Given the enormous trouble I’ve had upgrading Sony’s SonicStage in the past I was rather nervous when an email arrived suggesting an upgrade to SonicStage 3.3.
Given all the justifiably bad press Sony have had recently with the whole rootkit thing I wondered what sort of havoc SonicStage would cause this time. It took a week to recover from last attempt to upgrade and trashed my SonicStage music database. From the traffic and response to that blog post I was not alone.
The dilemma is that I need SonicStage to use my Net-MD player…
So, after a careful review of the install instructions and backup of the old database I started the upgrade. After a very slow download, despite a broadband connection it arrived at dialup speed, removal of the previous version and installation worked perfectly finishing with a request to reboot. On restarting the old database was upgraded and I now have a seemingly happy SonicStage 3.3 installation. I’ve added a CD and transferred some tracks to/from a Mini disc with no problems at all. That might not seem startling but in comparison with the pain of the other upgrades it’s a miracle.
I don’t have a download link as SonicStage is localised, visit www.Sony.com to find the correct version for your combination of hardware/location.
SonicStage Version 3.3 is now available for consumers with compatible Sony Hi-MD Walkman, Net MD Walkman, Network Walkman, ATRAC CD Walkman, CD/Radio Cassette Players.
SonicStage 3.3 includes a number of step-up features…