soundBlade continues to answer a busy engineers need for a streamlined, ultrafidelity alternative to other production tools. soundBlade combines ease of use and exceptional value with features that simplify everyday jobs. Running natively on the secure and user friendly Mac OS X, soundBlade relies on Core Audio for default I/O so hardware lockin is eliminated. The 1.2.2 release incorporates hundreds of optimizations and stability enhancements.
A new twist for Sonic Studio is the release of Sonic EQ le, a free version of their legendary equalization, and a welcome addition to any engineers audio toolkit. Sonic EQ le is a proprietary implementation of equalizer that includes three different filter types, including a first order parametric, along with first order high and low shelves. Minimal phase topologies ensure inaudible artifacts even for radical settings. Its double precision operators, when used in soundBlade, provide the transparency that Sonic Studio products are known for. In a departure from previous Sonic EQ releases, Sonic EQ le can also be used with any Mac audio product that hosts VST plugins.
Combining Sonic Studios benchmark premastering functionality with the signal processing, restoration and comprehensive editing that discriminating mastering engineers are looking for, soundBlade carries an economical MSRP of $1495. A free update for existing owners, it is available now through Sonic Studios network of distributors and resellers or as a download from their web site.