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UPGRADES AND UPDATES M Audio, Midiman's new digital audio division, unveils the Super DAC 2496 A/D converter, featuring 24-bit/96kHz resolution; AES/EBU,

UPGRADES AND UPDATESM Audio, Midiman's new digital audio division, unveils the Super DAC 2496 A/D converter, featuring 24-bit/96kHz resolution; AES/EBU, S/PDIF optical and coaxial digital inputs, and balanced XLR and unbalanced 11/44-inch analog outs. Visit www.midiman.net...Opcode (www.opcode.com) is shipping the MIDIport 32 USB MIDI interface for Macintosh and Windows 98...Cubase VST Version 3.7 from Steinberg (www.us.steinberg.net) includes VST 2.0 and allows MIDI control of plug-ins and software synths accessed as plug-ins-including Neon Synth, an analog synth with 5-voice polyphony. Also new from Steinberg: ReCycle 1.7 for Mac and PC, a redesigned 32-bit application ...QSound Labs releases a 2.2 version of its Qsys/TDM positional 3D audio enhancer and QX/TDM soundfield expander Pro Tools plug-ins; visit www.qsound.com...Cognicity is shipping AudioKey Lite 1.0, an entry-level version of its audio watermarking software. Visit www.cognicity.com... New from Ricoh is the Mediamaster MP7060 CD-R/RW drive featuring 6x recording speed, 4x CD-RW rewriting speed and a 24x reader. Internal and external versions are available. Visit www.ricoh-usa.com...The Prodif Plus PCI card from SEK'D (www.sekd.com) features ADAT optical, analog 11/44-inch TRS and RCA (for S/PDIF or unbalanced AES/EBU) I/Os. In other SEK'D news, Version 5.2 of Samplitude Studio adds MIDI recording, editing and automation. The user upgrade is $99...Free to registered users, Tascam Version 3.2 software for the MMR-8 and MMP-16 recorder/player systems. This update adds playback support for 16- and 24-bit audio projects from Sonic Solutions' Sonic Studio. Download from www.tascam.com...Terran Interactive (www.terran.com), a producer of desktop media compression tools, has added the Fraunhofer MP3 to Media Cleaner 4.0. In addition, Terran offers a $99 version of the MP3 encoder for use with other QuickTime applications...Power Technologies' DSP*FX Version 6.1 adds Winamp support. Visit www.dspfx.com...Musicam's AAC audio encoding algorithm supports compression ratios of 30:1 for more efficient storage and transmission. Visit www.musicamusa.com.

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