Hi all, Looking at my over all rating I guess there are many out there that do not like the fact that when I write I speak the truth and will not soft peddle a product if it stinks or is a danger to your Mac. Hear is Not one of them!
First, Hear is a stand alone product. It is not a Haxie so it does not put anything in the System. Also if you read the Docs., you would find that it is recommended to delete to delete any sound tweaking programs like Digital Power Station, iWOW, Audio Hijack Pro and AstoundSound because they will cause conflicts with Hear.
Hear is not meant for just iTunes. It is designed for enhancements to all audio programs such as DVD Player, VLC, QT, iTunes and and any other sound programs that can make use of Hear.
I read over the comments below and I too have had the problem where Hear is not functioning correctly where you change or adjust a setting and there is no different in the sound. When that happens, you just need to reinstall Hear. If you are not sure of how, call the Tech Dept. and they will walk you through it or send you an email on how to. The point is once you do that, you will find quite a difference in how Hear works and your problems should be solved.
I helped beta test Hear 1.05 before they began to do it in shop. I sent in many suggestions and I was very pleased to see some of them worked into the program.
My favorite correction can be found under the mixer tab where you see what apps are in use by Hear. In 1.0.5 Hear showed every app that was running. I made the suggestion for Hear to use a Little AI and not list programs not used by Hear like Office and other apps that did not deal with sound.
At first they were not sure if they could do that at the current version of Hear. But, as new versions came out I first noticed that you could click on the arrow to the far left and it would shut it down to Hear.
Now they had taken it to the level I initially recommend. Now Hear on list applications that are audio related. It took Pro Soft some time, but they finally got it right.
As far as the nature of the "looks" of Hear, It is my opinion that those comments made below are just from people who just need something to nag about.
The over all layout of Hear is clean and easy to move about from one tab to another. If you are not experienced in the science of Audio then take some time a read the manual. I know we Mac people like to just like to plunge into a program but, there are times where reading a manual can give you a wealth of information and help you to understand any program better.
I have found the best way to tweak Hear is by having the sound source going as you adjust Hear at the same time. It makes it much easier because you hear the changes in real time. Hear does have a learning curve to it, but, if you just sit down and take the time to see what each tab does to your sound, then you will learn how to make your own sets and Pro Soft would love to look at them.
So before you bitch about a program because you cannot resolve an issue and refuse to call Tech Support then you may as well be the rear end of a Donkey and if there are people out there who wish to grade me negatively, go ahead, what I write and write in the future will always be truth and if something sucks I will expose it for what it is. I have reviewed SW since the 128k Mac in Print and in Ezines and they came to me to write for them. Even inside MacGames asked me to write for them. So, if you think my writing is full of crap ask the readers across the U.S. and international. End of Line...