Pinnacle ships new consumer audio software

Both products were developed by Steinberg Media Technology AG, which was recently acquired by Pinnacle, and incorporate some of the same audio editing and effects technology found in Steinbergprofessional audio products. Available today through, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fry’s Electronics, J&R Music and MicroCenter, Clean and myMP3PRO are aimed to help consumersmanage, store, and enjoy their music from the past, present, and future.

A recent report by IDC research firm claims MP3 player shipments are expected to grow 30% annually. myMP3PRO combines high-quality MP3 encoding, audio editing, special effects, and CD burning in onepackage to give users incredible control over their music libraries.

“Through our acquisition of Steinberg, we are able to extend professional audio capabilities down to the consumer level,” said Bill Loesch, vice president of product management and engineering,Business and Consumer group at Pinnacle Systems, Inc. “Clean and myMP3PRO are best-selling products in their category in Europe. Now consumers in America can acquire professional-level audiorestoration and organization tools.”

Clean audio restoration software lets users turn their vinyl records and cassette tapes into high-quality MP3 files or burn them to CD using professional-quality restoration tools. Key productfeatures include the ability to remove unwanted noise such as static, crackles, scratches, and pops from vinyl records and other recordings. Clean Plus combines Clean software with a high-qualityphonograph preamplifier so consumers can connect their turntable directly to their PC to import music to the computer.

Pricing and Availability
myMP3PRO 4.0 for Windows 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000 and XP is available in the United States and Canada for an estimated street price of US $49.99. Clean is available in the United States and Canada for anestimated street price of US $49.99. Clean Plus is available in the United States and Canada for an estimated street price of US $99.99. All three products can be purchased through major retailoutlets, including, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fry’s Electronics, J&R Music and MicroCenter.

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