ASK Video Interactive Media is now shipping the highly anticipated first installment of their Cubase 5 DVD tutorial series. In Cubase 5 Level 1, ASK Video CEO and Cubase guru Steve Kostrey acquaints users with the latest version of Steinberg's legendary Cubase Music Creation and Production software with more than 3 hours of high-quality video instruction. Watch all 32 videos consecutively or easily find specific topics for reference with ASK's tried and true user interface. "Cubase is one of the original music applications dating back to the eighties," says Kostrey. "In addition to cultivating a huge user base over more than 20 years, Cubase has become deeper and more powerful than ever. This DVD is designed to help beginners and pros alike get up to speed quickly on this new version." Steinberg's Cubase 5 Music Creation and Production software continues to build on it's history of innovation with new features such as VariAudio pitch editing, REVerence convolution reverb, LoopMash and Beat Designer beat creation tools, and new functionality such as VSTExpression, Signature and Tempo Tracks, and advanced Automation. Produced in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian, this first of a series of four Mac and Windows compatible DVD's is accessible to Steinberg's worldwide user base. Its 32 chapters begin with the basics of setting up Cubase, recording and editing and progresses into some advanced concepts like key commands, macros, and workspaces. Cubase 5 Level 1 is available for $49.99 .