New features

Break the sound barrier with the all-new Avid Audio Engine

With the fully optimized Avid Audio Engine , you get multiple times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations. So go ahead—pile on epic numbers of virtual instruments and effects to create richer sounding, more complex mixes and experience performance like never before with the most powerful audio workstation available.

Turbocharge sessions with 64-bit performance

With much more accessible RAM to boost performance, you can creatively take your music and audio production to a whole new level. Handle bigger mixes with thousands of clips. Take advantage of larger VI sampler sizes to attain more realistic-sounding instrument sounds. And enjoy more system headroom  to push things even further, without straining your system.

Speed up delivery with offline bounce

Wait no longer... With faster-than-real-time offline bounce , you can speed up your final mix or stem deliveries—at up to 150x faster—and get the high-quality results you’d expect only from Pro Tools, thanks to time-stamped automation. If you mix and deliver radio programs or other long-format shows, this feature alone will save you hours of time—daily. And with Pro Tools HD 11, you can even bounce multiple stems simultaneously.

Get ultra-low latency with a dedicated input buffer

With dedicated low-latency input and playback buffers , you can monitor record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency—without sacrificing plug-in performance. Even with large, plug-in-heavy sessions, you get the responsiveness you need to record your best performance.

Mix with confidence using extended metering (Pro Tools HD 11 only)

Forget having to invest in additional plug-ins to get K-system, VU, and other professional metering standards. You now have 17 metering options built right into the interface , enabling you to optimize your mix while adhering to regional broadcast audio regulations. What’s more, you also get gain reduction metering on every channel to gauge dynamics.

Play and edit HD video with the new Avid Video Engine

With the built-in Avid Video Engine—the same core engine as in Media Composer—you can add, edit, and play a variety of HD video formats (such as QuickTime, XDCAM, and more) and Avid DNxHD sequences directly in the Pro Tools timeline—without transcoding. Plus, you can monitor the picture playback using video interfaces from Avid, AJA, and Blackmagic Design.

And more…

  • Accelerate and simplify audio file searches with the optimized Workspace Browser
  • Automate tracks while you record them (ideal for live sound and Dolby ATMOS workflows)
  • Maximize plug-in counts with dynamic host processing, which reallocates resources as needed
  • Monitor plug-in sends (PT and PTHD) and gain reduction (PTHD only) through new mini meters on every channel
  • Get more accurate mixing and processing with time-stamped plug-in automation
  • Control multiple Pro Tools|HD systems from one with Satellite Link, now included (PTHD only)
  • Work faster and with more visual feedback with new key command workflows and Mix window enhancements
  • See your session in all of its beauty with full Apple Retina display support


Get full details on what’s new in Pro Tools 11

Record and Compose

Avid hardware offers top-quality sound.

Get top-quality sound and performance with Avid hardware

Whether you’re tracking vocals, guitars, or an orchestra, you’ll get the best possible sound and optimized performance when you pair Pro Tools with an Avid audio interface. Record high-resolution audio—up to 32-bit/192 kHz—and experience exceptionally low latency to capture your best performances easily.

Drive faster with optimized performance

Drive faster with optimized performance

With the enhanced disk handler, you'll experience great recording and playback responsiveness. Keep your creativity flowing—even when working on a laptop with an external drive or a network-attached storage device.

Pro Tools software provides flexibile recording, editing, and mixing for music and sound.

Work the way you want

With Pro Tools, you have the flexibility to record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture your way. Use multiple audio formats and bit depths in the same session. Pair the software with your favorite Avid or third-party audio interface to record and monitor vocal and instrument performances. Or record and create with just your computer** and the software alone for ultimate portability.

Pro Tools software lets you loop and punch to create a seamless performance from multiple takes.

Loop and punch your way to perfection

Nobody’s perfect, but with Pro Tools you can create a seamless performance from multiple takes. Let your spontaneity shine with Loop recording and comp together your best takes. Or use QuickPunch to quickly replace any questionable section with a better performance.

The MIDI Editor built into Pro Tools software includes great-sounding virtual instruments.

No instrument? No problem.

Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with AAX virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.

Compose with full MIDI and notation tools

Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Create and edit virtual instrument and MIDI performances with the MIDI Editor. Or compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.

Pro Tools software lets you work and collaborate on projects from other apps.

Work and collaborate on projects from other apps

Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. Or work on projects created in other audio and video software—including Media Composer, Logic, Cubase, and other third-party apps—right in Pro Tools.

Edit

Stretch your creativity with Elastic
Time and Pitch

Freely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any clip or an entire composition—on the fly. And with Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose clips—in real time—without altering the tempo.

Edit with precision

Shape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks. Speed up editing and mixing Clip Gain  with the Smart Tool. And smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.

Snoop out grooves with multitrack Beat Detective

With the versatile Beat Detective tool, you can quickly fix timing issues across multiple tracks or change up the feel of a beat to get a different groove. You can even use it to keep your rhythm section “in the pocket” by extracting the groove from a drumbeat and applying it to the bass part.

Create and cut sound to picture

With Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture using the built-in Timecode Ruler and video track. Use the included plug-ins to clean up sound. Create sound effects that define (or defy) reality. Work easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips.  And record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. You can even share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF.

Mix

Create great-sounding mixes withPro Tools 11 audio production software.

Get the sound you want

Polish mixes with over 70 included effects, sound-processing and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find the AAX plug-ins you need.

Grab control of your mix

You can use a mouse to make changes one… at… a… time, or mix faster and easier using a hardware control surface. Get hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of Avid control surfaces and consoles and third-party boards.

Collaborate, store, and share mixes

Whether you've got a work in progress or a finished piece, Pro Tools makes it easy to share. With Gobbler integration, you can send full sessions and mixes to other collaborators fast, and securely back up and sync sessions in the cloud—Gobbler automatically backs up as you go. With direct SoundCloud support, you can share files privately with other collaborators, or share finished projects with the world. And bounce mixes to your iTunes library to share with others on your network.

Achieve the best mixes possible—automatically

Get great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation— with 4x the samples (16,383) to handle the largest mixes—no matter how many plug-ins you use. Plus, you can automate the settings of every element in the Pro Tools environment to add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible.

Plug into legendary sound

Add life to your mix. With the included Avid Channel Strip plug-in, you get exact replications of the renowned EQ and compression algorithms of the Avid System 5—one of the most sought-after digital audio consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced.

Pro Tools HD 11

Get all of the same benefits of Pro Tools 11 software along with these additional features and workflows. (Please note that Pro Tools HD software is available only as part of a Pro Tools|HD family system purchase or software upgrade.)

Learn more about the Pro Tools|HD Family

Go bigger with more tracks

Go bigger with more tracks

Create way bigger mixes using Pro Tools HD software than you can with Pro Tools. With a 3-card Pro Tools|HDX system, you can work with up to 768 voiceable audio tracks. Or get up to 256 voiceable audio tracks on a Pro Tools|HD Native system or with just Pro Tools HD software on its own.

Get top-quality sound and performance with Avid hardware

Because Pro Tools HD is designed and optimized to be part of an integrated hardware/software solution, you can capture audio in pristine clarity with near-zero latency. Even when mixing large, complex projects, you’ll experience uncompromised performance—on a Pro Tools|HDX DSP-powered system or on the host with Pro Tools|HD Native.

Experience maximum performance

With the extended disk cache, which loads entire sessions into RAM, you'll experience smooth performance and highly responsive recording and playback—no matter how monster-sized the session.

Record and edit with advanced audio tools

Record solo tracks in PFL (pre-fader listen) or AFL (after-fader listen) mode. Work more efficiently when punching performances with TrackPunch and DestructivePunch. Enhance and speed up editing tasks with Continuous Scrolling, Scrub Trim tool, Replace Clip command, Time Compression and Expansion Edit to Timeline Selection command, field recorder workflows, and more.

Work more easily with video

Edit and mix sound for larger, more complex video productions, and display up to 64 video tracks in the timeline. Expand your post capabilities with advanced video features, including multiple video playlists and basic video editing tools. And share audio mixes with Media Composer editors (and vice-versa) through AAF.

Mix in stereo or surround

With Pro Tools HD, you can mix in everything from mono up to 7.1 surround sound. Build up your sonic landscape and add movement to your mix with the built-in surround panner. Work with groups of tracks faster and easier with VCA Group mixing. And with advanced automation tools, you can tackle even the largest, most complex mixes with ease.

Get more control

With Pro Tools HD, you've got unprecedented control at your fingertips. Handle the largest audio post mixes with the built-in Satellite Link, which enables you to connect up to 12 Pro Tools HD-based systems and control them from one. And get the highest level of hands-on control by adding an ICON surface to your setup.