Audio Engineering Society Update: Sonic Studio introduced soundBlade, a PCM audio application for Mac OS that includes comprehensive cross–platform compatible recording plus optional hardware acceleration.
It incorporates plug–in support, including AU and VST formats, as well as Sonic Studio’s own DSP processing. The application provides complete production for stereo delivery and, as with all of Sonic Studio’s creations, preserves the highest fidelity possible.
soundBlade includes the premastering features customers have come to expect from Sonic Studio. For serious editorial, soundBlade features Sonic Studio’s unique 4 point editing model, Moreover, their much admired Edit Fade Mode in combination with their Smart Fade Tool, make quick work of any editing or assembly job.
soundBlade is the first application to make use of Sonic Studio’s new eight channel, extended precision, Series 300 line of FireWire–attached DSP I/O processors. Not locking customers into specific hardware, soundBlade also works with any Core Audio–compliant I/O, letting engineers choose their clock source and “color” of interface for the best operational fit and value.
”Our long–standing customer base, some 3500 strong, determined what the product should be,” said Jayson Tomlin, Vice President, of Sales & Business Development. “They’ve been asking for the functionality and fidelity of our legacy product,” he continued, “on a modern platform and at a reasonable price, and we built it.”
soundBlade carries an MSRP of US$149
More information is available at the Sonic Studio site.