Peak 4.0, a new version of the stereo waveform editing application for the Mac, is now available from BIAS Inc.. The update adds new features such as support for Audio Unit plug-ins (Apple’s audio plug-in standard for Mac OS X), a sample-based reverb technology called ImpulseVerb, multi-processor support, Redbook CD burning from directly within the application, new DSP (Digital Signal Processing) tools, a mastering-quality compressor/limiter called Sqweez and more.
Peak 4.0’s graphic user interface has been streamlined, and features a new brushed metal look. What’s more, the new version is Mac OS X-only; if you’re still on Mac OS 9, BIAS includes an optional Peak 3.5 OS 9 installer on the Peak 4 CD. See our previous article for details on Peak 4.0’s features.
It has a suggested retail price of US$499; upgrades to Peak 4 are $149 from previous versions. Those who bought Peak/Peak LE/Peak DV 3 after April 1 may be entitled to a free upgrade. Version 4 of Peak LE and Peak DV are also available and special crossgrade pricing to the full version will be offered for a limited time.