Sonic Studio has announced the upcoming release of version 1.0 of Amarra for TIDAL. The latest member of the technology family, Amarra for TIDAL joins Amarra, Amarra Hifi, Amarra sQ+ and Amarra Symphony High Resolution Audio (HRA) player software for higher fidelity music enjoyment.
Recent trends in consumer audio have hastened the rise in popularity of HRA, including new higher resolution, network streaming services. Sweden–based TIDAL, controlled by Jay-Z’s Project Panther Bidco, leads the way with their massive multimedia library and strong artist support. Built using the Amarra Audio Engine, an optimized audio pipeline bypassing the computer’s audio software, Amarra for TIDAL is ready for a truly hi–¬fi exploration of TIDAL’s vast music collection. Being software–only, Amarra for TIDAL is future–proof and easily upgradable as TIDAL’s services evolve toward even higher fidelity.
Developed in conjunction with TIDAL’s engineers, Amarra for TIDAL delivers “bit–perfect,” high resolution music. The Amarra Remote feature for iOS frees users to control their music throughout the home. With support for both Macintosh OS X 10.9 and 10.10 as well as Windows 7 and 8, it is a true cross–platform solution that provides the best fidelity available for playback of TIDAL’s 44.1kHz, 16 bit streaming music service.
Amarra for TIDAL includes professional–grade Sonic EQ and 14 factory presets providing compensation curves for popular headphone models from Apple, Audeze, Grado and others, while additional presets address popular music genres, from acoustic and classical to jazz and rock. Users may also personalize their presets and save them to be recalled at any time.
Founder and company President Jonathan Reichbach saw that, with the emergence of high resolution audio services like TIDAL from Aspiro, the integration of Amarra can provide substantial benefits to streaming audio listeners. “The days of the MP3 are finally over,” Reichbach said, “…and thanks to Amarra for TIDAL, streaming an endless library of songs now sounds better than ever before.”
Amarra for TIDAL will be available from the Sonic Studio web site for $39.95 USD, while the free Amarra Remote app will be available from the iTunes Music Store.
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