Posted on 20th December, 2018


Melco, the high-performance digital music storage solutions manufacturer, has launched Melco music HD, a free iOS control point App for its audiophile-quality digital music libraries.

Melco music HD is available now from the Apple App Store and has been designed to offer intuitive control and simple navigation when a Melco digital music library is connected to a USB DAC.

Released as an iPad-specific app, Melco music HD streamlines the accessibility and playback of stored, streamed and downloaded music from the Japanese specialist's digital music libraries. Furthermore, it brings all your content and services to your fingertips in one easy-to-use control point app.

Melco Apple iPad ap

Additionally, Melco music HD offers full TIDAL and Qobuz streaming integration. Music can also be accessed from UPnP servers on the network for streaming to Melco devices acting as a renderer.

The Melco music HD's home screen lists available music sources for quick and easy access to a wide range of music ready for instant playback.

Album artwork, plus album, artist and track name, along with file type, sample rate, bit-depth and bandwidth information is displayed on the music playback screen, with full-screen album artwork mode also available.

The app also supports gapless PCM playback and gapless DSD with a suitable DAC.

Melco Music HD iOS iPAD app

Additional features include search by File Format such as flac, wav, DSD etc. and then by the sample rate (Melco supports PCM up to 32 bit and DSD up to an 11.3MHz Quad DSD). Also, the standard Melco Browse tree offers browse by Artist, Album, Genre, Decade, Composer or Conductor. 

Moreover, the new app is perfect for Classical music fans as it plays nice with granular metadata, a neccessity for Classical music collections; this makes it ideal for music libraries that have been processed with SongKong for Melco which results in highly detailed metadata.

The app also enables multiroom control for homes and environments with more than one networked music source, plus the ability to create, play and manage playlists, play and manage playlists stored on the iPad.

Melco music HD is compatible with the Melco N1, N10 and N100 digital music libraries and requires iOS version 9.1 and above.

Daniel Raggett, Melco Business Development Manager, told StereoNET:

We have made the Melco music HD app simple and effective to use for customers who want to be able to access all of their stored and downloaded music at the touch of a couple of buttons. The app is right at the start of the musical experience, where music lovers want to quickly find what they want, sit back, relax and listen.

Available now from the Apple App Store for free.

For more information, go to Melco.


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