MOTU, Inc. is now shipping Windows Vista-compatible drivers for all MOTU FireWire, PCI and USB hardware interface products.
"As a leading pro audio hardware and software developer for Windows, MOTU has worked closely with Microsoft to prepare its products for Windows Vista," said Liron Shaked, director of the Worldwide Consumer ISV Group at Microsoft Corp. "MOTU is one of the first pro audio companies to offer support for Windows Vista across its entire Windows-compatible hardware product line, helping musicians, bands, engineers and producers to continue to utilize Microsoft technologies."
Users of MOTU's popular a Shudio and MIDI interfaces can now download Windows Vista drivers to run their MOTU hardware with their favorite Windows Vista-compatible audio and MIDI software. All current MOTU hardware products are supported, including FireWire and UltraFast USB2 audio/MIDI interfaces such as the UltraLite and 828mkII, PCI core systems such as the 2408mk3 and HD192, and all MOTU USB MIDI interfaces.
MOTU hardware drivers for Windows Vista are supplied in both native 32-bit and 64-bit versions, for optimum performance in either mode. Users can download and install the appropriate version for their Windows Vista OS configuration.
The Windows Vista-compatible hardware drivers are also fully compatible with Windows XP (with or without Service Pack 2) and represent the latest MOTU hardware drivers currently available for Windows XP. So users who are running Windows XP can also take advantage of the latest optimizations in these drivers.
Windows Vista-compatible public beta versions of popular MOTU virtual instrument products are also available for download from MOTU's web site this week, including Ethno Instrument and Symphonic Instrument.