Audio tools developer Digidesign announced on Friday that its hardware exchange program is back. Until Dec. 20, registered owners of Pro Tools|24 and Pro Tools|24 MIX systems can exchange them for Pro Tools|HD 2 Accel or Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel systems and save US$2,000 off the regular hardware exchange prices. They can also exchange their systems for Pro Tools|HD 1 systems and save another $1,500 on top of that.
All hardware exchanges include the corresponding Pro Tools|HDpack 6.0 plug-in bundle for free. Pro Tools|HD 1 systems come with seven plug-ins worth $1,952 while Pro Tools|HD 2 Accel systems come with 14 plug-ins worth $4,830 and Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel systems come with 24 plug-ins worth $8,650. A free iLok account is required to take advantage of the plug-in bundles.