Avid has introduced Pro Tools HD Native, a new version of the sound post-production system that runs entirely on computer CPU host-processing power.

The Native incarnation comes with a new PCIe card and works with Pro Tools HD Series interfaces and both Icon and C24 control surfaces.

Additional features include third-party DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) support, an integrated mixer for recording high quality audio with near-zero latency and compatibility with both Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher.

Glenn Rosenstein, audio post expert and multiplatinum producer/engineer, said: “Pro Tools HD Native is the natural evolution of a tried and true recording system. It takes full advantage of today’s higher revving computers, while accessing all that is right and familiar with the Pro Tools environment.”

The Pro Tools HD Native system will be available worldwide on 5 November costing from US $3,495.