Roxio Unveils Toast With Jam 6 At Macworld Expo

Best-Selling CD & DVD Burning Software for the Macintosh Delivers the Ultimate Audio Experience

Santa Clara, California - (January 6, 2004) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today unveiled Toast with Jam™ 6, the newest version of their best-selling CD and DVD burning software for the Macintosh, enhanced with studio quality audio tools. Roxio will preview Toast with Jam 6 during the Macworld Conference & Expo® at the Moscone Center in San Francisco January 6-9.

Created for discriminating consumers who want superior quality sound in their CDs and DVDs, Toast with Jam 6 combines the entire award-winning Toast® 6 Titanium suite with Jam 6 mixing and mastering software, BIAS Peak™ Express stereo editing software, and Dolby® Digital sound encoding software.

Now Macintosh users can drag and drop, burn and share data, audio, photos or video easily with Toast 6. With the Jam software, they can create DJ-quality CD mixes and masters. Peak Express helps users edit and enhance music files or improve the soundtracks in their home video files. They can also create DVDs with Hollywood-standard Dolby Digital sound quality, with up to 30 minutes more video on a disc while maintaining superior audio fidelity. In addition, the new DVD Music Album creates DVDs with hours of full-quality music and on-screen menus for easy navigation.

"The proliferation of online music services and portable players illustrates how important music is to people," said Tom Shea, Roxio President. "Toast with Jam 6 is perfect for music lovers who appreciate superior sound quality. By including powerful tools such as Dolby Digital with the best CD & DVD burning software on the Mac, Roxio makes it easier and more affordable for anyone to create high fidelity discs like a pro."

Toast with Jam 6 accepts all audio, video, and image formats recognized by QuickTime and is ideal for use with iTunes, iMovie, and iPhoto. Toast with Jam works with most CD and DVD recorders, including Apple's SuperDrive as well as multi-format DVD recorders.

Key Features in Toast with Jam 6:

Toast 6 Titanium - award-winning CD & DVD burning software for Mac OS X

  • ToastAnywhere™ enables the sharing of CD or DVD burners
  • Plug & Burn™ creates Video CDs, Super Video CDs and DVDs from DV camcorder content, effortlessly
  • Motion Pictures brings still photos to life with stunning pans and zooms
  • CD Spin Doctor® 2 helps users digitize vinyl records, tapes, or record live audio performances
  • Universal Audio & Video Converters makes working with all formats simple
  • "Toast It" burns files or folders directly from the desktop
  • Secure data to CD and DVDs with Deja Vu automatic back-up scheduler, data compression, and 128-bit AES encryption and password protection

Jam 6™ - DJ-style mixing and mastering software

  • Create mixes with DJ-style cross-fades
  • Burn 100% Redbook masters
  • Updated and integrated burning directly from Jam
  • More flexible cross-fading options and improved interface

Bias Peak Express - powerful stereo editing software

  • Enhance and clean audio files and video soundtracks
  • Same product included with Apple's Final Cut Pro
  • Supports Mac OS X Audio Unit effects
  • Includes VST plug-ins and filters to enhance sound quality

Dolby® Digital Sound - Hollywood-standard encoding and decoding software

  • Professional quality sound, at consumer level prices
  • Fit up to 30 minutes more video on a DVD while maintaining fidelity
  • Use existing Dolby Digital content in Toast video projects

DVD Music Album - Hours of music on a single DVD

  • On-screen menus for fast navigation and song information
  • Drag & drop directly from iTunes
  • Full-quality audio or theater-rich Dolby Digital sound
  • Plays in standard DVD players ; ideal for home theaters or automotive DVD players

Pricing, Pre-orders and Availability:

Toast with Jam 6 will be available online and at retail in North America and throughout Europe and Asia in March. Roxio will begin taking pre-orders for Toast with Jam 6 during MacWorld at Booth #2339.

The suggested retail price is $199.95 (USD). Existing Toast, Jam, Toast with Jam, Easy CD Creator and Easy CD & DVD Creator retail customers are eligible for a $30 mail-in rebate on top of any other discounts at the point of purchase. Details are included in the retail product. A Jam 6 upgrade will be available for $99.95 (USD) at www.roxio.com for customers who have already purchased Toast 6 Titanium.

System Requirements:

  • Power Mac G3 and higher (G4 recommended for faster video encoding)
  • Mac OS 10.2 and higher (installing latest operating system updates is recommended)
  • 200 MB disk space
  • QuickTime 6 and higher
  • CD or DVD recorder
  • Most internal and external CD and DVD recorders supported

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, MyDVD, CineMagic, Plug & Burn, LiveShare, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and AuthorScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.