Upgrades and Updates

WiebeTech (www.wiebetech.com) announces major capacity improvements to its UltraGB high-capacity, transportable bus-powered drive: It's now available

WiebeTech (www.wiebetech.com) announces major capacity improvements to its UltraGB high-capacity, transportable bus-powered drive: It's now available in capacities to 250 GB ($699.95); formerly, the capacity limit was 120 GB. Prices are also reduced in 80GB and 120GB capacities…Cakewalk's VST Adapter converts VST format plug-ins to DirectX and DXi formats. It's downloadable at Cakewalk's Website (www.cakewalk.com) for $59 or as a free upgrade for registered FXpansion VST-DX adapter users…Contour Design adds Pro Tools support to its Shuttle Xpress multimedia controller. The new app lets the Xpress replicate any Pro Tools-supported keyboard command, and is a free download at www.contourdesign.comLogitek released V. 3 firmware for its Audio Engine and has increased the capabilities of the system's Supervisor software. For more info, visit www.logitekaudio.comMicroboards enhances its DiscPrinter and TowerDiscCopier products: PrintFactory can now have up to five units connected to a single PC, increasing production to 1,000 discs/hour. In addition, its DSR DVD Series copiers now have 16-drive capability, greatly increasing copy turnaround times…Dialogue Intelligence for Dolby Labs LM100 Loudness meter simplifies the process of quantifying the subjective loudness of dialog between television programs and channels. Visit www.dolby.comNative Instruments will support the RTAS interface in all new products released during 2003; all existing products will support RTAS in upcoming revisions. An RTAS support schedule is at www.native-instruments.deDigidesign is now distributing the TC Works Master X TDM plug-in and the TC Tools bundle of TDM plug-ins. MSRP for Master X is $495, and TC Tools is $795. Visit www.digidesign.com…The latest version of Syntrillium's Cool Edit Pro audio editing software adds Mackie Control support. Go to www.syntrillium.com for details…Now shipping: an upgrade for Otari's Lightwinder LW-50 Colosseum optical-fiber-based audio transmission and routing system. Existing 20-bit analog modules have been discontinued: The new analog input (A/D) and output (D/A) modules support 24-bit word lengths. For more, visit www.otari.com…Now available: APM Music Big Shorts is a six-CD micro-library designed to offer custom-tailored, big-sounding cuts for short spots. For full info and a listen, visit www.apmmusic.comBerklee Press, the publishing division of Berklee College of Music, has released the second edition of Producing in the Home Studio With Pro Tools. Written by producer, engineer and songwriter David Franz, the second edition is fully updated for the new features in Pro Tools 6 software and Digidesign hardware products. A new chapter on digital audio editing was added, and new hands-on projects have been added in every chapter. The second edition also features more advanced Pro Tools sessions with audio examples, plus QuickTime movies that explain techniques.