Mactel Update: BIAS has announced Universal versions of its Peak Pro, Peak Pro XT, Peak LE, Master Perfection Suite, SoundSoap and SoundSoap Pro applications for both Power PC and Intel-based Macs.
“Audio professionals depend on BIAS products every single day so we’ve been hard at work developing Universal versions of our products,” said Christine Berkley, vice president and chief MARCOM Officer at
BIAS, Inc. “Apple’s Xcode development tools made porting to Intel easy, the new Intel-based Macs are a huge leap forward and BIAS customers will love the performance benefits of running our software on these
amazing new machines.”
Apple took the announcement opportunity to lay it on pretty thick:
“The power of Xcode has given Apple developers the opportunity to quickly and easily deliver native Universal applications for our blazing fast hardware,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. “We’re thrilled BIAS has taken full advantage of the innovation and elegance of the new Intel-based Macs and is set to deliver Universal versions of its audio products.”
The BIAS Intel Core Duo compatible applications will demonstrate significant performance increases on some of the most computationally-intensive audio processes.
For example, testing Sample Rate Conversion in Peak Pro 5 showed a nearly 130% performance increase running on an Intel-based MacBook Pro versus a 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4. When using Peak Pro 5’s acclaimed RMS Normalization DSP, a 66% performance increase was realized. In addition, the process of bouncing or rendering effects was also substantially faster using the Intel-based MacBook Pro – rendering two instances of Apple’s Matrix Reverb Audio Units plug-in run in parallel within Peak Pro 5’s powerful Vbox effects routing environment was nearly twice as fast on the Intel-based MacBook Pro than the 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4.
Availability and Pricing
Universal versions of Peak Pro, Peak Pro XT, Peak LE, Master Perfection Suite, SoundSoap and SoundSoap Pro will be available Q2 2006 through the authorized network of BIAS dealers and distributors. Upgrades to Universal editions will be free of charge. For information regarding current BIAS product compatibility with Intel-based Macs under Rosetta, please visit the BIAS web site.