Overview User Interface EQ and iRC Room Correction Preferences iOS Amarra Remote Activation Requirements




Thank you for purchasing Amarra for TIDAL.

Amarra for TIDAL requires a license and a valid TIDAL user account to access TIDAL.

 

Amarra for TIDAL is a stand-alone application for Mac OS X, and Windows PC, that integrates the TIDAL streaming music service with Amarra's advanced audio processing for a superior listening experience.

Amarra Audio Engine

• Integration with TIDAL Music Service - Note that a TIDAL user account is required to use this application.

High quality four-band EQ with presets and customizeable personal EQ

Optional iRC Room Correction Control

Precision Metering and Dithered Volume Control

iOS Remote Control for iPhone and iPad

Contents

Amarra for TIDAL Overview

Using TIDAL

EQ and iRC Room Correction

Preferences

iOS Amarra for TIDAL Remote Application

Activation

Requirements

Chapter 1 - Overview

1.1 Launching Amarra for TIDAL

Launch Amarra for TIDAL and the activation window will be shown.

If you are evaluating Amarra for TIDAL then please select "Request Evaluation Code". Your evaluation should begin immediately.

If you have an Activation Code then select "Activate" for a first time activation and "Reactivate" if you are installing on second machine.

For more information please read Chapter 5 (Activation).

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Once activated you will be prompted for your TIDAL Username and Password. You will dbe irected to the Preferences Pane to enter this information. You can also check your output device settings. This is generally your Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), but it could be set to any device in the list. Leave the sample rate at 44100 Hz and Buffer Size as is. For more information visit Chapter 4 (Preferences).


You are now ready to use TIDAL. Chapter 2 presents how to use the TIDAL player.



Chapter 2 - TIDAL Player


Using the TIDAL commands along the left side you can access TIDAL for the latest Tracks, Albums, Playlists and Genres.

2.1 TIDAL Commands and Mulitple Row view

The main area shows rows of artwork. Each row shows various views on your music. For example with TIDAL Playlists you can see New Playlists, Recommended Playlists and Moods.

Collapse / Show More

• You can collapse and expand each row and use the Left / Right arrows to scroll through your music.

• For a full view of all the artwork for a row, choose the "Show More" button.


Navigation

When you select artwork the tracklist below will display playlists, albums, or tracks (depending on your view). Double-click on a track or click the "blue play button" on the artwork to start playing a track.

Favorites

• You can add the Track, Artist, or Album to your favorites using the "*" located on the right side of each row.

2.2 Transport Panel

The Main player window displays a Transport Panel with Volume, Meters, Play Controls, Track Name, Time Position, Search, and access to the EQ pane.


On/Off

This button turns off all sound from the application.

Meters

Use the Volume Slider to adjust the volume. The meters will show you the level - Avoid Red.

Transport Controls

Use the Play button to start and stop music. The Previous and Next Track buttons are used to switch tracks.

Time Position

Use the bead on the time position slider to adjust the position in the track.

Repeat/Shuffle

The repeat and shuffle buttons allow you to repeat a playlist or shuffle tracks.

Search

Type in your search and the results are displayed in the main area.

EQ/Tracks/Preset

The "EQ" button allows you to set EQ to personalize your music. The Tracks button displays the main player.The current EQ preset is also displayed.


 

Chapter 3 - Amarra Equalization

The Amarra for TIDAL EQ (Equalizer) Window (Chapter 3 EQ).

EQ Global On/Off

This button toggles the Amarra for TIDAL’s Equalizer (EQ) on or off and is useful for comparing the sum of all changes made to an EQ.

Equalizer Preset/Headphone Profile Knob

Click on a preset or Click+Hold and move the knob to select a preset of your choice.

The left side of the Equalizer Preset Knob contains preset tone controls or filters. Most of these filters mimic the EQ presets available in iTunes. The one exception is the ‘Mac Laptop’ setting. That filter is designed to compensate for the shortcomings of the speakers in your computer. This settingalso works for iMacs and any "limited" speaker setup.

The right side of the Equalizer Preset Knob contains Profiles for many of today’s popular headphones.

Save Current Preset

Use the Save button to save and name your own custom EQ presets. Use the Open button to open previously-saved EQ settings into the ‘Custom’ knob position.

This button opens a window for you to navigate to and open a previously saved filter. User Presets are stored in Documents/Sonic Studio/EQ Presets.

EQ Visualizer Window

This Equalizer or EQ window is designed to provide infinite control of the tone or timbre of your streaming sources. Think of this as four controls that adjust Bass (red dot), Low-Midrange (yellow dot), High-Midrange (green dot), and Treble (blue dot) frequencies.

If you are uncomfortable with adjusting these controls on your own, try moving through the EQ Presets or the Headphone Profiles.

3.1 The iRC Filter Bank (Requires optional iRC license)

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An Amarra Symphony based iRC license is required to use iRC with Amarra sQ+.

iRC(b) can not be used with Amarra sQ+

 

3.1.1 License iRC

1) Go to iRC window and click on the License button. At the prompt enter your iRC license information.

 

3.1.2 Using iRC

3) Add your iRC Filter Files by clicking in any of the four Filter name areas. Click on the Circle to change settings.

 

 

Add your iRC Filter Files by clicking in any of the four iRC Filter Buttons.

More on creating and using iRC Filter Files can be found in the Amarra & Amarra Symphony with IRC 3.0 User Manual as well as the iRC Measure User Manual. Both documents are located inside your Amarra Symphony Application folder.

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Need To Download iRC Measure: Submit a new Support Ticket and we will send you the latest link.



Chapter 4 - Preferences

The Amarra for TIDAL Preferences Window (Chapter 4 Preferences).

Output Device Preferences

This section of the Amarra for TIDAL Preferences Window defines the output device, channels and sample rate of the device that you send the audio signal from Amarra for TIDAL to your audio output.

• Device Menu

Choose your output device from this menu. Your Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), Built-In-Audio features like headphone/line output or AirPlay are chosen from this list. That action sets Amarra for TIDAL’s output to feed to the device chosen from the menu.

• Channels Menu

Choose/route the output channels on your output device that Amarra for TIDAL sends to. Most devices are only stereo, but if your device supports more that one pair of output channels, they can be selected here.

• Sample Rate

There is no need to adjust your sample rate. Amarra for TIDAL will set it to 44100 for use with TIDAL.

Check For Updates

Check for updates on launch. Amarra for TIDAL will prompt you regarding a new version and then automatically download and install new updates.

Cache

This allows you to set the number of tracks to load into memory for playback.

Language

This allows you to set a variety of languages.

Scan

The Scan command will scan your TIDAL information and retrieve artwork and playlists.



Amarra for TIDAL Scan Dialog.

Scan: Scan may take from 15 minutes to 3 or more hours depending on the size of your TIDAL library. For better performance a Scan is highly recommended.

 

 

 

Chapter 5 - iOS Amarra Remote Application

5.2 Amarra Remote Application

This section describes the iOS Amarra Remote for Amarra for TIDAL. The iOS Remote will work on iPhone and iPad with iOS version 8.0 or later.

 

This can be used to control many of the features of the Amarra for TIDAL application. Please visit the iOS App store to download the Remote Applicatiion at no cost.

 





Amarra for TIDAL Main page

Amarra for TIDAL EQ page

Amarra for TIDAL iRC page

Amarra for TIDAL Now Playing

Amarra for TIDAL My Tracks

Amarra for TIDAL Settings

5.2 Amarra Remote Pairing Window

The Remote Pairing window will automatically be displayed when you connect using the iOS Amarra Remote application.

Four numbers will be displayed, hit PAIR to complete connection.



Amarra for TIDAL Scan Dialog.

 


Chapter 6 - Activation

This section describes the Amarra for TIDAL Activation Windows. The Activation Windows are used to permanently activate, evaluate or recover your license.

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The Amarra for TIDAL Software Activation Window.

1) Activate Button

2) Reactivate Button

3) Request Evaluation Copy Button

4) Forgot Password? Button

5) Recover Button

6) Help

7) Status

8) Quit

Activate Button

Clicking the Activate Button opens the Amarra Software Activation Window. Use this Window to Activate your Amarra for TIDAL application for permanent use.

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IMPORTANT: Your Amarra for TIDAL app can be used on two (2) computers at the same time.

Use the Activate button to license the first installation.

Use the Reactivate button to license all other installations.

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Amarra for TIDAL Activation Window.

Reactivate Button

Clicking the Reactivate Button opens the Amarra Software Reactivation Window. Use this Window to Reactivate your Amarra for TIDAL application or to install your Amarra for TIDAL software on a second computer.

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Amarra for TIDAL Reactivation Windows

Enter your Amarra for TIDAL Activation Code, email address and confirm. Click ‘Next’. Type in a new, unused password, more than 3 characters and less than 16 characters, re-enter in the Confirm field, then click ‘Reactivate’.

Request Evaluation Code Button

Clicking the Request Evaluation Code Button and begins a Trial of Amarra for TIDAL. If you have already have a trial you will see an error message. You may write support and request a new evaluation if needed.

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Amarra for TIDAL Request Evaluation Code Window.

Forgot Password?

To recover a lost password, please enter your Activation Code. Your Password will be sent to the email address associated with that code.

Recover Activation Code Button

Clicking this button takes your to Get Your Activation Code

Not Sure Which Amarra Product You Own? Use the Find Your Amarra App page

Help Button

Clicking the Help button opens the Help Guide for Amarra for TIDAL.

Status

Shows real-time Activation Status for Amara for TIDAL.

Quit

Clicking this button terminates the Activation process and Quits Amarra for TIDAL.



Chapter 7 - Requirements

TIDAL

A TIDAL user account is required.

Host Requirements

At a minimum, Amarra for TIDAL requires the following:

Apple Macintosh Intel based computer, OSX 10.7 or later

Windows 7/8

2.6 GHz minimum or faster preferred

3 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB RAM or more preferred

• An Internet Connection




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