ASK Video Interactive Media is shipping Pro Tools Level 2 (Mac/Win; $55), a DVD-ROM tutorial with 29 new videos covering intermediate and advanced topics for Digidesign Pro Tools 7. This tutorial picks up where Pro Tools Level 1 left off, and discusses topics from templates, rulers, Digibase, and tempo track, to editing, looping, headphone mixes, and plug-ins. The DVD finishes up with chapters on advanced mixing, sends and bussing, beat detective, delay compensation, and ReWire.
A free download for the T-RackS 1.3 is now available from IK Multimedia. The T-RackS 1.3 update provides compatibility with Intel-based Macs, Digidesign Pro Tools 7, and Steinberg Cubase 4. You can download the update, as well as get a free 10-day demo of T-RackS, from IK Multimedia's Web site.
Native Instruments has updated its NI-Spektral Delay FFT-based effect processor and Vokator vocoding synthesizer with Universal Binary support. To activate the 1.6 and 1.2 updates, purchase a Universal Binary license code ($29) from NI's Online Shop. If you registered NI-Spektral Delay or NI Komplete after September 12, 2006, you are eligible for a free license code.
Vienna Symphonic Library's new Vienna Instruments Collection, Special Woodwinds (Mac/Win; from $515 to $1,070), features 29 GB of sounds from unique woodwind instruments such as the bass flute, oboe d'amore, heckelphone, basset horn, and contrabass clarinet. Through May 15, 2007, registered users of Vienna Instruments Woodwinds I and Woodwinds II (Standard and Extended Library) will get the Special Woodwinds Extended Library for free when they register the Special Woodwinds Standard Library.