March 23, 2001 --
Creative announced the availability of its new Sound Blaster Live!
for Macintosh sound card. The new sound card allows Macintosh users
to connect to four-channel speaker systems, plug in MIDI, digital or
analog devices. With the advanced effects of EAX, Macintosh users can
experience rich, digital surround sound and customizable audio
effects that will transform the Macintosh into an audio entertainment system.
Honored by the
editors of Macworld Magazine as one of the 'Best of Show' products at
Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA, the Sound Blaster Live!
incorporates the EMU10K1 digital signal processor (DSP) to provide
the power needed to generate crystal-clear audio files. Because
processing and playback remain entirely digital, audio files maintain
the highest level of audio quality with settings optimized for
headphones, two-channel or four-channel speaker systems. Taking full
advantage of the digital output connector on the Sound Blaster Live!
for Macintosh, users can experience precise clarity when attached to
Included in the
Sound Blaster Live! for Macintosh Mixman Studio Mac-Create
professional quality music in minutes. With automatic beat matching
and sound element combination, Mixman Studio makes audio
experimentation fast and fun. Export remixed songs to CD or put them
on the web.
Mac-Record both MIDI and digital audio effortlessly. Easy-to-use
tools allow users to arrange and edit recordings down to the smallest
detail. Cubasis AV provides a perfect introduction into a digital
recording studio. SoundJam MP-Encode entire music collections into
high-quality MP3 files with this easy-to-use, all-in-one MP3 player
Essential-Enhance and tweak audio files with this complete sound
design and effects processing software for the Macintosh. Packed with
over 60 effects such as preview from disc, sound file-format
conversion with dithering, noise shaping and multi-stage undo.
Deus Ex-The year
is 2052 and the world's economies are close to collapse as conspiracy
rages on. In this first person shooter, gamers employ stealth,
strategy and an arsenal of weapons to decide the fate of the world.
Trust no one, question everything, and emerge from the shadows to
take control. Creative Mixer-Integrate audio inputs and create the
perfect audio environment with the flexible Surround Mixer. Users can
manipulate sound settings, add environment presets, and position
audio sources for a personalized music experience.
Manager-A professional digital sampler that supports SoundFont
technology for MIDI-sequencing. An essential tool for music creation,
it lets the user load and audition SoundFont banks, as well as
configure the MIDI-related aspects of the audio card.
Pricing and Availability
The Sound Blaster
Live! for Macintosh is now available through Creative's network of
distributors and resellers at a suggested retail price of US$149.99.
information, visit their web site at http://www.creative.com/.