Just in time for the holidays, we’ve released the all-new non-beta version of The Levelator for Windows and OS X. A Linux version is coming soon. This is a major upgrade from the earlier beta-test release. Special thanks to our team: Bruce Sharpe, Norm Lorrain, Tim McNerney and to the users and beta testers who sent in sample audio files and bug reports.
Here’s what’s new:
- A cool new interface.
- Significant improvements in the levelation algorithms. (Thanks to all those who submitted challenging audio files. We used every one of them in our testing.)
- improved handling of background noise
- improved processing of stereo files
- fewer ‘breathing” and “pumping” artifacts
- All sample rates and bit depths are now supported. Previously, some such as 22,050Hz and 24-bit were not.
- Renaming the application files to simply “Levelator” in order to make the application easier to locate in alpahbetized lists.
- Elimination of the Java Web Start user interface in favor of a native UI for each platform.
- Easing of restrictions on commercial use. (Read the new license.)
- You can now drag-and-drop an audio file onto the application’s icon, even if the application is not currently running.
- The application window can now be minimized.
- OS X 10.3 (Panther) is now supported.
- You can drag-and-drop an audio file onto the application’s icon in the Dock (OS X).
- Temporary files are managed more efficiently.
- T-Shirts and web-site buttons!