M-Audio and Digidesign have announced that Pro Tools M-Powered software is now shipping. Pro Tools M-Powered is a new version of Digidesign’s Pro Tools software designed to work with select M-Audio hardware peripherals.
Pro Tools M-Powered gives users access to additional Digidesign and Digidesign Development Partner products designed specifically for Pro Tools, including the Command|8 control surface.
This new software/hardware synergy also means M-Audio peripherals can bring more choices to Pro Tools users, allowing them to work on sessions in new and exciting ways. Products such as M-Audio’s Ozonic FireWire audio interface keyboard provide a complete mobile workstation environment well suited to the Pro Tools user on the road.
Pro Tools M-Powered software is cross-platform, supporting both Windows XP- and Mac OS X-based computers. In addition, sessions created with Pro Tools M-Powered software will open on both Digidesign Pro Tools TDM and LE systems, giving customers instant compatibility with countless Pro Tools-equipped project and professional studios around the world.
Pro Tools M-Powered software offers up to 32 simultaneous tracks of 16- or 24-bit digital audio and 256 MIDI tracks and support for up to 96kHz sample rates.
Similar to Digidesign Pro Tools LE systems, Pro Tools M-Powered includes more than 30 DigiRack and Bomb Factory plug-ins, including EQ, dynamics, delay, reverb and more. Pro Tools M-Powered software also supports ReWire, allowing you to stream the output of a ReWire-compatible application directly into Pro Tools for further mixing and processing.
Pro Tools M-Powered software works with M-Audio peripherals such as Audiophile 2496 and Ozonic. M-Audio FireWire peripherals are powered from the computer’s FireWire bus (6-pin FireWire port required), providing a new variety of portable, go-anywhere FireWire-based Pro Tools workstations.
MSRP: $349 U.S. There will also be two stand-alone plug-in bundles available for M-Powered users, Producer Factory and Producer Factory Pro, which will be sold separately.