Pro Tools M-Powered 7 Software

Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software introduces a plethora of new features and enhancements that deliver significantly expanded MIDI and audio recording and editing capabilities, greater mixing power and flexibility, enhanced efficiency, and improved ease of use, providing a new creative environment for the industry-standard digital audio workstation. Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software also adds Pro Tools M-Powered software support for five additional M-Audio peripherals, including Black Box, Ozone, Mobile Pre USB, Fast Track USB, and Transit.


Pro Tools M-Powered 7 Software Update for Mac OS X 10.4 and Windows XP

Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1 Released March 9, 2006 (replaces 7.0 update, downloads below)
Pro Tools M-Powered 7.0 Released November 14, 2005

Pro Tools M-Powered 7 is a free update for all Pro Tools M-Powered 6 owners.

About Pro Tools M-Powered 7 & M-Audio Products

System Requirements

  • iLok USB hardware key with Pro Tools M-Powered authorization
  • Your Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 authorization will also authorize version 7
  • Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" or Windows XP Home or Professional with SP2
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 and lower is not compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 7*
  • One of the M-Powered supported M-Audio audio interface hardware devices listed below is required

*The Pro Tools M-Powered v6.8 for Mac OS X 10.3 installation CD will continue to ship with M-Powered packages, along with version 7 for Mac OS X 10.4 and Windows XP.

For complete compatibility information, please see the following pages in the Digidesign Compatibility Documents in the Support section of the Digidesign website:

Supported M-Audio Hardware, Product Information, Specifications & Drivers

Newly Supported in Pro Tools M-Powered 7.0

Newly Supported in Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1*

*Latest M-Audio device drivers required for support with Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.


Pro Tools M-Powered 7 is a free update for all Pro Tools M-Powered owners with the Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 iLok authorization.

The Pro Tools M-Powered 7 application requires a supported M-Audio audio interface and an iLok with Pro Tools M-Powered authorization. The M-Powered application will not open without the iLok authorization.

These version 7.1 web installers are complete installers that do not require previous installation of Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 or 7.0, just your M-Powered iLok authorization.

In addition to English, Pro Tools M-Powered 7 and these installers include support for Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional Operating Systems.

Download Pro Tools M-Powered 7 Updates

For users that are not able to download:

  • Pro Tools M-Powered 7 installation CDs for Mac and Windows with the Upgrading to 7.0 pamphlet will be available for purchase on the DigiStore for a nominal fee
  • M-Powered 7 Update CDs are not available from M-Audio or Digidesign Customer Service

Download M-Audio Drivers

In addition to the Pro Tools M-Powered 7 Update installers, you will also need to download the latest drivers for your M-Audio hardware. To download the latest driver updates from the M-Audio website:

  1. Go to the Support-> Drivers section on the M-Audio website
  2. On the right, under Drivers Search, Select Product
  3. Click SUBMIT

Pro Tools M-Powered 7 Documentation & Optional Downloads

What's New in Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1?

Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1 includes the following new or enhanced features:

Additional M-Audio Interface Support

The following M-Audio interfaces are newly supported in Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1:

Default Track Timebase when Creating New Tracks

When creating tracks with the New Track command, the Track Timebase (samples or ticks) will default to the timebase that was last used for the track type in the New Track dialog.

In addition, when creating new audio tracks with the Import > Audio to Track command or by dragging audio files into the timeline, the Track Timebase (samples or ticks) will default to the New Track dialog’s last used timebase for audio tracks. Exceptions are tick-based file formats (such as ACID and REX files), which will default to ticks.

Support for Co-Installation of Pro Tools LE and M-Powered on the Same Computer

Pro Tools LE 7.1 and Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1 can be installed on the same Digidesign-qualified computer.

Co-installation is only supported when Pro Tools LE and M-Powered have the exact same version number.

To co-install Pro Tools LE and M-Powered on the same computer:

  1. Install your Pro Tools LE or M-Powered system according to the instructions in its Getting Started Guide.
  2. Install the other Pro Tools system according to the instructions in its Pro Tools Getting Started Guide.

When installation is complete, Pro Tools session file icons will change to the icon type of the last Pro Tools system you installed.

For a detailed list of known issues in Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1, please see the following document, included with the downloads:


Database File Compatibility

Pro Tools 7.1 requires a new Digidesign database file format. Existing database files will be deleted upon launching Pro Tools 7.1 for the first time. Please re-index your drive(s) for faster searches.

New Optional Bundle for Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1

Pro Tools M-Powered Demo Versions

If you do not own Pro Tools M-Powered software, you can try the Pro Tools M-Powered Demo version. A compatible M-Audio audio interface & current M-Audio drivers for that interface are required for the Pro Tools M-Powered Demo versions: