Magnetola - Vintage Cassette Player with Sound Softener 4+

Hovik Melikyan

    • 4.0 • 33 Ratings
    • Free

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MAGNETOLA is the first sensory-friendly music player that can play tracks either unaltered or, for more sensitive ears, slightly "softened". The player is stylized as a vintage compact cassette player.

The softener filter can smoothen the rough edges of individual instruments, such as the drums or electric guitars, as well as it can follow the overall dynamic of the song and suppress sudden "big" attacks (think the beginning of Pink Floyd's The Wall).

The player also features sliders for adjusting highs and lows (that's shelving filters in technical language). You can either boost or cut off high and low frequencies to your liking; we call these parameters "silk" and "wool" respectively.

Of course you can listen to your music in its original, unaltered form. When the app is started for the first time, all sliders are in their neutral positions that don't affect the audio in any way. You can always double tap on any slider to snap it to its default position.

Magnetola plays songs from your music library. Tap on the top part of the cassette to choose an album or a song to play. The playing, rewinding and skipping buttons are at the bottom, but you can also tap on the bottom half of the cassette to play and pause music. When sent to the background, the player continues playing music with minimal battery power consumption. Tap on the tape window to see the current song position or change it by moving the slider.

Tap on the VU meter screen (the thingie with a needle) to select Bluetooth/AirPlay speakers or headphones to stream music to.

Have fun with the Fast Forward/Rewind functions that work almost exactly like on the old good cassette players. Pressing both buttons simultaneously does something, too.

Currently available for the iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 or later, as well as for the Mac OS X 10.10 or later.

Thanks for considering Magnetola, and enjoy the music!

What’s New

Version 1.0.8

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Song position tracker with a slider added: click on the tape window to see the tracker
- Library load time improved
- Rewind audio improved (now plays uninterrupted)
- Stability issue fixed for iPhone 6S

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

will1948 ,

Awesome app!

This app is cool and works great. I love the animation! The only reason I gave 4 stars is because there is no way to go back to side A after side B ends unless you rewind back to the first song in the album. Please make it continuous play for the current album! A suggestion would be to make an album repeat option or a place on the screen that would 'flip' the tape. Thanks!

Whatwaq ,


I absolutely love this app. While there could be some visual components that could be made better like some of the other reviews here, the app performs its intended function perfectly. Thank you for being unlike other developers, who say the app is free and then charge an extremely high premium to be able to decently use the app. To those unsure about downloading, I can assure you that this has ZERO in-app purchases and has absolutely no ads.

A user of iOS ,

Awesome app, but needs a new update.

This app is awesome, and the only good one of its type in my opinion, but there hasn’t been an app update for four years. I really wish this app would be update with new features like more than one color cassettes, but it most definitely does the job as it is.

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