January 30, 2017: Sonic Studio releases the Highly Anticipated Amarra 4

Amarra 4

Sonic Studio proudly announces the release of Amarra 4! Amarra 4 is the first in a new series of products that brings Sonic Studio’s audio expertise into the next generation of media players.

The Amarra 4 experience is built on new technologies including:

  • Cross-platform, server-based architecture
  • Amarra Audio Processing Engine
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Web-based UX
  • Professional-grade EQ

Amarra 4 is fast, fun and easy to use and supports all common audio formats including DSD and FLAC. With integrated professional-grade tools and processing, Amarra 4 combines our legacy of outstanding sonic quality with a new and exciting User Experience.

Learn more about Amarra 4

October 20, 2016: Sonic Studio announces the upcoming release of Amarra 4

Amarra 4

We are excited to announce the Next Generation of Amarra products. We’ve listened to your feedback and Amarra 4 promises to offer great sound with a fantastic new user-interface, easier licensing, and the consolidation of features into fewer products. We are also excited to welcome Windows-based users, as Amarra 4 will be cross-platform, providing support for Windows 8 and 10. Our goal is to provide one integrated solution for all of your playback needs!

Read the full press release HERE

September 22, 2016: Amarra 4 for Mac & Windows Debuts at RMAF 2016 with ampsandsound Mogwai & Kenzie Amps

Amarra 4

Sonic Studio and ampsandsound will be teaming up at RMAF 2016, Oct 7-9 in Denver, to show off the newest products from both companies. Come see Amarra 4 from Sonic Studio and the Kenzie and Mogwai Amps from ampsandsound at the CanJam. Listen through state-of-the-art headphones or bring your own cans to compare to your current setup. Details for RMAF 2016 can be found at: www.audiofest.net.

September 20, 2016: macOS Sierra Update

macOS Sierra

We are aware of an issue with Amarra sQ+ in some environments where an error is generated saying "Could not set SonicStream Device.' If you encounter this error, do the following:

  1. Quit Amarra sQ+
  2. Go to your Applications->Amarra sQ+ folder and double-click on 'Uninstall Amarra sQ+’
  3. Select 'Yes' when asked to delete the SonicStream Driver
  4. Go to your Macintosh HD/Library/Extensions folder and, if present, delete SonicStudioProcessor.kext
  5. Empty your Trash can
  6. Re-run the Amarra sQ+ installer from the following link: http://downloads.sonicstudio.com/Amarra_sQ+/23/Amarra_sQ+_Release.2.3.2293.zip
  7. Reactivate your license and you should be ready to go

May 16, 2016: iTunes 12.4 Update causes issues with Amarra products


Unfortunately, Apple's latest update to iTunes (iTunes 12.4) has created issues with Amarra products. Please check our fresh knowledge base article on these issues here.

March 22, 2016: Amarra chosen (yet again) for Stereophile Recommended Component list for 2016


We are pleased to announce that once again Amarra products are part of Stereophile’s Recommended Components list for 2016. Continuing it’s leadership in improving the quality of audio source material, Amarra products now provide solutions for local file playback, streaming audio and room correction requirements to truly allow the user to dial in playback to their own personal tastes. Per Stereophile, “Longevity in a hi-fi component is rare enough that we think it worth noting.” Updated information about Amarra products can be found at www.sonicstudio.com/amarra

See Stereophile’s Recommended Components list.

March 19, 2016: Amarra, MQA Showcased at CanJam SoCal 2016


Amarra sounded fabulous at CanJam SoCal 2016! Thank you for stopping by to see us and for listening. We demonstrated MQA playback using Meridian Explorer 2 DAC and supported AmpsandSound--a coming together of the best in tubes and digital! We hope we'll be seeing you all again at T.H.E. Show Newport in June.

January 14, 2016: Sonic Studio Releases Amarra for TIDAL 2.0 with iOS Remote!


This highly anticipated release offers some exceptional advantages, including:
• Fresh UI and Improved Performance
• Support for upcoming MQA streaming
• iOS Remote for iPad and iPhone (iOS 8+)

Now, with the iOS Remote for iPhone and iPad, you can control playback, EQ, and volume - all from the comfort of your couch! Amarra for TIDAL 2.0 introduces the Amarra iOS Remote, which will revolutionize the way you enjoy your TIDAL stream. Access, search, and control playback of all TIDAL music on your Mac-based sound system. ...Learn more

Update: The Windows version of Amarra for TIDAL is in it’s final development and testing phase, we are targeting availability in the coming weeks. Check back at www.sonicstudio.com for updated information

RMAF2015October 2, 2015: Sonic Studio showcases Amarra for TIDAL iOS Remote and Windows version at RMAF

"...The Amarra for TIDAL Remote is an iOS application for iPhone and iPad allowing complete remote control of Amarra for TIDAL. The iOS Remote provides access to tracks, albums, artists, genres, now playing, and access to remote playlists with its clean and simple user interface. The integrated EQ window allows control of all settings including, boost, frequency, Q, EQ presets, volume control (meters), and output device control. The Amarra for TIDAL iOS remote is slated for release in November 2015."

Read the press release here...

August 29, 2015: Los Angeles Times on Amarra for TIDAL

STEREO"...TIDAL is clean and efficient and effective. I found that CDs, played with the same digital processing equipment, do still outshine TIDAL Hi-Fi, but the difference isn’t extreme. Moreover, a $39.95 app just released by digital audio site Sonic Studio all but bridges the gap."

Read the full article here...

August 20, 2015: STEREO Magazine: "You should allow yourself the luxury..."

STEREO"...the individual instruments can be distinguished better and have more radiance."

Read the review here (in German)...

August 19, 2015: Computer Audiophile: "...Highly recommended."

Computer Audiophile"For those of you contemplating taking the plunge into an all-you-can-eat arrangement for you music for the first time, Amarra + Tidal does not disappoint."

Read the review here...

August 18, 2015: FutureThink –– Amarra Today & Tomorrow

Amarra Remote EQ Amarra Remote Now Playing

Learn about where Amarra is today and where we are going in the future.

Read the 'The Future of Amarra" document here...

Images for the Amarra Remote are shown below. We expect delivery by early October.

August 1, 2015: AppleInsider.ru Review: "...Amarra gets a solid 5 stars."

"Overall Amarra - a very good player that supports many formats and plays them perfectly."

"В целом Amarra — очень хороший плеер, поддерживающий много форматов и великолепно их проигрывающий. "

Read the story here...

July 16, 2015: MGR Audio Review: "A Quick Word on Amarra for Tidal"

MGR: Amarra for TIDAL Easton Page has some very kind words to say about our new app Amarra for TIDAL in this review! "This is not a subtle difference: it will blow you away. I’m addicted to listening to Amarra and TIDAL; it’s like I’m right inside the mastering studio listening through my HD800s or my UE Reference Monitors!"

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July 14, 2015: Digital Audio Review: "Amarra For Tidal: a better streaming sound for OS X, Windows"

DAR: Amarra for TIDALJohn Darko takes a look at our new application Amarra for TIDAL and finds that, "Amarra For Tidal sounds both more relaxed and more alive than the native Tidal app." in this review.

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July 12, 2015: Digital Audio Review: Sonic Studio Amarra SQ+ Review

DAR: Amarra sQ+Check out Digital Audio Review's review of Amarra sQ+. John Darko looks at switching up the sound quality of roon Labs, TIDAL HiFi, Qobuz, Spotify, and Apple Music with Amarra SQ+.

Read the story here...

July 7, 2015: Sonic Studio Releases Amarra for TIDAL

Amarra for TIDAL Sonic Studio is proud to announce the release of our newest streaming music player specifically designed for the High Fidelity TIDAL music service.

Amarra for TIDAL is the audiophile grade music player for your TIDAL listening.


Click HERE to read press release...

May 30-31 2015: Amarra at T.H.E. Show Newport 2015

Newport 2015We had a great time showing our newest Amarra for TIDAL streaming music player for Mac OS and Windows. 

Read the full press release here: View Press Release

May 14-17 2015: Amarra Celebrates Munich High End Show

AFT at MunichWe will be in Munich, Germany between Thursday and Sunday this week, make sure to visit one of the years best audiophile events: the High End Society Munich Show. We will be showing our newest Amarra for TIDAL streaming music player for Mac OS and Windows. 

Read the full press release here: View Press Release

April 1, 2015: Amarra sQ and sQ+ v2.1 Released

Amarra sQ 2.1  $29.99

The newest release of our Audio Stream Enhancer, Amarra sQ, adds exciting new features to further enhance your User Experience.  Now, get all the benefits of sQ 2.0 plus:

  • Easier to Use - Use keyboard keys to adjust volume; Save device preferences for future recall
  • Stay Current - Auto-check for updates to maintain optimized features
  • More Flexible - Resize window to fit your screen; Easy evaluation
  • Simple and Effective - EQ presets for popular headphones and genres

Learn More

Note to Current Amarra 2.0 Users:
Amarra sQ 2.1 is a free update for current Amarra sQ owners. Your current Amarra sQ 2.0 license will activate Amarra sQ 2.1 and the licensing process is automatic.

Download Amarra sQ 2.1: Not available - Visit support for information

Amarra sQ+  $49.99

You spoke up and we listened! Introducing Amarra sQ+ with all of the benefits of Amarra sQ PLUS:

  • Clarify any audio with Audio Conditioner!
    • Remove noise from any audio source
    • Reduce 'listening fatigue'; improve clarity and understanding
    • Optimize the sound of Skype, YouTube, gaming, sporting events, recorded/online lectures, old movies, and more...
    • Customized presets for music, video, and voice
  • Gain advanced EQ control with full professional EQ
    • Increase command over your sound with 13 filter types (Presence, Band Pass, Band Stop, Hi / Lo Shelf, Hi / Lo Pass, RIAA, and more...)
    • Professional quality 4-band, full-parametric EQ with multiple filter types giving you infinite control over tone/timbre of your music

Learn More

Download Amarra sQ+ 2.1: Amarra sQ+ v2.2.1 Installer

January 1, 2015: parttimeaudiphile.com Awards 'Best Of 2014' To Amarra 3.0

Part-Time AudiophileScott Hull writes "There’s a lot of fuss and bother that’s been made over the sonic contributions of software-only audio players. I’m not going to rehash that here (or anywhere, actually). What I will offer is that Amarra, the early leader in this space, has come roaring back with a svelte and easy-to-use package that will flat-out embarrass many of their competitors."


October 10, 2014: Amarra in the Mountains - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014

RMAF 2014Going to be in the Denver area October 10-12?  Stop in at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest RMAF2014 in the Denver Tech Center to hear Amarra in action.  Many exhibitors will be using Amarra and our Impulse Response Correction (iRC) functionality to highlight the capabilities of their components on display.  Amarra provides an incredible signal out of your Mac and iRC provides a powerful yet cost-effective way of correcting issues in your listening environment.  The results will make your ears sing.

Please visit the following exhibitors to hear Amarra and see the great equipment on display.

Peachtree Audio - Pikes Peak Room
Woo Audio - Rocky Mountain Event Center room C40/Marriott Lobby Booth 9
Mr. Speakers - Rocky Mountain Event Center room C28
Skogrand Cables - Marriott rooms 442 and 9018
Dynaudio - Marriott room 1118/1122
EnKlein Systems - Marriott Room 1010

June 10, 2014: Digital Audio Review: Improving the sound quality of Qobuz, Spotify and Pandora

Check out Digital Audio Review's latest report on "Improving the sound quality of Qobuz, Spotify and Pandorastreaming audio". John Darko visits with James Anderson and gives a first look at our upcoming Amarra sQ.

Read the story here...


May 30 2014: Amarra 3.0 Previews at T.H.E Show Newport

THE Show Newport Beach 2014 Sonic Studio previewed our Amarra 3.0 release at T.H.E Show Newport.

Tyll Hertsens stopped by to check out the wonderful and great new features in the upcoming Amarra 3.0 release.

Click here to read Tylls' Show Report...

Click here to see T.H.E Show Report video...

Learn more about Amarra 3.0 and Amarra sQ click here...

HighEnd Munich 2014

May 15-18 2014: Amarra Celebrates Munich High End Show

If you’re lucky enough to be in Munich, Germany between Thursday and Sunday this week, make sure to visit one of the years best audiophile events: the High End Society Munich Show. 

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More info about the show: http://www.highendsociety.de/index.php/en_high_end_moc.html

May 30 - June 1, 2014 - Sonic Studio and Peachtree Join Forces at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach

THE Show Newport Beach 2014Sonic Studio is pleased to announce that it will be showing its Amarra™ range of award-winning computer music players in conjunction with Peachtree Audio’s leading audiophile DACs and amps. The companies will feature their products together in Hilton Hotel Room 832 during T.H.E. Show Newport Beach May 30-June 1, 2014.

At T.H.E Show, Sonic Studio will be introducing significant new features and enhancements to Amarra™. Be sure to check back and learn more as this important and exciting show approaches.

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