Avid goes native with Pro Tools

Digidesign Pro Tools HD system at NPS

Pro Tools breaks free to tap processor power

New addition to family harnesses faster CPUs to deliver HD native, host-based processing

ECM Plusby Paul Quigley – Avid has released Pro Tools HD Native, the latest addition to its audio content creation and post-production sute which now supports  demanding projects using computer CPU host-processing power.

According to Avid, the new Native version takes antage of advances the performance of computer CPU power, with this version coupling software features and compatibility with  Pro Tools HD systems with native audio drivers.

Pro Tools HD Native also features a new PCIe card and running Pro Tools HD software with open workflow for content creation. 

Native also supports SYNC HD synchronization to picture for post-production workflows, as well as for monitoring and control of systems with Avid ICON and C|24 work surfaces. Native also boats lossless session and project interchange with other Pro Tools and Avid video editing systems to facilitate collaboration.

Other new features include third-party DAW support, which opens up workflow by enabling users to work on their choice of workstation with support for Core Audio and ASIO, further enabling compatibility with third-party audio applications.

Pro Tools HD Native system will be available November starting at $3,495, while Pro Tools HD Native will also be available bundled with OMNI I/O starting at $5,995.


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