New Software/Hardware for Audio Production

WAVES M1600 Waves ( introduces the M1600, a 16 stereo/32 mono integrated sound processor/encoder for Web audio streaming. The M1600, a new

WAVES M1600Waves ( introduces the M1600, a 16 stereo/32 mono integrated sound processor/encoder for Web audio streaming. The M1600, a new configuration in Waves' MaxxStream Internet audio processing product line, conditions up to 16 stereo or 32 mono audio streams over the Internet simultaneously. In addition to the M1600, Waves offers two other turnkey MaxxStream solutions, as well as a PCI DSP audio card and a MaxxStream software package. The line supports multiple encoders and multiple bit rates (target bandwidths) and can encode and condition audio for several different bandwidths simultaneously.

Soundscape ( announced its iBox line of audio interfaces. Units will include an 8-channel ADAT-to-TDIF interface, 2-channel analog-to-TDIF, 8-channel 24-bit analog-to-TDIF/ ADAT/Fiber Optic and more...AlterMedia debuted Version 5 of its StudioSuite studio management software. Check out the new features at ( is now shipping a Mac version of the Core2 desktop audio system; list price is $419...New from Bitheadz: "Tempo Tantrum" is a virtual drum loops sampling library for Mac and PC that combines the Unity DS-1 sample engine with more than 200 megabytes of stereo drum loops. In other Bitheadz news, Unity DS-1 Version 2.0 for Windows 95/98/ME is now shipping. Visit Sonorus ( announces STUDI/O driver support for the GigaSampler/GigaStudio PC-based sampler from NemeSys Music Technology...Cakewalk's new Pro Suite bundles Cakewalk Pro Audio 9, NemeSys GigaSampler LE, NemeSys GigaPiano sample library, Cakewalk Audio FX 1, 2 and 3, and more; visit for more information...Akai introduces Version 3.20 software for the DD 8 Plus and DD 16 PB Plus, offering greater format compatibility. Download it at ...Digidesign launched the Digidesign Production Network, DigiPro, featuring a suite of Internet-enabled audio production services, including review and approval, Rocket-powered DigiStudios, a talent pool resource and an audio marketplace for buying and selling sounds... Synchro Arts' VocaLign software for automatic audio alignment is now available as an AudioSuite plug-in running in the Windows 98 or NT environments. Visit Mark of the Unicorn ( announced that Native Instruments' Reaktor 2.3.2 virtual instrument package and the B4 virtual Hammond organ are now compatible with Digital Performer...APB Tools (www.kgw.tuberlin .de/~y2371/SIGMA_1) released Version 1.8 of its Sigma 1 surround panning Pro Tools plug-in (above). New features include handling of multiple simultaneous Pro Tools sessions, improved playlist/handling, splittable stereo plug-in channels and MotorMix support...CreamWare ( announced Version 2.03 of the PowerSampler DSP system, which now runs on the Macintosh platform and can sample at up to 32-bit resolution.