Digidesign has announced a new bundle of apps to accompany Pro Tools. Pro Tools is an audio suite designed for musicians and audio professionals. The new bundle ships with several applications including Reason Adapted from Propellerhead and Ableton Live, which will in turn expand Pro Tools audio capabilities. The bundle adds MIDI-based synthesizers, sequencers, and guitar processing to name a few. According to Digidesign:
Digidesign is pleased to announce a free creation software bundle to be included with all new Pro Tools® TDM or LE systems.
Starting September 2003, every new Digidesign Pro Tools system will now include Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted, Ableton Live Digidesign Edition, and IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE, SampleTank SE and T-RackS EQ in addition to core Pro Tools software.
Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted is an easy to use studio package providing a virtual rack of MIDI-based innovative 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.
Ableton Live has introduced the notion of the sequencer as an instrument. With Live you can launch loops or sound effects on the fly, allowing you to follow intuition rather than a fixed linear timeline. Automatic beat-matching and real-time quantization help creativity keep the flow. Improvise song arrangements, instantly drop samples on cue, interact with other performers, musicians or DJs.
IK Multimedia SampleTank SE is a special edition RTAS virtual instrument plug-in. SampleTank is a powerful sound module providing quick access to a host of included sampled sounds with internal effects making it a great resource for MIDI compositions inside Pro Tools.
AmpliTube LE is an RTAS guitar processing and amp modeling plug-in that gives users a variety of amplifier and cabinet models as well as classic stomp box and other effects to make Pro Tools tracks rock! T-RackS EQ is the EQ module from IK Multimediais acclaimed T-RackS analog mastering suite. T-RackS EQ offers Pro Tools users a powerful, high quality tube-modeled parametric EQ as an RTAS plug-in for use in mixing and mastering.
You can find more information about the new bundle at the Digidesign Web site.