If you are previously unfamiliar with Roon, let me enlighten you. Roon is undoubtedly one of the best ways to organize your music collection, pulling content from both your digital music library and linked streaming services (Tidal and Qobuz). Roon caters to the audiophile with support for high-resolution lossless audio processing and delivery to your listening device. Roon operates on a server you install on your PC. After you point to your music folder Roon will present everything neatly and with rich detail, including album covers, song listing, and album and artist information. One of the best features is being able to supplement your music library by adding songs, albums, or even entire artist catalogs from streaming services to your Roon library. Roon then allows you to listen to your tunes on a PC or supported endpoint device, bridging access to your entire music collection in it’s original un-compressed quality. If you don’t have a Roon endpoint, they also provide a mobile app.
Version 1.8 of Roon comes with an immersive new music experience, a new look, new intelligence, and new features. First off, Roon now has a fresh new visual design that takes its inspiration from the idea of the museum – an airy, neutral environment in which to display things. They also took cues from classic music magazines, using bold typography and innovative layout to bring music to life.
Introducing algorithmic recommendations powered by Valence. Using its deep metadata and an understanding of over 100,000 expert listeners, Roon now surfaces and suggests music with uncanny sensitivity and insight. Valence now makes suggestions based not only on context (what you’re looking at and what you’re listening to) but also on your taste. Right on Roon’s brand new Home page, you’ll see a dashboard which lets you explore your listening – both the fine-grained history of the last few weeks, and the statistical view of your listening over time.
Roon’s Focus feature has long been a powerful way to explore your music, but now it goes beyond your library, giving you a 360º-view of artists, genre, performers, and composers. Filter and sort virtually any music in Roon by performer, producer, label, and or a variety of other parameters. Update to version 1.8 to check out the new interface and take advantage of these great new features. Not a Roon subscriber? Nicks.Tech offers new users 30 days free after the standard 14 day trial. Pricing for Roon is $12.99 a month, $120 for an annual plan, or $699.99 for a lifetime license.
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