Equalizer for iPhone gets a new update to become more mainstream

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[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Independent developer Tibor Horvath has released Equalizer 1.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Equalizer is a seven band parametric equalizer with freely adjustable frequency and Q settings. With the recent update to Version 1.5 it takes advantage of the multitasking features of iOS 4 on iPhone. There is now no limit to adjusting the music to the surroundings of the listener.

Main use of the Equalizer is compensation for car engine hum, hearing loss of high frequencies as well as feeling good bass boost. However, a small group of people suffering tinnitus, most often caused by noise-induced hearing loss, can benefit from boosting certain frequencies according to a study by H. Okamoto et al.

Since iPhone and iPod touch do not enable non-Apple apps to access the sound data from the iPod library, Equalizer can only play music that is transfered to the app. Typical methods are wifi-sync or Audiocopy. However, a new way to directly import files via iTunes software to the app has been added with Version 1.5 of Equalizer called iTunes File sharing, to make it very user friendly. Songs can now dragged and dropped onto the app in large batches.

Equalizer for iPhone was originally developed with sound engineers in mind who would want to adjust the music they generated while on the go. That's why Equalizer is supporting the leading protocol to interchange music between iPhone apps: Sonoma Wire Works' Audiocopy. It created frustration with some users who expected to use it in conjunction with their iPod library on the device. This new update is the current leading edge on what is possible on iPhone in terms of real time equalization of the users playlist. Other updates include enhancements to the interface to take advantage of the higher resolution of iPhone 4 as well as bug fixes to improve stability.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 5.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Equalizer 1.5 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

Tibor Horvath is building apps for the mobile music community. The main focus is on designing audio post-processing tools for iPhone/iPad/iPod. His most used apps include the only seven band equalizer, the only triband compressor and the only envelope based audio editor in the app store. He is a strong promotor of the audiocopy network that enables apps to interchange audio. Tibor started developing for iPhone in January 2009 while being frustrated at the lack of audio processing tools for iPhone and other mobile devices. After building all the apps he thought were missing from the app store he is now focussed on improving them according to user feedback. Copyright (C) 2010 Tibor Horvath. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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