BIAS on Wednesday took the wraps off of Peak Pro 6 at the Musikmesse music trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The new version, which is due to ship later this year, has several new features and interface improvements.
Peak Pro 6 takes the improvements made to the playlist feature in the last version even further. Peak has added fully customizable real-time volume envelopes, sample level zooming and editing, overlap/gap or centered cross-fades for either mastering or “classical” take style workflows, and new navigation and audition controls.
Peak has also added several new processing tools including Perpetual Looper, a new DSP feature that ensures perfect “beat free” sustained loops of single line instrument samples. Pitch Envelope allows pitch changes to be controlled via a user customizable envelope and Convolve Envelope offers dynamic control over the amount of convolution being applied over time.
Similar to the feature in the latest version of GarageBand, Peak’s Voiceover Ducking analyzes the amplitude of a voiceover and automatically adjusts volume of a mixed background source accordingly so that the music dips in volume during voiceover.
Peak Pro 6 will be available in early Q3 for $599. Peak Pro XT 6 will be available for $1199 and Peak LE 6 will be $129. Customers purchasing new retail editions of Peak Pro 5, Peak Pro XT 5, and Peak LE 5 from March 15th, 2007 will be entitled to a free downloadable upgrade to version 6.