Jul 23, 2012

Bias Inc gone!

If you're a user of Bias Peak, Peak Pro, Deck or any other audio-editing software created by Bias Inc, you're out of luck with future support:  The company has ceased operations.

And what's worse is that nobody picked up their product lines, not Avid, Apple, Microsoft... nobody.  The entire Bias product line is just dead.

If you've already purchased the software fear not, it will keep working presumably forever or, until you upgrade your system to the point that the software is no longer compatible, but if you've only gotten a trial version there's no real way to make it a full version now.  Not unless you're willing to hack into it with some code-monkey wrangling that I'm sure people on the internet are offering.

I don't know the circumstances surrounding the companies demise but they never were that great when it came to customer support and some of their products really needed a serious re-vamp, such as Deck, which went virtually unchanged for years.

So what are your options for products similar to the now defunct Bias offerings?  To be honest I'm not sure myself.  Adobe has a few audio editing offerings, as does Avid and a few others, but an exact replacement for Peak or Deck?  I just don't know.

I've been using Peak for years, ever since version 4 and don't have plans to replace it with anything since it does it's job quite well, but at some point I'll have to invest in something that has support!

FYI to the community.

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