If you’re a music geek, or if you love anything even remotely related to audio, be it podcasts, radio or anything else, your one-stop-solution which you probably already have or heard of is Audials, isn’t it?
Now Audials basically started off as a music streaming and download platform. Although its 2017 version has come a long way and now it offers a lot more than just “streaming music” and that too in the 21st century style with extreme user-interactions, customized dashboards and lot’s more.
It’s one of the most professional platforms I”ve ever come across, and hence I decided to scribble this review down, if you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard of Audials, this might be your chance to change how you listen to music. (Nope, don’t buy it just because I’m saying so. Just go through the review and then decide for yourselves.)
Audials one 2017 Review:
H-U-G-E Music Collection:
Nope I’m not exaggerating with the typography. Try and name me one other platform which comes even remotely close to having 12,000,000 songs!
Too big a number for you? Try it on a smaller level, how about trying to get a platform other than Audials to compile and offer you music from over 30,000,00 artists! (Isn’t that almost all the artists ever born on this planet? Almost!)
1. Better Search Algorithm:
Apart from the streaming and recording of music, Audials prouds itself on its search algorithm. And it gets better and better with the Audials 2017.
Basically, now it tries to get you the “Best” results for your search terms based on a rating system of its own. Like if you search for Justin Bieber, you won’t get just about any songs of his, instead you’ll get only the best ones on the first level. So yeah I’d say that’s quite an upgrade.
2.Top Music Charts:
Audials always boasted of its charts. What’s better now? More charts!
You get the:-
- Rock Charts
- US Music Video Charts
- Pop Music Charts
- Dance Charts
- US Single Charts
- And even 80s Charts.
And trust me, this is just the tip of the iceberg. With 80 new top-hits being added every month, I doubt you’ll ever run out of fresh music to your ears.
3. Taste-Detecting Top Charts Search:
“Taste-Detecting”? Well I had to put it that way for the lack of a better phrase. Because using “Artificial Intelligence” would sound a bit too shiny to some of you.
Basically now the music search feature is upgraded to an A.I level. You just enter your “Taste”, just any reference. Let’s say Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Pop Music, or anything as if you’re talking to a friend about music you love, and it will automatically get you a Top chart based on your taste.
So it’s like it will detect what kind of music you love and prepare the chart for you. Hence the phrase.
4. Top, Popular or Genre Specific Filters:
This is another one of those features which makes Audials 2017 a runner for the best music software in the industry.
In the Top-Songs tab you get this feature where you can select what kind of music you like. For eg. if you like the current popular, or the evergreens, or the ones which recently climbed up the list?
So yeah bottom-line again is you can customize Audials 2017 to yield exactly the kind of music (and I mean the “exactly” part) as your ears like.
5. Music Wishes:
The songs you listen to make this chart up. They decide what kind of music you “might” like, and then it’s your choice to add them up to a playlist and make the list yours. Audials 2017 is upgraded to fullfil your music wishes now faster and better than ever.
Whenever a wishlist is fulfilled, you’d get an automatically generated playlist in the media center! Talk about automation and here it is.
This is just a better, faster and eloquent way of getting you your playlist without you needing to stress on to remember the names of the songs which you might want to listen to.
6. Download Several Wishlists at the Same Time:
With Audials 2017, all you’ve got to do is create your wishlist and put it up in there, all the wishlists would get downloaded at the same time, in the best possible quality.
7. Saving Music & Video:
You asked me what’s new with Audials 2017, and I say- Better Recording Quality at double speed.
a. Multiple Recording Options Available:
Not just saving, with Audials you can choose where you want to record the audio from. For eg. Spotify and Amazon Music kind of platforms offer you a “software” version to record music, a Web version and couple other options.
So with Audials you can decide the source, and that too without loosing the quality, this is what makes Audials worth being mentioned. Other tools out there allow you recording music too, but with the quality that you get with Audials? Don’t think so! Or atleast I’ve never personally encountered.
b. Saving Audio Books:
It’s again a new addition to Audials 2017. Not just music but now it enables you to save and record Audio books offered on platforms like Spotify too.
c. Saving Video:
Saving Video isn’t the “miracle” here that Audials performs. The miracle is its ability to recommend you the best method to record those videos in specific browsers so as to overcome the protection on those videos on the streaming sites so that you get the best possible video quality.
d. Adapting Streaming:
I just have to mention it here because it’s an upgrade from the earlier version. Platforms like Netflix and Amazon etc don’t always upload single video streams on their servers.
Instead they upload the video in parts, which is compiled together when a person watches the video. Now, saving that video isn’t always simple and earlier led to quality being lost.
But now with the upgrade to Audials 2017, the Adaptive streaming tech used by the platforms too can be recorded in the best possible quality without the loss of any audio-video effects.
Other Worth-Mentioning Features:-
Specifically Optimized for Windows 10:
Got the newly released Windows 10? Guess what, Audials team actually went out on a leap and crafted it for Windows 10 as well in addition to our old friends Windows 7 and 8.
A newer, better interface to the music collection has been added as a second-mode view which you can use and personally? I’d say it’s one of the best music interfaces I’ve ever seen (apart from my cell phone’s ofcourse!)
So hey i don’t see a reason why you should “not” go with Audials.
I mean yeah it sounds cheesy I get that, but have you ever seen music being taken up this seriously? I haven’t.
All the features, the self-detecting music taste, the saving of audio books, the double downloading speed, availability of different download sources and what not.
So yeah I’d say even if you aren’t going to marry Audials forever, atleast give it a try for the next couple days, what have you got to loose, right? Get more information or download the demo version of Audials One 2017
Although if you’ve been with Audials before I’d seriously love to hear your feedback in the comments section.