In lieu of endless menus with thousands of radio stations, a premium selection of stations is available in convenient preset button rows. Less is more.
Any station is just one click away.
The station view presents relevant details. It’s not a complete program guide, just a useful list of past and present events.
Use that list to save in Spotify or share to friends
The song catcher
A core feature of this app is that radio music may be “snapped off the air” and saved to Spotify: You like something you hear, and as Spotify-friendly search strings are generated, just select and save the track. Easy.
Music lovers are notorious collectors of favorite tracks, and so this feature is nothing else if not practical. The Spotify library will be flooding with new repertoire.
Save a track
Whenever tired of radio, enjoy integrated playback of Spotify YOUR MUSIC / Songs, or switch to the album from which the song was fetched for “further studies”.
Arbitrarily jump to and from Spotify and radio activities in a totally seamless fashion.
This player is not meant as a replacement of the original Spotify player, but it grants a super-quick access to the newly collected favorites. Included are basic playlist editing like track deletion, and it is possible to add new tracks when playing albums.
For more advanced music management and enjoyment, the original Spotify app is the way of it.
Play a track
Music maniacs like to scout one step ahead of the hit-list crowd. Or they’re deep down in the evergreen section.
Any creation holds a certain sonority, and somebody surely likes your particular taste and style.
In other words, if something nice is played on the radio, just share the details in immediate releases.
Facebook Share and Message is thus integrated. The entourage will probably receive exactly what they hope for.
Fantastic 3D surround breaking loose from the artificial 60° boundary of a two-speaker stereo system
3D surround audio
The advanced digital algorithms inside AudioBloomer represent a major step forward in computer audio entertainment. The sound is flowing way past the artificial boundary of the two stereo speakers, literally filling the room with an enormous soundstage that is rich with natural timbre and life-like sounds.
It’s not an artificial effect, just a more exact type of playback. Click the demos to the right, and you will understand.
The AudioBloomer listening experience
This enhanced “exactness” is not something you will start to question if you can hear or not, no; leave that quiz to so-called “lossless” audio.
With AudioBloomer there is no uncertainty as the enhancement is immediately audible for all people.
Using AudioBloomer, playing a high quality recording even on a mediocre portable speaker system can be a fascinating experience. One becomes “part of” the soundstage, feeling completely embraced by music and what else is going on.
AudioBloomer may also be enjoyed on laptop speakers, but as always, the better the recording and the equipment quality, the better the effect.
The listening session becomes truly outstanding on so-called audiophile equipment.
Why normal stereo is limited
Imagine for a moment being on stage, and there are instruments sounding e.g. to the far left and likewise to the far right.
It means there is a 180° separation between those sound sources.
And then we are back to the living room listening to the recording via stereo speakers, and therefore the soundstage is suddenly reduced to +60°.
Of course it is better than the 0° of a mono speaker, but the audio stream is clearly artificial and “electronic”, and we should expect better.
There is something called 5.1 surround, but rarely will all those speakers contribute to major improvements. It’s is too complex. Think about it, have you ever really had a realistic (stunning) listening experience on a multi-speaker system outside the cinema theaters?
To the rescue comes AudioBloomer, because it will restore the playback to a much more realistic soundstage often reaching a “wideness” of 150°. That’s still an element of artificiality, but it is indeed closer than ever to the original source.
If the audio engineer is competent , it is possible to have experiences where the soundstage approaches 360°. The Reeling example below behaves in this way.
It’s fantastic, even for us developers on a daily basis. Why? Because it feels like reality.
And that’s only one part of the story. The other part is the strongly increased clarity and the authentic level of details suddenly audible.
What happens is therefore that AudioBloomer will produce a more exact reproduction of the original recording, by correction for a fundamental error in the acoustic domain of stereo speakers.
The algorithms are multifaceted, but at the core an advanced polling mechanism is causing a combination of correction and intonation of the audio stream, and this polling is taking place many thousand of times per second. It causes the two speakers to start working to correct each other.
And now you know why we call it AudioBloomer.
ZAPP AS REMOTE CONTROLLER
Using ZAPP as remote controller
With a laptop connected to some stereo equipment, the Zapp Radio app can control playback of radio stations from that laptop. On the laptop, install the Zapp PC/MAC/LINUX daemon from zapp.one/zapp_pc, then select it by clicking the remote button (see screenshot to the right), or by making a selection in the drop-down menu of available Zapp network daemons. Now any radio station clicked in the app will play on the PC. Control the laptop volume from Zapp, or by using volume buttons on the device on which Zapp is installed. Note: Works with only radio stations, not Spotify playback. (Use the Spotify app for that).