Digidesign has announced that it’s now shipping Pro Tools TDM 6.4.1, which adds support for Mac OS X v10.3 among its other new features, and Smack!, a compressor/limiter plug-in. Pro Tools 6.4.1 extends fader gain range to +12dB over 0 dBFS, supports the new Command|8 control surface, offers hierarchical plug-in menus, marks track position with “scroll to track number” and more. It’s a free update for those who own Pro Tools TDM 6.x; those with a lower version number can purchase it on a CD for US$35 plus tax and shipping.
Smack! offers three compression modes with unique ratios and harmonic distortion, with support for both Digidesign and Avid software, side-chain processing, multi-channel track types and more. The full version is $595 while the LE edition, which supports Pro Tools LE and includes AudioSuite and RTAS versions, is $395. Smack! requires a Digidesign-approved Pro Tools|HD Accel, Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools|24 MIX or Pro Tools LE system, or Avid software, as well as an iLok USB Smart Key.