Long time Macintosh audio developer BIAS on Friday said that Intel-native versions of its audio applications would be released in Q2 2006. In early testing with the Intel versions, BIAS is reporting substantial speed increases over its PowerPC version.
BIAS said that testing Sample Rate Conversion in Peak Pro 5 showed a nearly 130 percent performance increase running on an Intel-based MacBook Pro versus a 1.67GHz PowerBook G4. When using Peak Pro 5’s RMS Normalization DSP, a 66 percent performance increase was realized.
Bouncing or rendering effects was also substantially faster using the Intel-based MacBook Pro, according to BIAS. Rendering two instances of Apple’s Matrix Reverb Audio Units plug-in run in parallel within Peak Pro 5’s powerful Vbox effects routing environment was nearly twice as fast on the Intel-based MacBook Pro than the 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4.
Upgrades to the Universal versions of Peak Pro, Peak Pro XT, Peak LE, Master Perfection Suite, SoundSoap and SoundSoap Pro will be free.
BIAS will be demonstrating its Universal applications on the Intel-based iMac computer in its Frankfurt Musikmesse booth located in Hall 5.1 at Booth 63.