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Digidesign to unveil Pro Tools 8?

Pro Tools 8: We've heard about it, but we haven't yet seen it.
Pro Tools 8: We've heard about it, but we haven't yet seen it.

Word reaches MusicRadar that Digidesign may be launching Pro Tools 8 at the AES show that's currently taking place in San Francisco.

Reports on several forums indicate that new versions of Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered will be announced, and that these will all have a new user interface. This promises to be based on a "more modern colour palette" and include dockable Editing windows and a configurable Edit Window toolbar.

It's also being speculated that Pro Tools 8 will come with "dozens" of new plug-ins, including five virtual instruments and 20 effects. Fully integrated MIDI and score editors could be implemented, too.

We'll bring you more details as they emerge.

UPDATE: Pro Tools 8 has now been confirmed by Digidesign. Click here for all the details.

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