The Tools folder includes nearly a gigabyte of software, much of it free for unlimited use. The software is compatible with both Mac and Windows, unless otherwise indicated:
Ableton Live (save-disabled, time-unlimited demo): Live performance, recording, editing, and arranging digital audio workstation
Audacity (full version): Open-source audio editor
Cakewalk Kinetic (30-day demo, Windows only): Groove box/electronic music production software
IK Multimedia AmpliTube UNO (full version): Standalone guitar amp simulation and effects
IK Multimedia SampleTank FREE (full version, limited to included sounds): Sample playback instrument, including nearly 50 MB of instruments
Native Instruments SoundSchool Analog (full version): Standalone virtual analog synthesizer built in Reaktor 5
Instruments and Effects (full versions, some in standalone mode only): A collection of free plug-in and standalone instruments and effects for Mac and Windows, assembled exclusively for this DVD, including the Crystal soft synth and contributions from Audio Damage, Plasq, Ohmforce, and Smartelectronix
DVD examples: Look for the DVD icon throughout the book for references to software included on the disc. You'll find specific hands-on examples in the text that you can try with Ableton Live, SampleTank FREE, Kinetic for Windows, SoundSchool Analog, and the tools in the Utilities folder.
Utilities (full versions): Essential utilities for monitoring and managing MIDI data for Mac and Windows
You'll find additional sample files and other content in the Extras folder, as well as tutorials for some of the software in the associated folder on the disc.