System requirements

Mac OS X

  • Thunderbolt- or PCIe-equipped computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer
  • System software: (64-bit) OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB or RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family (recommended; FX 560 or higher)
  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
  • USB port for iLok authorization

Windows

  • PCIe-equipped computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • System software: (64-bit) Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB or RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family (recommended; FX 560 or higher)
  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
  • USB port for iLok authorization

Additional system requirements and approved hardware options

  • Pro Tools|HD audio interface required: (see details)
  • Audio drive requirements: One or more hard disk drives dedicated for audio Record and Playback (details)

Included software

For large-scale projects that demand the utmost in sound quality and performance, Pro Tools HD software enables you to compose, record, edit, and mix the most complex productions quickly and easily.

Learn more about Pro Tools HD software

Bundled plug-ins

Create music and polish sounds with a huge collection of over 75 virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins, plus a massive 8 GB library of high-quality audio loops.

Virtual instruments and audio content

  • Big Fish Audio loop library (8 GB)
  • Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation

Effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins

  • 1-Band
  • EQ III
  • 4-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR FuzzWah
  • AIR KillEQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • AIR StereoWidth
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • BF76 Compressor
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge
  • BFEssential Noise Meter
  • Channel Strip (based on the System 5 console)
  • Chorus
  • Click
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb
  • DC Offset Removal
  • De-Esser
  • Delay
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Down Mixer (5.1 to stereo fold down)
  • Duplicate
  • Eleven Free
  • Expander/Gate
  • Extra Long Delay II
  • Flanger
  • Gain
  • Invert
  • Lo-Fi
  • Long Delay II
  • Maxim
  • Medium Delay II
  • Mod Delay III
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Pitch
  • Pitch Shift
  • POWr Dither
  • Recti-Fi
  • Reverse
  • SansAmp
  • Sci-Fi
  • Signal Generator
  • Short Delay II
  • Slap Delay II
  • Time Compression Expansion
  • Time Shift
  • TL AutoPan
  • TL InTune
  • TL MasterMeter
  • TL Metro
  • Trim
  • Vari-Fi

Want more plug-ins?

Check out all of the sound processors, effects, virtual instruments, and utilities available for Pro Tools|HD Native here.

What's included

  • Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card
  • DVD wallet, which includes:
    • Pro Tools HD software installation DVD (includes all bundled software)
    • Audio Loops DVD
    • Training Video DVD
  • User guides
  • iLok USB Smart Key (for software authorization)
  • Registration card and software activation cards
  • 12-foot DigiLink Mini cable for Pro Tools HD Series interface connection
  • DigiLink to DigiLink Mini adapter for older Pro Tools interface connection