Perhaps one of the most anticipated audio applications for Mac OS X is now shipping. Digidesign today informed users that the company is shipping Pro Tools 6.0 for Mac OS X.
Version 6.0 not only adds the long-awaited support for Mac OS X, but also boasts a new, streamlined look for the Mix, Edit, and Transport windows. There’s also now multi-user login functionality, a new DigiBase file management utility, enhanced MIDI functionality (including hi-res groove templates), additional Beat Detective features, new Import Session options, plug-in functionality enhancements, and MachineControl additions.
Additional new features include a new Relative Grid option, a new keyboard shortcut for temporarily disabling Grid mode, and definable note duration when drawing notes (the Pencil tool now also trims notes). The Trim tool trims notes in Velocity view, and MIDI Operations and Tempo/Meter Change are accessible via floating windows.
Pro Tools 6.0 now supports up to 256 MIDI tracks, and works with DirectMIDI plug-ins, enabling automatic tempo data broadcasting.
Pro Tools requires Mac OS X version v.10.2.3. More information and pricing for Pro Tools 6.0 is available from the company’s Web site.