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[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Avid Announces Pro Tools 9

Avid Unleashes Pro Tools 9 — Breaks New Ground With More Creative, Flexible Options for Music and Sound Production
Company Delivers Unprecedented Creative Freedom by Redefining World’s Most Popular DAW With New Software-Only Toolset and Broad Third-Party Hardware Integration
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – November 4, 2010) – AES (Booth #1018) — Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced Pro Tools® version 9 — a groundbreaking evolution of the industry’s most popular music creation …

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[10 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

According to MOTU, they have “worked closely with Apple to ensure a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you make the move to Snow Leopard.” In most cases, current versions of MOTU software have already been made forward-compatible with Snow Leopard – and, of course, that includes the forthcoming Digital Performer 7. MOTU promises that the now-available and soon-to-be-available software and driver updates include support for Mac OS X’s …

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[2 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Steinberg has announced their Snow Leopard/Windows 7 compatibility plan, but it would seem to leave Cubase and Nuendo users dangling for some time after other DAW apps have moved on. Here’s their September 1 statement: “Steinberg has outlined its plans to ensure compatibility for its current product and technology palette to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Windows 7. A three-phase development and testing plan has been implemented to …

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Many DAW software and hardware makers seem to have taken on a Stepford-like tone in their Snow Leopard announcements. They’re “pleased” that OS X 10.6. has been released, and they’re “working closely with Apple” to get up to speed. Read on:
“Avid/Digidesign is pleased to hear that Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. At this time, we’re working closely with Apple to bring …

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[25 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Beatscape, a plug-in introduced with Cakewalk SONAR 8 Producer Edition, gives you a way to manipulate loops and samples using a non-threatening interface. The process is simple: you map samples to its 16 onscreen pads and trigger them with MIDI notes. To get the most out of Beatscape, check out the cool tutorial from Electronic Musician, available on emusician.com. Brian Smithers has been around the block with SONAR and other …