What could be more tempting than a sweet-sounding virtual analogue synth? How about that same synth bundled with a bunch of high-quality plug-ins targeted at music production?
A new drum-based instrument from Digidesign combines instant gratification with a huge sound library and plenty of potential for editing.
If you want other people to hear your surround mixes, you'll need to encode them into a consumer format. Pro Tools users have a choice of software for this purpose. Which should you choose?
Digidesign get into the 'virtual guitar amp' game with a plug-in that emulates a selection of classic amplifiers and cabinets in impressive detail.