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Daly City, CA — Digidesign announced today the opening dates of its Raise Your Level tour. Beginning August 19, 2008, Digidesign product specialists will hold free seminars in select cities across the United States and Canada, highlighting the powerful features of Pro Tools|HD® in music recording and post production. The seminars will also offer extensive coverage of the ICON D-Command™ ES console, showcasing its powerful capability and workflow efficiency.

Raise Your Level attendees will learn how to create professional-quality productions by utilizing the power of Pro Tools|HD—the same state-of-the-art technology at the heart of the world’s top recording and post-production facilities. Topics will cover the recording and mixing process from creation to completion, with insider tips such as working with popular Pro Tools® plug-ins to enhance your audio, making loop-based music with Digidesign® Transfuser™, and using D-Command ES to streamline mixing, automation, and MIDI editing.

“We’ve heard from a growing number of people who want to gain a competitive advantage in the music or post production industries,� remarks Max Gutnik, Digidesign’s marketing manager for professional products. “They know Pro Tools|HD is used in more major recording, post production, and broadcast studios worldwide, and they’re interested in finding out how they can move their own productions to the next level. By attending these events, they gain insight and information on the advantages of Pro Tools|HD, ICON consoles, and related products, and they can ask our product specialists questions and get some great deals on gear.�

Raise Your Level seminars will be held in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, and several other cities. Information on dates and registration are available on the Digidesign website.

About Digidesign
Digidesign is a worldwide leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Oscar® statuette representing the Academy Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools® digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. Digidesign is a part of Avid Technology, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid (Nasdaq: AVID) is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius, Softimage and Sundance Digital. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid® Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar, Grammy and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit