Coppertino Launches New VOX Music Player for iPhone, LOOP Music Locker With Limited Time Discount

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Last month we shared news of Coppertino's upcoming VOX Music Player for iPhone and its new LOOP music locker, and some MacRumors readers helped beta test the new products. As of today, Coppertino is launching the new LOOP music storage service, updating its Mac app, and releasing its new iOS app.

Coppertino has had a VOX Music Player app for the Mac since 2013, but today's iOS app release marks the company's first expansion to Apple's mobile devices. Like the Mac app, the iOS app is designed to play any type of music file, including high-quality FLAC files.

VOX for iPhone's key features include:

- Support for nearly all lossless (FLAC) and lossy (MP3) file formats;
- Full quality playback with no downscaling or converting;
- Proprietary BASS engine delivers crystal clear audio and even makes and MP3 sounds amazing;
- Easy iTunes integration including playlists;
- Soundcloud, Last FM and other third-party integration.
Along with the iOS app, Coppertino is also debuting its cloud-based music locker service, LOOP. LOOP is built into both the VOX Music Player for Mac and the new iOS app, offering users unlimited cloud-based storage for all of their music files. Songs stored in LOOP can be streamed in full quality to any device using the VOX Mac and iOS apps, and songs can be cached for offline playing.

Unlike many popular music lockers like iTunes Match and Google Play Music, LOOP is able to support any type of audio file, including FLAC, playing songs natively through the VOX apps with no transcoding. VOX Music Player for iOS and Mac are free, but using the LOOP cloud music storage service requires a subscription that's priced at $49.99 per year or $4.99 per month.

Key LOOP features include:
- Infinite storage space for nearly any audio file, from FLAC, CUE, WAV, MP3 and more;
- High-quality playback on iPhone or Mac;
- Manage, organize and play your entire music collection on iPhone or Mac;
- Unlimited offline playback and cache for music on the go.
MacRumors readers who beta tested the LOOP music service have the option to purchase a subscription at the discounted price of $34.99 to thank them for their help, but Coppertino is also providing all MacRumors readers with a $10 discount. Any MacRumors reader who subscribes to the LOOP music service between 10 a.m. Eastern Time and 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 15 will be able to get a year of LOOP service for $39.99 instead of $49.99. Anyone wanting the MacRumors discount must purchase LOOP directly from Coppertino using this link.

VOX Music Player for Mac with the LOOP music locker integration can be downloaded from the Coppertino website. The Mac App Store version of the app will be updated in a few days.

The new Vox Music Player app for iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free and should be rolling out now. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Coppertino Launches New VOX Music Player for iPhone, LOOP Music Locker With Limited Time Discount
 

Trik

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So you're saying Vox can stream FLAC files from LOOP? If a person does this on their LTE connection, they're going to hit their data cap fairly quickly...
 

ArtOfWarfare

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This is a very short limited time promotion. Just a 7 hour window, and we're already half an hour into it.

Doesn't matter. Not interested.
 

Traverse

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I find it's design much better than the default Music app, but I have no need for their service.
 

acrist

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I find it's design much better than the default Music app, but I have no need for their service.

VOX still is Music Player that can play FLAC/Music.app/SoundCloud/Radio

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So you're saying Vox can stream FLAC files from LOOP? If a person does this on their LTE connection, they're going to hit their data cap fairly quickly...

In settings you can offline when cellular and avoid data usage. Flac could be downloaded local
 

ScottyTheMenace

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Just downloaded this. The first thing I noticed? Absolutely nothing. No music. No playlists. Nothing. I thought that it was just another "free" app as a scam for a paid service, in this case their LOOP cloud storage. Then, 5 minutes later, my iTunes library appeared. No warning, no status bar telling me it was loading my library. I had no idea it was doing anything. They should fix that. Show a progress bar or something. Same experience later when I opened “Collections”, their useless renaming of what everyone else in the known universe calls “Playlists”. (I never understand why companies do that. Terms are not differentiators. Just call common things what everyone calls them and stop introducing needless confusion.)

As for the app, sadly, it's obsessed with album art, making the navigational experience with a large library tiresome. They need a “no art” simple list option. When many of the album covers are wrong because iTunes downloaded the wrong art (and when playlists often contain multiple artists and albums anyway), focusing on album art is confusing, cumbersome, and often misleading.

Also, they need to un-flatten the listing for the same reason. Taps are more efficient than scrolling. List artists that I can tap into to see their albums. A long list of albums, with no way through them but scrolling, is painful.

Initial impressions not good so far. We'll see how things go as I use it though.
 

ScottyTheMenace

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Not a real compelling reason for me to use it

Been using this all day. Unless you require access to music types not supported by iTunes (which I never do) then I don't see the appeal over Apple's apps. Navigation is poorly conceived and too flat for large libraries, loading the library is spotty (I still can't see my iTunes playlists on the Mac), and the interface is clunky and overly focused on album art except in the only only place I care about it: when the song is playing.

Pass. Back to iTunes and the Music app for me.
 

acrist

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Just downloaded this. The first thing I noticed? Absolutely nothing. No music. No playlists. Nothing. I thought that it was just another "free" app as a scam for a paid service, in this case their LOOP cloud storage. Then, 5 minutes later, my iTunes library appeared. No warning, no status bar telling me it was loading my library. I had no idea it was doing anything. They should fix that. Show a progress bar or something. Same experience later when I opened “Collections”, their useless renaming of what everyone else in the known universe calls “Playlists”. (I never understand why companies do that. Terms are not differentiators. Just call common things what everyone calls them and stop introducing needless confusion.)

As for the app, sadly, it's obsessed with album art, making the navigational experience with a large library tiresome. They need a “no art” simple list option. When many of the album covers are wrong because iTunes downloaded the wrong art (and when playlists often contain multiple artists and albums anyway), focusing on album art is confusing, cumbersome, and often misleading.

Also, they need to un-flatten the listing for the same reason. Taps are more efficient than scrolling. List artists that I can tap into to see their albums. A long list of albums, with no way through them but scrolling, is painful.

Initial impressions not good so far. We'll see how things go as I use it though.

Buddy, if you have any suggestions, you can always contact developers directly.

VOX for iPhone - is REALLY FREE MUSIC PLAYER, and really music player. VOX is not about 'just an other control' for your iTunes.

Powered by own audio engine. Support FLAC, WV, CUE, APE, OGG and more.

If you not interesting with LOOP you always can use VOX as iTunes player, or like SoundCloud client, or listen radio. Do not like cover art view, tap '...' button and change view of your library.

If your iTunes library huge, VOX is not Music app to get access all library instantly and need some time to parse all database.

Collections - basically is playlists, but with regular playlist you can't combine music from different source.


Anyway, thank your for your feedback, we will care about everything you write up. But if you really care and want your feedback was seen by devs, better to send direct post. There are lot of places, need to be watched and your message could be missed.
 
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ardchoille50

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You may google about and found, that Coppertino's apps was featured by apple.
That means nothing to me, they're using a name similar to something that is associated with Apple in the hopes that it may trick people into their products. Tricks like that don't fly with me, I would even blacklist Apple were they to try that.

Because: "Fool me once, shame on you.. fooling me twice should never happen"
 
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webworks415

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Coppertino is a horrible name.

Vox, TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, Beats, iTunes Radio, Amazon. It is getting very crowded.
No different than before when we had Tower Records, Virgin Megastore, Camelot, Sam Goody, Wherehouse, FYE, etc etc selling tapes and CDs. The more options the better.
 

Sappharad

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Buddy, if you have any suggestions, you can always contact developers directly.
The developers don't give a **** about anyone's feedback. (That was the swear filter removing that, not me.)
I've contacted them about 4 times over the past 2 years trying to get them to either fix the broken support for chip tunes in the mac version, or offer a plug-in SDK so I can fix it myself. No responses ever, not even a reply telling me "no" or "maybe we'll do it someday".

I primarily use Vox for Mac to listen to most of my music, but have to resort back to Audacious (built from source) for the stuff that Vox doesn't play. I just want something that's equivalent to WinAmp on Windows, and Vox comes close but they won't let it go the rest of the way.


I like their new iOS app, but it seems to have some issues they need to fix. Biggest problem for me is that I stream over bluetooth to my car and my PC at work, and on both of those devices it doesn't send over the Album tags. The stock Music app does send the Album tags. There's some minor UI issues like flickering when you switch tracks, but you're not going to look at it most of the time anyway. I didn't have the slow loading problem that the earlier poster mentioned, but I only have 1084 songs on my iPhone.
 
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ScottyTheMenace

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Buddy, if you have any suggestions, you can always contact developers directly.
Clearly you work for the company. But sorry, "Buddy", I don't care enough to contact the developers. There's no compelling reason to use the apps unless you're dependent on file types not supported by iTunes. Since I'm not, it offers no compelling features for me.

Good luck though.
 

QuarterSwede

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It doesn't work with iTunes Match and since I only stream and don't keep any downloaded tracks this app is useless to me. To bad too because I do like the Mac app and the waveform at the bottom of the player is freaking awesome (as an audio engineer I love that touch).
 
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japanime

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I was one of the beta-testers of the iPhone app and LOOP service, and I found the developers to be quite responsive when I contacted them a couple of times.

I really appreciate their effort to build for us an app that can handle FLAC.

Unfortunately, the app is still plagued with myriad problems. It takes several seconds (sometimes up to a minute) for songs to load; the controls are glitch; and the random crashes are the real deal-breaker.

I will keep the app and check it out from time to time, but for now I'm still going to stick (or be stuck) with the native iOS music player. Hopefully, in time, VOX will start to shine. Otherwise, I really wish Apple would get its act together and give us a music app that works as well as the rest of iOS.
 

64kg

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It's crashing for me on some albums (iTunes albums) that work fine with the default music app and other players.

Hey Yaboze. We will try to help you - please contact us directly support@coppertino.com .

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I was one of the beta-testers of the iPhone app and LOOP service, and I found the developers to be quite responsive when I contacted them a couple of times.

I really appreciate their effort to build for us an app that can handle FLAC.

Unfortunately, the app is still plagued with myriad problems. It takes several seconds (sometimes up to a minute) for songs to load; the controls are glitch; and the random crashes are the real deal-breaker.

I will keep the app and check it out from time to time, but for now I'm still going to stick (or be stuck) with the native iOS music player. Hopefully, in time, VOX will start to shine. Otherwise, I really wish Apple would get its act together and give us a music app that works as well as the rest of iOS.
The issues you mentioned above was in beta version of the app. Most of them are fixed. Anyway, feel free to contact us if you find any problems.
Also, please visit out forum - http://support.coppertino.com/discussions . We will be glad to hear from you any suggestions.
 

japanime

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The issues you mentioned above was in beta version of the app. Most of them are fixed.
I was under the impression that the final build pushed to beta-testers was the GM, and I was still having trouble with it then. Am I mistaken?
 

TheBuffather

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Their site says the #1 music player for Mac. Really? I call BS. They are #3 in free subcategory of the music category on the App Store. Of course, that doesn't take into account the other apps that are out there but not on the Mac App Store.

I hate these BS claims of #1 by everyone. What metric is being used here? #1 in their eyes?
 

Macilias

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Whats wrong with you guys. I'm really missing some positive feedback here. Even audio engineers are not happy to finally get the ability to stream and manage high definition audio material?! I've been now waiting for so long to have such a service that I really just want to say thank You Vox, for making it come tru. Even when still buggy - it's now possible to get Hi Res Library managed in the cloud. Apple is still working on it and the others are making a lot buzz but no products, at least not in Europe.

So give them a fair chance. Those guys are pioneers!
 
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