Mac OS X audio software developer Rogue Amoeba Software LLC on Monday released Nicecast v1.0, the “final” release of the broadcasting application they offered previously as preview release.
Nicecast can be used to broadcast any audio your Mac produces — including iTunes playlists or playlists from other MP3 software. It enables users to create their own Internet radio station, in effect. It’s similar in concept to Nullsoft’s SHOUTcast software, though users familiar with that software will find a very different execution and interface with Nicecast.
Nicecast supports real-time audio effects, and includes VoiceOver, which allows you to insert your own radio-style commentary in between tracks.
Nicecast 1.0 is available for download from Rogue Amoeba’s Web site now and costs US$30 to register through Dec. 31, 2003. After that, the price rises to $40. Nicecast requires Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or higher.