OSS 3D
OSS 3D 2.3b7
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Real-time enhancements of sound in OS X.   Shareware ($30.00)
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OSS 3D utilizes state of art DSP technology allowing addition of bass spatialization, 3D surround and various other real-time enhancements of the sound played through your system.

OSS 3D greatly improves audio quality in movies and music throughout all of the OS X applications. It provides non-destructive spatial expansions similar to Spatializer or QSound, with additional functionality of Speaker Resonance Correction, Virtual Subwoofer, Automatic Gain Control, Brainwave synthesis, High Frequency Restoration, Center channel control, and more. Also included a studio quality N-band
What's New
Version 2.3b7:
  • New World of Warcraft compatbility
  • New Many bug fixes
  • New Leopard and Tiger Support
  • Contour Maximizer
  • Application Mixer
  • Fixed audio skipping problem
  • Mute and Volume controls for mini-mode
  • Improved User Interface
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ver. 2.x:
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syharris commented on 04 Aug 2008
OSS-3D has been taken over by Joesoft.com and is now called Hear. It's supposedly been improved upon and has a new face. People either love Hear it or hate it.
Some say it enhances your listening pleasure, others say it ruins it. I rather like it. Try it and decide for yourself.
[Version 2.3b7]


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xypher commented on 07 May 2008
'Hear' is a con at $50, though they do have a good upgrade price for existing SRS iWow or OSS3D customers.

http://joesoft.com/
[Version 2.3b7]


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Me2 commented on 09 Apr 2008
After studying "HEAR" and "OSS 3D" it appears that OSS 3D is now "HEAR PRO" if you can find it. That's why the two programs look identical almost.
Maybe OSS 3D was sold to ProSoft? I don't know.
Just FYI.
[Version 2.3b7]


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sergioman reviewed on 18 Jan 2008
I love this thing, many people have their problems with it but for me it works perfectly fine, had to wait a while for the Leopard release but it is totally cool and easy to use, once you figure it out it just brings your mp3 collection to life..
I still prefer Audio Hijack if I need serious sound enhancement, but this works great for iTunes and watching movies!!
[Version 2.3b7]


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rpitcairn commented on 05 Jan 2008
Just went through an interesting experience. I have been using Wiretap studio to record some DAT tape on to my computer. Today, this program would not start, would quit every time opened. In addition, no sound output from iTunes or from Pandora web site. Still I could use the keyboard to adjust sound and heard beeps accordingly. Very odd behavior. Spent quite some time repairing permissions, removing preferences, etc. trying to fix it. Finally called Apple Tech and we went through a number of steps without solving it. They suggested I reinstall the OS (Leopard). Before doing that I removed all the audio plugins and solved my problem. Turned out the culprit was the OSS 3D plugin. I add to this that the software has not been working for me either, no effect on sound output so the unfavorable situation was of the software not working and also causing sound loss and considerable time today trying to figure it out.
[Version 2.3b7]


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rpitcairn commented on 02 Jan 2008
I downloaded this a couple of weeks ago. Was incredibly impressed with the improved sound on my bookshelf speakers. Unfortunately I upgraded to Leopard and now OSS 3D will not work at all. I have emailed the developer about it and hopefully there will be a fix. Not encouraging.
[Version 2.3b7]


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dirtyswine commented on 01 Jun 2007
OSS 2.0: I am running 10.4.9 (old G4 tower with 1Ghz card) with iTunes 7.0 with Monsoon 2000 speakers. Works great if you READ THE MANUAL. I created an alias in the dock as it did not appear in the iTunes top bar under "window" Have not tried with Garage Band or anything else. If you are running into a high end system, this is an excellent choice to use with iTunes. Use AppZapper to remove old copies.
[Version 2.2]


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ipeck commented on 13 Apr 2007
It would be a good software if It wouldnt make the system preferences panel crash. I've uninstalled OSS 3D and no more problems.. So work it out.

Intel 2,0 Ghz core duo. 10.4.9
[Version 2.2]


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Hilbo60 commented on 02 Mar 2007
The first version worked fine for me too, then came the new version of iTunes and it no longer worked!!

Subsequent versions failed to work properly until the last version which, although working with iTunes, stopped my copy of 'CD Spin Doctor' working completely!!

I have now stopped using it altogether, waiting (hopefully) for a plug-in version.
[Version 2.2]


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Orion-Mk.-V commented on 02 Mar 2007
Loved the first version, but v2.x has never worked well for me once they made it a system-wide sound enhancer (hell it really doesn't even work anymore). I switched to SRS Wow! (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22847) and again wonderful sound enhancement in iTunes through both my G4 Powerbook and Intel iMac.
[Version 2.2]


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ThreeDee912 had trouble on 04 Jan 2007
Does this really work on 10.3? I've installed it, opened the app, and then it instantly crashed. Edited the Dock as well. I have no clue why.
[Version 2.09]


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Carbo had trouble on 05 Oct 2006
I have pb with OSS 3D and Parallels Desktop : I can't launch a VM in Parallels Destop until I kill the OSS 3D deamon...
[Version 2.0]


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SpecMode had trouble on 13 Jul 2006
Cross-post from VersionTracker since it keeps giving me problems (and I like MU more anyway).

Audio CD burning on my MacBook Pro does not produce usable discs with 'Apply to CD burning' enabled (discs contain nothing but loud static).

(already reported on VT, but reiterated here in case someone else knows what's going on): Selecting a preset has no effect on EQ or other sound settings; manually adjusting said settings produces the expected effect. Persists across a complete removal and reinstallation of plugin.

All that being said, ratings pending resolution of these issues (I'm not going to ding a program based on problems with an architecture the developer isn't even able to directly test on!).
[Version 1.6]

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Subband Technologies, Llc. (developer) replied on 14 Jul 2006
I just acquired an intel mac, so I will be testing this more... sorry about these issues.

dmitry
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Subband Technologies, Llc. (developer) replied on 14 Jul 2006
The problem you've described is eliminated in 1.62.
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matthk777 replied on 13 Sep 2006
The problem you're having (presets not having any effect) is simply due to the demo period having expired. I had the same issues.
I then dug out ALL the OSS3D bits from my MacBook Pro, reinstalled the demo and voila! Musical bliss (for the next 14 days)

I'll def. buy OSS3D when an iTunes 7 version comes out.

PS: iTunes 7 is ug-er-lee!
cheers,
http://www.matthk.net
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JackOnMacUpdate had trouble on 23 Jan 2006
Just installed v1.3.5. The Cylon problem is still there. To re-cap, when a song ends and a new song begins, the music gets this echo'y Cylon-like reverb. It also sounds slowed down. After a few seconds the distortion disappears and the song plays normal... until the next song when the same thing happens.

Hope they fix this as, other than this bug, I really the richness that OSS 3D brings to music.
[Version 1.3.5]


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Shock-J had trouble on 12 Jan 2006
I just updated my G5 to Mac OS X 10.4.4 and iTunes 6.02. OSS seems to no longer function. Since I updated iTunes and the OS simultaneously, I don't know which one caused the conflict. Anyone else seeing this after updating?
[Version 1.3]

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Michael Fell replied on 15 Jan 2006
I have also had the same problem when updating to the latest version of itunes, now the OSS 3D no longer works, i have tried reinstalling it etc, but still no luck,I hope someone has an answer to fix it as it makes a huge difference to the sound which I am now missing!! Please help!!!!!
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JackOnMacUpdate replied on 16 Jan 2006
Yep, I get the same thing -- OSS 3D just not working. It's a shame, I hope the Subband guys fix it soon.
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Subband Technologies, Llc. (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2006
The issues with compatibility with iTunes 6.02 have been resolved. Everoyne- enjoy.
Also, the product is now compatible with movie playback.
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Danielhachbold had trouble on 18 Jun 2005
iTunes still will not launch when when OSS 3D is installed please fix. Error message comes up but never explains anything because it's blank. Console doesn't help either.
[Version 1.2]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:28 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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OSS 3D utilizes state of art DSP technology allowing addition of bass spatialization, 3D surround and various other real-time enhancements of the sound played through your system.

OSS 3D greatly improves audio quality in movies and music throughout all of the OS X applications. It provides non-destructive spatial expansions similar to Spatializer or QSound, with additional functionality of Speaker Resonance Correction, Virtual Subwoofer, Automatic Gain Control, Brainwave synthesis, High Frequency Restoration, Center channel control, and more. Also included a studio quality N-band equalizer with built-in peak limiter.


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