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Cycling '74 To Release RadiaL Performance Software

Company also intros OS X versions of Jitter and Max/MSP By Dave Nagel
Software developer Cycling '74 will introduce several new and updated applications beginning tomorrow at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, Calif. These include a new loop-based performance application called RadiaL; Windows and Mac OS X versions of Max/MSP and Jitter; a Mac OS X version of Pluggo; and Ms. Pinky's Maxi-Patch technology for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

RadiaL 1.0 is an extensible, loop-based production tool for Macintosh. It includes features for live performance, sound design and composition. It can be configured for live performance, studio recording or sound exploration and supports all major audio file formats and I/O standards. It also includes 12 VST plugins from the Pluggo collection. RadiaL is being shown off this week at the NAMM show and will ship for Mac OS 9 Jan. 31. A Mac OS X version will ship in the second quarter with support for Core Audio. It will sell for $249.


Cycling '74 is also introducing Pluggo 3.1 for Mac OS X. Pluggo is a collection of audio processing plugins for RTAS andĘ VST audio applications. A pre-release version of the software will be demonstrated at the NAMM show and will be available by the end of the second quarter as a free update for all registered Pluggo users. Pluggo offers more than 100 real-time audio effects and virtual instruments. Users can also create their own custom RTAS or VST plugins using Max/MSP. Pluggo 3.1 will sell for $199.

Max, MSP and Jitter have also been updated for Mac OS X and are set for release tomorrow. Max is a graphical programming environment for the creation of patches. MSP and Jitter are collections of objects to be used with Max for creating patches for audio, 3D graphics and video. Max sells for $295. Max and MSP together sell for $495. And Max, MSP and Jitter sell together for $850. The Mac OS X versions of all of these will be available as free downloads for registered users of Max/MSP 4.0 and Jitter 1.0. A WIndows version of all three is also being demonstrated for the first time at the NAMM show and is set for release in the second quarter. Pricing and features will be consistent across all platforms, according to the company.

And, finally, Cycling '74 has also announced Ms. Pinky's Maxi-Patch, a suite for integrating analog turntables with control over audio and video. It works as an interface to the Cycling '74 Max/MSP programming environment and includes support for Jitter for 3D applications. Ms. Pinky uses a digital control waveform for scratching digital audio and video files. The Maxi-Patch, standalone application and choice of four records runs $99. A bundle with Max/MSP runs $550.

For more information on all of these announcements, visit http://www.cycling74.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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