Key features and benefits
Create big, great-sounding mixes
Pro Tools comes with everything you need to create professional-quality music and audio. From powerful recording, MIDI, and score editing tools, to studio-staple sound processors and full mixing automation, Pro Tools is fast and fluid for composing, editing, and mixing big productions with up to 128 audio tracks, 512 instrument tracks, and 512 MIDI tracks.
Sound your best
Pro Tools is renowned for its sound, whether you’re tracking through an audio interface or directly to your computer. Hone performances with powerful tools, including loop recording and track playlists, and comp together a flawless performance from multiple passes ( see it in action ). You can even replace mistakes non-destructively with QuickPunch recording.
Collaborate in the cloud
Imagine being able to work on a project with other Pro Tools users online—as if you’re all working together in the same studio. You can with Avid Cloud Collaboration. Work with up to 10 collaborators on a single project. Access projects from anywhere using any Pro Tools-equipped computer. Need more space? Get an Avid Premium Cloud Plan, starting at just $4.99 USD/month.
Edit audio with ease
With Pro Tools, you can reshape sounds, fix what’s funky, and edit tracks with ultimate flexibility and precision. Trim clips, edit notes, and add fades with the Smart Tool. Change tempo or timing on the fly with Elastic Time. You can even make bad notes pitch perfect with Elastic Pitch.
Take hands-on control of your mix
Experience the deepest level of integration when you pair Pro Tools with any EUCON-enabled control surface—including Pro Tools | S6, Pro Tools | S3, Pro Tools | Dock, Pro Tools | Control, and Artist Mix. Speed up recording, editing, and mixing tasks with access to tracks, plug-ins, and automation control right from the surface. You can even create custom keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function with a single button press.
Mix quickly and creatively
From VCA Masters, Track Freeze, and professional metering, to the unrivaled ability to automate practically every element in your mix, Pro Tools makes the art of mixing music and soundtracks fast and easy. You can even explore alternative versions of a song or soundtrack with Project Revisions. And take remote control from an iPad with the free Pro Tools | Control app.
Fuel your creativity with pro plug-ins
Polish mixes with over 60 AAX plug-ins included. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and dynamics, to guitar amp emulators, you have everything you need to shape, enhance, and fine-tune your sound. If you’re a Pro Tools subscriber, you get access to 17 additional plug-ins. Want more? Shop the in-app Marketplace—or get every audio plug-in we offer* with the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle.
Connect and share your work
Pro Tools makes it easy to share your music and mixes with the masses. Connect online with an extensive network of media professionals in the Avid Artist Community, where you can find collaborators and promote your work and skills.
Go further with Pro Tools | Ultimate
Need surround sound capabilities and more advanced audio editing and automation tools? Pro Tools | Ultimate (formerly Pro Tools | HD) is ideal for artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers working in demanding music and audio post-production environments.
Move up to Pro Tools | Ultimate
Here are some key advantages that Pro Tools | Ultimate offers over Pro Tools:
- Create massive mixes with up to 256 simultaneous audio tracks, or up to 768 audio tracks with a Pro Tools | HDX system
- Edit and mix multichannel and immersive audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround, Dolby Atmos, and Ambisonics
- Create and mix with every Avid plug-in available*, including all Pro Series plug-ins, ReVibe II, Reverb One, Space, and Eleven, with access to the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle, included with a Pro Tools | Ultimate subscription or 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan
- Apply real-time EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group with Clip Effects
- Get timesaving workflows for field recording, re-recording, and (with Pro Tools | HDX) in-the-box dubbing
- Edit audio and video with advanced editing tools and support for up to 64 video tracks
- Get advanced automation features such as Capture, Automatch, and Preview
* Please note that Avid HEAT and Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Pro are not included in the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle.