IK Multimedia has announced that the Mac OS X version of its
audio mastering application is now shipping. The software mimics the sound of analog processing with a six-band parametric equalizer, a stereo tube compressor/leveler, a multi-band master stereo limiter and an output stage with soft-clipping. The Mac OS X version is also the first IK Multimedia release to include an Authorization Wizard designed to give a step-by-step guide to audio authorizing. Pricing is €299 (US$299) for the full version, €89 ($79) for those who originally purchased it before Dec. 1, 2003 and want to upgrade and free for those who bought it after that date.