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Posted on October 19, 2010 by Absolute Music There have been 0 comments

PRO TOOLS HD goes Native - more info...Yep, as you'll have read in our latest newsletter (click here if you want to receive it too) or in Tom's post below, the world's most powerful DAW has just got more affordable in the new Native standalone version. Here's a bit more information for you.

And don't forget, give us a call on 01202 597180 or drop us an email - [[email protected]]CLICK HERE TO MAIL[/EMAIL] - to find out more about pricing and to sort yourself out an affordable Pro Tools set-up.



Taking the DAW world by storm is the new Pro Tools | HD Native , which enables a growing market of music and post-production professionals to tackle demanding audio projects using the full capabilities of Pro Tools HD software running ENTIRELY on computer CPU host-processing power.

Taking advantage of the rapid advancement in the performance of computer processors, this newest member of the Pro Tools family couples the cutting-edge software features, premium sound quality and broad compatibility of Pro Tools | HD systems, with a highly efficient native audio driver. This combination offers customers outstanding performance without the additional dedicated processing hardware included in larger Pro Tools | HD DSP-assisted systems.

The Pro Tools | HD Native system offers customers a completely integrated professional hardware and software solution featuring a new Pro Tools | HD Native PCIe card and running Pro Tools HD software, delivering a new level of price-performance and simplified, open workflows for recording, editing and mixing. Providing the best audio quality, Pro Tools | HD Native uses Pro Tools HD Series interfaces for up to 64 channels of premium audio conversion and I/O. These include...

HD I/O 16x16
HD I/O 8x8x8

Support for SYNC HD enables accurate synchronization to picture for post-production workflows. For integrated monitoring and tactile control, the system integrates with Avid ICON and C|24™ work surfaces, and features lossless session and project interchange with other Pro Tools and Avid video editing systems for simplified collaboration.
Additional features include:
• Third-party DAW support -- Opens up workflows by giving customers the flexibility to work on their DAW of choice with support for Core Audio and ASIO drivers, enabling broad compatibility with third-party audio applications, such as Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase, and others, while also offering Avid-advantaged integration with our own solutions.
• Integrated low latency mixer -- Allows customers to focus on recording high quality audio with near-zero latency, rather than the distraction of managing a separate low latency mixer. The Pro Tools | HD Native PCIe card enables customers to easily establish a low latency monitor path directly in the Pro Tools system with the push of a button for set and forget direct monitoring while tracking.
• Pro Tools HD Series Interface support -- Offers customers the ability to achieve premium audio conversion with up to 192 tracks of audio, and up to 64 channels of I/O using HD I/O 16x16, HD I/O 8x8x8, HD OMNI and HD MADI interfaces. Customers can create flexible configurations that support a variety of analogue and open digital formats for seamless integration into any audio environment. Giving customers an even broader selection of I/O, the system is also compatible with legacy Avid Pro Tools HD interfaces.
• Broad compatibility -- Provides customers the flexibility to use their platform of choice with the highest performance and stability available on a native platform, supporting both Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher.

The Pro Tools | HD Native system will be available worldwide from 5th November, and to ensure you're one of the first users of this innovative and powerful system, call us on 01202 597180 to reserve your hardware or to chat through your ideal set-up with one of our expert Pro Tools-savvy team.

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