Now Available: Pro Tools 6.7 Software for Pro Tools|HD and LE Systems
Pro Tools 6.7 software has been developed specifically for inspired musicians who require world-class tools to support and accelerate the creative process. With Pro Tools 6.7 software, MIDI sequencing capabilities are more comprehensive than ever, while MIDI recording, editing and mixing features are still as easy to work with as audio.
The audio and MIDI feature set in Pro Tools 6.7 has been greatly expanded to deliver tempo-dependent audio placement, tempo-dependent automation, graphic tempo editing, precise control of meter changes, MIDI step input, enhanced support for instrument plug-ins, MIDI Detective, and Beat Detective™ LE. Pro Tools 6.7 also brings true cross-platform parity for simplified session transfer with major MIDI functionality enhancements to Windows.
Pro Tools 6.7 software expands and enhances the Pro Tools 6.x feature set with features and benefits specifically designed to support the work of music composers. Those include:
New support for RTAS instruments on TDM Aux inputs provides better instrument plug-in integration, session organization, and LE/TDM session interoperability
Support for multiple plug-in outputs enables mixing and processing of individual sound sources from instrument plug-ins*
Simple yet thorough step-by-step song composition with the MIDI Step Input window — Facilitates building complex or difficult MIDI tracks
New MIDI Detective functionality allows generation of tempo maps and groove templates directly from “free” MIDI performances
With Beat Detective LE, Pro Tools LE users can now take advantage of many of the Beat Detective features previously only available to TDM users
The TC/E tool’s support for MIDI regions enables you to expand or contract MIDI passages exactly as you’d do with audio regions, allowing timing changes of individual MIDI regions without affecting the overall session tempo
Fast and precise drawing and editing of tempo curves are now facilitated through the Tempo Editor pane, including nudging and trimming of tempo segments
Flexible tempo curves, global insertion/deletion of time, and auto-editing of data when changing meter are all now available through the new Tempo and Time Operations windows
Tick (musical tempo)-based Audio, Aux and Master tracks keep audio region start points and automation in perfect sync with MIDI
Straightforward management of external MIDI devices on Windows XP via the MIDI Studio Setup window and advanced patch name support
With Windows-based systems, support of MIDI Time Stamping and MIDI I/O brings some of the most accurate playback timing resolution available on any platform, as continues to be the case on Mac-based systems as well
Organization by function within Pro Tools sessions is now available through color-coding feature — Color-code tracks, regions, markers and much more for instant identification
New Undo History window enables you to instantly and conveniently return to previous stages of a session’s development
Non-administrator user support for Macintosh and Windows enables users who do not have administrative access to run Pro Tools unimpeded, and IT professionals in facilities and schools to manage user preferences and access
Enhanced Windows interoperability with legacy Macintosh sessions — Open and convert older SD II-based sessions in one easy step
*Synth and sampler plug-ins must have multiple outputs designed to work with Pro Tools 6.7 functionality.
For more Pro Tools 6.7 details and screenshots, visit the Pro Tools TDM or Pro Tools LE software overview section.
Pro Tools 6.7 software requires a Digidesign-approved Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools|HD Accel, Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack or Mbox system running on Windows XP or Mac OS X.
UPGRADES AND UPDATES
Free Updates for Pro Tools|HD System Owners
If you are a registered Pro Tools|HD and HD Accel owner running Pro Tools TDM 6.4 or higher, you are eligible to receive the Pro Tools TDM 6.7 software update for free. You must provide a valid Pro Tools TDM 6.4 authorization code to download Pro Tools TDM 6.7 from the Digidesign website, and must have Pro Tools TDM 6.4 or above currently installed for the updater to work.
Free updates will be available for existing Pro Tools TDM 6.4 owners via Web download on approximately November 1, 2004. Pro Tools TDM 6.7 Updater CDs will also be available at local Digidesign dealers in November. For system owners who cannot get to a local Digidesign dealer for the free Updater CD or who cannot successfully download the software, the Pro Tools TDM 6.7 Updater CD will be available through the online DigiStore (store.digidesign.com) for approximately £3.00 plus shipping and local tax, if applicable.
Upgrades for Pro Tools|HD System Owners
Pro Tools|HD and HD Accel customers running Pro Tools software versions older than Pro Tools TDM 6.4 can purchase the Pro Tools TDM 6.7 upgrade for approximately £110. Pro Tools TDM 6.7 upgrade kits are available for order through the online DigiStore at store.digidesign.com. They can also be purchased from local Digidesign dealers beginning November 15, 2004.
Please note that Pro Tools TDM 6.7 software is not compatible with Pro Tools|24 MIX™ systems.
Free Updates for Pro Tools LE System Owners
Pro Tools LE 6.7 is a free update for registered Pro Tools LE system owners who purchased new hardware systems on or after September 25, 2004. If you meet that criteria, you must complete a Pro Tools LE 6.7 Update Request Form and mail it to Digidesign along with a copy of your dated purchase receipt from an authorized Digidesign dealer. Upon receipt and processing of this form, Digidesign will mail you your upgrade. Please note: This update will not be available for download.
Pro Tools LE system owners who purchased a new Pro Tools LE product from an authorized Digidesign reseller between September 25, 2004, and October 25, 2004, must submit their Update Request Form and dated receipt by November 25, 2004.
Upgrades for Pro Tools LE System Owners
Digi 002®, Digi 002 Rack™, and Mbox™ owners can purchase the Pro Tools LE 6.7 upgrade for £50. Pro Tools LE 6.7 upgrade kits are available for order through the DigiStore, and will be available from Digidesign dealers beginning November 15, 2004.
Please note that Pro Tools LE 6.7 software is not compatible with Digi 001® systems.
Pro Tools 6.7 Inclusion in New Pro Tools|HD Systems & Pro Tools LE Systems
Full Pro Tools 6.7 installer CDs will be included in shipping Pro Tools|HD and HD Accel systems beginning late October 2004, and in Pro Tools LE systems around January 1, 2005.