M-Audio and Digidesign have announced Pro Tools M-Powered 7. Besides many of the features common to Pro Tools 7, the new version extends support to five M-Audio USB peripherals-Black Box, M-Audio Ozone, MobilePre USB, Fast Track USB, and Transit.
Version 7 software is a cross-platform release, supporting Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Windows XP computers. New features include support for REX and Acid files, and new optimizations in the host-processing engine that boosts RTAS plug-in counts. New tools include Instrument Tracks for improved integration with virtual instruments and MIDI sound modules; real-time MIDI processing features; and the ability to group any combination of audio and MIDI regions together.
Currently registered Pro Tools M-Powered software customers are eligible for a free update to Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software, which will run with their existing Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 software iLok authorizations. For more information, visit the M-Audio Web site.