Avid unveils lineup of creative music tools

MUMBAI: Avid has introduced a set of tools—including the new Pro Tools Mbox family, the M-Audio MobilePre, Pro Tools SE bundles and M-Audio Oxygen 88 keyboard controller—for a range of musicians who are seeking to create, record and mix music at home or on the road.

Pro Tools Mbox Family: Premium Audio Quality and Third Party DAW Support provides customers more creative options
Designed for musicians and audio engineers looking to turn their Mac or PC into a portable professional recording, mixing and production studio, the third generation of the Pro Tools Mbox family—Pro Tools Mbox Pro, Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Mini—offers customers premium sound and open workflows with support for the industry’s most popular DAWs.

Based on customer feedback, new features in the Pro
Tools Mbox family include:

* Re-designed hardware with pro features delivering audio - Redesigned from the ground up leveraging Avid’s expertise in professional studio gear,the new Pro Tools Mbox family also features several workflow enhancements including: A professional-grade soft clip limiter that improves overall audio quality by letting users capture hotter signals while recording; and a multi-function button allowing Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Pro users to control software parameters without
using the computer mouse or keyboard.

* Freedom and flexibility to compose using Pro Tools LE or your DAW of choice—Gives customers more options to compose, record, edit and mix with seamless support for the industry’s most popular DAWs, including Pro Tools LE®, Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Fruity Loops, Steinberg Cubase, and more, ensuring sessions are compatible with studios around
the world. New drivers include ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME and multi-client drivers. 
With Pro Tools SE software included, the new Pro Tools SE Family serves as an introduction into the world of Pro Tools software by offering the same user interface found in Avid’s professional Pro Tools product line. The Pro Tools SE Family, which offers dedicated solutions for guitarists, keyboard players and vocalists, includes:
* Avid KeyStudio— This allows keyboard players to turn their
inspiration into a professional-quality recording with a 49-note,
velocity-sensitive M-Audio KeyStudio keyboard and Pro Tools SE music creation software.
* Avid Recording Studio— This allows customers to capture guitars, instruments and vocals in better than CD quality at 24-bit/48 kHz with Pro Tools SE music creation software and an M-Audio Fast Track® audio interface.
* Avid Vocal Studio—It enables customers to record vocals for use in songs, soundtracks, podcasts or voice-overs with Pro Tools SE music creation software and the M-Audio Producer USB microphone.

With Pro Tools SE software, users can:

* Mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks) and use the included pro-quality effects—reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects—to create richly detailed and polished recordings.
* Use more than 100 different virtual instruments and more than 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas.
* View integrated, intuitive tutorials that make it easy to learn how to compose, record, edit and mix on the Pro Tools SE platform.
* Record two instruments at once, and take advantage of built-in composing features including MIDI sequencing and score editing, which provide professional-grade creative solutions to users of every ability level.

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