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FXpansion Announces VST-to-AudioUnit Adapter for Mac OS X

Allows AudioUnit-compatible audio apps to run OS X VST effects plug-ins By DMN Staff Writer
FXpansion has announced a VST-to-AudioUnit Adapter plug-in for Mac OS X that allows users of Logic Audio 5.x/6, Digital Performer 4 and other AudioUnit-compatible applications to use Mac OS X-compatible VST effects plug-ins and instruments from vendors such as Steinberg, Waves, TC-Works, Prosoniq, LinPlug, MDA, reFX, DSound, PSP, Waldorf and INA-GRM.

Once installed, the adapter is invisible to the user -- plug-ins load and behave exactly like native AudioUnits, reaping the full low-latency benefits of Apple's advanced plug-in architecture. FXpansion says a high-efficiency design results in practically non-existent CPU overhead from the wrapper -- less than 0.1% per instance on a 550MHz PowerBook G4.

"Apple's AudioUnit architecture is the leading next-generation plug-in architecture, and has many benefits," says Angus Hewlett, FXpansion's Technical Director. "As the leading developer of plug-in adapter technology, we are ideally placed to offer a bridge to the huge selection of existing plug-ins in the Steinberg VST format. Our technology provides an unprecedented degree of integration - the VST plug-ins are converted 'on the fly' to true AudioUnits, and from the user's perspective behave identically to native AudioUnit plug-ins."

The VST to AudioUnit Adapter ships in April, and is available for preorder from FXpansion's web site at , priced at $75.00 / Eu75, plus taxes where applicable.

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