Use of SADiE hardware has always been necessary in order to run their software, and this hardware varies greatly in size and scope, from multi-unit rackmount computer systems, designed for multitrack studio work, to smaller desktop-based systems aimed at simple editing tasks. But now, not long after being purchased last year by high-end hardware experts Prism Sound, SADiE have made a major change to their product philosophy, announcing native Windows versions of their software. The new releases will require only an ASIO driver, and will work with either SADiE hardware or a third party interface. The decision to allow native hardware users to run SADiE programmes has been “driven by key customers, including the BBC, Radio France [and] YLE (Finland)” and will certainly make the editing package more economically viable for educational establishments and project studios.
Due to be officially unveiled at the 2009 IBC exhibition (running from the 11th to the 15th of September in Amsterdam), the software will also be on show at PLASA (the Professional Lighting and Sound Association trade show) from the 13th to the 16th of September at Earls Court in London. Anyone wanting a sneak preview of the new packages should be sure to register for one of the shows.
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