Castamatic Podcast Player

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Castamatic is the app to listen to podcasts on any iOS device.

Price Free
Author Gunp Media Productions
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.27691 (65), current: 4.27691 (65)
Version 9.2.2
Released 07/20/2015
Updated 05/22/2024
Castamatic is the best app to listen to podcasts on any iOS device. Quickly assemble a custom sequence of shows to listen to or create a smart playlist, and listen to your favorite shows with enhanced audio quality, thanks to Castamatic's machine learning enhanced Auto-leveler DSP algorithm.

Not completely happy with the current feature set? Castamatic wants offer a complete boutique experience: send us an email with your issues or suggestions, and we will do our best to fullfill your wishes.

The "On the Go" playlist lets you pick the episodes you want to listen to in your next listening session and assemble them in a playlist just before leaving. The On the Go playlist will mantain the same order in which the episodes were added. You can then move and rearrange them manually. As soon as an episode has been completely listened to it will be automatically removed from the On the Go playlist. You will always find your On the Go playlist synced on all your devices.

Key Features
quickly jump to favorite topics (available for podcasts that support ID3 chapter marks).

-Smart playlists with priority shows.

-Manual "On the Go" Playlist
quickly pick shows for the next listening session.

-Automatic or manual playlist reordering:
sort playlists by date, or arrange them in a custom sequence.

-Support your favorite producers with Podcasting 2.0 and Value4Value features.

-Full support for Siri shortcuts

-Program dependent Automatic Leveler:
increase audio level consistency between different parts/voices of each show, without altering original audio character.

-Adaptive Gap-Zapper:
increase play speed without losing intellegibility by shortening silent parts. Available in three levels for maximum customization.

-Streaming support:
spare network traffic downloading only the parts you want to play, when you want to play them. (Or automatically download the whole thing as soon as it is published).

-Apple Watch support:
control playing, volume, pick episodes, control audio effects directly from the watch app.

-CarPlay support:
take your favorite shows with you in your car.

-3D-touch support:
preview shownotes without interrupting currently playing show (on older devices the same feature is available by long press).

-iCloud sync:
sync subscriptions and playhead position. Pick subscribed shows on any of her iOS devices and resume playing from the point you left.

-AudioUnit API based custom player
for maximum performance and minimal battery drain.

-Serverless design:
our studio can go out of business but Castamatic will keep on working until there are podcasts to listen to on planet Earth.

Subscription (in app purchase)
Castamatic is supported by advertising. A subscription is available to remove all ads.

Subscription title is "One Year Premium Subscription"

The duration of subscription is one year.

The price of subscription is 8.99 US dollars for one year of subscription, and can vary for different countries and currencies.

Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end
of the current period

Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and
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Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the
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Version 9.2.2 release notes

Version 9.2.2 - Fixed episodes with missing episode numbers reporting 0 in the title Version 9.2 - Fixes and improvements for background updates - Added adjustable default settings for audio effects for new podcasts - Apply default settings for audio effects for all existing podcasts - Improved audio buffering when streaming episodes - Improved updating feeds in the background when subscribed to a big number of podcasts - Fixed crash when chapter has malformed URL - Fix: Sequential playback for new podcasts should follow app default Version 9.0 - Completely new audio engine. - Support for Podcasting 2.0 "Value Time Split" - Many bug fixes - Fixed resuming from the wrong point in time - Fixed wrong progress reported after an audio session interruption - Fixed audio meters when GapZapper is enabled - Fixed background image in watch player - Fixed crash when pressing share button on iPad - Fixed crash when subscribing a new podcast and immediately dismissing the panel - Improved rss feed caching - Reduce memory usage during RSS feed updates - Fix for boost transactions mistakenly marked as failed - Better handling of low memory conditions - V4V local fees have precedence over remote splits - Fixed missing complication on watch - Trying to fix duplicate entries in the download list Version 8.7 - New integration with - Globally set stream and boost amount - Minor bug fixes Version 8.6 - Added support for subtitles - Modernized the UI with SF Symbols - Fixed progress indicator during first sync / import - Fix: Respect user indication not to download new episodes when activating iCloud sync - Added option to mark episode listened in player - Small bug fixes Version 8.5 - Chapter artwork is now displayed in CarPlay - New option to pause playing and load next episode in the playlist at the end of the current episode - Improved iCloud sync - Improved background updates - Added titles of inclulded podcasts in playlist cell - Fix for finished episode not marked ad listened in iCloud sync - Fix for a crash when marking all episodes in a playlist as listened - Fix for not resuming playback after some audio interruptions (notifications, calls...) - Many minor bug fixes Version 8 - Renewed CarPlay user interface, with controls for chapters and audio effects. - New optional remaining episodes badges - Podcasting 2.0 support: search for new podcasts on Podcast Index and support your favorite shows with Value4Value Version 7 - Add or play single episodes from a podcast without subscribing - Removed all Google Analytics and Ads libraries to prevent abusive behaviours with user's data. - New "Whats New" panel - New widget Version 6.0 New features: - Automatically skip advertising chapters, intro and outro (configurable for generic and per-podcast keywords and time). - New high performance audio engine, Airplay 2 compatible. - Improved audio effects. - Completely new CarPlay integration. Fixes and improvements: - Finer control of priority podcasts in playlists. - Improved management of onboarding panel. - Many minor bug fixes.