I’m not too happy with Avid right now due to how crappy my Pro Tools 9 works on my Mac Pro and my Laptop setup. The sad part is that Pro Tools runs better on my internal sound card of my MacBook Pro better than it does on a piece of hardware AVID BUILT FOR PRO TOOLS. Seriously folks, don’t buy a 003, Unless that 003 is the one I have for sale on craigslist right now. BUY NOW BUY NOW BUY NOW.
Anywho, the redheaded step child of Avid, M-Audio gets it’s own version of Pro Tools now and hopefully it works in conjunction with it’s hardware better than 9 does with it’s own.
Avid today announced the availability of Pro Tools MP 9, the latest version of the award-winning Pro Tools software, which enables M-Audio hardware enthusiasts to harness professional-quality recording, editing, and mixing features in their home or project studios. Avid also announced all-new bundles that combine Pro Tools MP 9 software with select M-Audio interfaces to deliver industry-leading music creation solutions at an extraordinary value. Pro Tools MP 9 leverages the same core functionality found in Avid’s Pro Tools software, the top choice for music and audio professionals. New Pro Tools MP 9 features include Automatic Delay Compensation for great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes; and MP3 export capability, which enables users to easily share their creations with the world. Avid’s Pro Tools MP 9 software will be offered standalone for use with select M-Audio interfaces, as well as in all-new, value-packed bundles with the M-Audio MobilePre, Fast Track Pro or Fast Track Ultra interfaces, providing the essential tools that customers need to create professional-quality music. Specifically designed to work with select Avid’s M-Audio audio interfaces, Pro Tools MP 9 delivers a professional, stable platform intended for personal studio and mobile music creation.
Pricing and availability Pricing for Pro Tools MP 9 is $299.95, and upgrades are available to existing Pro Tools M-Powered(tm) users for $199.95. Pricing for Pro Tools MP 9 bundles begins at $329.95 for Pro Tools MP 9 + MobilePre, $399.95 for Pro Tools MP 9 + Fast Track Pro and $549.95 for Pro Tools + Fast Track Ultra. All prices USMSRP. All options will be available worldwide on May 16, 2011.
PS I still love you Avid. We’re just going through a “Rough Patch” but we’ll get back to normal once we go HD.