Panic releases Audion 2.6, makes 10.1 improvements

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Panic has released a new version of their popular shareware digital music player, Audion. The new version, 2.6, is available as separate downloads for Mac OS X and earlier versions of the Mac operating system.

Audion lets you play and optionally encode digital audio music files. The software sports a long list of features, such as real-time DJ style crossfading, EQ settings, ranking by favorites, support for WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis and other formats -- way too many features to list here.

Changes in Audion 2.6 include the following:

  • CD burning support via Toast 5.0.2 or higher (not yet compatible with Mac OS X)
  • Maximizer effect plug-in, an audio normalizer.
  • Echo effect plug-in.
  • Dock tile menu in Mac OS X 10.1 (dockling no longer necessary)
  • Playlist window resizing speed boosted in Mac OS X (and especially in 10.1)
  • Plug-ins can now be managed through the Audion application bundle.
  • Switches from CDDB to FreeDB servers.
  • And much more.
  • Audion can be downloaded for a free 15-day demo. After that, you need to pay a registration fee to remove a timed use restriction. Registration starts at US$19.95 for the player only or $32.95 for the player and encoder.

    System requirements call for Mac OS 8.1 or higher; PowerPC 604 processor or better (G3 or higher recommended).

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