â€˜MacTelâ€™ beta drivers for complete FireWire-compatible product line and select USB interfaces 30/01/06M-Audio has annouced that several of its most popular USB- and FireWire-compatible products now support Apple's new Intel-based computers.
At the commencement of NAMM, M-Audio posted beta drivers for the entire FireWire-compatible family of products, including FireWire 410, FireWire 1814 and the new ProjectMix I/O. Beta drivers for the Fast Track USB and Fast Track Pro have also been posted to www.m-audio.com. The M-Audio engineering team is actively working on Intel-based Mac support for the remainder of the companyâ€™s USB interfaces. The compatibility list will be updated regularly so users of M-Audio products can visit the Support > Drivers section of the web site for additional drivers.
Also at NAMM, M-Audio software partner Ableton announced that Live 5.2 will deliver native support for new Intel Macsâ€”in addition to significant gains in audio performance. Live 5.2 will enter beta testing as soon as the new Intel Core Duo-equipped MacBook Pro is available and is expected to be released in February. M-Audio projects the rest of its developed and distributed software will be operable on â€˜MacTelâ€™ computers in the near future.