The next major version of Babya Logic-version 2 features a powerful new feature set and new effects-all using BASS.
Babya Logic 2 will include the same engine as last year's Babya bPlayer 2 uses.
Babya Software Group's A.A. Fussy said, "It's pretty exciting for me to announce this today -as for example, the net radio tuner provides crystal-clear audio even when you save it."
Babya's Product Manager for digital media, Alvin Novick commented,"You can use your favorite Sonique and WinAMP visulations with your music with a minimum of fuss. Or even load and test your WinAMP DSP effects with Babya DSP Studio-WinAMP. The BASS library opens up more audio formats to play and generate funky music with-like AAC and Apple Lossless, MusePack and APE audio support means you can listen to most music with ease."
A.A. added, "Babya Logic 2 comes with a wide, new range of effects called "bLive". It's all done in real-time with instantneous playback and effect processing-effects like Tempo Maestro for pitch shifting and Phasor for a peaking equalizer with a quirky and adjustable phaser effect. Plus, with the enhanced Babya Guitar Amp and Babya Wavettes, you can produce a wider range of sounds, whether short clips to a full song."
Of course, Babya Logic's MIDI engine is quite amazing-and the new BASS feature set makes both MIDI and audio production a big difference-even for current Babya Logic users.
New effects provide a new vista in audio:
Using BASS, Babya Logic becomes even more powerful.
All-new effects and plugins include a cool spectrum display-and a live version too, ASIO effects players with DSP and new export and recording options like saving MP3 music to WAV and easy audio recording.
EAX and 3D effects make previewing a whole lot more sonic in Babya Logic. Babya bRadio is included-with preset internet radio options that will excite and entertain all of the family.
Have a 5.1 speaker system-now with Babya Logic 2's speaker tester, you can test your speaker system with ease.
Even VST support is possible, as all the source code will be included with the new plugin pack.
You can save local copies of the streams (for personal use as long as you don't share it with others), unlike with iTunes.
Other new and enhanced features in Logic 2 include:
Babya Logic 2 comes with a fast audio extracter called Babya CD Audio Studio that is designed to work in conjuction with Babya WaveBurner.
Like with Babya Logic 1.4, Babya Logic 2 bundles Babya iGrab-the easy way to grab iPod music, without having to manually do it. This utility will let you rip either a single song, or the entire music collection of the iPod.
This utility will not hurt your iPod in anyway, nor modify its database files or music.
Babya iGrab has some limits also: it can only read MP3 encoded music, all other music will not be shown on the list ( eg. music purchased from the iTunes Music Store. It can only grab either one song, or the entire collection, not inbetween.
Babya iGrab will work with most iPods-including the latest fifth generation iPod and iPod nano.
Babya Software Group's product manager for digital media, Alvin Novick said about iGrab,"Babya iGrab is a fast and fuss-free application for easily managing your music on a iPod."
Babya Software Group's A.A. Fussy noted about iGrab as well, "Babya iGrab is a innovative application, allowing Apple iPod users to effectively and efficiently copy music stored from their iPod onto a computer for archival or playback purposes."
Babya Logic 2's improved feature set lets you be more tuneful:
Babya Logic 2 also features improved MIDI composition options in Babya Logic Audio and 2 new and impressive looking audio spectrum viewers, a realtime audio recorder and for the first time, ASIO effects.
Now produce iPod movies with Babya Logic:
Completely new to Babya Logic, Babya QuickTime Studio is a powerful application which demonstrates how to use QuickTime 7's COM Control to display and manipulate movies, using a familiar Apple QuickTime movie controller.
Babya QuickTime Studio has the following capabilities:
Standard QuickTime 7 features available in Babya QuickTime Studio are:
- Movie playback with a movie controller container
- Open, Open from URL, Close
- Display movie info. such as duration, track types, track formats, etc.
QuickTime 7 Pro features you can use in Babya QuickTime Studio are:
- Full Screen mode
- Export, Export with dialog
- Quicktime Event handling
- Fullscreen playback
Once you have a movie opened you can perform any of the various operations on the movie using the File and Export menus such as export to iPod, fullscreen etc.
Some of the operations utilize features or technologies that are usually found only in the QuickTime 7 Pro edition-like full-screen. Now with Babya QuickTime Studio you can do this for free.
BASS enables the next-generation of previewing and generation of high-quality audio in Babya Logic-some of the features of BASS include:
Powerful and efficient (yet easy to use)-you can sample & stream (MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, WAV, AIFF, custom generated, and more via add-ons), MOD music (XM, IT, S3M, MOD, MTM, UMX), MO3 music (MP3/OGG compressed MODs) music, & recording functions. All in a tiny DLL, under 100KB* in size.
On Windows, BASS requires DirectX 3 or above for output, and takes advantage of DirectSound and DirectSound3D hardware accelerated drivers, when available. On OSX, BASS uses CoreAudio for output, and OSX 10.3 or above is recommended. Both PowerPC and Intel Macs are supported.
Main features of the BASS engine are:
Support for WAV/AIFF/MP3/MP2/MP1/OGG and custom generated samples
- Stream any sample data in 8/16/32 bit File streams MP3/MP2/MP1/OGG/WAV/AIFF file streaming Internet file streaming
- Stream MP3/MP2/MP1/OGG/WAV/AIFF files (inc. Shoutcast, Icecast & Icecast2) from the internet (HTTP and FTP servers), with adjustable buffering-like in bRadio
Custom file streaming
- Stream MP3/MP2/MP1/OGG/WAV/AIFF data from anywhere using any delivery method Multi-channel streaming
- Support for more than plain stereo, including multi-channel OGG/WAV/AIFF files MOD music
- Uses the same engine as XMPlay (very accurate, fast, high quality reproduction), with full support for all effects, filters, stereo samples, DMO effects, etc.
Pricing and Availbility:
Babya Logic & Babya Logic Pro 2 will both be released in late July or August as free downloads for Windows XP & Windows Vista and also for Macs with Intel processor using Boot Camp.
Previous users of Babya Logic 2006 will be able to download a free update which will upgrade their copy to Babya Logic 2.0.