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Cubase VST 5.0 \'now shipping\'
Steinberg is now shipping Cubase VST Mac 5.0, an update to its professional music recording system that combines high resolution MIDI recording with audio recording in either 16 or 24 bit formats. lAll Cubase VST 5.0 versions now support 16- and 24-Bit recording. Version 5.0 also brings higher quality effects, improved multi-processor support, Internet Studio support for real-time sessions, and other features such as direct MP3-to-AIFF conversion. It is now available in Germany, but is still listed as "coming soon" in the US online store.
Genedrive, DNA smartcard released
Molecular Sensing has announced Genedrive and the DNA smartcard, genetic-testing technologies for the Mac, according to Macworld UK: "The Genedrive fits the drive bay of Apple's G4s and has been developed for DNA and RNA identification. DNA samples can be contained, amplified and detected within a credit card size device ó a single-use DNA smartcard."
CINEMA 4D Production Suite now available
MAXON last week announced the release of the CINEMA 4D Production Suite, a set of 3D modeling, animation, rendering and painting tools, which includes CINEMA 4D XL 6.2, an unlimited copy of CINEMA 4D NET and MAXON's new BodyPaint 3D. The production bundle is scheduled for release in November 2000 for $2,200.
Mac Army Knife 2.4 now summarizes Network
Mac Army Knife 2.4 adds a Network Summary window to the $25 "catch-all" system utility with dozens of useful functions such as displaying current running processes as well as a suite Internet connection debugging utilities such as DNS look-up, traceroute, and ping.
BodyPaint 3D demo now available online
MAXON has posted a demo of BodyPaint 3D, its 3D-painting program for creating and editing detailed textures - catapulting surfaces. The program, introduced earlier this month, is due be released in the next few weeks.
WeightTracker 1.1 adds new graphs
Black Cat Systems has released Weight Tracker 1.1 adds a graph of the smoothed average over time, as well as a few user interface improvements and bug fixes.
VolumeRocker 1.3 addresses compatibility
Evological has released VolumeRocker 1.3, an update to its freeware Control Strip module that provides rocker switch style volume controls in the Control Strip, as an alternative to the standard volume slider module. VolumeRocker 1.3 adds the ability to click in the popup level meter to set the volume, fixes a problem when hiding the Control Strip, and fixes a problem on some Performa computers.
TAM recovery after OS X install
A MacNN reader noted a method for recovering from an installation of Mac OS X on a Twentieth Anniversary Mac, which apparently renders the machine unuseable:
My TAM, after installing Mac OS X, was rendered completely dead. After letting the system sit for several months, yesterday I ran across a post on the 20th Anniversary Website that described my situation exactly. The solution was in addition to disconnecting the PRAM battery also unplug the TAM. After 5 minutes I plugged the TAM back in, connected the P-Ram battery, and my TAM booted normally. Previously I had only unplugged the P-Ram battery (Overnight) with no luck. It would appear OSX tries to create a RAM disk on boot up-that is not TAM compatible.
Multimedia Forum: Flash, RealMedia conversion
Our Multimedia/DV forum includes threads on Using Flash to Control QuickTime Movies, How to Make Objects Look Like Apple's Plastic Look, and Converting Real Media to QuickTime Movies.
Son of WeatherGrok beta 2 adds more options
The public beta of version 2 of Son of Weather Grok, Stimpsoft's weather tracking application, now supports non-US defaults and display of wind chill information as well as improved PPP connections and firewall compatibility.
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