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Sonic Studio introduces media server Amarra

updated 12:35 am EDT, Thu October 16, 2008

Amara works with iTunes

Sonic Studio has demonstrated its new Amarra music server at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver. Amarra is a FireWire-based media server handling PCM audio with up to a 192KHz bitrate that uses a Sonic Studio soundBlade derivative on the software side. The Amarra technology is similar to what is used to produce CD master files, promising audiophile-level music playback. It uses hardware side processing for sample-rate adjustments, equalization and volume control, and the server will integrate with both iTunes and Mac OS X.

Future Amarra features include a hardware-based digital crossover, NoNOISE II software for repairing archive and vinyl recordings, bit-perfect CD ripping, DSD playback and six-channel surround sound. The new server will be in stores soon, and pricing has not been announced.

by MacNN Staff




  1. DrunkenTech

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Whew, I was worried

    That I wouldn't be able to use this FireWire-based media server with my new MacBo...

    Oh, wait.

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