BIAS shipping Peak DV for Mac OS X

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The folks at BIAS are now shipping Peak DV for Mac OS X. They say it's the first professional audio application for Mac OS X and Core Audio.

Peak DV for Mac OS X is a special edition of the award-winning digital audio editor. Previously only available to Final Cut Pro users, Peak DV is now offered to the entire professional content creation community. BIAS is committed to bringing its entire product line to Apple's next generation operating system and the full version of Peak and Deck for Mac OS X will arrive in the near future, according to Jason Davies, BIAS vice president of worldwide sales.

"Peak DV for Mac OS X has been a highly anticipated product and we are very pleased to bring this high-end solution to the entire professional content creation community," Davies said in a statement. "Peak DV takes full advantage of Mac OS X's advanced features such as Core Audio functionality, protected memory and the elegant Aqua user interface. Peak DV for Mac OS X delivers superior audio capabilities and is ideal for those working with digital video editing applications."

Mac OS X's system-level Core Audio is designed to free developers from having to rely on third-party audio and MIDI protocols in their applications. This Core Audio system presents a multi-tiered set of application programming interface (API) services that range from low-level access to particular audio devices to sequencing and software synthesis.

Peak DV is available at a suggested retail price of US$199. BIAS is offering free upgrades to Peak DV 3.0 from previous versions of Peak DV. Visit the BIAS Web site for details.

Peak is the company's two-channel digital audio editing program for the Mac. Deck is a multitrack audio editing, mixing, and signal processing program. Peak 3 for Mac OS X, which will also run under Mac OS 9, is due any day now with Deck 3.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 soon to follow.

Mac OS 9 compatible versions of Peak and Deck are currently available. Free upgrade offer to Mac OS X versions of Peak and Deck don't apply to upgrades from previous versions of Peak and Deck or OEM bundled versions. Customers must submit proof of purchase in the form of an original copy of the sales receipt dated Oct. 1, 2001 or later to qualify.

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