Technology

UPGRADES AND UPDATES

Digidesign's SampleCell II Plus cross-platform PCI sampling card features 32 MB of RAM. Also new from Digidesign, the DigiDrive, a 10,000 rpm, 9GB drive

Digidesign's SampleCell II Plus cross-platform PCI sampling card features 32 MB of RAM. Also new from Digidesign, the DigiDrive, a 10,000 rpm, 9GB drive optimized for Pro Tools. Get more information at www.digidesign.com...AlterMedia's Version 4.0 Studio Suite studio management software features a streamlined booking/billing process, enhanced calendar module and much more. Visit www.studiosuite.com...DARTECH's DART PRO 98 is the latest version of its professional audio restoration and recording application. Check out www.dartech.com...M2X (Minnetonka Master Exchange) software from Minnetonka allows 5.1 surround masters to be exchanged between computers, even between Macs and PCs. Also new from Minnetonka, Fast EdDit has been rewritten to be a full 32-bit Windows application. Visit www.minnetonkaaudio.com...Event Electronics announces Version 5.5 of the DSP*FX Virtual Pack suite of real-time DirectX plug-ins. Now included is the StudioVerb plug-in. Also from Event, the DSP*FX Optimizer plug-in. Go to www.event1.com... Line 6's Amp Farm Version 1.5 features Pro Tools 24 MIX compatibility, plus five new models based on Mesa Boogie, Soldano and Matchless guitar amps. Visit www.digidesign.com...Seer Systems is supporting the Be Operating System; visit www.seersystems.com...Steinberg announces the release of ProSoniq's sonicWORX V.2.0 audio software for the Mac. Also from Steinberg, Studio LIVE from MixMan Technologies. Visit www.steinberg.de...Aureal Semiconductor announces the Web availability of its A3D Pro sound design plug-in for Pro Tools. Check it out at www.a3d.com/ a3dpro...The EZQuest King Boa is a standalone CD-R/W duplication system that writes up to 14 drives simultaneously. Visit www.ezq. com...Rocket Network (www.rocketnetwork.com), a division of Res Rocket Inc., will include the Q-Design (www.qdesign.com) music codec in RocketControl 2 software...Portions of Arboretum's Ray Gun and Hyperprism technologies will be incorporated into Adaptec's CD recording packages; visit www.arboretum.com or www.adaptec. com...Zapex Technologies offers Dolby-certified single PCI boards for stereo and 5.1-channel audio encoding. Visit www.zapex.com...E-mu Systems (www.emu. com) lowered the price of Orbitt V.2 and Planet Phatt sound modules, to $795 each...CD Cyclone introduces the One-2-One CD-ROM-to-CD-Recorder, a standalone unit featuring 4x speed, SCSI ports and one-button operation. Check out www.cdcyclone.com...HHB's new CDR74 silver disc CD-R media is said to increase reflection ratio to greater than 74% Check out www.hhb.co.uk...Marcan's Discmatic Opal7 CD-R printer ($1,995) features 1,200 dpi resolution; drop by www.marcan.com for details.

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