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Sonic Enhances Professional Audio Systems

SonicStudio HD Version 1.7 Delivers Accelerated Performance, Expanded Features (October 08, 2001)
Sonic Solutions announced today a new version of SonicStudio HD, the leading system for audio pre-mastering. Version 1.7 adds significant performance increases, new editing tools, expanded storage support, and enhanced capabilities for new audio formats.

"SonicStudio HD is an indispensable part of our workflow at Warner, and we rely on this exceptional system for all of our commercial releases," said Spencer Chrislu, Director of DVD-Audio at Warner Music Group. "We have been eagerly awaiting the release of Version 1.7, which will allow us to realize increased efficiency, as well as more power to fine-tune our audio productions in ways that are very important to us."

SonicStudio HD is the standard used to produce CD titles intended for commercial release, and incorporates Emmy and Oscar award-winning technology that provides precise control over audio productions. The new release, Version 1.7, adds the following capabilities:
- Enhanced editing Dedicated In/Out points and Playhead fields, lettered edit group identifiers (sync groups), capture playhead time, start mark auto-numbering, EDL zoom lock
- Precision control Dedicated A, B, C Edit/Fade mode nudge
- Enhanced audio format support HDSRC support for 176.4/192kHz High-Density Audio
- Expanded storage support Compatibility with the new Rorke Galaxy i and Medea AudioRack LP high-capacity storage systems

"SonicStudio is the standard for commercial CD releases, and Version 1.7 makes the best even better," said Ron Rigler, Associate Product Manager for Professional Audio Products at Sonic. "The latest enhancements we have made were designed with the most demanding audio engineers in mind and help to both increase their throughput, and more importantly, the level of control and refinement they have over their productions."

About SonicStudio HD
SonicStudio HD is Sonic's next-generation digital audio workstation featuring support for multi-channel sampling rates up to 192kHz, surround sound mixing and ultra-fast editing interface. SonicStudio HD workstations can be expanded to include Sonic's full line of DVD-Audio authoring options including OneClick DVD, a DVD-Audio Workstation, and DVD Creator 5.1 Complete Workstation.

SonicStudio HD Version 1.7 is available immediately through the worldwide network of Sonic professional audio resellers, starting at a suggested list price of $8,000 U.S.

About Sonic Solutions
Based in Marin County, California, Sonic ( is the leading manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing. Sonic MyDVD ( is the first DVD authoring application for consumers, making it easy to capture "your life on DVD." Sonic DVDit! ( is the first application for DVD authoring targeted at videographers and corporate video producers, and is bundled with major video editing, capture, encoding and media production systems. Sonic DVD Creator, Sonic Scenarist, Sonic ReelDVD and Sonic DVD Fusion are the most widely-used systems for professional DVD publishing, and are installed worldwide at major studios, post production facilities and in corporate marketing departments. SonicStudio HD is the leading digital workstation for preparing audio for release on CD and is the first for creating content for the new DVD-Audio format.

© 2001 Sonic, Sonic Solutions, the Sonic logo, cDVD, DVD Editing, MyDVD and ReelDVD are trademarks of Sonic Solutions. AuthorScript, Sonic DVD Creator, DVDit!, Sonic DVD Fusion, Scenarist and SonicStudio are registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.

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