Quick to pick up on Latest Apple/Emagic News 02/07/02In the light of recent news (see article) regarding Apple's aquisition of Emagic, Steinberg were quick to counter with an upgrade - presumably aimed at disgruntled PC users who find that development of Logic for PC is likely to be suspended from Autumn 2002.
Here's the Steinberg Press Release
Hamburg July, 2nd, 2002 (ictw) - With regards to the recent announcement of
Apple's acquisition of Emagic Software GmbH, Steinberg Media Technology AG
make no disguise of their surprise at this move.
Steinberg see themselves as the pioneers of true cross platform development
and also a driving force behind establishing the PC platform as one that is
every bit as capable as any other in providing the hardware for professional
Music and Audio Production.
Steinberg have no intention of moving away from the Mac platform and is
continuing developments for the Mac OS. With Cubase SX Steinberg continues
the multi platform strategy supporting Windows XP and Mac OS X. The always
friendly and productive team work with the apple developers will hopefully
continue in the future.
Steinberg is pleased to offer a unique, time-limited offer for all
registered Logic users who would like to switch to Cubase SX for PC - the
Competitive Crossgrade Offer for only Euro 299,-/USD 299,-.
Until the end of September, Steinberg would like to offer a way to make a
low-cost, uncomplicated change to Steinberg's professional software for
music production for anyone who has been using any of the Silver, Gold or
Platinum versions. Users are welcome to keep their Logic software.