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Beatnik Launches Mixman Studiopro 4.0 For Mac

Beatnik, Inc. Monday announced the availability of Mixman StudioProd 4.0 for the Mac.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 allows music fans to create, perform and publish personalized music from concept to completion using an enhanced suite of professional remixing tools. The tools include Remixing Studio for real-time performance-based remixing, FX Studio for manipulating component sounds, Editing Studio for precision composition and Recording Studio to add personalized sounds into each mix.

Unique to the Mac version is the ability to control the Remixing Studio using any MIDI keyboard of input device. Also, users are now able to export their sound-sets using Beatnik's Rich Music Format (RMF), which provides real-time listening that doesn't require streaming.

"Mixman StudioPro 4.0 is the perfect solution for people that not only want to create new music, but also self-publish and connect with the existing global Mixman online community," said Josh Gabriel, chief of consumer products, Beatnik, Inc. "Our ongoing partnerships with major record labels keeps a steady stream of Mixman SinglesT for consumers to download and remix themselves, allowing each user to manipulate and record their favorite music in ways they've never experienced. It's the ultimate personalization of music."

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 allows music fans to upload their creations to their own personalized home page on the Mixman site called My Mixzone. My Mixzone is personalized specifically for each user to post their creations, invite friends to listen and remix their own versions of sound-sets online. In addition, My Mixzone has photo capabilities, interchangeable skins and a map indicating the user's country of origin.

"Our goal in developing the product was to deliver the richest features of our Mixman StudioPro software for the PC to the creative community of Mac users," said Jade Van Doren, Mixman product manager, Beatnik. Inc. "For the first time, Mixman StudioPro for the Mac has achieved complete feature parity with the PC software."

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 gives users the ability to remix Mixman Singles, which are downloadable track files from a variety of artists, remixers and producers. Artists provide master tapes, which are then converted to the individual sound elements in Mixman TRK (track) files. Singles are loaded into the software program so that users can create personalized versions of songs.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 comes with an expanded library of sounds including guitars, drums, vocals and keyboards that can be used to create original songs. Also available are Soundiscs, supplemental libraries that give users another range of selections. These triple-format sample CDs are designed to work with Mixman Studio and StudioPro. Each sound comes in Audio, TRK and WAV file formats.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 for the Mac has a suggested retail price of $89.95.