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Why Do I Keep Upgrading This App?
I didn't think it was possible to make yet another GUI that is uglier than the last one but I would be wrong. This is the worst GUI (layout) to date. The menus have no class, no finesse and basically look like they were put together over some beers and a pizza. Then there's the issue that there has never been an IPAD version after all these years. I could get past that except for the fact that each successive upgrade makes it more difficult to use on an IPAD. I am so frustrated I don't even want to test to see if the guts are better. Five stars reviews? Come on! Sure, sound comes first but esthetics shouldn't be thrown out the window. If better sound is what you are looking for, this App will provide that in spades but this is where it stops and somebody should tell you that before you spend your money. Is it functional yes. Is it easy to understand yes, a child could use it but it doesn't scream PRO to me. I didn't expect sound studio quality from an App on an I-device but I did think the point was to bring a better experience both in sound and function from BBE. Sound is 5 stars all the way but 3 stars off for no IPAD version, 3 years of waiting for functional improvements and a recent butt ugly interface.
GrannyDar on Feb 25, 2015 for SonicMax Pro
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Glitchy!!!!!! Needs Fixing
Please fix the bugs in this app. When choosing a song it starts at some other song. The new gain is terrible. Very glitchy since the update. PLEASE FIX. I've had this app for over a year and going to start using some other app till it's fixed. :(
Darrell ommart on Nov 10, 2013 for SonicMax Pro
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May dampen overall levels and vocals
Updated for MP gain version: MP Gain seems to help with overall sound a LOT. I recommend you reset all the presets so they take the right MP Gain amount. Now vocals sound a lot better. I still will leave it at 4 stars since I think what it really needs is a database of listening devices that's beyond the generic. But, overall, great update, BBE team! Older review: Took one star off since I feel it lowers overall sound output (definitely not a loudness compressor) plus it doesn't sound as good for some vocals (I tried to tweak it but don't seem to be able to get anywhere). The huge plus with BBE though is it only consumes 5% CPU so if you're not using a power cable, it's not a big deal. I also tried the Aphex Xciter Silver product and that does seem to make vocals very clean but it does take about 15% of CPU to do its thing. Still, that's way better than the 100% the SRS MyTunes takes (big battery hog even though it does sound great). In general though - all those post-processing tools are for recordings with "issues". If your source material is pristine and has solid sound engineering, then there's no need. D
Dikrek on Nov 7, 2013 for SonicMax Pro
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Great update
New look is a lot better. New navigation is a lot better. Having the MP knob is nice too. Thanks
tremelo68 on Nov 7, 2013 for SonicMax Pro
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Great i0S 7 update for a great app!
When I downloaded the new update this morning, one of my fears was that I would have to readjust my settings from the old versions. Imagine my relief when I hit settings on the i0S 7 version and saw my original settings still intact! Thanks BBE and Thirsty Boy! Plus, with the new MP gain setting, it takes the listening experience to a whole new level! I don't need to turn the volume up as much now with this setting. The new interface is great and more user friendly. Also, the album cover art is now "In Your Face" like the Apple music app and the scrub bar is easier to use. The only reason why it doesn't get five stars from me is because it still cuts off the first two seconds off the start off the first song you play when you first open up the app. Also, the last two seconds are cut off of the last song if you're playing an album. If they can ever fix this problem, this app would be perfect. Otherwise, it shines!
Boogie66 on Nov 6, 2013 for SonicMax Pro
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Thank you for the update! Love It!
This app makes music sound incredible on any speaker! Unlike other apps, you can customize each preset to get the best sound out of your speakers. The update addresses the issue of lost vocals by adding the MP Gain dial. Other noticeable refinements in the audio quality are much appreciated. User interface is much improved, thank you! I would still like to see support for iTunes Radio and also video. Add those features and this app will truly be unbeatable! Thank you again for this excellent update!
pop-ups on Nov 6, 2013 for SonicMax Pro
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