updated 03:00 pm EDT, Fri October 7, 2005
Pro Tools M-Powered 7
, an upcoming software release of its digital audio workstation software. The new version extends support to five M-Audio USB peripheralsóBlack Box, M-Audio Ozone, MobilePre USB, Fast Track USB, and Transit, as well as offers significantly expanded MIDI, audio recording and editing capabilities; greater mixing power and flexibility; enhanced efficiency; and improved ease of use. It features Instrument Tracks for improved integration with virtual instruments and MIDI sound modules; realtime MIDI processing features; and the ability to group any combination of audio and/or MIDI regions together to quickly build alternate arrangements. The release also supports REX and ACID files. Pro Tools 7 software is a cross-platform release, supporting both 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. The software will ship by the end of the month.