FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2nd, 2000
AMP Radio -- Listen to the World!
Subband Software, Inc., Renton, Washington -- May 2nd -- Subband Software
today announced AMP Radio 1.6, the latest version of their popular Internet
Radio/MP3 Player. The most important new features include:
-New Audio Format Support- CD Audio, MOD, MIDI, .m3u, and more!
-AMP Radio now shows the ID3 tags for streaming files! Know what you're
listening to on Shoutcast stations and .m3u's!
-Random/Repeat Play-Mix it up!
-Alias Resolving, to allow you to move your MP3 files anywhere on your HD.
AMP Radio will find and play them!
-Mono Enhancer, to make mono files and streams sound more like stereo!
Full Feature List:
- Input/DSP/Output plugin architecture with SDK for each component
- HTTP Proxy Support for tracker & streaming
- 99.9% IT 2.16 compatible playback along with XM/S3M/MTM/MOD and
- CDDA/MIDI/Live In/AIFFc/WAVE/SID/QuickTime/RealAudio input modules
(with streaming capabilities)
- Improved sound quality of MP3/MP2 playback in Millennium
- Mono Enhancer DSP plugin
- Random Play!
- .m3u Support
- Improved bass/treble DSP plugin
- Fixed registration bug
- Alias resolving in playlists
- AIFF Writer for supported input plugins
- Improved playlist and tracker sorting
- Auto Filetyping
- Kaleidoscope & Appearance manager compliancy
- Version Checking
- Many more bug fixes
With these additions, AMP Radio can now play the following file formats:
MP3, MP2, , HTTP MPEG Streams, SHOUTCast Streams, Icecast Streams,
AIFF/WAVE, Live Input, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD, PlaySID, QuickTime Streams
and Files(Experimental), RealAudio Streams and Files(Experimental), CD
Audio, .m3u, and MIDI files!
Finally, within the next week Subband also plans to release an AMP Radio
plugins SDK, to allow third party programmers to create input plugins(to
support new audio formats), DSP plugins(sound processing/FX) and output
plugins(AIFF Writer, etc.)!
For information on AMP Radio, please visit the AMP Radio site at
Also, Subband Software is pleased to announce the release of Entheogen 1.1,
the latest version of their popular visualization software for use with AMP
Radio. Important new features include huge speed increases and plugin
layering, to control the order plugins draw.
Full Feature List:
-Plugin layering added
-Background runs much faster, can be turned off
-Folder Scan now goes two folders deep
-Double-clicking plugins in the Finder will launch them
-FPS counter moved to the right, to avoid a WhiteCap conflict
-Copy in Edit menu will take a screenshot of the Entheogen window
-Small bug fixes
-Added FPS limiter(60 fps) to reduce flicker
In addition, Entheogen 1.1 comes with 6 new plugins, including WhiteCap 3.4
for Entheogen! Other plugins include Mimic 1.0 for Entheogen, Swarm,
NameSwisher, Mountain 3D, and GrayPlug.
Users should also stay tuned to the Plugins portion of the Entheogen site,
located at http://www.subband.com/enth/plugins.html It is expected to open
within a week. Users will be able to download new plugins anytime, for all
plugins released between Entheogen releases.
Plugin designers should note that with the release of Entheogen 1.1,
Subband has also updated the Entheogen SDK to version 1.1.1, with new
information on coding plugins, new source for the Default and Background
plugins, and information on submitting plugins to Subband. A new update to
this SDK will be coming very soon, to address issues with plugin
For full information on Entheogen, please visit the Entheogen site at
Shoutcast and Icecast are Internet broadcasting technologies, designed to
allow the average user to create a music stream by broadcasting music
directly from their computers. Any user with a capable program, such as AMP
Radio, can then connect to these "radio stations".
Subband is a small, privately held corporation based in the state of
Washington, developing the best in audio apps for the Macintosh. AMP Radio
is Subband's first product, but the employees at Subband were responsible
for the creation of the original MacAMP, as well as heavy development on
MacAMP Lite, and the world-famous PC MP3 player Winamp. For more
information on Subband Software, Inc., please visit