Ubercaster 1.6: Major update for all-in-one podcasting solution released

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[prMac.com] Offenburg/Germany - Pleasant Software today releases a major update for its groundbreaking podcasting solution Ubercaster. With Ubercaster v1.6, Pleasant Software takes the next step and releases a major update for its podcast production suite. Besides German localization, the new version sports native Skype support, Amazon S3 (TM) uploads and tons of more new features, improvements and bug fixes, answering the most important requests from its current user base.

Ubercaster is a complete production suite for podcasting on the Macintosh. It lets podcasters prepare, record, cut and release their shows the way they'd expect it. The days of overloaded and bulky recording environments are over.

Version 1.6 delivers some major improvements and new functions:

* German localization:
Ubercaster is finally localized in German; including the build-in Help system.

* Native Skype support:
It's now incredibly easy to record Skype conversations. Due to the fact that Ubercaster uses the official Skype API you can call your buddies directly within Ubercaster. No additional drivers or special configurations are needed.

* "Level Meter" panels:
Always have an eye on each input panel's level or the overall level of your podcasts.

* Export audio clips directly from the Cut layer:
It's now possible to save any audio clip from the Cut layer to disk with just one click; including all assigned filters and volume envelopes.

* Amazon S3 (TM) upload:
Ubercaster v1.6 supports uploads to Amazon S3 (TM) servers.

* ID3 Lyrics tag:
In addition to the ID3 comment tag you may now add text to a file's ID3 lyrics tag.

* Keep ID3 tags in sync:
Ubercaster v1.6 provides an additional variable token called "Derive Content". This token copies another release slot's content of the same text field. This way, you can release your podcast in multiple versions in an even simpler way.

* Ubercaster's handling of external file references has been greatly improved:
If audio files, used in a project, are renamed and removed in the Finder, Ubercaster is now aware of this changes and corrects the references automatically.

Moreover, Ubercaster v1.6 includes tons of additional features, improvements and bug fixes. All in all, Ubercaster v1.6 brings more than 45 new features and improvements.

System requirements:
* Macintosh with a G4, G5 or Intel CPU
* Mac OS X v10.4.4 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Ubercaster 1.6 costs $79.95 (USD), registered users can download as a free update. A free trial version is available on Ubercaster's homepage. Message to the editors: If you're interested in reviewing Ubercaster or one of our other products, please feel free to contact us. We will be pleased to send you a free review license.

Pleasant Software has been developing and selling high quality software products for the Macintosh since 1989. "Ubercaster" is the most advanced podcast production suite for the Macintosh. "Birdie" is a powerful and easy to use golf scoring application for the iPhone and iPod touch. "ShowMacster" revolutionizes the way of video conferencing by seamlessly extending Apples iChat application. "PiP" is a free tool to present video from any webcam on the desktop.

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