Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, has launched the Boom Box, a Mac software suite comprised of five premium applications designed to reveal the iPod's full power and potential. The suite enables iPod users to expand their portable music collections and broaden their audio entertainment beyond music to include podcasts and Internet radio broadcasts. In addition, The Boom Box allows users to convert Web pages, email, and other text-based documents into audio files and create their own personal audio books that they can listen to on the go.
The Boom Box features two applications that enable iPod owners to rediscover their music collections. CD Spin Doctor offers a straightforward way to digitize vintage vinyl and tape recordings including powerful features for automatically detecting tracks, removing unwanted noise, and enhancing overall sound quality. MusicMagic Mixer is a personal, portable DJ. Using sophisticated algorithms, MusicMagic Mixer analyzes acoustic elements of each song in a user's collection to automatically generate complementary playlists.
The Boom Box also includes three applications that empower iPod owners to broaden their listening experience. Audio Hijack captures audio from an application in real-time. Users can schedule the recording of a favorite Internet radio show and then listen to it at a time that is most convenient. With iPodderX users can subscribe to their favorite podcasts and have them automatically delivered to their desktop, ready for transfer to their iPod. Rounding out the suite is iSpeak It, which makes it easy for users to convert text-based documents such as email or web pages into spoken word audio files or create their own personal audio books.
The Boom Box is available now at http://www.roxio.com/go/boombox and will be widely available at retail stores later this month for a suggested retail price of $49.95.