by Mat Dirjish
A favorite of audiophiles, the Roon audio-file player allows users to compile files native to their device and listen to music with high-resolution streaming services, allegedly all in lossless quality. According to its creators, its real magic, however comes into play when creatives harness its metadata side.
Enno Vandermeer, CEO and founder of Roon Labs, explains, “Roon uses rich, multi-layered metadata from dozens of sources to reveal hidden connections between performers, songwriters, producers, and composers. Users can draw on their personal file libraries as well as commercial streaming services, and then listen on almost any audio device. Though many music lovers come for the high-quality audio, they discover Roon is a powerful tool they can use in their creative work.”
Roon allows creatives to listen to mixes alongside reference tracks and with an interface like a streaming app. It can show an artist’s work in context, allowing everyone at a session to get a feel for what the final release will look and sound like. Additionally, Roon lets engineers and producers create a private streaming service from files, where clients, friends, or collaborators can log onto Roon and listen to sessions, jams, live performances, or other recordings.
The player weaves together metadata attached to each file and draws on multiple sources to create context and draw connections across files and streams. Vandermeer adds, “Roon works better than cloud drives or storage, because we connect metadata and provide automatic architecture for music files, This web of data tames the file wilderness, where some of our best ideas can lurk.”
Recently, Roon integrated 24 new non-English editorial data sources, so users can select their preferred language and fully localize their experience. For deeper details and data, visit the Roon Labs website.
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Roon’s audio-file player seems to be an exciting tool for audiophiles and creatives alike. Its ability to harness metadata from multiple sources and reveal hidden connections between performers, songwriters, producers, and composers is impressive. I can see how this feature can be a powerful tool for creative work, allowing artists to listen to mixes alongside reference tracks and get a feel for what the final release will sound like. Roon’s ability to create a private streaming service from files is also intriguing and can be beneficial for producers and engineers looking to share their work with clients, friends, or collaborators. It’s exciting to see how Roon is expanding the possibilities of high-quality audio and metadata in the music industry. Thank you to Mat Dirjish for sharing this information with us.