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Digidesign Announces Intel Mac–Compatible Software

In May 2006, Digidesign will release versions of Pro Tools LE 7 and Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software that is compatible with the new Intel-based MacBook Pro and iMac computers. Digidesign will also release Intel Mac–compatible versions of all Digidesign and Digidesign-distributed RTAS and AudioSuite plug-ins, plus all software options, including the new Music Production Toolkit for Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems, as well as the DigiTranslator 2 and DV Toolkit 2 options for Pro Tools LE.

Digidesign is working closely with third-party manufacturers to help them port their plug-ins and applications to the Intel-based Mac platform. Visit the Websites of those companies for the latest information on availability.

The new software versions will be separate releases, available as free downloads from the Digidesign Website for all current, registered users of Pro Tools LE 7 software (V. 7 or higher) and any version of Pro Tools M-Powered software. To use the Intel Mac–compatible software, owners of Pro Tools LE 6.9 or earlier software will need to purchase a software upgrade to Pro Tools LE 7.

Digidesign will continue to support Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered software on the PowerPC platform. Because neither the MacBook Pro nor the iMac offer the PCI, PCI-X or PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slots required for Pro Tools|HD systems, Digidesign will not release a new version of Pro Tools|HD software for these computers.

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