SonicMood can play chimes and nature sounds to improve your mood and make you relax. To some, applications like SonicMood are nothing more than mystical and to others they're a great way to relax. SonicMood features 26 different chimes which can be set in random patterns, creating relaxing and soft harmonies. You can adjust the sound settings and even change the type of sound is played back among the collection of nature sounds made available like crickets, rainfall or thunder. SonicMood also lets you import any sound file or use the built-in Midi recorder to record instruments. As the developer suggests, SonicMood's interface is very similar to that of iTunes in that you are shown the list of sounds, have the different controls at the top and your playlists on the left of the interface. The only thing we didn't like about the GUI was having multiple windows for every element. The screen can get a little crowded. Apart from that minor issue, SonicMood is an enjoyable program to relax and listen to nature sounds on your Mac.
- Fixed a bug that reliably caused a crash when dropping a Mood file onto the Mood List.
- Changed all "PICT" graphics files to "PNG" files since PICT files are being deprecated by Apple.
- Improved the way instrument (MIDI) sounds are faded in volume (diminuendo), the way panning works for both instrument and soundfile sounds, and the way soundfile play/fade/pause is handled.
- Added an "alert" red color to the "value" text of the Edit window's soundfile min/max play and min/max pause time sliders. The alert appears if the user tries to drag a slider past its allowed value. For example, attempting to drag the min play time slider to a value higher than the max play time slider will highlight the slider value in red and the slider will stop. In other words, the min play or pause time must always be less than or equal to the max play or pause time.