December 21, 2009 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] London, UK - Bookshelf Apps today is proud to announce the immediate availability of SongBook Mac 2.0. SongBook Mac is an iTunes like application for controlling open music systems including Linn, Naim, UPNP and DLNA products. With SongBook Mac users can browse network music servers and control playback on a variety of audio systems. Network music servers based on the UPNP standard are supported, as well as hardware products such as the Naim HDX.
Browsing network music collections is quick and simple with SongBook. Three views are provided, a Listing view, an Album Art view, and CoverFlow navigation. Users can filter music using the seach box, and build up a playlist using drag and drop or with the Shuffle function.
In order to provide a complete solution for Mac users, SongBook now includes a high quality CD ripping function. This uses AccurateRip to ensure bit-perfect CD extraction every time. Extraction is tailored to UPNP MediaServer requirements and supports lossless formats such as FLAC and Apple Lossless. Album art can be embedded, or stored as a Folder.jpg file specifically for use with Twonky servers.
SongBook Mac is well integrated with Mac OS X, making use of features such as the Apple Remote control, and providing a Status Menu for quick access to volume settings. This release also adds support for more audio systems, including the Naim HDX, Naim Uniti, Roku Soundbridge and many others. Users can either use the build in iTunes music library sharing or can use a UPNP network media server or NAS device.
SongBook is the industries leading independent audio control application for high end audio products. There are currently versions available for both the Macintosh and for iPhone/iPod touch. In recent Linn customer surveys SongBook was shown to be the most popular third-party control application for Linn's innovative DS products, and had almost as many users as Linn's own bundled software despite being available for Mac and iPhone only.
Pricing and Availability:
SongBook Mac is available for download now and features a 14 day free trial. SongBook Mac has a retail price of USD $40/£25/Euro 30 for a single user license and USD $55/£35/Euro 39 for a household license. SongBook Mac can be purchased directly from Bookshelf Apps. SongBook touch can be purchased from the Apple App Store. Please contact Bookshelf Apps for review licenses and further information.
Bookshelf Apps Limited is an independent developer of open audio software for the Mac and iPhone. They sell both directly and through the Apple iTunes App Store. They also work directly with a wide range of hardware manufacturers from all parts of the world on licensed products. Bookshelf Apps Limited is a New Zealand registered company with development offices in London, UK. Copyright (C) 2009 Bookshelf Apps Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iTunes and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.