NI is currently working intensely on equipping the entire product line with
RTAS support. All new products coming out in 2003 will support the RTAS
interface (Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X), while support for the existing
products will be implemented in future updates of the products.
RTAS will soon be the new standard for integration of NI products into
ProTools and completely replace DirectConnect. With RTAS support the
integration of NI software synthesizers, samplers and effects into ProTools
systems reaches a new level of quality. Soon all NI products will offer
ProTools users complete automation, total recall, and remote control of all
plug-in control elements via Digidesign hardware controllers.
A schedule for upcoming RTAS support, as well as further information, can be
found on NATIVE INSTRUMENTS website at