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By Marty Cutler | September 1, 2002

Apple Computer (www.apple.com) purchased German software and hardware developer Emagic (www.emagic.de), best known for its Logic Audio digital audio sequencer. Emagic will be run as a wholly owned division of Apple; its line of Windows-based products will be discontinued September 30, 2002… Steinberg (www.us.steinberg.net) is offering a crossgrade ($299) for registered Logic users who want to switch to Cubase SX for PC. The offer is good until the end of September… Cakewalk (www.cakewalk.com) is offering a Web-based crossgrade from Logic to Sonar 2.0 ($199) and Sonar XL ($299)… Metric Halo (www.mhlabs.com) announced support for Digidesign Pro Tools|HD systems. The upgrades to ChannelStrip and SpectraFoo ($96.24) are compatible with Digidesign's TDM II architecture… A.R.T. (www.artproaudio.com) now distributes Alto products, including the Alphaverb digital effects processor and Alto-Comp stereo 3-band dynamics processor … All versions of the Macintosh real-time synthesis program SuperCollider are now freeware; a download is available at www.audiosynth.comRocket Networks collaborated with Digidesign to provide DigiDelivery (www.digipronet.com), a service that offers secure delivery of Pro Tools Session files over the Web using data encryption and lossless compression … Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) entered into a distribution agreement with Adaptec to distribute its MyDVD and DVDit software… Fostex (www.fostex.com) is now a licensee for Digigram's EtherSound technology, which enables high-speed digital audio distribution over standard Ethernet networks. According to Digigram, the system can carry up to 64 channels of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio and bidirectional control information to an unlimited number of networked devices… Tascam (www.tascam.com) released Mac OS X 10.1 USB drivers for its US-428 controller and digital audio interface. Download the driver free from Tascam's Web site … SpinAudio (www.spinaudio.com) released its SpinDelay two-tap delay processor as a plug-in for Mackie's Soundscape 32 DAW.

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