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BIAS Announces Deck 3.5 for Mac OS X

Includes Support for OMF Import, Surround Mixing, CoreAudio and CoreMIDI By DMN Staff Writer
Berkley Integrated Audio Software, Inc. (BIAS) says it will ship a native OS X upgrade of Deck by June. Version 3.5 of its multi-track audio software for the Mac carries a suggested list price of $399.

As a native OS X application Deck 3.5 can take full advantage of features such as CoreAudio and CoreMIDI (for remote fader/transport control, MIDI file playback, and Timecode with CoreMIDI-compatible SMPTE LTC to MTC converters). Deck 3.5 also offers OMF import and real-time Surround Mixing capabilities.

Deck 3.5 is multi-processor aware and optimized for the PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine. It includes all the features of the previous version 3.0, including support for up to 64 tracks of audio playback, real-time VST plug-in support, SMPTE synchronization, what BIAS says is better than frame-accurate QuickTime sync, real-time mixing featuring level and pan automation with break point envelope editing. Deck 3.5 runs on both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.

BIAS became the first company to ship a professional audio application for Mac OS X when Peak DV 3 was released in November, 2001. BIAS has since shipped three additional Mac OS X-native audio applications, including both the full professional version of Peak 3, a stereo audio recording, editing, processing, and mastering application for the Mac, Peak LE (the lite version of Peak 3), and SuperFreq, a 10-band paragraphic EQ VST plug-in for OS X

Final Cut Pro 2 and 3 users who already own BIAS Peak DV (which was bundled with FCP 2 and 3), are being offered free Deck 3.5 upgrades for a limited time if they purchase Deck 3.0 for $199, or the Deck 3.0/Peak 3.0 bundle now for $399. Peak DV will also be bundled with Apple's DVD Studio Pro 1.5. Deck 3.5 is a free upgrade for customers who purchased the full version of the currently shipping Deck 3.0 after October 1, 2001. Regular upgrade pricing will be announced when Deck 3.5 is released.

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