7 December 2007 — Daly City CA — Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today affirmed its position as an industry-leading provider of digital audio workstation software with the news that its eagerly-anticipated Pro Tools® 7.4 software has already surpassed the 10,000 mark in downloaded purchases. This milestone was reached last Saturday (December 1, 2007), after only 25 days on the market.
Digidesign Pro Tools is used worldwide for digital sound recording, editing, mixing, and MIDI sequencing, and is deployed extensively throughout the music, film, multimedia, television, and radio broadcast industries.
“Digidesign is fortunate to have grown one of the largest and most loyal user communities in the professional audio industry,” remarked Dave Lebolt, Avid vice president and general manager of Digidesign. “Their allegiance and dedication inspires us to continue to raise the bar as Pro Tools has evolved and grown. Achieving this milestone is extremely gratifying, and is a testament to the importance of Pro Tools to professionals and hobbyists alike from all over the world.”
Pro Tools 7.4 software has been updated with numerous music and post-production features and workflow enhancements for users of Pro Tools|HD®, Pro Tools LE®, and Pro Tools M-Powered™ systems. Included among them is a powerful, multifaceted new music composition and production tool called Elastic Time, plus improved networking compatibility with industry-standard Avid® video systems, including Avid Unity ISIS® shared storage systems, and expanded support for Avid video workflows.
Pro Tools 7.4 software is currently available for Windows XP- and Mac OS X 10.4-based Pro Tools|HD systems as well as Windows XP-, Windows Vista-, and Mac OS X 10.4-based Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems. Expanded Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support will be announced later.