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Boom 2.0

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Global Delight has released Boom 2.0 [1], a major new release for the volume booster and equalizer app (see “FunBITS: Boom for Mac Pumps up the Volume [2],” 18 April 2014). Rebuilt to complement OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Boom sports a new look that plays well with both standard mode and Dark Mode in Yosemite and is engineered to take advantage of 64-bit processors to deliver smoother performance. The equalizer has been improved with precise Frequency Constrain controls that enable you to adjust minute aspects of bass, mid, and treble frequency bands. Boom 2.0 also adds one-click audio effects (Ambience for a surround sound effect and Fidelity for crisper, sharper tones), intelligently improves file audio boosting, and customizes the sound output according to your Mac model. Boom 2.0 is priced at $14.99 for a single-user license that’s valid for use on two Macs. If you have a Boom 1.x license purchased from the Global Delight Web site, you are eligible for a 50 percent discount. If you purchased Boom 1.x from the Mac App Store, you can email Global Delight with your Mac App Store sales receipt to receive the upgrade price from the Global Delight site (details on this support page [3]). At this time, Boom 2.0 is not available on the Mac App Store, but Global Delight is preparing to submit it in the coming weeks. ($14.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members [4], free update, 5.0 MB, release notes [5], 10.10+)