Sonic Studio Brings Integrated MQA Support to Amarra Luxe 4.1

November 17 2017, 03:10
Sonic Studio announced the release of Amarra 4 Luxe v4.1 featuring integrated MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) audio technology. The latest version of the popular Mac-based software music player now supports MQA Core Decoding that unfolds an MQA file to deliver higher than CD-quality sound, and supports MQA TIDAL streaming, delivering the sound of the original master recording with files small enough to stream, while also being backward compatible, so they can be played on any device.

Amarra 4 Luxe supports local MQA file playback and additionally supports TIDAL MQA Streaming for HiFi subscribers. Amarra users without an MQA-enabled DAC can enjoy MQA decoding at 2x sample rates (88.2kHz or 96kHz), while users with an MQA-enabled DAC will hear full MQA with the original sample rate, platform-specific DAC compensation and sample rates up to 8x (352kHz or 384kHz).

With Amarra 4 Luxe users can sort, search, navigate, and play back their entire music collection. World class DSP includes multi-stage up-sampling as well as a fully customizable, professional-level EQ, with pre-sets for different genres, speakers or headphones. Amarra 4 Luxe supports Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher as well as Windows 8 & 10 (MQA pending).

“Sonic Studio is excited to release the first MQA integration and experience for the Amarra family of products. With direct MQA decoding, consumers will now experience unrivalled music reproduction. With Windows MQA support coming soon our future plans include iOS integration for MQA streaming/offline playback, DSP processing and more,” says Jonathan Reichbach, CEO of Sonic Studio.

Mike Jbara, CEO of MQA adds: “It’s good news for music fans that we continue to expand the reach of MQA through partner integrations and the Amarra range is a great addition.” 

Based in Marin County, California, Sonic Studio is a manufacturer of computer-based music playback systems. Their award winning Amarra software redefines fidelity for streaming and file–based audio reproduction. Sonic Studio’s professional digital audio workstations are in use at major studios, record labels, broadcast and post production facilities worldwide for music production, film, and restoration. |
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