Reprinted from a Contour Design press release:

Windham, NH June 6, 2002 Contour Design continued improving the award-winning ShuttlePRO jog & shuttle controller today by announcing their cooperative development and product support effort with Sonic Foundry, Inc. With Sonic Foundry’s enhancements to their popular line of software products, combined with newly released device settings from Contour Design, the ShuttlePRO has become a truly integrated control surface for Sound Forge 6.0 that makes it easier, faster and more productive to edit audio timelines. The ShuttlePRO settings for Sound Forge 6.0 are available for free and immediate download from the Contour Design website at www.contourdesign.com. The two companies also announced they are cooperating with each other to provide enhanced cross-product support in future software releases from Sonic Foundry.


Sound Forge 6.0 began shipping on May 7, 2002, and was optimized by Sonic Foundry to accept commands from the Contour ShuttlePRO. Contour Design simultaneously developed device settings for controlling Sound Forge 6.0 with the ShuttlePRO. Contour also provides pre-programmed settings for other industry-leading software titles such as ACID Vegas Video and other popular audio and video editing packages.

About the Contour ShuttlePRO:
The Contour ShuttlePRO Multimedia Controller provides natural and total control over digital editing software. As a jog & shuttle controller, the ShuttlePRO offers timeline accuracy that a computer mouse and arrow keys can’t deliver, and its 13 programmable buttons let users work faster and more easily than ever before by placing total control at their fingertips. The ShuttlePRO connects to computers via USB port, can be programmed with keyboard commands for any software application, and is compatible with Apple(r) Macintosh(r) OS 8.6 – 9.2, OS X, Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP operating systems.

Pricing and Availability:
The ShuttlePRO is priced at MSRP $125.00 (USA), with an average street price of $99.95 through major retailers, catalog houses or dealers. The MSRP for Sound Forge 6.0 is $499.95, but it is offered direct from Sonic Foundry for $399.96 as a download, $449.95 for boxed product or from select retail stores nationwide. Registered users of Sound Forge 5.0 can upgrade direct from Sonic Foundry for only $149.95.

About Contour Design, Inc.:
Contour Design is committed to the design, development, and manufacture of high-quality computer input devices that are comfortable to use, efficient, and simple to operate. As a pioneer in the field of ergonomic engineering Contour has developed a full line of products dedicated to balanced form and function. Founded in 1995 by Steve Wang, Contour has grown into a global operation with facilities in the USA, the United Kingdom and Taiwan.

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