Saguaro Studios, Inc. has released an update for Oratorio, bringing it to version 1.5. Oratorio is a multi-media presentation app designed for church musicians. The update features OS X support and an extended hymn library. According to Saguaro Studios:
Saguaro Studios, Inc. today shipped version 1.5 of Oratorio, a software solution designed to meet the unique needs of churches and church musicians. Combining a music library with presentation abilities, the cross-platform package allows its users to assemble visuals for a service or event within minutes, simply by selecting songs from the library and customizing them for the event.
Features from earlier versions that continue to be included in 1.5:
- Mac OS X, Macintosh Classic, and Windows versions mean that a volunteer or staff member can assemble a presentation at home on her Mac, and then display it on the churchis PC, or vice versa
- An extensible music library comes with over 100 public-domain hymns and can be easily expanded to include any additional songs needed
- Streamlined, easy-to-use interface makes it possible to assemble visuals for a service in minutes
- XML file formats make it easy for Oratorio to interoperate with other software
You can find more information about the Oratorio update at the Saguaro Studios, Inc. Web site. Oratorio 1.5 is available for US$99.00.