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ADS Tech debuts Instant FM Music

updated 06:10 pm EDT, Wed October 18, 2006

Instant FM Music debuts

ADS Tech today unveiled Instant FM Music, a Windows-only Web radio recording device designed to find as well as record favorite tracks, podcasts, and sporting events automatically. The device separates and identifies the songs for easy playback, and creates MP3 audio files for usage on most digital music players -- such as Apple's iPod. Measuring 3.25-inches, Instant FM Music includes ADS Tech's Instant Radio software (Windows only) to offer Radio Data Reception System (RDS) capture technology. RDS technology along with the application itself allows users to tune across the entire FM band, and record live broadcasts as well as view displays of RDS/RBDS data. Instant FM Music is available for $40, and works with Windows XP. The device ships with a retractable FM antenna, a USB extension cable, a CD containing Snaptune One as well as Instant Radio software, and a carrying pouch.

"By including both Instant Radio and Snaptune One software, users can tune to their favorite local FM or Web radio stations, sit back and watch as Instant FM Music finds and records a single song or schedules the automatic recording of a station's entire playlist."


Snaptune One provides users with a detailed list of all the programs it is asked to record and, after a short 'learning period,' highlights the individual songs played during those programs. With the software's "Tivo-like" capabilities, users can pause or rewind live radio, go back an entire week or longer to listen to any song again, or go online to purchase a download or CD containing the desired song. The software also features unique indexing technology enabling users to view a playlist with individual songs, interviews, live sessions, news stories, or talk segments.

by MacNN Staff





  1. mymacluvsme

    Joined: Dec 1969


    windows only

    It's stated 3 times in this article that it's for windoze only. So why is it on MacNN?

  1. Cadaver

    Joined: Dec 1969



    MacNN is posting Windows product news??

  1. ccsccs7

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well it DOES mention "compatibility" with iPods (which are almost like Macs, right?), so you can bug your PC friends to capture radio for your iPod! ;-p

  1. zac4mac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm interested

    Had to get XP to play HL2 on my MBP. No other real use for XP yet. This might be a cheap way to add to the music collection...

  1. chas_m



    just any old press releas

    that comes over the transom, apparently MacNN will run it virtually unedited as long as it contains the word "iPod" somewhere in it. Apparently a bot is now editing the site.

    Disappointing that they couldn't even be bothered to place a SINGLE PHONE CALL to ADS Tech and ask em when or if a Mac version will be available. That one simple act would have changed this from stenography to journalism.

    Oh well.

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