Amm1234512345's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
This is the most confusing, nonsensical user interface I've ever used. Nothing is intuitive. There are features that would be helpful, presumably, if there were any reference to how to access them. There's no help function without going to the web and even then, it lacks the most basic instructions. Why when you click/touch something does it not play? Then, why does it suddenly play from time to time when you do the same thing you've been doing that didn't work? How do you rate something? It's lacking some of the most basic functionality one would expect from a music server. I'm stunned that hardware this expensive could be accompanied by an app with such poor UI/UX.
Allen Gladstone's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
At first I thought Conductor was just plain awful, it’s not at all intuitive. However, once you figure out how to use it, it does function as intended and it accomplishes most necessary tasks. However, it’s missing a lot: It really does need a “makeover”, it looks like it’s from the ‘90’s. More importantly, it needs a much better link to Liner Notes and information about the album/song/ artist. Wikipedia just does not cut it! Also, I’ve discovered that the Wikipedia link only works if you don’t add any custom information in the title on your music collection. I have a very large music collection, so I have 3/4 versions of many albums, and I title them by version or mastering (i.e. DSD, HDTracks, or Vinyl Rip, etc), once you do this, it will no longer pull up the Wikipedia link which is very frustrating! Also, a big feature they have missed, once you create a playlist, there is no way to edit the title of the playlist, you need to recreate the entire thing if you want to change (or fix) its name. Hopefully, a new Conductor app is coming soon with a major refresh, if Aurender won’t give us Roon, then at least please try and copy their interface and features to create a new Conductor that is basically just a plagiarized version of Roon:) On the positive, once you figure out how to actually use it, it functions for the basic needs and the Aurender itself does sound wonderful!
Jlwhitten's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
I really like this app, but from the beginning I have been frustrated and annoyed by the sorting algorithm. When a band name begins with “The” or “A”, the app places them at the END of titles in that start with the next letter of the remaining name-string. Thus, “The Beatles” (as one of many examples), appears AFTER Buffalo Springfield in my library instead of between Beastie Boys and Beck, a more natural placement. I much prefer the latter as used by software such as iTunes and Gracenote, both of which ignore the leading “The” when alphabetizing. Your approach makes browsing slower and less natural. It would definitely enhance the user experience. On a less important note, is there any way to add a switch that hides MQA titles in Tidal? My DAC does not support it, nor am I fan of MQA. The duplicate titles waste screen real estate when browsing for music to stream. Other than these annoyances, I really like the app as my way of interfacing with my music server. Update - again, an additional small request. I would appreciate a “play random ALBUM in its entirety” feature. I rarely want to play random tracks (independent of album), but for variety, I miss the iTunes option of randomly playing entire albums, or playing random albums in a playlist of albums.
Bunchuuu's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
Very good application for Aurender streamer users. Easy to operate, a smooth connection to Tidal services.
Your_namem_here's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
A train wreck. Disaster. Embarrassment. Hey Aurender guys; this app is going to sink your company. Yes, it works. I can use it to access Tidal. Music plays. But the rest; searching? User interface? Illogical in the extreme. My Aurender A10 is a nice piece of hardware, but this app makes me angry every time I use it. You want a list of the problems? I don’t have the time and space here. Get on the next plane to Korea and fire everybody involved. You’re welcome.
rwjr44's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
Rarely crashes and provides excellent integration with the Aurender servers. Could use a color refresh and connection to Allmusic.com instead of Wikipedia.
masterjeter's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
Since the last two sw upgrades, the app will crash randomly quite frequently. It will, of course, as a result lose connection with the Aurender and takes a minute or two to restart/reconnect. Very frustrating. Overall, I like the app if it can be better stabilized and several functions improved--one example is the searching MQA artists is sequential from A-Z with no way to search alphabetically. Actually, the impetus for writing this review was out of frustration during MQA searches--it will ploddingly load screens sequentially and it crashed twice--I could never get past "G" artists without it crashing. Please fix this app Aurender!
SirAtilla's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
This app has seen steady improvements and compared to others I have tried for other music players I think it is the best iPad app out there.
Ndimlowo's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
Brilliant interface, only reason it doesn't get a 5 star rating is the lack of a search functionality like one finds on the olive server. Surely this can be fixed!
henry.chinaski's Review of Aurender ConductorReviewed on 12/22/18 1:01 PM
How come this app still looks as old as the first iOS? I think this is the only app in the market that didn’t update its look according to the iOS 8 simplified look. Besides that it’s an extremely complicated, non intuitive app. I wonder, why don’t you just copy the functionality and look from any music streaming app in the market. Any would be better than this crap. I can’t believe hardware that expensive could have such a cheap app.