Pro Tools HD 10

Pro Tools 10

Pro Tools Express

Pro Tools MP 9

Pro Tools SE

Ideal for… Pros who need maximum track counts, the highest performance, scalability, and surround sound for demanding music and post production

Pros who want to compose, record, edit, and mix music or sound for picture with a complete set of tools and advanced workflows

Aspiring music and audio pros on a limited budget who want the best sound quality possible and the essential features of Pro Tools

Aspiring pros and those on a budget who want to create music, but don’t need all of the advanced features of Pro Tools

Beginners or those looking for a simplified music creation, recording, editing, and mixing solution with built-in tutorials

Availability

Comes bundled with Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools|HD Native systems only; can be used with or without hardware

Can be purchased alone or as part of a Pro Tools software/hardware bundle; can be used with or without hardware

Comes bundled at no charge with Mbox and Mbox Mini interfaces only

Can be purchased alone or as part of a Pro Tools MP software/hardware bundle; requires an M-Audio interface

Comes bundled at no charge with many M-Audio interfaces; requires an M-Audio interface

Supported tracks

Maximum simultaneous audio tracks @ 48/96/192 kHz)

256/128/641

(up to 768/384/192)2

96/48/24

(mono or stereo) 

16 / 16 / –

(mono or stereo)

48/32/ – 16/ – / –
Audio recording (maximum simultaneous tracks) 256 32 4 18 2
Instrument 128 64 8 32 8 (combination MIDI/Instrument tracks)
MIDI 512 512 16 256 see above
Auxiliary 512 160 8 128 5 reverb sends
Busses 256 256 16 256 n/a
Video 64 1 1 1 1

General

Maximum sample rate supported (hardware dependent) 32-bit, 192 kHz 32-bit, 192 kHz 32-bit, 96 kHz 24-bit, 96 kHz 24-bit, 48 kHz
Maximum I/O (hardware dependent) 256 32 4 18 2
ASIO, Core Audio, and EUCON support (for third-party interface and control surface integration) Yes Yes No No No
Supported plug-in formats (virtual instruments, effects, and sound processors) AAX DSP (Pro Tools|HDX only), AAX Native, TDM (Pro Tools|HD only), RTAS, AudioSuite AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite RTAS, AudioSuite Works with bundled plug-ins and ReWire only; no third-party support
Bundled software

Over 75 virtual instruments (thousands of sounds), effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins; 8 GB sound library

Over 75 virtual instruments (thousands of sounds), effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins; 8 GB sound library

Three virtual instruments (hundreds of sounds), plus over 25 effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins

Over 70 virtual instruments (thousands of sounds), effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins; 8 GB sound library

Over 100 virtual instrument sounds and 20 effects plug-ins; 3 GB sound library

Features

Composing, recording, sequencing, editing, and mixing tools
Loop record/track comping
MIDI Editor
Sibelius Score Editor
Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
Automatic Delay Compensation 16k 16k 16k 4k n/a
Beat Detective Multitrack Multitrack n/a Single track only n/a
QuickPunch  
AAF/OMF/MXF file interchange      
DigiBase Pro    
Clip Gain      
MP3 option    
Export to iTunes    
Timecode Ruler      
Full Import Session Data      
Variable stereo pan depths      
Field recorder workflows      
Surround mixing

(up to 7.1)

With the Complete Production Tookit (CPT) option3      
Extended RAM/disk cache With CPT3      
TrackPunch / DestructivePunch With CPT3      
Input monitoring With CPT3      
VCA mixing With CPT3      
Solo bus AFL/PFL With CPT3      

Advanced audio editing (Scrub Trim, Replace Region, Fit to Marks, Matching Channels, Back and Play, Auto Fades, and more)

With CPT3      
Advanced automation (Punch, Capture, Write on stop, Write to all enabled, Automatch, Preview, and more) With CPT3      
Advanced video editing (multiple video tracks, multiple video playlists, and video editing tools) With CPT3      

Hardware interface support

Pro Tools HD Series interfaces

       

Mbox family (2nd and 3rd gen)


(Mbox and Mbox Mini 3rd gen only)
   
Eleven Rack      
M-Audio interfaces All interfaces All interfaces n/a

Select interfaces

Only those in which it's bundled
Third party Any Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface Any Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface n/a n/a n/a

Console and control surface support

C|24    

DirectLink-enabled M-Audio keyboards

EUCON-enabled

     

HyperControl-enabled M-Audio keyboards

ICON

With CPT3      
Third party Any analog or digital surface that supports the HUI protocol Any analog or digital surface that supports the HUI protocol n/a Any analog or digital surface that supports the HUI protocol n/a
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