pretty cool update to Join Together.

Join Together will create and export a single AAC or ALAC (Apple Lossless) audio file from the audio data of tracks dragged from iTunes or files dragged from the Finder.

This latest version will accept dragged or copy-and-pasted artwork to be applied to the final joined file’s metadata. Additionally, there is now support for exporting 16-bit and 24-bit ALAC files at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz.

Join Together is free to use full-featured in demo mode, whereby the volume level of the final joined file will be sharply reduced at the half-way point of the file. A registration code, which when entered will remove this restriction, is $5.00. More info and download is here.

Additional screenshots follow. (more…)

July 28 '14 - 7:27 am
Join Together v7.2.0

Join Together will create and export a single AAC or ALAC audio file from the audio data of tracks dragged from iTunes or files dragged from the Finder.

This latest version includes fixes for some memory management issues in Mavericks and later. It will work under the Yosemite beta with iTunes 12, but observe the usual caveats about pre-release beta software.

Join Together is $5.00; this version is a free update for registered users of v7.0 and later. More information and download is here.

June 2 '14 - 3:44 pm
UPDATED: Join Together v7.1.2

Join Together, my app that makes a single file from tracks dragged from iTunes or from files dragged from the Finder, has been updated to version 7.1.2. It fixes some memory issues that might cause a fail or crash while joining many large files in successive sessions and fixes a problem validating numeric input.

August 15 '11 - 11:45 am
Join Together v6.1.2

Join Together v6.1.2 addresses an artwork-related issue that would cause a stall when adding the final file to to iTunes and fixes an issue with the shareware notice in Lion.

July 12 '11 - 9:21 am
Lion, Join Together and ChapterTool

I’ve been developing Join Together since 2004, when it began as just a simple AppleScript that automated the process of using QuickTime to combine the files of selected tracks into a single file. Later, I added the Cocoa interface and ability to chapterize with Apple’s “ChapterTool”. Well, “ChapterTool” requires Rosetta to run and Apple is discontinuing support for Rosetta in OS X Lion. That means that Join Together will be unable to to use “ChapterTool” when run in Lion and there really isn’t anything I can do about it. C’est la vie, to put it politely.

There are other apps that perform similarly (and better), but I know that Join Together is a favorite among a small number of Mac users (it was designated a Mac Gem by Macworld in 2008) which is why I have continued to maintain it. Therefore, I will be releasing an updated version of Join Together that side-steps the chapterizing options when run in Lion. However, these options will still be available when it’s run on Snow Leopard operating systems.

Look for the update within the next few days.

April 6 '10 - 10:36 am
Join Together v6.0.1 Available

Join Together v6.0.1 fixes some bugs that arrived in the v6.0 version:

  • fixed issue whereby file would not finish up export
  • addressed issue with QuickTime not creating new document
  • fixed issues that emerged with iTunes 9.1
  • fixed error if no user playlists [Plus version]
  • other minor fixes

Several Correspondents provided a lot of excellent trouble-shooting help on this. I really appreciate their time and effort. Future users salute them!

April 3 '10 - 7:35 am
Join Together v6.0 Bug Reports

Several users have reported (and are helping me trouble-shoot) a bug in the latest Join Together, which is v6.0. Essentially, the issue seems to be that the join never leaves “Finishing export”. I’m working to solve the issue and have an update early in the coming week. Thanks for your patience.

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