Digidesign has started including a free creation software bundle with all new Pro Tools TDM or LE systems. They’ll now come with
Propellerhead Software’s Reason Adapted,
Ableton’s Live Digidesign Edition and
IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube LE, SampleTank SE and T-RackS EQ. All these are in addition to core Pro Tools software.
Reason Adapted provides a virtual rack of MIDI-based synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and effects. All audio from Reason Adapted can be streamed directly into the Pro Tools mixer via ReWire for additional processing within Pro Tools. (ReWire is used for transferring audio data between software applications.)
Ableton Live has introduced the notion of the sequencer as an instrument. With Live you can launch loops or sound effects on the fly. Live offers automatic beat-matching and real-time quantization and the ability to improvise song arrangements, instantly drop samples on cue, and interact with other performers, musicians or DJs.
SampleTank SE is a special edition RTAS virtual instrument plug-in that provides access to a host of included sampled sounds with internal effect. AmpliTube LE is an RTAS (Real Time Audio Suite) guitar processing and amp modeling plug-in that offers a variety of amplifier and cabinet models, as well as classic stomp box and other effects. T-RackS EQ is the EQ module from IK Multimedia’s T-RackS analog mastering suite.
Digidesign updated the Pro Tools digital audio production software for Mac OS X to version 6.0.1.