A Gaggle Of Updates From Black Cat Systems

Black Cat Systems has released updated versions of four of their most popular products. Updated versions are now available for Audiocorder, Sound Byte, Atomic Mac, and MultiMode. Black Cat Systems develops Macintosh software for science, amateur radio, and personal health management. According to Black Cat Systems:

Black Cat Systems has released new versions of several products:

Black Cat Systems has released version 3.0.0 of Audiocorder. This version adds support for Mac OSX.

Audiocorder is a program which allows your Mac to act as a sophisticated audio recorder. In one mode, it operates as a volume operated (VOX) audio recorder. This allows you to set the volume that the sound must reach to begin recording, and the volume at which it should end recording. It also allows you to set the trigger length for the start and stop values, which helps you to eliminate recording short bursts of sound or ending the recording process during a short pause (such as in normal speach).

Audiocorder may also be programed with a recording schedule, specifying when it should start and stop recording, much like a VCR.

It may also be used as a normal manually operated recorder. In addition, it can play AIFF sound files, including those created with other sound programs.

Finally, Audiocorder can record telephone conversations, using just your internal modem.

Sound Byte
Sound Byte 1.8.4 turns your Mac into a cart machine for playing sound recordings. Sound Byte is ideal for DJs, radio stations and audio productions, to quickly and easily play a variety of recorded sounds, such as jingles, advertisements, songs, sound effects at sporting events, and more.

This version improves positioning of the Play List on systems with small display screens.

Sound Byte handles all of the audio formats supported by QuickTime, including:

  • MP3
  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • AU

Atomic Mac
Version 5.0.2 of the Atomic Mac, a periodic table of the elements and nuclear database for the Macintosh, is now available. The latest version corrects several minor bugs.

Atomic Mac is available in two versions: The Carbon version will run under Mac OSX, as well as MacOS 9 and MacOS 8.6 with CarbonLib installed. A PowerPC version is also available which runs on previous MacOS versions.

The Atomic Mac is a periodic table of the elements for the Macintosh. In addition to the usual information found in such programs, The Atomic Mac also contains a wealth of nuclear information on each isotope, including half life, decay mode, and daughter products. X-ray data (fluorescence and binding energies) is also available. A molecular weight calculator makes it easy to find the molecular weight of compounds. A shaded diagram showing the ranges of physical properties makes it easy to visualize relationships across the periodic table.

Version 3.9.3 of MultiMode, their program for amateur radio operators and radio hobbyists that allows the transmission and reception of morse code, slow scan TV, and other modes, is now available.

The latest version of MultiMode adds improved decoding in ACARS mode, as well as the ability to adjust the sound input gain.

MultiMode is an application which allows your Macintosh to decode and transmit several different modes of non-voice communication often heard on shortwave and ham radio. It is the only program of its kind for the Macintosh,rivaling commercial packages for the PC platform costing hundreds of dollars. It is ideal for amateur radio operators, shortwave radio listeners, and other radio enthusiasts. MultiMode is localized for for Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, in addition to English.

MultiMode allows you to decode and display morse code, RTTY, FAX, SSTV, ACARS, PSK31, and many other modes on your Mac, without any extra hardware. MultiMode now also allows you to transmit in most of the modes of operation.

You can find more information about all of their software at the Black Cat Systems Web site.