will be releasing a new product called EasyMP3 at the upcoming Macworld New York.
“EasyMP3 started out as a Windows product, but has been completely reworked for the Macintosh and is being released simultaneously for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X,” Mat Caughron of Proteron said.
EasyMP3 features a suite of audio compression algorithms, including the following codecs: the open-source LAME encoder, Proteron’s proprietary MPegger engine (which is optimized for the Power Mac G4), and, for the first time on the Mac, Ogg Vorbis. EasyMP3 will include support for real-time recording into WAV and AIFF formats.
“It makes conversion of these files into MP3 and MP2 an easy task,” Caughron said. “This feature-set allows musicians and voice talents to post their files online or to conveniently transfer them as email attachments. Tight integration into Macintosh desktop for extremely easy encoding has made the program favored by consumers wanting to encode large collections of music for playback on Audion from Panic, Unsanity’s Echo and Apple’s iTunes.
Retail pricing for EasyMP3 will be US$24.95. Retail pricing for the pro-audio N2MP3 Pro product will be $59.95, and upgrade pricing to N2MP3 Pro is available from MPegger for $29.95.
MWNY 2001 will run July 17-20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For more info, go to the
show’s Web site.