First introduced during Macworld San Francisco, Roxio Inc. on Tuesday announced that
Toast with Jam 6
is now shipping. In addition to adding many new features for the high-end user, Roxio has also targeted the consumer with its latest release.
“Toast with Jam 5 was more professional oriented, but Toast with Jam 6 has a lot more mainstream features for music lovers,” Roxio’s Adam Fingerman, told MacCentral. “We are trying to ride the wave of digital music enthusiasm that’s out there.”
Toast with Jam 6 offers users mixing and mastering capabilities that Toast alone can’t do. Jam provides DJ-style crossfade capabilities, and can produce 100-percent Redbook-compliant masters. The new version offers more flexible cross-fading options and an improved interface, along with integrated burning.
“Jam has always been very focused in what it was designed to be and we wanted to make sure we preserved that with Jam 6,” said Fingerman. “A professional that has been using Jam will be able to continue with the experience that they like. We’ve put in a user preference to show/hide some of the advanced mastering options.”
Also included is Bias Peak Express, audio editing software that enables you to enhance and clean files. Dolby Digital Sound software enables users to fit more content in their projects without losing fidelity. It enables users to use existing Dolby Digital content in their Toast products, and also offers the ability to produce DVD Music Albums, complete with on-screen menus, drag & drop support from iTunes and more.
Toast with Jam 6 costs US$199.95; existing Toast with Jam users can upgrade with a $30 mail-in rebate. And if you already own Toast 6 Titanium, you’ll be able to buy the Jam 6 package separately for $99.95.
System requirements call for a G3 or higher; Mac OS X v10.2 or higher; 200MB hard disk space; QuickTime 6 or higher; CD or DVD recorder.