Find the right loops and sounds fast—just added
Need to find that perfect beat, groove, style, or sound for your project? Soundbase makes it a snap to browse, search, audition, explore, and experiment with loops, samples, and sound effects from nearly any sound library. This new Workspace pane provides customizable tag filtering, so you can find what you need quickly. Search your libraries by instrument, genre, tempo, key, time signature, and your own tags. And hear how content sounds in sync with your tracks.
Inspire and accelerate music creation—just added
Get access to the latest loops created by the industry’s leading producers and sound designers. Pro Tools now comes with a 2 GB high-quality loop library from Loopmasters to wake up your mix and give projects that sonic edge. Whether you need a rhythm section, a cool riff, instrumental accompaniment, or just something to help you get started, you’ve got hundreds of mini musical works, waiting to be discovered. And it’s easy to find and audition loops with Soundbase.
Experiment and share new ideas—just added
Wish you could try out something creatively, but easily go back to a previous version of your project if you change your mind? Now you can. With Project Revisions, you can explore new versions of a song or soundtrack, make notes, share ideas with others, and quickly jump back to any previous state from anywhere—without having to worry about breaking anything. That’s because Pro Tools keeps all version history, audio files, notes, and other data organized for you.
Get Pro Tools | HD your way
You now have more ways to get your hands on Pro Tools | HD. Purchase and own standalone Pro Tools | HD software (perpetual license) and create, edit, and mix anywhere. Subscribe on a low-cost annual basis and use Pro Tools | HD software only when you need it. Or purchase a Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native core system (hardware + software) at our lowest prices ever to achieve the best sound quality and performance possible (interfaces sold separately). The choice is yours.
Apply real-time effects to clips
Tweak the sound of a clip without affecting the entire track. With Clip FX, you can apply real-time EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group on your timeline, enabling you to have different settings across multiple clips on a track. This gives you more precision control when working with multiple clips of related audio, such as dialog or voiceovers. This feature is available in Pro Tools | HD only, though Pro Tools supports Clip FX playback.
Re-record in the box (requires Pro Tools | HDX)
Expedite audio post dubbing "in the box" with perfect click-free punch-ins. Using Pro Tools | HDX and any punch mode, the system calibrates and time aligns your stems so there's no latency or audio artifacts when punching in and out of tracks or switching inputs. Both in the actual recording and what you hear live in real time.
Edit layers of audio more easily
If you work in post, positioning countless audio clips to picture, you probably have multiple clips that overlap on a track. With new enhancements to the way Pro Tools handles such clips, editing audio is easier than ever. Clear only overlaps. Heal clips when removing one that overlaps two. Trim the starts and ends of two overlapping clips. Modify behaviors. And more.
Edit playlists more easily
It’s now easier than ever to access and manage all of your playlists in Pro Tools. Quickly switch between playlists with new key commands. Easily scan and verify if there are multiple playlists on any given track with new visual indicators. And automatically send overlapped clips to new or existing playlists.
Adjust fades more easily
You can now quickly adjust a fade in, fade out, or crossfade's shape directly in the Edit window using the Smart Tool. Simply position your cursor over any clip’s fade area until it changes to the corresponding fade or crossfade cursor. Then click and drag left or right to change the fade's shape and slope.
Collaborate in the cloud
Imagine being able to work on a session with friends, colleagues, or your favorite artist or producer with ease—no matter where they are in the world. You can with Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools. Record, edit, and mix sessions with others as if you’re all working together in the same studio. And find new collaborators through the online Avid Artist Community.
Get Track Freeze, Commit, and Bounce
Processor-hungry virtual instruments can impact system performance. And sharing sessions used to require that everyone have the same plug-ins. No more. With Track Freeze, you can quickly freeze or unfreeze all plug-ins on a track—or just up to a certain insert—to free up processing power. Track Commit is similar except it renders the track (or an edit selection) permanently. And with Track Bounce, you can render out stems for fast and easy file delivery.
Position clips more precisely with clip transparency
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 quickly align the waveforms of a new audio clip to the visual cues of an existing one’s waveforms with much better precision and ease.
Save time with batch fades
Fading tracks is one of the fundamentals of audio editing. 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 and tweak 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.
Access upgrades, bonus plug-ins, and support
All Pro Tools | HD software and system purchases come with an Avid All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan. Not only do you get access to all new Pro Tools releases and expert help for one full year, but also to an amazing collection of bonus plug-ins—at no additional cost. Simply renew your plan annually for just $399 through your Avid account to maintain access. Or purchase a new plan if you already own Pro Tools | HD.
Expand your sonic possibilities
Gain access to a collection of Avid’s most coveted plug-ins—exclusively through your Annual Upgrade and Support Plan for Pro Tools | HD. Get the sound of 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 Space, ReVibe II, and Reverb One. And have the sounds of the world’s greatest guitar amps at your fingers with Eleven.
Give yourself some Space
Add more life and realism to vocal and instrument tracks. With Space, a high-quality convolution reverb plug-in, you can create natural sounding environments to give your mix more atmosphere—from small rooms to the largest concert halls. Simply access this bonus plug-in (a $499 value) through your Annual Upgrade and Support Plan.
Crank up amazing tones and effects
Get the sounds of the most coveted stompboxes with access to 16 bonus stompbox effect plug-ins through your Annual Upgrade and Support Plan. Shred with realistic emulations of the Pro Co Rat, Ibanez Tube Screamer, and Big Muff Pi distortion pedals. Go retro with the unmistakable sounds of the Cry Baby wah and Leslie rotary speaker. And get reverb, delay, and other vintage sounds. They’re not just for guitars—you can use these plug-ins to enhance any type of track.
Take control with your iPad
Forget the tedium of mixing with a mouse or trackpad. With our free Pro Tools | Control iOS app, you can take wireless touch control of Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled audio and video software to speed things along. Ride multiple faders with your fingertips. Trigger complex macros with a tap. Navigate through large mixes with ease. And we’ll say it again—it’s free!
Add HEAT to your mix
Got Pro Tools | HD Native? Get the warmth and sonic characteristics of an analog console “in the box.” With the latest version of Pro Tools | HD software, you can now run our HEAT add-on option natively. No DSP cards required. With HEAT, you can achieve the unmistakable sound of using prized vintage gear in your mixes—without the expense or upkeep.