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Digidesign Announces Smack!

Foolproof compressor/limiter plug-in for Pro Tools (August 31, 2004)

Digidesign is pleased to announce Smack! ? a new professional compressor/limiter plug-in designed specifically for music applications but capable of accommodating virtually any kind of audio material with equal success. Digidesign Smack! features three compression modes, unique compression ratios, and harmonic distortion ideally suited for achieving a wide range of sonic variations and colorations. Smack! supports both Digidesign and Avid software*, side-chain processing, multi-channel track types, the full range of Pro Tools sample rates and AudioSuite, RTAS, and TDM plug-in formats. ?Smack! LE includes AudioSuite and RTAS versions, and supports Pro Tools LE and Avid software at a reduced price.

Digidesign Smack! has been developed for Pro Tools music makers who require a great-sounding, flexible, and easy-to-use compression tool. Accurately modeling automatic gain reduction devices previously found only in hardware, Smack! controls the volume of just about any source in a very ?musical manner, adding fullness, intelligibility, and excitement to any track. Its control ranges are practical and sweep a wide range of tonal compression color, resulting in true warmth and distinction. Along with delivering phenomenal sound, Smack! operates effectively at any setting and is easily and quickly manipulated through its intuitive user interface.

At home in Pro Tools-based music, broadcast, post production and sound design applications, Smack! is an ideal plug-in choice for use with bass, drums, and vocals to bring optimal track placement and presence to a mix.

MSRP for Smack! is $595 US. MSRP for Smack! LE is $395 US.

System Requirements
Digidesign-approved Pro Tools|HD Accel, Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools|24 MIX (RTAS and AudioSuite only with Pro Tools|24 MIX), or Pro Tools LE system; or Avid software
iLok USB Smart Key (an account is recommended for managing iLok licenses)

For more information about Digidesign products, visit

*Smack! is compatible with Avid Xpress DV and Avid Xpress Pro software, and all Avid DNA systems.

About Digidesign
Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., is the worlds leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems, and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Academy Award of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the design, development and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. The company is the exclusive distributor of the Focusrite hardware and software product lines in North and Latin America. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in over forty countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. For more information, visit


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