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Digidesign Announces Upcoming Support for Intel Macs

Digidesign announces that ICON, Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems will soon be compatible with the new Mac Pro computer introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Digidesign expects to release an Intel-based Mac-compatible update to its Pro Tools HD 7.2 software next month. This free update for all owners of Pro Tools HD 7.2 software will allow ICON and Pro Tools HD users to build their Digidesign system around the new Mac Pro. Within a similar timeframe, the company also expects to release compatible versions of its range of Digidesign and Digidesign-distributed TDM plug-ins, while working closely with third-party manufacturers to help them port their plug-ins and compatible applications to the Intel Mac platform.

Based on preliminary testing, Digidesign says that V. 7.1.1 of Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered software (already compatible with Apple’s existing range of Intel-based computers, such as MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac) should function on the new Mac Pro without problems. Full qualification is expected late later this year. Version 7.1.1 is a free update for all Pro Tools LE 7 and Pro Tools M-Powered software owners.

The company plans to maintain backward-compatibility with PowerPC-based Mac systems for its Pro Tools product line. Pro Tools software will continue to be a cross-platform application, working on either Mac OS X or Windows XP configurations.

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