Music Creation

From inspiration to the final mix, create the highest-quality music

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Take on the most demanding sessions and maximize your creativity with the industry’s leading audio production software.

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Create high-quality music that stands out from the crowd

Whether you’re a musician, engineer, mixer, remixer, composer, or producer, your work needs to stand out to get noticed in such a competitive industry. You need to create the high-quality mixes that artists, labels, and audiences expect, and at the same time quickly turn around larger and more complex productions.

Avid audio solutions, based on industry-standard Pro Tools | Software, enable you to create the highest-quality music and maximize creativity with unparalleled speed and precision. With professional-grade software designed to completely integrate with premium-quality Avid audio hardware, you get pristine sonic detail, simplified workflows, and the rock-solid performance to handle massive sessions with ease. Avid music creation solutions are the number one choice of recording studios around the world, so you can take your Pro Tools sessions anywhere—from Nashville to Berlin—and create amazing sounding music.

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Pro Tools | Software

Record, edit, and mix with the industry-standard music and audio production software.

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Pro Tools | Duet and Pro Tools | Quartet

Turn your Mac or PC into a professional music studio with Pro Tools | Software and best-in-class audio interface by Apogee.

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Pro Tools | Mbox

Bring professional quality to your personal studio with interfaces that offer premium sound, performance, and portability.

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Artist Series

Take deep hands-on control of your favorite EUCON-enabled audio and video software to speed up editing and mixing.

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AAX Plug-ins

Expand your creative palette with a wide variety of sound processing, effects, virtual instrument, and utility plug-ins for Pro Tools.

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Everything you need to create tracks that stand out

Today more than ever, audiences and fans expect music to be engaging and well produced—whether it's the highly stylized sounds of today's chart-topping pop artists, or the raw, gritty sound of garage rock bands. And with so many artists competing for market share, it can be difficult to get the exposure you need to promote and sell your work.

Pro Tools
is the industry-leading digital audio workstation for composing, recording, editing, and mixing music. Featuring a powerful audio engine with 64-bit performance, Pro Tools gives you more power to produce the broadest variety of musical sounds and genres. It provides the most comprehensive and powerful audio toolset available, so you can dial in your own unique sound—no matter what it is. And with the new marketplace coming as part of our Avid Everywhere vision, you’ll soon be able to easily connect with others to share, promote, and sell your music.

Learn how the Avid MediaCentral Platform addresses your needs:

+-Unleash your creativity with powerful yet easy-to-use tools

When you're in the studio, you need to focus on the creative flow without getting interrupted by technology. Pro Tools features intuitive, easy-to-use, and reliable production tools that enable you to stay in the creative zone and record the best performances. And now it's available in more affordable ways than ever. Create with a low-cost subscription. Own the software or a complete system outright. Or get started with Pro Tools | First, a free version of Pro Tools. The choice is yours.

+- Promote and sell your music in the community

What if you could instantly market your songs, sessions, and stems to a large community of media professionals looking to license music and sound content?

The Avid Everywhere vision for audio includes an audio marketplace that will help you connect with the entire audio community—and beyond. We'll be introducing the first phase by launching a new Avid Marketplace in an upcoming release of Pro Tools, enabling you to share, promote, and sell your music and audio work to media professionals in music, film, TV, and broadcast.

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+-Create flawless, professional tracks

Pro Tools enables you to mix your music, your way. Shape your sound with over 1,000 Avid and third-party 64-bit AAX plugins. Fine-tune your music and audio with professional editing tools, mix automation, and effects. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks, creating smooth transitions with crossfades, and automating the settings of any element you want. With Pro Tools, everything you need to perfect your tracks is available in one complete package.

+-Collaborate in the cloud and create your best work

Many artists and musicians create their best work when they collaborate, but long distances can make this a challenge. With the upcoming Avid Cloud Collaboration features, coming soon to Pro Tools, you'll be able to compose, record, edit, and mix sessions collaboratively with other Pro Tools users—from anywhere in the world—as if you’re all working together in the same studio.

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Pro Tools | First

Get started with composing, recording, editing, and mixing music with a free version of Pro Tools.

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Pro Tools

Record, edit, and mix with the industry-standard music and audio production software—included with Pro Tools | Duet, Pro Tools | Quartet, Pro Tools | Mbox Pro, and Pro Tools | Eleven Rack.

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Pro Tools | HD

Included with Pro Tools | HD family systems—record, edit, and mix with the world’s most powerful audio production system.

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Compare Pro Tools software

See which version of Pro Tools is right for you.

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Accelerate your creativity with hardware and software that integrate seamlessly

When you piece together a studio setup from multiple vendors, you add extra steps and complexity to your workflow—and potentially compromise your creativity. Whether you’re in the studio, at home, or on the road, you need solutions that integrate together seamlessly and work reliably, so you can focus on creating the highest-quality music.

Avid music creation hardware and software products work together optimally, so you can stay in the creative zone and accomplish more, whether you’re composing, recording, editing, or mixing.

Learn how Avid audio hardware addresses your needs:

+-Create and mix large, complex sessions


Handle the most demanding productions with Pro Tools | HDX

Pro Tools | HDX provides unprecedented power, higher audio quality, and easier ways to record, edit, and mix the most demanding productions. Get more tracks at the highest sample rates, more headroom, and more dedicated DSP power to tackle massive music projects with the confidence that comes with guaranteed performance.

Create with the world’s most powerful host-based DAW using Pro Tools | HD Native

Pro Tools | HD Native enables you to compose, record, edit, and mix music with unprecedented speed and ease—at a price that won’t break your budget. By integrating your hardware and computer together as one, Pro Tools | HD Native delivers pristine sound, incredible performance and reliability, and the lowest latency of any host-based DAW—even with large mixes.

+-Record studio-quality sound-anywhere
Get the ultimate mobile recording experience with Mbox

Featuring reliable performance, portability, and professional-grade sound quality,Mbox audio interfaces enable you to record, edit, and mix audio with the sonic clarity of higher-cost interfaces. Easily connect mics, instruments, monitors, and other analog, digital, and/or MIDI gear with your computer to capture and create studio-quality productions. Plus, Mbox interfaces fit easily into your bag or backpack and feature rugged metal construction with reinforced components to withstand the rigors of the road.

Capture inspiration on the go with Fast Track

For those with smaller budgets, Fast Track is a line of portable, studio-grade USB audio interfaces that provide everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a complete songwriting and music recording system. Ideal for home, studio, and on-the-go creation, Fast Track offers an easy entry into Pro Tools, the industry-standard digital audio workstation.

+-Dial in amazing guitar tones quickly-in the studio or on the stage

Eleven Rack combines the ultimate guitar recording and amplifier emulation system with a full-featured audio interface for Pro Tools. With a high-quality DSP-accelerated hardware interface, Eleven Rack gives you access to dozens of the most coveted rigs and stompbox effects for a fraction of the price of a single vintage amp. With its simple, easy-to-use interface, you get a faster, more intuitive way to get the guitar tones you want.

+-Mix complex projects faster with intuitive, hands-on control solutions
Configure your system your way with the modular S6 control surface

Leveraging the best of the industry-leading ICON and System 5 product families in a revolutionary modular design, Pro Tools | S6 delivers superior ergonomics and intelligent EUCON studio control, providing an intuitive, immersive experience for the modern sound engineer. And because it's built on proven technology, trusted by top audio professionals in the most demanding production environments, S6 delivers the performance you need to complete projects faster and deliver the best sounding mixes possible.

Get powerful DSP and software mixing control with S5 Fusion

S5 Fusion is a flexible mid-size digital audio mixing console that combines a dedicated, expandable DSP engine with complete EUCON Hybrid control. With S5 Fusion, you can control both DSP channels and channels from multiple external DAWs simultaneously across the surface, so you get the best of both worlds.

Create big mixes with the small format S3

Based on the award-winning Pro Tools | S6, Pro Tools | S3 is a compact, EUCON-enabled, ergonomic control surface that offers a streamlined yet versatile mixing solution for the modern sound engineer. Like S6, S3 delivers powerful, intelligent control over Pro Tools and other DAWs, but at a more affordable price, making it the perfect fit everywhere, from project studios to the largest, most demanding facilities.

Mix with unparalleled power and control with C|24

Sleek and stylish, the 24-channel C|24 control surface provides direct hands-on control of Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD mixing, recording, and editing. Featuring a complete array of high-quality analog inputs and a 5.1 analog monitor section to use with your Pro Tools I/O, C|24 tightly integrates with the latest advancements in Pro Tools to provide an incredibly powerful and richly featured console.

Get great portability and affordability with Artist Series surfaces

Artist Series control surfaces enable you to take deep hands-on control of your favorite audio and video software to speed up editing and mixing tasks. The slim and highly portable Artist Series control surfaces easily fit into any setup, deliver great responsiveness, and give you much more control than working with a mouse and keyboard alone—at a fraction of the price of high-end consoles.




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Pro Tools | HD Family

Get unparalleled performance, pristine audio quality, and easy scalability for total music and audio post production.

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Pro Tools | Duet and Pro Tools | Quartet

Turn your Mac or PC into a powerful music creation and audio recording studio.

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Pro Tools | Mbox

Bring professional quality to your personal studio with interfaces that offer premium sound, performance, and portability.

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Pro Tools | Fast Track

Turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a complete songwriting and music recording system.

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Pro Tools | Eleven Rack

Easily record your guitar performances and get the tones of the world's greatest amps and effects.

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Pro Mixing Family

Digital audio consoles and controllers that deliver amazing sound quality, customizable hands-on control, and unrivaled power.

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Dial in the right sound for your mix

Pro Tools gives you the power to add epic numbers of virtual instruments and world-class effects to create richer sounding, more complex mixes. With a wide range of AAX virtual instruments, effects, and sound processing plug-ins available for both native and DSP-accelerated Pro Tools systems, your sonic opportunities are endless. Featuring powerful 64-bit performance, AAX plug-ins enable you to take music and audio production to a whole new level.

Learn how Pro Tools audio plug-ins address your needs:

+-Access the right instrumentation for every part-at a price you can afford

Pro Tools virtual instruments enable you to easily create an incredibly wide range of sounds—from classic keyboards to out-of-this-world synth and effects sounds—using just a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the virtual instruments and audio loops included with Pro Tools, and expand your arsenal with over 250 AAX virtual instruments and samplers from third-party solution partners.

+-Get the powerful mixing tools you need to sculpt your sound
From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators and channel strip dynamics, Pro Tools gives you the plug-ins you need to create professional mixes. Pro Tools comes equipped with over 70 effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins in the powerful 64-bit AAX format. And with the in-app Avid Marketplace, you can find any additional AAX plug-ins you need to make your mix sound its absolute best.

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Pro Compressor

Shape sounds, enhance tracks, and breathe life into mixes with this stunning high-quality compressor.

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Get the guitar tones you’ve always dreamed of—quickly and easily—all right in your Pro Tools rig.

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Space delivers the pristine sound of natural reverb spaces with the familiar controls used in high-end hardware reverb units.

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Bring warmth, clarity, and life to your tracks with a great-sounding, professional compressor/limiter plug-in designed specifically for music applications.

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Pultec Bundle

Shape sounds with plug-in versions of three popular Pultec equalizers that deliver smooth, sweet EQ and an extremely high-quality tube audio signal path.

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Connect with others in the marketplace

The Avid Everywhere vision for music creation includes a marketplace that will help you forge meaningful connections with the entire audio community—and beyond. It’s currently in development and will enable artists, composers, sound designers, and other content creators to easily find material—and market their own content—in the broader media community.

The marketplace will enable you to:
  • Publish session files, multichannel stems, and stereo mixes directly from Pro Tools for sale in the public marketplace
  • Gain exposure and opportunities to make money by connecting with media professionals looking to license music and sound assets, with all rights management secured
  • Quickly find professional-quality content in the style and formats you need, using powerful, deep, and searchable metadata

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Avid Everywhere—Audio Technology Preview

Discover how the powerful new workflows coming to Pro Tools will change the way you create, distribute, and monetize content.

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