September 18, 2015 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Dublin, Ireland - Independent software developer and entrepreneur, Hovik Melikyan today is proud to announce the release of Magnetola 1.0 for OS X. Stylized as a vintage compact cassette player, Magnetola is the first sensory-friendly music player that can play tracks either unaltered or, for more sensitive ears, slightly "softened."
Magnetola's unique audio softener filter can smoothen the rough edges of individual instruments, such as the drums or electric guitars, as well as it can follow the overall dynamic of the song and suppress sudden "big" attacks (think the beginning of Pink Floyd's The Wall). The player also features sliders for adjusting highs and lows (that's shelving filters in technical language). You can either boost or cut off high and low frequencies to your liking; we call these parameters "silk" and "wool" respectively.
Children and adults on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing issues may find Magnetola's audio filters especially useful. You will appreciate the softener if you have good headphones; in fact once you find your favorite combination of the three sliders - the softener and the shelving filters - you can get addicted to it!
Of course you can listen to your music in its original, unaltered form: when the app is started for the first time, all sliders are in their neutral positions that don't affect the audio in any way.
Magnetola plays songs from your music library and features a library browser stylized as a compact cassette collection.
Have fun with the Fast Forward/Rewind functions that work almost exactly like on the old good compact cassette players. Pressing both buttons simultaneously does something, too.
* OS X 10.10 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Magnetola 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Music category. Magnetola is also available on the iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 or later.
Hovik Melikyan is a Software Engineer, Physicist, Entrepreneur with more than 25 years of multi-disciplinary experience in software, electronics, graphics design and marketing. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Hovik Melikyan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.