Very few Mac applications are as universally desired and necessary to the average owner as Roxio’s Toast is. You don’t have to be a fancy graphic designer, media mogul or even a Hip-Hop / Rock-n-Roll / Jazz / Country music producer to need Toast. All you have to be is a Mac owner with a CD burner, and you had to have is Toast to do any serious burning.
Last year when we reviewed the brand new release of Toast 6 Titanium (August 30th, 2003), New Roxio Toast™ 6 Titanium 1st Ever Review we were deservedly bubbling over this versions improvements and new capabilities. But, we wondered how long we Mac users would have to wait for a new version of Jam to go with Toast; much as version Toast 5 Titanium with Jam did. (See Review Toast 5 with Jam).
It has been a long
ten months time to wait, but the wait has been well worth it because
we have a new improved Toast with Jam 6. And while the Toast 6 part
has only one major component changed, the integration of Jam with its
new capabilities makes this duo the best “Production / Creation
/ Burner Suite” yet, on any platform. Windows only users will
be green with envy!
As wonderful as Toast™ 6 Titanium is a “burning suite”, it wasn’t the complete tool that someone who is creating imagery, content, video and music could completely feel met all their needs. You still had to spend some money on some very expensive applications or shareware to complete your needs and it still wasn’t integrated.
Audio Converter” can add any QuickTime audio file to your disc,
with native support of ultra high quality 192 kHz/64-bit audio files.
(Compatible formats listed later in our System Requirement and Specifications
section). There is also a more flexible crossfading than Jam 5 had, with
individual fades in and out, and an improved fade interface.
Peak™ Express 4 – is an easy to use powerful sound editor that will help you to clean up and enhance your audio files and video soundtracks. Using various DSP filters and included plug-ins, reducing noise and enhancing mono or stereo tracks is a breeze. Peak Express 4 supports standard audio (48 kHz/16-bit) without additional hardware requirements. Peak Express 4 launches from Jam 6.