At the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco, Digidesign introduced Pro Tools Version 8 for Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered systems. Pro Tools has been completely updated with a new user interface, dozens of new bundled plug-ins (including five new virtual instruments and 20 effects), fully-integrated MIDI and score editors and expanded editing features. The user interface offers a more modern-looking color palette and higher-contrast text and graphics, yet the key functions that users rely on are still right where they should be, while enhancements—such as dockable Editor windows and a configurable Edit window toolbar—are designed to provide easier navigation.
Pro Tools 8 software will be available in late 2008 for Windows Vista (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP- and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)-based Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered systems. For more information, visit Digidesign's Website.
Be sure to check out the MixBlog from the AES 2008 show floor for the editors' inside look at new products, including videos of manufacturer product demos.
Plus, get more info on new product announcements from Mix's AES New Products Guide.