New features

Own Pro Tools for just $599—just added

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 free software upgrades for 12 months through the bundled Annual Upgrade Plan, plus access to 17 bonus plug-ins—free for one year (see details). After the first year, get on the Annual Upgrade and Support Plan for just $199/year to access future upgrades, bonus plug-ins, and support—or the $99/year Annual Upgrade Plan for upgrades only.

Access upgrades, bonus plug-ins, and more—just added

All Pro Tools subscriptions, upgrades, and crossgrades now come with an even better upgrade and support plan. Not only do you get access to all new Pro Tools releases and expert help throughout your annual plan or subscription, but also to an amazing bonus collection of high-quality effects and sound-processing plug-ins—at no additional cost. Or choose a lower cost Annual Upgrade Plan and get all upgrades for just $99/year. And if you later decide you want access to the bonus plug-ins and support, just add the new Annual Plug-in and Support Plan for $99/year.

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Get the ultimate mixing experience—just added

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.

Give yourself some Space—just added

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 or 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.

Mix with 25 bonus pro plug-ins in Pro Tools | HD—just added

Gain access to a collection of Avid’s most coveted plug-ins available to Pro Tools | HD owners, exclusively through your 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.

Crank up amazing tones and effects—just added

Get the sounds of some of the most coveted classic stompboxes with access to 16 Eleven Effects plug-ins—available to Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD users, exclusively through your Annual Upgrade 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.




Go bigger and get advanced features

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.






Add HEAT to your mix

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.

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Take control of your session with an iPad

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!

Collaborate in the cloud—coming soon

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. That’s what’s coming with Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, a groundbreaking new set of features that will enable 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, part of the Avid Marketplace.

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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.

Avid hardware offers top-quality sound.

Experience more power and performance

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.

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.

Play HD video with the Avid Video Engine

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.

Mix

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

Get the sound you want

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.

Mix with confidence using extended metering

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.

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 Pro Mixing control surfaces and consoles, plus 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 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.

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, you can even bounce multiple stems simultaneously.

Pro Tools | HD software

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.)

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Mix in stereo or surround

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.

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.

Record and edit with advanced audio tools

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.

Accelerate mixing with advanced automation

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.

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 a Pro Tools | S6 surface to your setup.

Bundled AAX plug-ins

Bonus plug-ins for Pro Tools

Requires a Pro Tools subscription, Annual Upgrade and Support Plan, or Annual Plug-in and Support Plan to access and use
  • Eleven Effects
    • BBD Delay
    • Black Op Distortion
    • Black Shiny Wah
    • Black Spring
    • C1 Chorus/Vibrato
    • Eleven Effects
    • DC Distortion
    • Flanger
    • Gray Compressor
    • Green JRC Overdrive
    • Orange Phaser
    • Roto Speaker
    • Studio Reverb
    • Tape Echo
    • Tri-Knob Fuzz
    • Vibe Phaser
    • White Boost
  • Space

Bonus plug-ins for Pro Tools | HD

Requires an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan for Pro Tools | HD to access and use
  • Eleven
  • Eleven Effects
    • BBD Delay
    • Black Op Distortion
    • Black Shiny Wah
    • Black Spring
    • C1 Chorus/Vibrato
    • Eleven Effects
    • DC Distortion
    • Flanger
    • Gray Compressor
    • Green JRC Overdrive
    • Orange Phaser
    • Roto Speaker
    • Studio Reverb

Included virtual Instruments

  • AIR Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • AIR DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • AIR Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • AIR Structure Free sample player (based on AIR Structure)
  • AIR Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • AIR Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation

Included effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins

  • 1-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