SoundArt is now offering the Chromasonic Version 1.1 multi-effects processing application for the Chameleon single-rackspace reprogrammable DSP processor. Loaded via MIDI, the Chromasonic “soundskin” offers three simultaneous effects programs, including Auto-panner, Parametric EQ, Compressor/Limiter, Gate, WahWah and many time-based effects. The update is available free to Chameleon users via download at www.soundarthot.com…Digidesign announced that the latest version of Pro Tools software (V. 6.2 r2) will now support the Apple G5 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz single-processor platforms. For a free download of the new version, visit www.digidesign.com…Symetrix is now offering the 3.5 upgrade to the SymNet Designer application software. A free upgrade available online (www.symetrixaudio.com), SymNet Designer 3.5 is backward-compatible with all existing SymNet Audio Matrix hardware. From a Windows PC platform, the Designer software is used to configure and tweak a SymNet system, on-site in real time if desired…Propellerhead Software (www.propellerheads.se) has announced that every new Digidesign Pro Tools system will now include the ReWire-infused 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…Native Instruments (www.native-instruments.com) released the FM7 1.1.1 update, which brings the legendary FM synthesizer to Mac and Pro Tools users on OS X and Windows XP. The FM7 1.1.1 fully supports Audio Units, RTAS, VST and stand-alone operations with CoreMIDI and CoreAudio. The FM7 1.1.1 update is immediately available to all registered users as a $29 direct download ($49 for CD). The acclaimed “FM7 Sounds Vol. 1” preset collection, which adds 256 additional presets to the FM7, is downloadable in a special package, with the update, for $59 ($79 for CD)…Digigram (www.digigram.com) released a Linux driver under Open Source licensing for its miXart 8 and miXart 8 AES/EBU multichannel sound cards. The driver follows the most advanced audio standard for Linux called ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and is available for download at www.alsa-project.org.