Product News for November 30, 2006

Product News From Electronic Musician for November 30, 2006 features Alesis IO|26 FireWireAudio/MIDI interfaces, Audiofile Engineering Licenses iZotope, Inc., Cakewalk crossgradepricing on Sonar 6, Marantz Professional professional CD recorder and more

Alesis has released the IO|26 (Mac/Win; $599) and IO|14 (Mac/Win; $499) FireWire Audio/MIDI interfaces, which feature DICE II Jitter Elimination Technology (JET); Cirrus converters; high definition, transformerless mic preamps with NeutriK connectors; and compatibility with most DAW software. MORE.

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Audiofile Engineering has licensed iZotope, Inc.'s sample rate conversion, dithering, and time/pitch DSP algorithms for use in Audiofile's document-based audio editor, Wave Editor 1.2.7 (Mac). For information on iZotope's licensing program, visit

After receiving many requests, Cakewalk has announced special crossgrade pricing on Sonar 6. You can now purchase Sonar 6 Producer Edition for $399 or Sonar 6 Studio Edition for $199. Crossgrade pricing is available to Cubase and Nuendo customers from all versions of Steinberg programs, including Cubase LE, SL, SX, and older Cubase titles on all platforms. Special pricing is also available to owners of Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Magix Samplitude, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools systems, Sony Acid Pro, and Sony Vegas.

Now shipping from Marantz Professional is the CDR310 ($1,049), a professional CD recorder with a microphone, CD burner, and microphone preamps built in. MORE.

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Primera Technology, a developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment, has lowered prices by up to 21 percent for its Tuffcoat with WaterShield CD-Rs (now $34.95 for 50 discs) and DVD-Rs (now $42.95 for 50 discs). MORE.

Froom the Archives
An interview with producer Mitchell Froom is available in the Spotlight section of