Again I am left with a few problems...Art reviewed 3 separate Music Software solutions for a Mac. Of the 3 I only know Pure Music...Now the ommissions...I have no dea how he configured Pure Music...did he upsample? Did he try HOG mode? It appears he used memory mode but I was not sure....
It appeared, from my read, he used a plain Jane setup with no bells and whistles in his comparison. If so, if the software was not optimized, how could it be compared to the other software being considered.
I did appreciate his noting the software version used (just massively updated).
It was a well written and interesting read but I still feel the magazine is not catching what these software packages offer very well yet. To review in a manner one can use, one needs to know exactly how the software is configured. Pure Music sounds very different upsampled, in memory mode, in hybrid mode, or in Hog Mode. The latest version has another option, integer operation, that is different as well. In addition, a lossless file sound way different than a Hi-Rez file in each possible configuration.
I would have liked to hear his oppinion on operaiting a lossless file upsampled, a Hi-Rez file in HOG mode, etc...
It was not that he did not give each product a fair shake, he did, but the basic configuration data was lacking.
Please, when reviewing software, list exactly how you have configured it in each comparison.