M-Audio and Digidesign have introduced Pro Tools M-Powered 7. This new version extends support to five M-Audio USB peripherals–Black Box, M-Audio Ozone, MobilePre USB, Fast Track USB, and Transit–while delivering significantly expanded MIDI, audio recording and editing capabilities; greater mixing power and flexibility; enhanced efficiency; and improved ease of use.
Compatibility with select M-Audio USB products brings users a variety of new music production options. For Pro Tools recording on the go, the Transit, MobilePre USB, and Fast Track USB all offer compact size and bus-powered operation. Specialized production hardware like the Black Box now gives guitarists access to the industry standard in music production, in addition to killer amp modeling, unique beat-synced effects and inspiring drum patterns. Keyboardists and electronic music producers benefit from support of the M-Audio Ozone, which integrates a keyboard, MIDI control surface, audio/MIDI interface, mic/instrument preamp and headphone monitors. These five peripherals join M-Audio’s complete line of FireWire audio and Delta PCI interfaces, which are already compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered software.
“Pro Tools 7 software is Digidesign’s most exciting software release to date,” says Dave Lebolt, Digidesign General Manager. “We’ve added new music creation tools such as Instrument Tracks for simple and straightforward integration of virtual instruments, non-destructive real-time MIDI processing, and the ability to work with industry-standard REX and ACID files. It is also optimized to boost RTAS plug-in counts by as much as 150% on multi-processor computers. Pro Tools 7 software is power-packed to give our users more flexibility to create completely within the Pro Tools environment.”
Pro Tools 7 software is a cross-platform release, supporting Windows XP and Mac OS X computers. Current registered Pro Tools M-Powered software customers are eligible for a free update to Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software, which will run with their existing Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 software iLok authorizations. Boxed copies of Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software will be available to new customers at an MSRP of $299.95. Updates are now available to current registered users via download from www.m-audio.com; boxed versions are expected to be available by the end of November.
Pro Tools M-Powered software requires a supported M-Audio hardware peripheral to function. Please visit www.digidesign.com or www.m-audio.com for a current list of compatible M-Audio hardware peripherals, current system requirements, compatibility information, and online support.
More information is available at the M-Audio site.