December 15, 2008 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Paradise, California - Bit Of Paradise Products today announced SonicMood 4.8.9, their popular ambient music generation utility for Mac OS X. Perfect for mediation, or simply blocking out annoying background noises, SonicMood combines soothing nature sound files with user-created ambient music. It serves as a multifaceted ambient music generator and player for New Age, meditation, yoga, or to simply help relieve normal stress of the day.
Each of the 28 available Moods can be completely altered and edited, offering two separate types of sound generation. One being the MIDI player and the other being the Soundfiles that come with the application. Each of the 28 Moods offers three separate MIDI instruments and three separate Soundfiles, facilitating an endless combination of polyphonic sounds to sooth the soul. At any time, more instruments and Soundfiles may be added to any Mood, and users can even create their own new Moods, as well as add their own Soundfiles.
Users may easily mix and produce their own royalty-free ambient music sound tracks for film, movies, websites and videos. Among only one of SonicMood's most prolific features is its ability to play music tracks automatically without repeating itself. SonicMood will forever randomly play a Mood until stopped. This makes the application particularly suited for those that need a continuous, ever-changing source of New Age, ambient music.
"According to researchers at the American Society of Hypertension's Twenty Third Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition (ASH 2008), listening to just 30 minutes of rhythmically homogeneous music every day may significantly reduce high blood pressure." cites Robert Mitton, Director of Marketing for SonicMood. "Patients with mild hypertension who listened to just half an hour of classical, Celtic or raga music a day for four weeks experienced significant reductions in 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (ABP)."
Version 4.8.9 sports many new improvements, and is a free and recommended update. The edit window is now more compact to save screen space. In addition, the edit window is now resizable with vertical and horizontal scrollbars so the controls can be scrolled. The width and height of the edit window, along with the position of the scrollbars, is saved. Changed default starting size and position of windows. Made changes to the default locations of windows so they open over the main window. Visit SonicMood online for a complete list of changes.
* Automatically plays polyphonic sounds with stimulating harmonies
* 28 pre-defined Moods
* Create soundtracks for film/movies/websites with no copyright issues
* Moods are completely customizable
* Create Moods and export them to share with others
* 128 instruments MIDI keyboard available on demand
* Optimized for Leopard with iTunes-like operation
SonicMood is the perfect example of rhythmically homogeneous music. Unlike the other forms of music listed elsewhere, SonicMood features constantly changing, non-repeating, rhythmically homogeneous music, which makes it a wonderful choice for medicinal music.
* Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 Panther or later (Leopard compatible)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 35.4 MB Hard Drive space
* Quicktime 6 or later
* Minimum 1024 x 768 pixel resolution display
* Speakers or headphones
* Best results will be achieved with a 700 MHz G4 or faster
Pricing and Availability:
SonicMood is available for only $12.95 (USD). Version 4.8.9 is a free update for registered users. A fully-functioning demo version is available. The high quality 30 minute mp3s are $1.69 (USD) and the 120 minute mp3s are only $3.49 (USD). mp3 bundles are $4.99 (USD). The iTunes songs are priced at $1.29.
Located in Paradise, California, among the pine-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Bit Of Paradise Products was founded in 2003 by John Hall. John has a master's degree in physics and spent 29 years in industry developing and testing rotation sensors including optical gyroscopes. John and his wife Laura, want to provide the Mac community with a unique means to end sonic distractions at the work place, home or anywhere. SonicIdeas LLC is the marketing department for Bit Of Paradise Products. Copyright 2003-2008 Bit Of Paradise Products and SonicIdeas LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.