(Daly City, California--December 7, 2007) Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today affirmed its position as an industry-leading provider of digital audio workstation software with the news that its eagerly-anticipated Pro Tools® 7.4 software has already surpassed the 10,000 mark in downloaded purchases.
This milestone was reached last Saturday (December 1, 2007), after only 25 days on the market.
Digidesign Pro Tools is used worldwide for digital sound recording, editing, mixing, and MIDI sequencing, and is deployed extensively throughout the music, film, multimedia, television, and radio broadcast industries.
“Digidesign is fortunate to have grown one of the largest and most loyal user communities in the professional audio industry,” remarked Dave Lebolt, Avid vice president and general manager of Digidesign. “Their allegiance and dedication inspires us to continue to raise the bar as Pro Tools has evolved and grown. Achieving this milestone is extremely gratifying, and is a testament to the importance of Pro Tools to professionals and hobbyists alike from all over the world.”
Pro Tools 7.4 software has been updated with numerous music and post-production features and workflow enhancements for users of Pro Tools|HD®, Pro Tools LE®, and Pro Tools M-Powered™ systems. Included among them is a powerful, multifaceted new music composition and production tool called Elastic Time, plus improved networking compatibility with industry-standard Avid® video systems, including Avid Unity ISIS® shared storage systems, and expanded support for Avid video workflows.
Pro Tools 7.4 software is currently available for Windows XP- and Mac OS X 10.4-based Pro Tools|HD systems as well as Windows XP-, Windows Vista-, and Mac OS X 10.4-based Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems. Expanded Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) support will be announced later.
For more information, visit http://www.digidesign.com
Digidesign is the world’s 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. 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 more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric musicians and audio professionals, and Sibelius Software, the market leader in software for writing, teaching, and publishing music, are business units of Digidesign. For more information, visit http://www.digidesign.com
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius, Softimage and Sundance Digital. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid brands. Whether seasoned professional or beginning student, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. For more information about the company’s Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit http://www.avid.com