Pure Music 3.0.9 – High resolution music server software.

Pure Music 3.0.6

Pure Music is a high resolution music server software that is based on the acclaimed Pure Vinyl playback engine and can dock with iTunes, which it uses as a database and playlist organizer.

  • Automatically docks with iTunes window
  • Up to 384 kHz sample rate
  • DSD (2.8 and 5.6 MHz) file playback on any DAC (real time PCM conversion)
  • Native DSD Streaming (with DAC that supports DoP)
  • Supports Apple Remote App for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Automatic sample rate switching
  • Gapless track playback and Memory Play
  • Adjustable Dithered Volume Control
  • Fast-Responding Firefly Metering, Monitor Input (Native) or Output (Post – Volume Control)
  • Real-Time Dynamic Range Meter
  • Supports CoreAudio Compatible Sound Cards / DACs / Audio Interfaces.
  • Supports all iTunes Compatible Audio File Formats (including WAVE, MP3, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless)
  • Plays music stored on networked volumes
  • Selectable REAL-TIME 64-bit upsampling
  • Mix to Mono, Exchange Left and Right Channels, Invert Polarity / Phase, Channel Balance Trim
  • Per-Track Polarity and Volume Tagging
  • CoreAudio Device HOG Mode Exclusive Access support
  • Internal Audio Device Selection and Setup (or use Apple Audio MIDI Setup)
  • Supports AudioUnit Audio processing plug-ins (parametric EQs, etc.)
  • Uncompressed audio streaming support (up to 384 kHz and up to four separate connections)
  • 64-bit Adjustable 2/3/4-way Crossover with time alignment and adjustable minimum phase filters
  • Native FLAC playback
  • Optional FLAC file conversion and downsampling
  • Pure Vinyl’s High Quality File Sample Rate Converter (downsample high-resolution audio to 96, 88.2, 48 or 44.1 kHz / 16, 24, or 32 bit files)
  • The first Mac OS music server / audio player software (May 2011) to directly play DSD format (dsf / dff, 64Fs and 128Fs) audio files with any DAC (real-time conversion to PCM during playback)
  • Support for Direct DSD streaming without PCM conversion
  • “Playthrough,” which permits conveniently playing other computer audio sources (Internet radio, movies, etc.) through Pure Music, with full access to Pure Music’s dithered volume control, 64 bit crossover, audio EQ plug-ins, NetSend streaming, metering, etc.
  • Native device nonmixable integer mode (with OS version support)
  • Can install on more than one computer, per purchased license

What’s New

Version 3.0.9:

  • Performance optimization for iTunes 12.4.1 and later (fixed the bug introduced in iTunes 12.4) Fixed issue causing tagging of AIFF files to fail in conjunction with iTunes 12.4
  • Fixed issue which could cause improper tagging of AIFF tracks in file conversion operation 3.0.5
  • Compatibility update for iTunes 12.4. (One of the changes is a workaround addressing what seems to be a bug in iTunes 12.4, we will evaluate as future iTunes updates are released)
  • New integrated troubleshooting facility (select Help... from the Pure Music application menu)
  • Fixed problem preventing Gapless from working with newer iTunes versions, Added option to use Gapless detection method used in Pure Music 2. The latter was affected by deficiencies in iTunes 12, which were later addressed by Apple (as of iTunes Accordingly it is now feasible to use the method employed in Pure Music 2.0.4 and earlier
  • Pure Music now considers iTunes Shuffle Play to always be "off" unless the Check for Shuffle Play option is enabled. The reason for checking for Shuffle Play is that we can bypass checking for Gap- less playback if Shuffle is enabled (shuffled tracks are from different albums or out of normal album order, and not played gaplessly)
  • Pure Music checks to determine if the application file name is anything other than "Pure Music" (or Pure Music.app). Pure Music only will function reliably if the application name is correct. If the name is incorrect, Pure Music displays an alert
  • Fixed problem preventing detection of Shuffle Play from returning correct value on OS 10.8.5
  • Addresses issue with El Capitan 10.11.1 (and later) causing Streamthrough not to show as avail- able
  • Addresses compatibility issues in iTunes 12.3.1
  • Reduced CPU footprint for displaying track position in iTunes
  • Adresses skipping back that could occur with gapless playback, and made other improvements
  • Improvements to Scrubbing automatic optimization and conditions determining optimization 3.0.2
  • Improvements to Streamthrough synchronization. Option to use Aggregate Device for Streamthrough active synchronization to eliminate sync issues / distortion (instructions for configu- ration in Streamthrough section of User’s Guide). Default for this feature is "on" with name of de- vice called "Streamthrough"
  • Improvements to CPU footprint optimization, now bypasses Scrubbing if iTunes is not in front (can’t scrub the track position unless iTunes is in front anyway). If using iOS Remote and need scrubbing, iTunes must be kept in front, which is the default launch configuration: Pure Music brings iTunes to the front / focus after launching, and iTunes remains in front unless the user manu- ally reshuffles windows
  • Modified criteria used to determine if Scrubbing should automatically be bypassed: namely, iTunes must be in front, and Pure Music not in Streamthrough mode
  • Fixed regression issue which caused Streamthrough output to be silent on certain model Macs
  • Fixed issue with playback not stopping at end of an album when in Album view in iTunes
  • Fixed issue with playback spuriously skipping ahead in a track
  • Fixed issue causing track info to be displayed in meter bar despite display being disabled by user
  • Modified "Reset Window Positions" to be the same as clicking Defaults... (which resets all prefer- ences) except that only the window positioning parameters are affected
  • Corrected issue where grace period wasn’t granted for a demo using an old version license code
  • Corrected issue causing generic user information to be displayed in splash window
  • Correcttion to memory allocator causing an insufficient memory alert to be thrown on certain com- puters that had enough physical RAM
  • Extensively redesigned and rewritten iTunes interaction code with extensive optimizations "under the hood," leading to snappier response and greatly improved performance
  • In response to Apple’s addressing (in iTunes and later) of the CPU blocking bug intro- duced in iTunes 12.0 for the Column Browser view, we’ve eliminated work-arounds introduced in Pure Music 2.0.3 / 2.0.4 devised for iTunes 12 which produced undesirable side effects. This also has resulted in substantial performance improvements in Pure Music for all iTunes versions
  • Reveals (after several seconds) the currently playing track (default behavior in Pure Music 2.0.2 and all earlier versions); this is now a new option provided in the Preferences, and is disabled by default. If enabled, in iTunes 12 we call Reveal (the "Go To Current Song" function, command-L in iTunes) at a non-critical time. This is special cased for iTunes 11.4 and earlier to perform the Reveal more quickly. This will still deliver good performance with prior versions of iTunes 12, or in the unlikely event a future version of iTunes regresses back to the beachballing bug. If you are running iTunes 12, we stongly recommend updating to iTunes (or later, should a newer update be released)


OS X 10.5.8 or later


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