New Version of Pro Tools Created for M-Audio Users

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 award-winning Pro Tools software designed to work with select M-Audio hardware peripherals.

Pro Tools M-Powered software opens a new door for M-Audio customers to take advantage of the popular audio/MIDI production software using a variety of M-Audio interfaces. Plus, they now have 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 completely cross-platform, supporting both Windows XP- and Mac OS X-based computers. What's more, 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 gives M-Audio hardware enthusiasts a new way to tap into the powerful recording, editing, and mixing features of Pro Tools. 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 thirty DigiRack and Bomb Factory plug-ins, including EQ, dynamics, delay, reverb, and many more. Pro Tools M-Powered software also supports ReWire, allowing you to stream the output of your favorite ReWire-compatible application directly into Pro Tools for further mixing and processing.

Pro Tools M-Powered software works with a variety of M-Audio peripherals, from the Audiophile 2496, with its streamlined connectivity, up to the comprehensive 18-in/14-out FireWire 1814 interface, and Ozonic, the integrated 37-key audio/MIDI FireWire interface and controller. Plus, M-Audio FireWire peripherals are powered from the computer's FireWire bus (6-pin FireWire port required), providing a new variety of completely portable, go-anywhere FireWire-based Pro Tools workstations.

Pro Tools M-Powered software requires a supported M-Audio hardware peripheral to function: the FireWire 410, FireWire 1814, Audiophile 2496, Audiophile 192 or Ozonic. Please visit or for a current list of compatible M-Audio hardware peripherals, current system requirements, compatibility information, and online support.