BIAS has announced the release of
5.2, a Universal Binary version of its audio editing software for Mac OS X. The update is free for Peak Pro 5 users; Peak Pro costs $599.
Peak Pro is used by sound and audio engineers for editing, processing and mastering. Peak Pro is used in music production and mastering, film, video and multimedia.
The Universal Binary release of Peak Pro runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs, and BIAS said the new release showed a 130 percent performance increase running Sample Rate Conversion on a MacBook Pro compared to a 1.67GHz PowerBook G4. RMS Normalization DSP ran 66 percent faster; Bouncing and rendering effects were also “substantially faster’.
Peak Pro 5.2 also features a non-hardware based method of copy protection, so the software no longer requires a USB key in order to operate.
Free trial versions are available for download.