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Pro Tools M-Powered 8
Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered 8 software has all of the Pro Tools functionality users know and love with some exciting enhancements, double the inserts per channel, more customizability, and easier access to editing options than ever before. For use exclusively with M-Audio interfaces, M-Powered 8 includes many changes over the last version 7, including a gorgeous new user interface, dozens of plug-ins, five virtual instruments, exciting scoring and MIDI features, more editing and mixing capabilities, improved ease of use, and enhanced performance. It now supports up to 48 mono or stereo tracks, and comes packed with a huge collection of over 70 virtual instruments, effects, and sound-processing plug-ins, plus a high-quality sound library of nearly 8GB of loops to get you started creating music.

Stunning new look and interactivity

With its sleek new look, Pro Tools M-Powered 8 is as easy on the eyes as it is to use. All of the Pro Tools functionality you know and love is still in place but with some brilliant enhancements, more customizability, and easier access to editing options than ever before. Customize the toolbar the way you want. Tile or cascade your window arrangement. Change the color of your channel strips, tracks, regions, and more. Navigate through sessions quickly using the Universe view. And with the QuickStart dialog, you can jump right into an existing session, create a new session from scratch, or start from a session template.

A well-stocked studio

Pro Tools M-Powered 8 comes packed with a huge, comprehensive collection of music-creation and sound-processing plug-ins, giving you a well-stocked studio right out of the box. Create and play music with groundbreaking new virtual instruments, including the Mini Grand piano, Boom drum machine, DB-33 tonewheel organ, and Vacuum and Xpand!2 synths. Dial up awesome guitar tone with Eleven Free and SansAmp. Add character to tracks with 20 new AIR effects. Make music with over 9GB of high-quality loops. And with dozens of professional sound-processing plug-ins and tools at your disposal, you can fix, enhance, and polish your mixes with ease.

More tracks than ever

Get ready to create even larger mixes. Pro Tools M-Powered 8 expands the power of your current hardware interface, allowing you to work with up to 48 mono or stereo audio tracks to manhandle the needs of your most demanding sessions.

Score your music

The new Score Editor lets you view, edit, arrange, and print MIDI data as music notation. Whether you want to compose music using the notation tools or transcribe MIDI data into notation, the Score Editor features everything you need and nothing you don't. Write parts on a single staff or grand staff. Place and edit notes, and edit the meter and key signature at will. Add chord symbols and chord diagrams to sessions. Transcribe MIDI parts in real time. Print out a score in its entirety or print only certain instrumental parts. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.

Complete MIDI production

Pro Tools M-Powered 8 features a comprehensive array of new MIDI tools. Gain extensive MIDI editing power through MIDI Editor windows, which can display MIDI and automation data for Instrument, MIDI, and Auxiliary Input tracks. Work with new features that let you separate, consolidate, and mute MIDI notes; scrub and shuttle through parts; view superimposed MIDI and Instrument tracks for easier arrangement editing; and audition velocity changes. Edit MIDI automation and continuous controller (CC) data through multiple Automation and Controller lanes. Even watch your musical handiwork scroll by in real time during playback.

Transpose with Elastic Pitch

As a complement to Pro Tools software's powerful Elastic Time tempo and time manipulating tool, Pro Tools M-Powered 8 introduces Elastic Pitch, which allows you to effortlessly manipulate or correct the pitch of any audio region in real time. Easily transpose an entire audio region—up or down up to four octaves—without affecting its timing or tempo. Fix a less than perfect vocal performance by altering the pitch of individual notes. Or create cool sound effects by linking pitch changes with time compression/expansion using the Varispeed algorithm.

Comp Tracks to Perfection

Creating flawless performances is easier than ever. Pro Tools M-Powered 8 features new track compositing workflows, enabling you to quickly and easily piece together the best possible version of a performance from multiple recording passes. Simply loop record multiple takes on an Audio track, view and audition the takes in Playlist view, select the best parts from the tracks' alternate playlists, and copy them to the main playlist with a single click. You can also rate regions to help identify which takes you like the most when compositing playlists.

New editing and mixing capabilities

Pro Tools M-Powered 8 equips your system with even more editing and mixing capabilities. Lock regions to the timeline to prevent them from being inadvertently moved or edited. Use the Automation and Controller lanes to view and edit track automation (such as volume, pan, and plug-in automation) and MIDI CC data (such as velocity, pitch bend, and modulation) without changing track views. And with 10 inserts to play with per track, you can now use more plug-ins than ever before.

Expanded hardware control

Pro Tools M-Powered 8 deepens its control surface integration, enabling you to map plug-in parameter controls to almost any encoder on your controller and access each track's 10 inserts.

Pro Tools 9
Pro Tools 9 redefines one of the world's most popular, most advanced music and audio production platform with a completely re-architected, open version of Pro Tools software, giving you what many users of past versions have asked for—and so much more.

Work with an audio interface—or without. Create bigger, better-sounding mixes with more tracks, Automatic Delay Compensation, and other pro features—all included as standard. Open your workflow to projects created in other audio and video software—and to the entire Avid Artist Series and Pro Series (formerly Euphonix) console/controller line. With Pro Tools 9, you can compose, record, sequence, edit, and mix the way you want in more ways than ever.

Capture Your Creativity
Work the way you want
With Pro Tools 9, you get more recording flexibility than ever. Connect mics and instruments and get multitrack audio recording capabilities when you pair Pro Tools software with your favorite Avid audio interface or third-party Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface. Record virtual instrument performances through a MIDI keyboard or controller, or record and create music and audio with just your computer and the software alone for ultimate portability.

Capture high-quality sound
Whether you're tracking vocals, guitars, voiceovers, sound effects, or an orchestra, or recording virtual instrument performances, enjoy great-sounding audio without compromise. Capture high-resolution audio—up to 24-bit/192kHz—when you use an Avid or third-party audio interface with Pro Tools software. And get best-in-class sound with the included groundbreaking virtual instruments.

Nail the right performance
Let your spontaneity shine. Use Loop recording to record multiple takes of a performance on the same track, one after the other, to keep things flowing when you're in the zone—great for guitar solos or voiceovers. You can also create complex drum tracks using it with MIDI Merge, enabling you to build up tracks by merging new beats into the same region with each recording pass.

Punch your way to perfection
Nobodys perfect, but with Pro Tools 9 you can create seamless performances with nondestructive QuickPunch or TrackPunch. Quickly fix mistakes in audio tracks as Pro Tools punches in and out of record mode, replacing the questionable section as you perform with the playback. For easier file management (and the truly confident) use DestructivePunch to maintain a single audio file—no matter how many punches you do.

Slow down and record comfortably
Having trouble keeping up? With Pro Tools, you can pull off technically challenging parts by slowing down the session tempo, recording the performance at a more comfortable pace, and playing it back at normal speed—Elastic Time and Pitch will keep things in tune. You can also create interesting effects recording at normal speed and then playing back at different speeds.

Stretch your creativity with Elastic Time and Pitch

Freely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any music or sound file—or an entire composition—on the fly, without cutting up a single sample of audio. With Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose regions—in real time—without altering the tempo.

Make changes on-the-fly
Forget having to manually stop and restart playback to make changes to your mix or configuration—instead, you can make many common changes on the fly in Pro Tools 9 during playback. Create and edit regions, add or remove tracks, copy inserts and sends, change I/O routing, and more—all changes will dynamically update in real time.

Craft sound with precision
Shape and fine-tune your audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks with professional, sample-accurate audio editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks from multiple takes. Get more flexibility when importing tracks with the full Import Session Data dialog. Speed up editing with the Smart Tool. Place sounds perfectly in sync with picture. Smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.

Get where you need to go fast
Instantly navigate to one or more sections within your session to speed up your editing and mixing workflow. Simply set location markers at specific points in the timeline, edit selections, or even a set of track display settings, and you can quickly recall each specific location at any time with a simple keyboard shortcut, ensuring Pro Tools keeps up with your pace.

Join groups for easy editing and rearranging
Easily rearrange songs, edit loops, and make global changes across multiple tracks in one fell swoop by grouping audio and/or MIDI regions together as a Region Group. For more complex sessions with lots of automation, create VCA groups in Pro Tools HD software or Pro Tools 9 with the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option, giving you another level of gain control over groups that already have automation.

Snoop out grooves with multitrack Beat Detective
Start things off on the right beat with Beat Detective, a powerful tool that enables you to analyze and adjust timing across multiple tracks. Quickly tighten up uneven drum performances. Change up the feel or groove of a beat, and keep your rhythm section "in the pocket" by extracting the timing and groove from a drumbeat and applying that groove template to the bass part.

Unrivaled Audio Mixing
Achieve the best mixes possible automatically
Get great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC). Mix in stereo or up to 7.1 surround (with Pro Tools HD 9 or Pro Tools 9 and the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option). And automate every element in the Pro Tools environment (rather than "riding the faders" in real time) to add life and ensure the best mix—from track volumes, mute, and panning, to every plug-in parameter.

Get the sounds you want with Pro Tools plug-ins
Create better sounding mixes using the collection of included sound-processing, effects, and instrument plug-ins—you can insert up to 10 plug-ins per track. And expand your creative palette with plug-ins from Avid and our Pro Tools Development Partners for almost anything you can imagine—from instruments to EQs, compressors, reverbs, amp emulators, noise reducers, surround encoding, and more.

Grab control of your mix
You can use a mouse to make changes one at a time, or mix faster and easier using a hardware control surface. Get unrivaled, fully integrated, hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of Avid control surfaces to fit your needs and budget, including ICON consoles and C|24; full EUCON integration with MC Mix, MC Control, MC Pro, System 5-MC, System 5, and more; and third-party control surfaces.

Make Music
No instrument? No problem
Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.

Get inspired with full MIDI and compositional tools
Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Assign key signatures, create and move notes, transpose pitches, build dynamics, rearrange sections, and sculpt every note to perfection in the MIDI Editor. You can also view all MIDI parameters simultaneously for easier editing. and make your mixes shine by adding effects and automation.

Notate music with the Sibelius Score Editor
Compose and print professional music scores using the Sibelius Score Editor, which offers a wide range of standard notation tools. Generate ideas quickly with realtime note placement and editing, and change the meter, key signature, and more on-the-fly. Add chord symbols and diagrams. Transcribe MIDI parts in real time. Even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.

Work and collaborate on music from other audio apps
Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. But you can also edit, remix, or even revisit projects created in other audio software—such as Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Live, Reason, and other third-party apps—right in Pro Tools using built-in OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support, ReWire compatibility, or MP3 export.

Create, Edit, and Mix Audio for Post
Streamline the audio/video workflow
Work faster and easier with video using professional tools—now included as standard. Easily import and export projects to and from Pro Tools through built-in OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support. Keep track of all project assets and create and share custom catalogs with the robust DigiBase Pro file management. You can seamlessly move and share projects between the editorial and mix stage, with full compatibility, using a single automation system.

Create and cut sound to picture
With Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture, with sample-accurate precision, using the built-in Time Code Ruler and support for one or up to 64 video tracks. Clean up production sound, and create sound effects and elements that define (or defy) reality. Record voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect-frame accuracy. Easily execute and play back edits nondestructively using single-key edit commands.

Mix stereo and surround
Easily create larger-than-life mixes that move across the stereo field using advanced automation and variable stereo pan depths.

Integrate directly into the Avid video workflow
Speed up workflow efficiency and eliminate the need for rendering effects, transcoding video, or copying Avid video files for audio post. With the Video Satellite option, you can instantly open and play Avid HD or SD video sequences in sync with your Pro Tools session (Pro Tools HD only). And because all video playback is offloaded onto a separate but synced computer, you maintain full Pro Tools audio track counts and processing power.

FEATURES
New Features in Pro Tools 9.0
  • Pro Tools 9.0 provides a single, unified installer for Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD
  • New Pro Tools 9.0 PACE copy protection with iLok USB key (iLok key required to work, sold separately)
Pro Tools Audio Engine
  • Support for Core Audio hardware (including Mac built-in audio) with supported Core Audio drivers installed
  • Support for ASIO hardware with supported ASIO drivers installed
  • New Pro Tools Playback Engine settings:
  • Current Engine setting for selecting which audio engine to use
  • Pro Tools Aggregate I/O option for using
  • the built in audio on Mac
  • Delay Compensation settings for all versions of Pro Tools
  • New Pro Tools Hardware settings:
  • Ability to select Core Audio and ASIO interfaces
  • Launch Setup Application command for Core Audio and ASIO audio interfaces
Mixing and Recording
  • Increased number of audio and MIDI tracks
  • Increased number of internal mix busses
  • New Track and Send Output selector commands for faster, simplified signal routing and mixer configuration Multiple Stereo Pan Depth options
  • 7.1 and 7.0 standard HD surround formats (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit 2 only)
  • Support for EUCON for controlling Pro Tools with EUCON-aware control surfaces
Import and Export Options for All Pro Tools Systems
  • Advanced Import Session Data (formerly Pro Tools HD only, or Pro Tools LE with DV Toolkit 2 or Complete Production Toolkit only)
  • Import AAF and OMF sequences (formerly with the DigiTranslator 2.0 option only)
  • New AAF import features and enhancements:
  • Ability to import stereo AAF audio tracks
  • Ability to import RTAS plug-in data from AAF sequences
  • New Locators To Import setting for importing locators from Media Composer–generated AAF sequences
  • Export AAF and OMF sequences (formerly with the DigiTranslator 2.0 option only)
  • Avid Interplay Support with Mac
  • Ability to check data into and out of Avid Interplay directly with the Interplay Access browser
  • Export MP3 (formerly with the MP3 Export option only)
  • Export Session as Text (formerly Pro Tools HD only)
I/O Setup Improvements
  • Session and System settings
  • Output and internal mix busses
  • Ability to Import I/O Settings by page
  • Overlapping Paths
  • Improved session interchange
Advanced DigiBase Features
  • Advanced search features
  • DigiBase Catalogs
Editing Features
  • Auto-Scrolling tracks in the Mix and Edit windows
  • Advanced Beat Detective features:
  • Separate multiple tracks
  • Collection mode
Delay Compensation
  • Delay Compensation option
  • Delay Compensation Engine
  • Delay Compensation view
  • Low Latency Monitoring During Recording
  • Delay Compensation on Auxiliary Input tracks
  • Delay Compensation for MIDI
  • H/W Insert Delay (Compensation)
Time Code and Synchronization Features
  • Timebase Rulers:
  • Time Code Ruler
  • Secondary Time Code Ruler
  • Feet+Frames
  • Ability to set Time Code and Feet+Frame rates
  • Ability to redefine Time Code Position
  • Ability to redefine Current Feet+Frames Position
  • Use Subframes option for Go To command
  • Pull Up and Pull Down commands:
  • Audio Rate Pull Up/Down
  • Video Rate Pull Up/Down
PRE Support
  • Mic Pre Peripherals
  • Mic Pre I/O Setup
  • Mic PRE view
  • Mic Preamp window
Plug-in and Software Options
  • Complete Production Toolkit 2
Supported Tracks
  • 96 voices (simultaneous audio playback)
  • 32 audio record (simultaneous)
  • 64 instruments
  • 512 MIDI
  • 160 Aux tracks
  • 256 Busses
  • 1 Video
Audio Production
  • Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC)
  • Beat Detective (multitrack)
  • AAF/OMF/MXF file interchange
  • Core Audio/ASIO support (up to 32 channels)
  • MP3 export
  • Plug-in support: RTAS/AudioSuite
  • Destructive Record
  • QuickPunch
Audio Post
  • Time Code Ruler
  • Variable stereo pan depths
  • Surround mixing (stereo only)
Virtual Instruments and audio content
  • Big Fish Audio 8GB sound library
  • Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
Sound-processing, effects, and utility plug-ins
  • 1-Band EQ III
  • 4-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR FuzzWah
  • AIR KillEQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • AIR StereoWidth
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • BF76 Compressor 1176 emulator
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter phase fixer
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge VU metering
  • BF Essential Noise Meter
  • Chorus
  • Click
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb reverb and ambience
  • DC Offset Removal
  • De-Esser
  • Delay
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Duplicate
  • Eleven Free (guitar amp emulator based on Eleven)
  • Expander/Gate
  • Extra Long Delay II
  • Flanger
  • Gain
  • Invert
  • Lo-Fi retro processing
  • Long Delay II
  • Maxim sound maximizer
  • Medium Delay II
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Pitch
  • Pitch Shift
  • POWr Dither
  • Recti-Fi harmonic synthesis
  • Reverse
  • SansAmp tube amp simulator
  • Sci-Fi ring modulator
  • Signal Generator
  • Short Delay II
  • Slap Delay II
  • Time Compression Expansion
  • Time Shift time/pitch stretching
  • TL AutoPan panning effects
  • TL InTune digital tuner
  • TL MasterMeter oversampling meter
  • TL Metro versatile metronome
  • Trim
  • Vari-Fi speed shifter
Hardware Interface Support Pro Tools Mbox
  • Mbox (3rd gen.) / Mbox 2
  • Mbox Mini (3rd gen.) / Mbox 2 Mini
  • Mbox Pro (3rd gen.) / Mbox 2 Pro
003/Digi 002
  • 003 / Digi 002
  • 003
  • 003 Rack
  • 003 Rack+
  • Digi 002
  • Digi 002 Rack
  • Eleven Rack
  • Any 3rd-party Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface
Console and Control Surface Support
  • C|24
  • Command|8
  • EUCON-enabled MC Mix
  • ICON D-Control ES
  • Any 3rd-party analog or digital surface that supports the HUI protocol
Pro Tools M-Powered 8
  • Redesigned interface with new enhancements and customizability
  • Supports up to 48 mono or stereo tracks
  • Six groundbreaking virtual instruments for music creation (Mini Grand piano, Boom drum machine, DB-33 tone wheel organ, Vacuum synthesizer, Xpand!2 sample player/synth workstation, and Structure® Free sample player)
  • Comprehensive collection of professional sound-processing plug-ins plus 20 new effects
  • Score Editor and MIDI Editor windows for comprehensive composing
  • Transpose audio regions in real time with Elastic Pitch
  • Access 10 inserts per channel
  • Create a flawless performance using new track compositing features
  • Automation and Controller lanes provide easy editing access
  • Check for Updates keeps Pro Tools and plug-ins up to date
  • QuickTime HD support on Mac OS X-based systems
  • Windows Vista (32-bit Business or Ultimate) support on Pro Tools|HD
  • Use more plug-ins than ever before, with access to 10 inserts per channel
  • Lock regions to the timeline
SPECIFICATIONS

Pro Tools M-Powered 8 with Pro Tools 9 Crossgrade

  • Pro Tools 9
  • Mac Systems
  • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer
  • System Software: Snow Leopard: Mac OS X 10.6.2, 10.6.3, or 10.6.4 (32 or 64-bit)*
  • Total System RAM: 2GB minimum, 4GB or more recommended
  • *Pro Tools 9 has not been qualified with Mac OS X 10.6.5 (released November 10, 2010)
  • Windows Systems
  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • System Software: Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32 or 64-bit)
  • Total System RAM: 2GB minimum, 4GB or more recommended
  • Additional Requirements
  • Avid Audio Interfaces and Peripherals
  • Audio Drive Requirements: One or More Hard Disk Drives Dedicated for Audio Record and Playback
  • System Hard Drive: Minimum 15GB free space on startup drive required for Pro Tools installation
  • Graphics Card: Dedicated Graphics Card highly recommended
  • Video Peripherals
  • Third Party Audio InterfacesMac Systems
  • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer
  • System Software: Snow Leopard: Mac OS X 10.6.2, 10.6.3, or 10.6.4 (32 or 64-bit)*
  • Total System RAM: 2GB minimum, 4GB or more recommended
  • *Pro Tools 9 has not been qualified with Mac OS X 10.6.5 (released November 10, 2010)
  • Windows Systems
  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • System Software: Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32 or 64-bit)
  • Total System RAM: 2GB minimum, 4GB or more recommended
  • Additional Requirements
  • Avid Audio Interfaces and Peripherals
  • Audio Drive Requirements: One or More Hard Disk Drives Dedicated for Audio Record and Playback
  • System Hard Drive: Minimum 15GB free space on startup drive required for Pro Tools installation
  • Graphics Card: Dedicated Graphics Card highly recommended
  • Video Peripherals
  • Third Party Audio Interfaces
  • M-Powered 8
  • System Requirements:
  • Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP-, or Mac OS X 10.5-based Pro Tools M-Powered system
  • Minimum 1 GB of RAM
  • See DigiDesign's website for updated list of compatible hardware and software: http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=54&itemid=36610&langid=1
  • iLok key included
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