Upgrades and Updates

Nov 1, 2003 12:00 PM


Education Guide

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Emagic is now offering the Logic Platinum 6.2 update optimized for the Apple Power Mac G5. The update is available to all Logic Platinum 6.x owners as a free download at www.emagic.deDigigram (www.digigram.com) released an optional MP3 codec for its PCX and LCM card range. The codec significantly improves the performance of MP3 playback on the Digigram cards by allowing a larger number of MP3 files to be simultaneously decoded, along with the ability to record MP3s directly…MOTU (www.motu.com) has announced Digital Performer 4.1, a free upgrade for V. 4.0 owners that allows the use of TDM plug-ins from within DP4. Other features include Audio Units plug-in support and numerous other enhancements such as virtual instrument tracks…Steinberg (www.steinberg.net) offers a special upgrade for users of the Waldorf Attack, PPG Wave 2.V and D-pole VST plug-ins. Registered owners of any one of these products can now upgrade to the Waldorf Edition bundle, which contains all three plug-ins, for just $149…Ableton has released Live 2.1, a new free update of its award-winning sequencer. Live 2.1 brings full ReWire support to Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. The update is a free download for registered Live 2 users at www.ableton.comNative Instruments (www.native-instruments.com) offers an update to its B4 plug-in. Version 1.1 brings the legendary organ to Mac OS X and Pro Tools users on OS X and Windows XP. The update supports Audio Units, RTAS, VST and stand-alone operation using CoreMIDI and CoreAudio. Available to registered users via download for $29 or, for $68, users can get the upgrade and three additional modeled organs…PMI Audio (www.pmiaudio.com) is now shipping the Toft ATC-2 designed by Trident Audio founder and audio engineer Malcom Toft. The unit offers two channels of FET compression, 4-band EQ and high-quality microphone preamps for $1,299…Cycling '74 (www.cycling74.com) released Windows versions of the Max and MSP graphical-programming environments. Max and MSP will now be cross-platform products. Prices of the dual-platform software are $250 for Max and $495 for Max/MSP. Customers who purchased after July 1, 2003, will receive a free crossgrade; those who purchased before July 1 can purchase a $29 crossgrade…Minnetonka Audio Software has released V. 2 of its DVD-A authoring application, discWelder STEEL (www.discwelder.com). The upgrade adds features only found previously in discWelder CHROME, Minnetonka's flagship DVD-A authoring program. The upgrade is free to V. 1 owners or available new for $495.

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