Imagine being able to work on a session with friends, bandmates, colleagues, or even your favorite artist, producer, editor, or voice actor—no matter where they are, anywhere in the world. You can with Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, a groundbreaking new set of features that enables you to compose, record, edit, and mix sessions collaboratively with other Pro Tools users—as if you’re all working together in the same studio. Simply invite any of your available connections to collaborate using built-in chat, or find new collaborators through the online Artist Community. Access to these features are currently in limited release to ensure the smoothest experience. Stay tuned for the wide public release coming soon.
Processor-hungry virtual instruments can impact system performance with plug-in-heavy mixes. And sharing sessions used to require that everyone all have the same plug-ins used in the session. But no more. With Track Freeze, you can quickly freeze an entire audio, instrument, or auxiliary track to free up processing power. It also makes sharing sessions easy, as it eliminates requiring plug-in parity. You can freeze all plug-ins on the track, or just up to a certain insert. And if further editing is needed, simply unfreeze the track with the click of a button. Track Commit is similar except it renders the track (or an edit selection) permanently, with a variety of flexible options available, making it ideal when prepping for a mix or for archiving sessions. And with Track Bounce, you can render out stems, making file delivery super fast and easy.
If you’re a sound editor or designer, precision and speed are paramount when it comes to aligning and editing clips. Now clips take on a translucent appearance whenever you move and overlap one over another, giving you better visual clarity of their context. This enables you to align the waveforms of a new audio clip to the visual cues of an existing one’s waveforms with much better precision and ease.
Fading tracks is one of the fundamentals of audio mixing. But it can be tedious and time consuming when editing thousands of audio clips. With new fade enhancements, you can speed through repetitious tasks and gain more time to focus on the creative aspects of your mix. Create presets for fade ins, fade outs, crossfades, and batch fades. Recall presets directly from your keyboard or control surface. And control fade settings independently when working with batch fades.
New to Pro Tools? Purchase and own the software (a perpetual license) for the new low price of $599—a savings of $300. Not only is the latest Pro Tools more powerful than ever, it also comes with access to all future new Pro Tools releases and 17 bonus plug-ins—free for 12 months with the included All Access plan (see details). After the first year, renew your Annual Upgrade Plan for just $99/year to continue receiving access to upgrades. And add the Annual Plug-in and Support plan for $99/year to maintain access to the bonus plug-ins, plus get support.
All Pro Tools new licenses and subscriptions, come with an All Access plan. Subscriptions come with the All Access Upgrade and Support plan, giving you access to all new Pro Tools releases and expert help throughout your subscription, plus access to an amazing bonus collection of high-quality effects and sound-processing plug-ins—at no additional cost. New Pro Tools perpetual license purchases include access to the bonus plug-ins for one year, plus an Annual Upgrade Plan, which provides all upgrades, renewable for just $99/year. And if you need support, just add the new Annual Plug-in and Support Plan for $99/year.
Work with even more advanced tools right in Pro Tools. Mix and control groups of tracks faster and easier with VCA Masters. Mix with confidence using 17 advanced metering options, including K-system, VU, and other professional standards. Get gain reduction metering on every channel to gauge dynamics. And get smoother performance and highly responsive recording and playback with the extended Disk Cache feature, which loads entire sessions into RAM—no matter how large.Plus, with the built-in Avid Marketplace, you can browse, buy, and install plug-ins directly from within Pro Tools—without restarting your software.
With support for our free new Pro Tools | Control iOS app, you can wirelessly control Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled audio and video software, freeing you from being tethered to your workstation. Because Pro Tools tightly integrates with the app, you can record and mix faster and easier than working with a mouse and keyboard alone. And we’ll say it again—it’s free!
Get the sounds of some of the most coveted classic stompboxes with access to 16 stompbox effects plug-ins—available to Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD users, exclusively through your All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan, Annual Plug-in and Support Plan, or Pro Tools subscription. From realistic emulations of the Pro Co Rat, Ibanez Tube Screamer, and Big Muff Pi distortion pedals, to the unmistakable sounds of the Cry Baby wah and Leslie rotary speaker, these incredible vintage sounds are available, right in Pro Tools. And they can be used to enhance any type of track—not just guitars.
Add more life and realism to vocal and instrument tracks by immersing them into some of the most amazing room environments. With Space, a high-quality convolution reverb plug-in, you can create natural sounding spaces to give your mix more atmosphere—from small rooms to the largest concert halls. Simply access the plug-in (a $499 value) through your Pro Tools subscription, Annual Plug-in and Support Plan, or All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan for Pro Tools or Pro Tools | HD. You must have an active subscription or plan to use this plug-in.
Gain access to a collection of Avid’s most coveted plug-ins available to Pro Tools | HD owners, exclusively through your All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan. Get the renowned Avid System 5 console dynamics with Pro Compressor, Pro Expander, and Pro Limiter. Mix with such studio secret weapons as Pro Multiband Dynamics, Pro Subharmonic, ReVibe II, and Reverb One. And have the sounds of the world’s greatest guitar amps at your fingers with Eleven. Your creative opportunities have never sounded better.
Rehearse and record more easily with track input monitoring. Dial in cue mixes in a snap by copying fader settings to sends. Create bigger mixes with support for up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks. Expand your musical creativity further with support for up to 512 instrument tracks. Solo tracks in PFL (pre-fader listen) or AFL (after-fader listen) mode for optimal recording.
Got Pro Tools | HD Native? Now you can get the warmth and sonic characteristics of an analog console “in the box.” Our HEAT add-on option can now be run natively in Pro Tools | HD, enabling you to achieve the unmistakable sound of prized vintage gear in your mixes—without the expense or upkeep.
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.
With the redesigned Avid Audio Engine and 64-bit performance, you get multiple times the processing power Avid Audio Engine of previous versions of Pro Tools on the same hardware configurations. Add epic numbers of virtual instruments and effects to create bigger, richer sounding, and more complex mixes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the built-in Avid Video Engine—the same core engine as in Media Composer | Software—you can add 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.
Polish mixes with over 75 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.
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.
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 Pro Mixing control surfaces and consoles, plus third-party boards.
Whether you've got a work in progress or a finished piece, Pro Tools makes it easy to share. 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.
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.
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.
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, you can even bounce multiple stems simultaneously.
Get all of the same benefits of Pro Tools 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 system purchase or software upgrade.)
With Pro Tools | HD, you can mix in everything from mono up to 7.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos. Build up your sonic landscape and add movement to your mix with the built-in surround panner.
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.
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.
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.
With advanced automation tools, you can create the best sounding mixes possible quickly. From VCA masters to Preview mode, Capture mode, and more, you have the tools you need to automate mixes and audition, compare, and apply changes in a variety of ways to tackle even the largest, most complex sessions with ease.
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 a Pro Tools | S6 surface to your setup.
In 2011, we announced that Pro Tools | HD 10 would be the last software release to support original (TDM) Pro Tools | HD systems, Pro Tools | HD Accel systems, and legacy (“blue”) Pro Tools | HD interfaces. Please be aware that Pro Tools 11 and higher do not support these systems and interfaces.
To take advantage of the power boost and advantages Pro Tools 12 delivers, trade in your legacy Pro Tools | HD system towards the purchase of a new Pro Tools | HDX system and trade in your legacy "blue" interfaces towards the purchase of a Pro Tools | HD Series interface, all at significant savings. Visit our Ongoing Special Offers page to learn more.