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Digidesign Offering Hardware Exchange Program To Upgrade To 003-Based Pro Tools LE System

Includes free Pro Tools 8 software upgrade, access to new 003 Rack+ Factory, and more

By PSW Staff April 14, 2009

The Digidesign Pro Tools LE Hardware Exchange program allows customers to trade in old or existing Pro Tools LE systems for significant savings on the purchase of a new 003-based Pro Tools LE system.

Specifics of the program:

A free Pro Tools 8 software upgrade. The upgrade to Pro Tools LE 8 software is $149.95, but participants in the Pro Tools LE Hardware Exchange program will receive the software in the new system.

Highlights of Pro Tools 8 include up to 3 times more audio tracks – now 48 stereo audio tracks; dedicated MIDI Editor window vastly simplifies and streamlines MIDI sequencing; five new A.I.R. virtual instruments; 30 additional effects plug-ins; new Score Editor window based on Sibelius notation engine; redesigned user interface with new enhancements and customizability; Elastic Pitch functionality allows real-time pitch transposition; new track compositing workflow allows for easily constructing a performance from multiple takes.

Access to the all-new 003 Rack+ Factory, the newest Pro Tools LE hardware interface, which features eight built-in mic preamps.

Customers can access the new 003 Complete bundles, which pair a 003 Factory or 003 Rack Factory system with the Complete Production Toolkit – supporting up to 7.1 surround mixing, up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks, over $2,650 in additional effects and virtual instrument plug-ins, and much more.

Access to the new Music Production Toolkit 2 for additional savings
. Music Production Toolkit 2 features a more powerful plug-in selection, support for up to 64 simultaneous stereo audio tracks, and more.

Registered owners of a Digidesign ToolBox, Digi 001, Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, Mbox, Mbox 2 Mini, Mbox 2, or Mbox 2 Pro system are eligible.

Visit for additional program details, pricing information and to find your local authorized Digidesign dealer.


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