Digidesign announced Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 software, a free, cross-platform update featuring an overhauled low-level driver architecture and providing a true open-hardware platform for users of third-party software products. The software update and stand-alone driver installers are available to Pro Tools 6.1 software owners via download from the Digidesign Website at www.digidesign.com.
Recommended for Pro Tools LE 6.1 software users, the Pro Tools 6.1.1 update offers improved system stability and performance when using both audio and MIDI I/O on Digi 001 and Digi 002/Digi 002 Rack systems. Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 also provides other enhancements such as Core Audio driver support for Digi 002/Digi 002 Rack; new stand-alone installers for Core Audio, ASIO and Wave drivers that can be used without having to install Pro Tools; and other Pro Tools software enhancements such as Windows Media 9 export on Windows XP-based systems.
Improved Core Audio drivers now fully support the Digi 002/Digi 002 Rack units, plus a new “Opt-In” method to exclude known incompatible software from accessing the hardware. The enhanced Core Audio driver can also be used with Mac OS X-based TDM systems. Other features include an improved playback-only .WAV driver, Windows Media 9 support (Windows XP-only) when working with Internet-centric applications, and a customizable Shuttle Lock Speed feature that allows setting shuttle speeds between 50% and 800%.