Sonic Studio, the pro audio company behind mastering software SoundBlade and audiophile audio engine Amarra, has just released Amarra for TIDAL. TIDAL, the artist-owned streaming platform, has been of notable popularity among audio enthusiasts for its lossless sound quality, and for good reason; it is the only streaming service to offer this level of resolution- it is nearly equivalent to CD-quality. Now, Amarra ups the ante considerably.
Consider the difference between 320kbps MP3 and CD. Then imagine the difference between CD and vinyl. Those are the sorts of differences we are talking about when you throw Amarra into the TIDAL world. Essentially, Amarra is a bit-perfect audio engine that bypasses your Mac’s CoreAudio interface. I won’t get into details here, but suffice to say that the richness and the resolution is verg much improved when Amarra is used. This is not a subtle difference: it will blow you away. I’m addicted to listening to Amarra and TIDAL; it’s like I’m right inside the mastering studio listening through my HD800s or my UE Reference Monitors! You can try it free for 15 days here: http://www.sonicstudio.com/amarra/aft. Though the interface is less impressive than the TIDAL app, it is 100% worth it for the stunning sound! It’s one of the best $50 I’ve spent – seriously, give it a go. You won’t regret it!