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Toast 4 Deluxe CD mastering software

Adaptec's Toast 4 Deluxe, CD burning software, now includes burning of MP3 files to audio CD, CD Spin Doctor for turning LP records 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 of Toast 4 are PhotoRelay, a robust media cataloging application, and support for USB andATAPI (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

Toast 4 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 a stereo CD player Users also have access to CDDB's 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 professional, the program includes PhotoRelay, a media cataloging application that is ideal for organizing and storing digital images to CD. PhotoRelay is an easy way to view, organize and present a users 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.

Toast 4 also offers expanded drive support for USB and ATAPI CD-R/RW recorders.

A recent MacAddict review gave Toast 4 Deluxe 3 out of four Addicts and said this about the product:

"Toast 4 addresses the most annoying limitations of previous versions, and the addition of Spin Doctor and PhotoRelay make the package a well-rounded CD-burning solution for the home user."

Toast 4 Deluxe has a MSRP of $99 .......... Check for lowest price

Adaptec, Inc.
691 South Milpitas Boulevard
Milpitas, California 95035

Key Features:

  • Record music from any analog source - LPs, cassettes and even live music
  • Design and print your own CD labels, covers and inserts
  • Supports USB, IDE, SCSI CD-Recorders and multiple CD formats
  • Bootable CD support
  • Convert mono to stereo
  • Create web pages automatically from your media catelog
  • Records data, music, multimedia or hybrid CDs
  • Drag and Drop capable
  • Disc Copy capable

Technical Specs

  • Standard CD formats including Mac HFS, ISO 9660, Mac/ISO Hybrid (with or without shared data), Audio CD, Video CD, CD-i, CD Extra and Mixed Mode (data + audio)
  • USB, IDE, SCSI CD-Recorders
  • AppleScript support
  • Autoloader support for automatic recording

System Requirements

  • Macintosh computer SE/30 (030 processor) or better (Power Macintosh required for complete product functionality)
  • Mac OS 7.5.1 or later (OS 8.6 or later is required for USB support)
  • 8 MB of RAM (24 MB recommended)
  • Minimum of 12 MB free hard drive space
  • QuickTime 3.0 or later (4.0 recommended)
  • Recordable CDs
  • 800x600 display, 256 colors recommended
  • Internet access to take advantage of Internet features

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