Subband Software announced today the release of
MacAmp Lite X
(MaltX) 1.0.0, a complete rewrite of the original. MacAmp Lite is a digital music player for the Mac, and the new version has been “written from the ground up” in Cocoa, Mac OS X’s own development environment.
MaltX uses less CPU time than other audio apps, according to Subband, and also conserves screen space. The software features a compact player window that “floats” over other applications. And unlike iTunes, MaltX supports the use of custom interfaces, or “skins.”
The software supports the more than 200 skins developed for the original MacAmp Lite. You can also create your own using Malt Mixer, a free downloadable application produced by Subband.
Subband’s Plugins Power Pack is also included as part of the trial download; it enables features for “power users” of MaltX, including broadcasting to SHOUTCast or IceCast servers, use of several different encoders and more.
Distributed as shareware, MacAmp Lite costs US$12 to register. The Plugins Power Pack costs an additional $10. You can download and try out MaltX for 2 weeks before registering.