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M-Audio Adds G5 Support for Revolution 7.1

Audio driver also adds new speaker sets, Panther support By Dave Nagel
M-Audio has released an update to its driver for the Revolution 7.1 audio card. Revolution is a high-definition audio card that provides up to 7.1 channels of output and 24-bit, 96 kHz recording capabilities. The new 1.2.7 driver adds support for the Macintosh G5, as well as other Mac OS X enhancements. It's available now as a free download.

The Revolution 7.1 is a PCI-based audio card for Macintosh and Windows systems. Classed in M-Audio's consumer line, the card nevertheless provides high-definition output (24-bit, 192 kHz) and 24-bit, 96 kHz recording. Aside from supporting up to 7.1 channels of output, it also provides DTS output and decoding for Dolby Digital 5.1 and EX (6.1), real-time stereo-to-surround conversion and SRS Circle Surround II technology. It offers a 100 dB 107 dB signal to noise ratio (AD and DA, respectively) and offers bass management and other parameter controls. The new 1.2.7 driver adds support for the Macintosh G5, as well as support for Mac OS X 10.2.7, Mac OS X 10.2.8 and Mac OS X 10.3 (the upcoming Panther release). It also adds support for 4.0 and 5.0 speaker sets.


The new driver is a free update, available from M-Audio's Web site. The Revolution 7.1 itself sells for $119.95. For more information, visit http://www.m-audio.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, Mac OS, 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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