Batch Rename Audio Files in OS X 10.10 and Up
Did you know? In OS X 10.10 or later, it has become easier to rename audio files in batch with Finder’s native “Rename Finder Items” function.
Remove the _bip Suffix
Every time you use the Export All Tracks as Audio Files function in Logic Pro X (and Logic Pro 9), “_bip” will be appended to the name of your audio files. You might want to remove that before sending off your files to your mixing/mastering engineer (I always do). Instead of using a third party solution, Automator or removing the _bip suffix in OS X terminal, you can now easily remove it with Finder’s “Rename Finder Items” function.
Do as follows:
1. Select the audio files in Finder that have the _bip suffix.
2. Control-click on the selected files and choose “Rename X Items”. X being the number of files you’ve selected…
3. In the “Rename Finder Items” tool that pops up, choose ‘Replace Text’ from the dropdown. You’ll want to replace “_bip” with nothing. Nice touch: you’ll get a live example of your edits.
4. Click “Rename”.
“_bip” be gone.