Akai introduces its DD Version 3.01 software, featuring expanded file format compatibility, unlimited crossfade length between two cues on a single track, level-triggered recording and the ability to separate machine settings from project-specific settings. For more information, visit www.akai.com/akaipro/postpro...New from Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) is the AutoDVD Facility Automation system, a new DVD production tool for the Sonic DVD Creator. AutoDVD manages the entire DVD production process (MPEG-2 video encoding, audio encoding, multiplexing DVD VOBs and MPEG-2 transport streams, and writing to DVD-R or DLT) in an IP-based environment, which can be run from a Web browser. The system is incorporated into the workgroup-based JVC DVD Archive system (jointly announced by Sonic and JVC) for automatic encoding, storage and management of video and audio assets for archiving and distribution ...AMS Neve debuted AudioFile V. 2.5, with a new 32-track option. Other new features include multilevel Undo, 2,000 cues per volume, 2,000 events and DVR-Digital Varispeed Record-and more. Visit www.ams-neve.com ...Steinberg's Nuendo system now supports the Windows NT platform; for more information, check out www.steinberg.de...Microboards (www.microboards.com) announces a package including an 8x CD recorder, a Fargo Signature CD Color Printer, a Cedar autoloader, CD Face label editing software, Adaptec's Jam premastering software and more, for $6,995. Also from Microboards, the DSR8880 ($8,995) is an 8x tower CD-R duplicator with eight 8x CD recorders and a Fusion DA link (to facilitate conversion from DAT to CD-R)...HHB's (www.hhb.co.uk) MD80 is an 80-minute MiniDisc, which is compatible with all recorders and players ...Otari debuted the StarTower expandable CD-R duplication tower featuring eight 4x writers, with optional S/PDIF and A/D conversion modules. For more information, check out www.otari.com ...The Capybara*320 Sound Computation Engine from Symbolic Sound (www.symbolicsound.com) is a hardware-based multiprocessor accelerator for Kyma sound design software, based on multiple Motorola DSP56309 chips running at a composite clock speed of 320 to 2200 MHz. Prices start at $3,300...Middle Atlantic's (www.middleatlantic.com) new RM-CPU-ATX rackmount computer chassis is fitted with a hard drive bay capable of housing three 3.5/5.25 disk drives, plus a rear panel that accommodates a standard ATX I/O panel, a removable front grille for filter replacement, a reset switch and LED power/HDD indicators...Be Inc. (www.be.com) announced the availability of a new BeOS bundle, including the 4.0 system release and the BeOS Bundle reference guide, The BeOS Bible, for $79.95. In related news, Softjee (www.softjee.com) released a line of MIDI applications for the BeOS ...Sonic Timeworks (www.sonictimeworks.com) also announced BeOS support.