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|PC MP3-Player 'Sonique' Planned for AmigaDE|
Sonique is an audio player often used on PCs. According to the current Sonique newsletter it is planned to port version 2 - which is under development at the time being - to as much platforms as possible. The interesting thing in this is the AmigaDE being mentioned, too. Further details can be taken form the Sonique 2 FAQ.
This is from the Sonique newsletter, (sonique as you may know is a rather good MP3-player on the PC) SONIQUE NEWSLETTER - VOL 2. ISSUE 4. - MARCH, 2001 INTRODUCTION As promised, this issue is a special update on the current state of Sonique 2. Things are progressing very well and we're wetting ourselves several times a day from sheer excitement. We have to keep the entire office covered in plastic. We've got webvan delivering rubber pants and huggies directly to our workstations. Yup, Sonique 2 is really that cool. (stuff about sonique 2 deleted) SONIQUE 2 PRIMER You are probably wondering just what this Sonique 2 thing is really all about. How is it different than Sonique 1? Why should you even care? Well, first off, let's talk about the number 2. The "2" in Sonique 2 is really less about Sonique VERSION 2.0 and more about Sonique 2, THE SEQUEL. Sonique 2 is not just another upgrade of the same old tired software. No No NO! Sonique 2 is completely different. Sonique 2 has been in development for over 2 years and shares almost no code with Sonique 1. It is based on entirely new ultra-swoobtastic(tm) technology. Audio system, GUI engine, Skinning system, plugin architecture, visual system, all sparkling new! Even has that great "new software" smell. SONIQUE 2 & MANTIS Sonique 2 is based on some very nifty technology that Andrew, Nicholas, and the rest of the Sonique coders have been developing for the last year called MANTIS. MANTIS serves two important functions: First, it separates GUI design from application development, allowing designers and programmers to work separately on the same app, freeing designers from the need to program and programmers from the the need to do GUI design (they hate that). Second, it provides an extremely powerful environment for creating and operating real-time GUI interfaces. Animation, effects, layering, font rendering, menu systems, and just about everything else are handled by MANTIS, giving the GUI designer supreme control over the look and feel of their app. Want to make a fully animated semi-transparent free floating dockable custom menu with flames shooting out of it? Want it in 200 languages? MANTIS can do that for you... OTHER TECHNOLOGY MANTIS is not the only booty-slappin' body rockin' trick up our sleeve. There's also the new audio system. It features 24 bit audio (just like professional studio gear), support for DSP effects chains, can easily handle just about any file format, and is faster than fast. The plugin system is flexible and powerful. There are really no limitations to what you can do. Plugins can take advantage of MANTIS and integrate seamlessly. We expect a lot of really interesting plugins to be developed for Sonique 2. This is going to be amazing... (stuff about skins removed) PLATFORM SUPPORT Sonique 2 is very portable. We designed it to be from the beginning. Expect Sonique 2 for Windows 9x, ME, NT4, 2K, XP as well as Mac OSX, Linux, BeOS, and AmigaDE LEGACY SUPPORT Yes, Sonique 1.x Skins and Visuals will work with Sonique 2.. QUESTIONS If you have questions about Sonique 2, ask them in the forum (0000,8000,0000 http://forum.sonique.com). We will go through the threads in the forum every so often and move common questions onto the FAQ. The answers that you seek are often available from other users or Team Sonique members themselves. We prefer communicating in the forum to receiving tons of email. We get enough email as it is. CONCLUSION Sonique 2 is something everyone at Team Sonique cares about deeply. We're sure that you are going to love it. We certainly do... BIZ DEV If you have business related questions about Mantis or Sonique2, please contact our business development staff at 0000,8000,0000 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-276-3940. I hope this is of intrest to you, Bye M Stormink.(unk) (Translation: unk)
[News message: 10. Mar. 2001, 02:53] [Comments: 0]
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