WIRE)--July 12, 1999--Adaptec's Toast 4 Deluxe, now includes
seamless burning of authorized MP3 files to audio CD, CD Spin
Doctor (turn LPs into CDs), access to the CDDB online Disc
Recognition Service, and the ability to download and burn
encrypted Liquid Audio music files.
Other new features in Toast 4 are
PhotoRelay, a robust media cataloging application, and support of
USB and ATAPI (IDE) CD-R/RW drives.
"Our customers have made
Toast the number one CD recording software product for
Macintosh," said Tom Seaman, group marketing manager for
Adaptec's software products group. "For the past year,
Adaptec has been very focused on building the first Deluxe Edition
of Toast, packed with powerful new features for burning audio,
image, and data CDs."
What's New About Toast 4 Deluxe
For the music enthusiast, Toast 4
Deluxe now offers Disc-at-Once recording, and MP3-to-CD audio
burning capabilities. With the new Liquid Audio Music Player,
users can download encrypted music files from Liquid Audio's Web
site, and burn music CDs to be played on their stereo CD player.
Users will also have access to CDDB's unique Disc Recognition
Service, where artist, album and song title information are
automatically available for use, eliminating the need for users to
manually type in titles. Another new audio feature is the CD Spin
Doctor application, which allows users to take old LPs, clean up
hisses and pops, add hi-fidelity back, then burn to CD.
For the creative professional,
Toast 4 Deluxe includes PhotoRelay, a robust media cataloging
application that is ideal for organizing and storing digital
images to CD. PhotoRelay is the easiest and fastest way to view,
organize and present the typical user's growing number of photos,
images, movies, sounds, fonts and other media files on CD.
PhotoRelay provides fast access to media files archived on disk,
CD-ROM, or any other storage device, and can be used to create CD
digital photo or Web Albums (HTML).
Toast 4 Deluxe also offers
expanded drive support for USB and ATAPI CD-R/RW recorders from
manufacturers such as LaCie, QPS, Freecom and many others.
Pricing and Availability
Adaptec's Toast 4 Deluxe will be
available in Fall 1999, and carries a manufacturer's suggested
retail price of $99 with a $20 mail-in-rebate for U.S. and
Canadian owners of eligible CD Recording software. Customers can
sign up at http://cdr.adaptec.com/signup
to be notified via email when Toast 4 Deluxe becomes available.
Email inquiries can be sent to [email protected].
Customers who purchase Toast 3.5 after July 12, 1999 can visit the
Adaptec web site http://cdr.adaptec.com
for information about special upgrade pricing.
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CDDB, Inc. operates the largest
online database of audio CD information in the world found at www.CDDB.com.
CDDB, Inc. is an Internet enterprise of Escient, Inc. on the Web
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