EMAGIC WAVEBURNER PROEmagic (www.emagic.de) releases a new, more powerful version of its WaveBurner pro audio CD-mastering software. Upgrade highlights include the integration of mastering plug-ins and support for VST format plug-ins, along with the ability to directly load more audio formats, plus expanded driver support for a broader range of audio hardware devices. New plug-in support features allow plug-ins to be applied to individual regions, as well as to the final mix. Any number of plug-ins can be serially inserted, related to the amount of host processing resources available. Emagic Logic Audio plug-ins bundled with WaveBurner Pro include a compressor/limiter, multiband compressor, Fat EQ and audio restoration tools. WaveBurner Pro now natively supports 24-bit/96kHz files. In addition to .AIFF and SDII files and regions, .WAV files can now also be directly loaded into WaveBurner for editing. MP3 is also supported. Audio driver support now includes ASIO and Direct I/O, in addition to SoundManager and Audiowerk8/2. Other new features include expanded edit commands, multiple level meters and an improved user interface. Price: $299.