Listening to music all day long I really like discovering new audio players. Recommended by a composer a few months back, I stumbled across the Resonic Player which claims to be “the planet’s fastest audio player and sample manager.” The player got me hooked quickly, became my main audio player and so I decided to get in contact with Tom a.k.a. ‘Liqube,’ the Austrian electronic music producer behind it. A more extensive article about him and Resonic will follow the next months. For now I would simply like to introduce you to what you can expect from the audio player which is still in beta development.
The essence behind Resonic’s promised speed lays in its extensive use of multi-core processing to make sure your hardware is used the best way possible. Additionally it barely uses any memory space; 24 mb on my end for example while writing this article and listening to Marco Beltrami’s and Buck Sanders’ fantastic score for ‘No Escape.’ Of course Resonic plays every audio format you will probably ever use, including lossless formats like FLAC and DSD. Additionally Resonic Player offers multichannel support and Tom promises that there is “absolutely nothing between decoded audio and sound output that might degrade quality.”
But Resonic isn’t only a player but also a great tool to work with it on music and sound files.
In the video below you will see the player in action and find sneak peeks into some features that will be implemented in the Pro version of the player:
These Pro features include an auto tag system for samples, a sample browser, the availability of dragging and dropping waveform selections with on-the-fly sample format conversion directly into most applications that accept audio files; like DAWs or audio and video editing software. Furthermore you will be able to draw, edit and move selections, loop in realtime as well as you can set slices, cues and markers.
Since this by far isn’t everything what will be implemented I highly recommend to check out Resonic no matter if you’re a music producer, composer, sound designer, audio engineer, video game producer or designer, video editor or a general audio content producer – or if you simply only listening to music on a great audio player.
Soon there will be an Early Access version of Resonic Pro. It will give you the chance to follow and support the project from the very beginning as well as you can safe some money compared to the official release price. All updates until major 1.0 version will then be included.