SonicWeb Internet Radio Player
By Patrick Dehne
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SonicWeb is an advanced multi radio station recording internet radio player.
=== Discover new music ===
Tunein to more than thousand free, hand selected, high quality internet radio stations.
=== Fully featured internet radio player ===
Browse and listen live to popular and recommended radio stations, filter by genre, search by name and genre and set favorites.
=== Advanced internet radio recorder ===
Record multiple stations simultaneously.
Record continuously or automatically split the internet radio streams into tracks and put them into a playlist.
Timeshift internet radio: pause and resume playback at any time without any gaps.
=== Custom playlists ===
Create custom playlists from the tracks you like. Keep the tracks as long as you want and play them as many times as you like.
=== Export recordings into folders and / or to iTunes ===
Use iTunes to listen to your recordings and to copy them to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Export recordings into folders to listen to them using any third party player and to create backups
=== Unique to SonicWeb: The powerful station list feature ===
With several simultaneously turned on radio stations your playlist will quickly contain many unplayed tracks. This enables you to skip tracks you don't like without any skip limit as long as there are more tracks available in your playlist.
Enjoy gapless audio playback with tracks from different radios stations crossfading into each other. SonicWeb dynamically adjusts the volume of loud and silent tracks so that you don't have to.
Together these features create your own personal radio station: seamless playback of diverse playlists with ever changing tracks that you can control just like a regular media player.
=== Deep Mac OS X integration ===
- Airplay support. Audio can be sent to the Computer or to an airplay device. This can be controlled directly from within SonicWeb. Airplay support is available if SonicWeb is running on OS X 10.8 or newer.
- Menu bar icon. Keep your dock tidy. SonicWeb can hide its dock icon and show an icon in the menu bar instead.
- Apple Remote support. Play / pause, skip forward, skip backward and volume up / down will work with SonicWeb.
- Background notifications. SonicWeb can show background notifications in Mountain Lion's Notification Center.
Check out the demonstration video to see SonicWeb in action:
The manual contains much more information about SonicWeb:
For mobile users: SonicWeb is also available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
What's New in Version 2.0
This is a major update that brings many new features to SonicWeb:
- New light look & feel and a new icon
- Export tracks into a folder and / or to iTunes
- 2 new listening and recording modes: live listening without recording and continuous recording in addition to the existing record & split into tracks mode
- Edit track infos like artist, title and album
- Sleep timer
- Miniplayer and icon in the menu bar
- Filter and sort track lists
- Mute button
I researched all the available apps for recording streaming radio. All the ones outside the App Store are basically spam. There are only a few in the App Store that actually do what SonicWeb does, and SonicWeb is clearly the best. Great new interface. Developer immediately added stations after I requested. I switched to the Mac from PC recently and wanted to replace Station Ripper on Windows. This was a great solution. Thank you, Patrick, for a great app!
Impressed with the app and especially customer service!
Amazed! Impressed! Thrilled! As I type this review my Mac is: simultaneously streaming four alternative rock radio stations, recording each individual song it detects, saving the songs as seperate files including titles and album art, and exporting the songs to iTunes! Wow! Apparently I can record up to 20 stations at a time!
This thing ran all night, and according to notification center (it notifies you when it reords a song w/artist and title), I now have over 300 new tunes uploaded to the iTunes Sonic playlist!
It is quite easy to trim and edit track info though the built-in Garageband/iMovie/FrontPage-ish graphic editor; though I’ve yet to need to trim a track becasue the software accomplishes this task with great accuracy.
Individual tracks can be appended to playlists, sent to iTunes, or simply exported to a folder of your choice! How cool! This all works quite well…it’s intuitive, and I’m learning to look for stations with the highest bit-rates for superior quality tracks.
CUSTOME SERVICE BRILLIANCE: The app has a main menu-bar icon for providing feedback directly to the app developer - Patrick Dehne. When I didn’t see my favorite Texas sports station on the list I submitted a request. Within a few minutes I was emailed with the news that my requested station had been added! Wow! Who could ask for more?!
Overall I’m having a blast with this app. There’s a sleep timer too! The interface seem’s very iOS7-8ish — flat. I like the look and feel of this app as I’ve yet to read the manual…everything was intuitive.