Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum 2 A sound card with stunning sound quality and which supports a range of options, including 5:1 surround sound.
Creative Technology www.soundblaster.com
Band-In-A-Box This ingenious program lets users enter chord sequences, rhythmic preferences and musical genres to create song structures that can support class or individual playing, with pitch and tempo changes at the click of a button.
PG Music www.pgmusic.com
Cubase SX Early indications suggest the update of Steinberg's sequencer, which has a faster audio engine, new MIDI functions, offline audio processing and an improved audio editor, is the most powerful yet.
All products can be seen at the BETT show at: Counterpoint (stand Z18) Music Education Consultants (G74) Music Village Educational Supplies (M25)
* 4Learning (D42) www.channel4.comlearning
* Cakewalk www.cakewalk.com
* D2Digital Tel: 01204 366677 www.themouseclub.co.uk
* Datasonics www.datasonics.com
* Dawson's Music Tel: 0870 442 4605 www.dawsons.co.uk
* Ejay Tel: 020 8489 1049 www.ejay-uk.com
* ESP Music (SW83B) Tel: 0115 944 4140 www.espmusic.co.uk
* Granada (E40, F40) www.granada-learning.com
* Magix Tel: 01923 495496 www.magix.com
* Propellerhead Software www.propellerheads.se
* Sibelius (C124) www.sibelius.com
* Sonic Foundry www. sonicfoundry.com
* Syntrillium Software www.syntrillium.com
* Widgit (SN10) Tel: 01223 425558 www.widgit.com