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Very nice new music player

Bill D 09 Jun 14 - 11:43 AM
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Subject: Very nice new music player
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 11:43 AM

Resonic I've been messing with this, and it impresses me with what it does, even in early development.

"For music listeners and creators.

Resonic is a slick audio player and browser / directory player, built around a big waveform view.

Resonic plays your music files, sounds and samples out of your existing folders. It's built to be fast, reliable, and powerful. It does what it is supposed to do, without the bloat, and with exceptional usability."


Besides just quickly playing any music file, it allows easy marking and playing any segment of a song over & over...or just repeating a file. Not a full-scale editing program, but free & useful.

(It also has a sleep timer, if you have some music you want to play at bedtime, etc,)

It has a Facebook page with ongoing discussions For music listeners and creators.

https://www.facebook.com/resonicplayer/?app=1


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 11:53 AM

Taking a look at the link now thanks.

Been using foobar2000 as default player for several years;
any idea how Resonic compares ?


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 12:47 PM

BTW - I've stuck to foobar2000 for the additional free plugins to play varied audio formats.


Found this "Sound on Sound" review for Resonic:

"Resonic Player

With a slick interface and very informative visual options, the Resonic Player is freeware of the highest order!
With a slick interface and very informative visual options, the Resonic Player is freeware of the highest order!

Most of us have hundreds, if not thousands, of samples and music files stashed away on our hard drives, but Windows doesn't make it particularly easy to audition them. If you double-click on a WAV, AIFF or MP3 file it will, by default, launch Media Player, and of course if you Shift-click a batch of files you can play one after the other. However, if you want to quickly browse back and forth through loads of audio files across multiple folders, then a dedicated audio player/browser utility is a must.

I've used quite a few over the years, and still love the browsing features of Extreme Sample Converter, which I reviewed in SOS June 2010, but another that recently grabbed my attention is the Resonic Player (http://resonic.at/). Designed to be ultra-fast, it's currently free for personal use (although donations to fund further development are always welcome) and the tiny 3MB download is available in both installer and portable versions; the latter is suitable for USB sticks, so you can carry the utility around with you. Running on Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista (32 & 64-bit), Resonic Player is based around a visual display across the top with a browser beneath displaying folders in its left-hand panel and recognised audio files on the right (which include WAV and AIFF up to 64-bit, floating-point, as well as a host of other lossless and compressed formats).

Nothing out of the ordinary here, except that the visual display offers high-resolution logarithmic and linear spectrum analysis options, as well as the normal waveform view. While waveforms are ideal for anticipating the rhythmic nature of an audio file, the log spectrum analysis, in particular, is perfect for seeing whether certain samples would fit into an existing mix, spotting subsonic rubbish or studying the spectral balance of commercial tracks. Wven the waveform option automatically displays mono, stereo or multi-channel files, while the note event option is perfect for auditioning multitrack MOD (Tracker) files.

A moving cursor handily displays playback progress for all visual modes, while the associated transport bar offers a few more unusual options. For instance, file playback in sequential order is ideal for auditioning your way through folders full of audio files, and of course for listening to MP3/Flac albums, while with random playback order I rediscovered quite a few files that I'd forgotten about. The sample looping option also works seamlessly right down to single-cycle waveforms, making it a great tool for anyone exploring new hardware/software synth sounds.

After a year of development Resonic Player is already a slick and very useful utility, with a host of keyboard shortcuts to streamline the user experience, and with new builds being released every few days. Austrian developer Thomas Wolf (aka Liqube Audio) also offers an incredibly proactive response to user requests, and deserves our support, especially since a Resonic Pro version is already under way for future release that could incorporate your suggested features. The only one I've missed thus far is the ability to grab loop markers from WAV/AIFF files for auditioning purposes, but apparently this is already in the works, so watch this space!
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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 12:54 PM

I also have Foobar, and one can't go wrong with it. Resonic is simply fast and has a couple of easily accessible features that I don't 'think' are in Foobar.

Thanks for the review.


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 09:19 PM

What about VLC?


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 09:36 PM

VLC ? ? ?


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Jun 14 - 10:31 PM

VLC is excellent. I have used VLC off & on for 8-9 years. Its purpose seems to be to do anything & everything- but when you don't need to do 'everything'..... (I don't use MS Word... I have several simple, smaller free programs that do 82.495% of what Word will do.)

What does the question "What about VLC?" mean? This is not about VLC.. it is about a new, smallish program that is easy to use and which might help someone.


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Ole Juul
Date: 10 Jun 14 - 03:45 PM

Right, this thread is not about VLC. As far as I'm concerned there's nothing wrong with having a collection of players for different occasions.

I followed the link and it does look like Resonic is a very useful player. I think it's only for MS-Windows though.


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Jun 14 - 04:48 PM

Yes.. I sometimes forget to specify. I still use Windows, though there are a few nice things that are cross-platform.


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Jun 14 - 10:45 AM

..and to clarify the above- VLC IS a cross-platform player which will play almost everything possible...including midis. If you decide to try it, be sure to choose carefully from their complete listings (even a version specifically for 64-bit Windows... installed or portable)


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: Ole Juul
Date: 11 Jun 14 - 07:23 PM

I just checked that link, and WOW! I'm a confirmed BSD user myself and use VLC frequently, but the fact that they even do QNX (fantastic OS) is definitely a feather in their hat.

That said, this thread really is about Resonic, and it is indeed a fact of life that more people do use MS-Windows than anything else.


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Subject: RE: Very nice new music player
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 01:50 PM

Yes but where can I get the steel needles for these?


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