Pro Tools 5.0.1 LE Update Includes First
has shipped the first upgrade to its Pro Tools 5 LE audio
suite. The software, in addition to adding support for Windows 98,
includes a Mac-only beta of the first RTAS version of the DirectConnect
Plugin. DirectConnect provides a direct path from host-based audio
software directly into the Pro Tools mixing environment. Several
software developers have announced DirectConnect-compatible versions
of their host-based synths and samplers, including Studio 9000 by
Koblo, Reaktor by Native Instruments, Alkali by Audio Genetics and
Retro AS-1 and Unity DS-1 by Bitheadz, with ReBirth by Propellerheads
expected soon, according to Digidesign.
Tools LE is a limited version of Digidesign's Pro Tools. It supports
up to 24 tracks of 16- or 24-bit audio and introduces the Real-Time
AudioSuite (RTAS) plug-in architecture, delivering real-time, host-based
mixing and effects processing. With the 5.0.1 release, Digidesign
also adds a low-latency monitoring feature for both Digi 001 and
Digi Toolbox XP systems.
Digi 001 hardware uses Pro Tools 5.0.1 LE software. The
latest version includes a beta RTAS plugin for DirectConnect.