Pro Tools M-Powered - new version of Pro Tools four use with M-Audio peripherals

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Originally posted 27-04-2005, 11:47

Info from Dolphin Music's page here

Pro Tools M-Powered is an exciting new version of Digidesign’s award-winning Pro Tools software that is designed to work with select M-Audio hardware peripherals.

An ideal way to professionally record, edit, and mix music, Pro Tools M-Powered software includes many of the same features that top studios rely on to produce Grammy award–winning albums and Academy Award–winning film sound.

Pro Tools M-Powered software allows home studio users and people who need highly portable recording solutions to take advantage of the recording industry’s most popular audio/MIDI production software along with a variety of M-Audio interfaces.

Users can also access additional Digidesign and Digidesign Development Partners products designed specifically for Pro Tools, including the Command|8 control surface.

Pro Tools M-Powered software is easy to use and offers cross-platform support for both Windows XP– and Mac OS X–based computers. What’s more, sessions created with Pro Tools M-Powered software will open on Digidesign Pro Tools TDM and LE systems, giving users instant compatibility with countless Pro Tools-equipped project and professional studios around the world.

Pro Tools M-Powered Features at a Glance

* Delivers award-winning audio recording, editing, and mixing

* Allows up to 32 simultaneous audio tracks

* Offers fully integrated MIDI sequencing with 256 simultaneous MIDI

* Includes over 30 free RTAS and AudioSuite plug-ins, including EQ,
dynamics, delays, reverb, and more

* Enables users to stream output from ReWire applications directly into
Pro Tools M-Powered for further mixing and processing

* Includes the unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and
correction tool

* Supports Digidesign’s Command|8 control surface for hands-on mixing

* Provides access to a huge selection of optional plug-ins and
applications available from Digidesign and Digidesign Development

* Works on Windows XP and Mac OS X systems

* Supports select M-Audio peripherals, including Audiophile 192,
Audiophile 2496, FireWire 410, FireWire 1814, and Ozonic†

Professional Recording and Editing
Pro Tools M-Powered software gives M-Audio hardware enthusiasts a 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 support for sample rates up to 96 kHz, users have the tools and options they need to record individually or with an entire band.

To help fine-tune performances, Pro Tools M-Powered software provides Pro Tools’ unmatched nondestructive editing tools. The software also includes Beat Detective LE, which allows users to automatically analyse and tighten audio or MIDI tracks.

Integrated MIDI Sequencing
Pro Tools M-Powered software provides a fully integrated MIDI sequencer, enabling users to record, edit, and mix up to 256 MIDI tracks alongside audio. With loop recording, users have an easy way to develop multi-layered parts or nail the perfect performance. MIDI Step Input can help users lay down difficult passages while Groove Quantize gives parts the right feel. By adding instrument plug-ins, users can apply the right sounds to MIDI performances.

Polished Mixing
To polish mixes, Pro Tools M-Powered software includes more than 30 DigiRack and Bomb Factory AudioSuite and RTAS plug-ins, including EQ, dynamics, delay, reverb, and more. M-Powered customers also have access to a wide range of additional plug-ins produced by the recording industry’s largest professional thirdparty developer community, from host-based instruments to affordable effects that emulate expensive vintage gear.

Pro Tools M-Powered software supports ReWire, enabling users to stream the output of a ReWire-compatible application directly into Pro Tools for further mixing and processing. For additional options, customers can take advantage of the huge selection of VST plug-ins on the market via FXpansion’s VST-to-RTAS Adapter (purchased separately).

Pro Tools M-Powered software also supports Digidesign’s Command|8 control surface so users can have a realtime, hands-on mixing experience with touch-sensitive faders.

Portable Pro Tools Pro Tools M-Powered software works with a variety of M-Audio peripherals, from the Audiophile 2496, with its small footprint and basic I/O functionality, to the comprehensive 18-in/14-out FireWire 1814 interface and Ozonic - the integrated 37-key audio/MIDI FireWire interface and controller.
Because M-Audio FireWire peripherals are powered by the computer’s FireWire bus (6-pin FireWire port required), these solutions help to create a new generation of completely portable Pro Tools workstations.

Seamless Collaboration
Sessions created with Pro Tools M-Powered software can be opened with any Windows XP– or Mac OS X - based Digidesign Pro Tools TDM or LE system. As a result, users can collaborate seamlessly with other musicians and take projects to Pro Tools|HD-equipped recording studios to have them mixed by pros. With Pro Tools M-Powered software, customers instantly become part of the largest community of digital audio workstation users in the world.

* Pro Tools M-Powered software requires a supported M-Audio hardware peripheral to function. Please visit for a current list of compatible M-Audio hardware peripherals.

System Requirements

* A compatible M-Audio peripheral

* A Digidesign-qualified computer running Windows XP or Mac OS X**
(** For the most current system requirements, compatibility information, and online support, visit [url][/url]

Supported M-Audio Peripherals†

* M-Audio FireWire 1814

* M-Audio FireWire 410

* M-Audio Ozonic

* M-Audio Audiophile 2496

* M-Audio Audiophile 192

(† Please visit for the latest list of supported M-Audio peripherals)

What are the differences between Pro Tools M-Powered and Pro Tools LE systems?

Pro Tools M-Powered Systems Supports:

* M-Audio FireWire 1814

* M-Audio FireWire 410

* M-Audio Ozonic

* M-Audio Audiophile 2496

* M-Audio Audiophile 192


* Ableton Live Digidesign Edition

Pro Tools LE Systems Supports:

* Digidesign Mbox

* Digidesign Digi 002

* Digidesign Digi 002 Rack


* Ableton Live Digidesign Edition

* Propellerheads Reason Adapted

* IK Multimedia SampleTank SE, AmpliTube LE, and T-RackS EQ

* 100% reliable error reporting (never records clicks or pops to disk)

* Support for DV Toolkit

* Support for DigiTranslator

* Support for Avid video peripherals

* Support for Ethernet control surfaces

Price and Availability
M-Audio Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered is priced at £245 (incl postage & VAT) from Dolphin Music and available now.