NewTech Infosystems Inc. (NTI) today marked its debut in the Mac market with a new CD recording software application called
Dragon Burn. Although the software only runs in Mac OS 9 at the moment, it’s available as a downloadable version, which can be purchased from the company Web site for US$19.99.
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Dragon Burn 1.0.1 supports various audio formats including MP3, WAV, AIFF and CD-DA. You can mix and match your music formats and Dragon Burn will figure it out for you, according to the developer.
The software also supports CD copy, and can burn data in a variety of formats including HFS, HFS+, Joliet, MS-DOS, Hybrid HFS/MS-DOS, Hybrid HFS+/Joliet, as well as Mac Volume.
NTI spokesman Christopher Want told MacCentral that a Mac CD mastering application is something his company has wanted to do for a while. “It’s a really great market to be in,” he said.
Want also said that NTI’s OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) clients have been asking for a Macintosh client version to bundle with their CD-RW hardware — he said the company is hoping to see retail versions and OEM bundle versions of Dragon Burn appear in the next few months.
Regarding Mac OS X support, Want said that it’s something NTI’s engineers are actively working on now. While he couldn’t provide a release schedule or upgrade path for users who buy Dragon Burn now, Want said that historically, NTI has offered upgrades for a reasonable cost to their end users.
If you’d like to kick the tires before you buy it, NTI offers a free trial version of Dragon Burn for download from its Web site. The software is fully functional through 5 successful burns.
NewTech Infosystems’ products include CD-Maker, Backup Now!, DriveBackup!, FileCD, and now Dragon Burn. For more details, visit the Web site.