Genex Audio and Merging Technologies have entered into a strategic alliance that will provide audio pros with a seamless transition between sound acquisition and post-production. Extensions to the MADI (Multichannel Audio Digital Interface) AES-10 standard protocol have been developed to allow a standard MADI interface to transmit and receive up to 24 channels of DSD data between Pyramix and other select Genex products. Check out www.genexaudio.com… The ME-1NV — a $1,499 single-channel version of Great River Electronics' popular Mercenary Edition ME-2NV mic preamp — offers identical performance as the 2-channel pre, combining old and new to re-create the vintage Neve 1073 preamp sound. See it at www.greatriverelectronics.com…A free download for qualified users at www.digidesign.com, Digidesign's Pro Tools 6.0.1 addresses some key software fixes from Version 6.0 and offers a new MIDI I/O driver and multichannel output support from Digi hardware via third-party applications that support Apple's Core Audio standard. Also, Digidesign recently offered NAB-goers a sneak peak at a new Windows platform-only software feature that allows users to export audio in the new Windows Media 9 format…The Rootsolutions StudioSystem 4.1 all-in-one administration package for studios and musicians features the integration of archive, contact, invoicing and inventory databases. Also included are a calculator, calendar, label, lyrics and tracksheet printer. All printable forms can be customized. (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian templates are included.) The StudioSystem is available for Mac OS X, Mac OS Classic and Windows. Download a demo at www.rootsolutions.de…RML Labs releases V. 3.0 updates to SAWStudio and SAWStudioLite, available via download and incorporating many new features and fixes. For more info, visit www.sawstudio.com/LatestReleaseNotes.htm…Ableton now includes a specially compiled PowerFX Sample CD with Ableton's LIVE 2 audio software. The free PowerFX's Sample CD has over 500 MB of free samples and loops. See more at www.ableton.com…M-Audio is now the exclusive worldwide distributor for Sonic Reality's ReFills for Propellerhead's Reason software (also distributed by M-Audio in many parts of the world). Sonic Reality currently offers two excellent Reason ReFills: Sonic ReFill and Omni-Soundz ReFill…Propellerhead Software announces Reason 2.5: The substantial upgrade to the rack includes the addition of the RV7000 Advanced Reverb, BV512 Digital Vocoder, Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit (we've gotta hear that one!), the retro UN-16 Unison and the Spider Audio splitter/merger. The upgrade is free to Reason 2.0 users. More about the products at www.m-audio.com…KriegerSonic custom-made acoustical doors are supplied as a complete unit (door, frame and sound seals) to ensure their STC specs. Features include radial-bearing cam list hinges and a wide range of finishes and designs, from textured or embossed stainless steel to bronze and wood veneers. Visit www.kriegersteel.com for details.