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  • Products of Interest

AudioEdit Deluxe 3.0 Audio Editing Software

Mystik Media has released Audio Edit Deluxe version 3.0, a Windows-platform all-in-one audio editing software package (see Figure 1). Although the program does not particularly exemplify any state-of-the-art technological innovation, it has all the essential and frequently used functionalities that one would and should expect from a soundfile editing package, with added bonus features.

The program can open more than 20 audio formats, and display the waveforms with zoom in/zoom out capabilities. It comes with a built-in audio player and recorder. Standard, but important, features include visual copying/pasting/deleting selections, deleting silence regions, pasting from file, and mixing from file. DSP effects that can be added to the audio samples include amplify, compress, delay, equalize, fade in/ fade out, flanger, invert, normalize, phaser, reverb, reverse, silence, shrink, stretch, and vibrato. There are also additional filters such as a band-pass, high-pass, high-shelf, low-pass, low-shelf, and notch. Audio files can be easily embedded with album, artist, copyright, genre, title, and year information.

AudioEdit Deluxe 3.0 can read the following audio file formats: WAV PCM; Compressed WAV (ADPCM, GSM, DSP, A-LAW, U-LAW, ALF2, and more); MP3 (MPEG Layer-3); OGG Vorbis; VOX (Dialogic ADPCM); WMA (Windows Media Audio); RAW (PCM, A-LAW, U-LAW); CDA (Audio CD tracks); AU (Unix Audio); and AIFF (Apple Audio). It also provides conversions to and from CD to WAV, CD to MP3, CD to WMA, CD to OGG, WAV to MP3, MP3 to WAV, WAV/MP3 to WMA, WMA to WAV/MP3, WAV/ MP3 to OGG, OGG to WAV/MP3, and WAV/MP3/WMA/OGG to CD (burning).

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Screenshot from AudioEdit Deluxe 3.0 audio editing software.

AudioEdit Deluxe 3.0 runs on Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, and may be purchased online from the company's Web site for US$ 40 (special group purchases and site licenses are available). Contact: Mystik Media, 296 Captain Beam Boulevard, Hampstead, North Carolina 28443, USA; telephone (+1) 775-924-4436; electronic mail; Web

DirectiXer 2.5 VST Adapter for DirectX Host Applications

Kirill "Big K" Katsnelson, a software engineer and computer music zealot running Tonewise, brings us DirectiXer 2.5, a VST adapter for DirectX host applications. The program is designed to wrap VST plug-ins into DirectX-compatible formats. It can be used with standard DAW applications such as Cakewalk, Sonar, Sonic Foundry Vegas and Sound Forge, Syntrillium CoolEdit, and SEK'D Samplitude, among others.

DirectiXer fully supports VST 2.1 instruments, and exposes them as DXi2 instruments, enabling parameter automation for recording and playback. DirectiXer also supports internal plug-in presets and VST banks (FXB) as well program files (FXP), and automatically compensates for VST plug-in delays.

System requirements are DirectX 8 or higher, and Windows 98 or higher. DirectiXer will not run on Windows NT 4.0. The demo version can be evaluated for 30 days after which it can be purchased online for US$ 39. Contact: Tonewise; electronic mail; Web

Lake Technology Huron Virtual Acoustic Reality Simulation

Lake Technology's Huron system is a custom hardware and software [End Page 104] package for acoustic simulation via multiple loudspeakers and headphones. The audio platform is optimized for real-time rendering of 3-D acoustic environments. The hardware is accompanied by a collection of software, ranging from acoustic simulation to digital signal processing (DSP) programming applications.

The expandable Huron PCI and Huron 20 form the core of the Huron audio hardware. Both consist of an expandable Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) bus, allowing the addition of extra DSP expansion boards and input/output (I/O) modules. The bus operates up to 256 channels at 48 kHz sampling rate/24-bit resolution. The DSP boards include four Motorola 56K-series chips along with 12 MB of zero-wait-state dynamic RAM and 1.5 MB fast static RAM. The I/O board allows eight dual-channel I/O modules to be mounted. Both analog and digital input/outputs are provided...


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