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Hear enhances Mac OS X sounds

updated 08:15 pm EDT, Tue April 8, 2008

Hear

JoeSoft has announces the availability of Hear, a sound enhancement program for the Mac. The developer says this add-on "greatly" improves audio quality in movies and music throughout all Mac OS X applications. It offers a wide array of settings, purportedly delivering intra-app sound that is richer and clearer with regard to dialog. "Hear is a great new program that makes everything sound better on your Mac. All your music will be vastly improved, your movies will surround you with rich sound and your games will now blow you away" says Greg Brewer, CEO of Prosoft. "Once you've listened to your music or movies with Hear, you will never want to be without Hear." Hear is priced at $50.








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  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    $50 for an EQ?

    Ain't gonna happen

  1. dmsimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Compressor/Limiter

    What is the advantage of a compress/limit with line-level, digital audio?

  1. ShadowKatana

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Upgrade from OSS3D

    Hopefully, there will be an upgrade path for existing Subband customers who use OSS3D.

  1. mew

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not just an EQ

    It's actually: hundreds of $s worth of signal processing technology for $49. You'd pay at least $200 for a decent multi-band limiter in VST/AU form.

  1. mew

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    BASS Hear vs iWOW

    Despite the fact that Bass appears to be weaker in Hear, it is actually because iWOW uses something called "Psychoaccoustic bass" enhancer. There's a great tradeoff, while on small speakers/headphones iWOW may sound phatter, Hear will perform better on big sound systems or multi-surround entertainment systems. The difference is that Hear will actually produce deeper tones (which sometimes causes distortion: speaker tries to reproduce frequnecies it can't reproduce), while PsychoBass will simulate appearance of deeper tones effectively reducing the need for speaker to reproduce those tones, less distortion, phatter bass, but not really real bass :)

  1. SillyPooh

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Dear Mew,

    nobody here buys your benevolent wisdom.

    Your comments stink of cheap PR tactics 100 miles away.

    Better luck next time!

  1. mew

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    not PR

    take it as you wish, I am just describing things the way they are. if you go to maxxbass webpage (www.maxxbass.com) you can read on psychoacoustic bass works. it's technology invented in the Bach times, nothing really new ;)

  1. mac 13

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Other options

    Anybody know a web site where they compare hear, iwow 2 & Digital Power Station ? These are the only plug-ins for itunes I found so far.

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