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Digidesign shows Pro Tools 7 software at AES

Digidesign used AES2005 to launch Pro Tools 7 software, a new creative environment for its flagship digital audio workstation. The upgrade introduces a comprehensive set of new and enhanced features that expands audio and MIDI recording and editing capabilities.

Pro Tools 7 also offers greater mixing power and flexibility, enhanced efficiency, and improved ease of use. It has support for importing REX and ACID audio files, the introduction of Instrument Tracks, and significant enhancements to looping and track grouping capabilities provide more compositional building blocks.

Enhanced support for multi-processor computers allows operators to use more select RTAS plug-ins and virtual instruments on their sessions while added software optimizations provide a faster, more responsive interface. Pro Tools HD 7, Pro Tools LE 7, and Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software share nearly all of the same new features, giving users easy access to the new Pro Tools creative environment.

The Neyrinck SoundCode for Dolby Digital plug-in suite provides mastering-quality workflow tools that enable the encoding and decoding of Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio directly within Pro Tools software, without the need for dedicated Dolby hardware.

Also, designed for both Digidesign Pro Tools systems and Avid picture systems, the company demonstrated Dynamics III, a fully functional, professional plug-in suite that includes a Compressor/Limiter, Expander/Gate, and D-Esser in a single, processor-efficient interface.

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