Arturia's CS-80V, the reproduction of the original
Yamaha CS-80, has been updated with Universal Binary support. Version
1.6 also adds VST 2.4 and Cubase 4 capability, improved factory presets,
a new installer, and a Pro Tools integration bug fix. MORE.
Interactive Media has released the first of three Pro Tools DVD
tutorials, Pro Tools Level 1 (Mac/Win; $55), which covers the
basics of Digidesign Pro Tools LE and HD and how to apply it to music,
TV, and film. The tutorial features 29 videos and more than 2 hours of
instruction on installation, setup, recording through MIDI, editing,
signal flow, bussing, automation, and bouncing to disk. According to the
manufacturer, Level 1 is ideal for new Pro Tools users; more advanced
users, however, can use the tutorial as a reference or refresher course.
Audio has announced Audio Mentor ($59), a record and tape wizard
that makes the transfer and cleanup of treasured recordings quick and
painless. Audio Mentor's features include Auto-Track, Auto-RIAA, MP3 and
WMA automation, trim and fade windows, restoration product integration,
a CD maker, and a simple file system.
The Korg C-720
($4,900) digital concert piano features a realistic 88-note graded
hammer action keyboard and real piano sounds. MORE.
PC audio product provider Tracer Technologies has released Audio:
The Movie ($39), an educational DVD that covers the principles of
audio without digging too deeply into the mathematics involved. The
DVD's chapters explain amplitude, bit width, sample rate, frequency
domain, aliasing, dithering, quantization, and compression.
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