M-Audio and Digidesign announced that Pro Tools M-Powered™ software is now shipping. Pro Tools M-Powered is a new version of Digidesign’s Pro Tool® software designed to work with select M-Audio hardware peripherals. In addition, users now have access to additional Digidesign and Digidesign Development Partner products designed specifically for Pro Tools.
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 ways. Products such as M-Audio’s Ozonic FireWire audio interface keyboard provide a complete mobile workstation environment.
Pro Tools M-Powered software supports both Windows XP- and Mac OS X–based computers. Sessions created with Pro Tools M-Powered software will open on both Digidesign Pro Tools TDM and LE systems.
With up to 32 simultaneous tracks of 16 or 24-bit digital audio and 256 MIDI tracks and support for up to 96kHz sample rates, customers now have the tools and options needed to record themselves or an entire band.
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.
Pro Tools M-Powered software works with a variety of M-Audio peripherals, including Audiophile 2496 and Ozonic. M-Audio FireWire peripherals are powered from the computer’s FireWire bus (6-pin FireWire port required).
The MSRP of Pro Tools M-Powered software is $349 US. 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.