Upgrades and Updates

Soundscan, in partnership with Ilio, unveiled a new Website, www.soundscan2.com. The new site allows users to demo and purchase products from the new

Soundscan, in partnership with Ilio, unveiled a new Website,www.soundscan2.com. The new site allows users to demo and purchase products from the new Soundscan 2 Series…Waves (www.waves.com) announced expanded support of Mac OS X with the addition of Audio Units compatibility. Audio Units-format plug-ins will require Waves V. 4 software, available for free to all users enrolled in the Waves Update Program (WUP)…Roland (www.rolandus.com) released Mac OS X drivers for the M-1000 Digital Line Mixer and an OS X version of V-Producer for VariOS. In addition, nearly all of the Edirol (www.edirol.com) audio cards, MIDI interfaces and controllers are ready for OS X…Not to be outdone, PreSonus (www.presonus.com) has also announced OS X and updated Windows XP compatibility for its FIREstation interface. Mac OS X.2.5 and higher comes equipped with FIREstation drivers already installed in the Audio MIDI Setup menu; updated XP drivers are available from the PreSonus Website…Dynaudio has upped the functionality of its AIR Series with the new AIR V. 1.10 software; the update allows the AIR Series to operate at 192 kHz. In addition, enhancements to existing features like bass management have been made, along with inclusion of a single parametric EQ for the sub channel and preset storage of setup information…Apple (www.apple.com) has shipped Final Cut Pro 4. The latest version introduces more than 300 new features, including enhanced audio editing capabilities with multitrack audio mixing and multichannel audio output. It is available from Apple retailers for $999 or for $399 as an upgrade…GRM Tools' flagship gang of eight plug-ins for TDM has now been ported for OS X. The plugs can be downloaded for a trial or purchased from www.cdemusic.orgSennheiser (www.sennheiser.com) is now offering a version of its HD 280 headphones with silver earcups, called the HD 280 Silver. Designed to “allow the headphones to be easily found in dimly lit environments” (what, they don't glow in the dark?), the Silvers offer ergonomically designed earpieces and easy replacement of all wearing parts, ensuring long life even in tough studio environments