Customers who purchased the current shipping versions of Peak and Deck since Oct. 1, will be eligible for free upgrades to the upcoming Mac OS X versions of the professional audio programs from
BIAS, Jason Davies, vice president of worldwide sales, told MacCentral.
“With our fast track Mac OS X development efforts moving full steam ahead, we felt the time was right to make this bold proactive initiative,” Davies said. “Offering free upgrades to the Mac OS X versions of our industry standard audio software resolves any questions about when and what to buy for the Mac audio customer — the time is now for Peak and Deck.”
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. Currently under development, the Mac OS X versions of Peak and Deck will feature support for Apple’s new Core Audio functionality, complement the Aqua graphic user interface and take advantage of the numerous benefits of Mac OS X, such as pre-emptive multi-tasking, protected memory and support for next generation multi-client multi-channel audio hardware, Davies said. Peak 3 for Mac OS X, which will also run under Mac OS 9, will be released in late November with Deck 3.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 following soon after.
Mac OS 9 compatible versions of Peak and Deck are currently available. The 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.