has unveiled a major overhaul of its Relax software product for the Mac, as well as a slew of upgraded Relax related products and a new tool for Relax environments.
Relax is designed to offer “soothing sounds to provide stress-relief.” The software comes with its own built-in environment called Forest Stream. The latest version supports Mac OS X, as a “Carbon compliant” application.
Version 3.0 is a complete rewrite of Software Perspective’s flagship product. According to company officials, it has a sleeker, cleaner interface and faster and more efficient sound engine. Through the use of threading, sound playback isn’t affected by disk activity or system interrupts, they add. The update includes a new feature called SimpleSounds, which plays simple nature calls at a user specified rate. Alongside these new features is the ability to open and play Forest World files created by MacUnicorn Software. Relax comes with five free environments. You don’t have to buy anything to take advantage of them; however, the trial version of Relax is limited to 25 launches.
Software Perspectives has also unveiled a newly recompiled Relax Super Bundle and a new Relax Expansion Pack. The Expansion Pack contains six Relax environments as an add-on for users who already own Relax. The Relax Super Bundle contains the Relax software, the five free environments, and the Relax Expansion Pack for a total of 11 environments. Want more? Okay, also released today is NoiseMaker, a free tool that lets you create environments for Relax 2.0 or 3.0.
Relax requires a Power Mac running Mac OS 8.6 or later. It’s now available for download. Relax 3.0 is selling for US$8.95 until July 31. The Relax Expansion Pack sells for $8.95 and the Relax Super Bundle is selling for $14.95, also until July 31. Relax 2.x customers can upgrade for $4.95, as well as current customers of MacUnicorn’s Forest product.