Digidesign is shipping Strike ($299), a new RTAS virtual drum plug-in for Pro Tools HD, LE, and M-Powered systems. Strike comes with 5 drum kits which contain 12 drum sounds and have up to 300 samples per instrument. It also has a built-in multi-channel mixing console.
Eliosound has introduced AirEQ (Mac OSX/Win; $269), a new equalizer based on Eliosounds' AMLT (Analog Matched Linear Transform) filtering technology. AirEQ is available in VST, AU, and RTAS plug-in formats. You can download the demo version here.
MakeMusic, Inc. has announced Finale 2007 (Mac/Win). The updated notation program includes Kontakt Player 2 for playing more than 100 Garritan Personal Orchestra sounds, and SmartMusic Accompaniments.
NTI has announced CD & DVD-Maker 7 Titanium Suite (Win; $79.99), which allows you to create and organize your own movies, music, photos, and data.
Ueberschall has released Liquid Horns ($199.95), which uses Ueberschall's Melodyne technology to allow you to control and edit audio as you would MIDI data.
VirtuosoWorks has announced the Saxophone Sound Expansion Kit ($69) for Notion software. The kit features new sounds and techniques recorded from sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and contrabass saxophones.