The Natives' Pro-52 V2.5 now compatible with DXi, MAS, and DirectConnect 31/07/01
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The Pro-52, Native Instruments' analog synthesizer
emulation of the Sequential Circuits Prophet V synth (see our review, has just reached version 2.5 which offers three new interfaces
to achieve compatibility with all common sequencer and recording
environments. In addition to the previous VST®
interface, DXi, MAS, and DirectConnect have now been added for integration
into Cakewalk SONAR, MOTU Digital
Performer, and Digidesign® Pro Tools systems.
DXi supports the operation and full automation of virtual sound generators
under SONAR. Through MAS and DirectConnect,
the audio signal of the Pro-52 can be routed directly into mixer channels
of the host programs to be mixed with the internal effects
of Digital Performer and Pro Tools, respectively. Of course, the Pro-52
will also retain its VST® implementation.
In the MacOS standalone version, version 2.5 of the Pro-52 will allows up
to 8 instances to be used at the same time, each with its
own MIDI channel. Version 2.5 now supports variable sample rates. Of
course, all features of the recently released version 2.2 are included,
including microtuned scales, modifiable controller numbers, direct program
selection with the keyboard, and more.
The Pro-52 will be distributed worldwide by Steinberg, and first
deliveries will be made in August. Registered Pro-52 users can
download the 2.5 update for free as soon as it is available.