M-Audio and Digidesign have announced Pro Tools M-Powered (Mac/Win; $349), a version of Pro Tools software that runs on selected M-Audio interfaces. According to M-Audio, sessions created with Pro Tools M-Powered software will open on Pro Tools TDM and LE systems. The supported M-Audio peripherals include the Audiophile 2496 interface, the FireWire 1814 interface, and the Ozonic keyboard controller/interface.
Pro Tools M-Powered supports 32 simultaneous tracks of 16- or 24-bit digital audio, 256 MIDI tracks, and ReWire. Sampling rates up to 96 kHz are also supported. The software comes bundled with 30 DigiRack and Bomb Factory plug-ins, and two stand-alone plug-in bundles will be available, Producer Factory and Producer Factory Pro (each sold separately). For more information, visit M-Audio.com.