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PRO TOOLS 2024.3 (MARCH 2024)

The Pro Tools 2024.3 software update offers music creators powerful new ways to work with MIDI, as well as seamless MIDI copy and paste functionality between Pro Tools and Sibelius. 2024.3 also delivers the ability to print and monitor live Dolby Atmos re-renders, numerous Pro Tools Sketch enhancements, detachable Melodyne and Clip Effects tabs, and more.

Pro Tools now supports AAX MIDI effect plugins that enable users to quickly generate and manipulate MIDI to realize their musical ideas. From triggering notes and modifying velocity and pitch to generating musical riffs, rhythms, and arpeggiations, a range of MIDI effects can be tweaked and automated. The release also expands the Pro Tools MIDI signal flow to enable routing within the same track, between tracks, and even between plugins. Pro Tools now includes a collection of Avid and third-party MIDI effect plugins, including: Avid Note Stack, Velocity Control, and Pitch Control, as well as Audiomodern Riffer 3, Modalics EON-Arp, and Pitch Innovations Groove Shaper (the latter three are only included with paid Pro Tools offerings).
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Pro Tools now offers seamless copying and pasting of MIDI to and from the Sibelius music notation application (version 2024.3 and later), enabling composers to save days of work as they no longer need to build up scores from scratch in parallel applications. You can copy MIDI from Pro Tools into the public clipboard and then paste into Sibelius with all relevant MIDI information including notes, pitch, note duration, timing/position in clip, and continuous controller data across the clip(s). Conversely you can copy a passage selection or entire conductor track in Sibelius with all relevant data and paste directly into Pro Tools. 
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This release updates the new internal Pro Tools Dolby Atmos renderer to support custom live re-renders from binaural up to 9.1.6. From printing delay-compensated stems directly into sessions to monitoring mixes using Apple Spatial Audio plugins, live re-renders support a range of critical music and audio post workflows. Users can now independently monitor different configurations, apply limiting, and easily QC and export stems—all within Pro Tools.
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PRO TOOLS 2023.12 (DECEMBER 2023)

The Pro Tools 2023.12 software update delivers significant enhancements for both music and audio post workflows, including a new integrated Dolby Atmos renderer to streamline immersive mixing. The release also offers enhancements to Pro Tools Sketch, adds new Track Markers functionality, I/O Setup and Routing color coding, Same as Source bounce support for H.264 video, support for Native Instruments S-Series controllers, and more.

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Integrated Pro Tools Dolby Atmos renderer

The new integrated Dolby Atmos renderer is included free in Pro Tools Studio and Ultimate and improves the efficiency of immersive mixing workflows with simplified setup, mixing, and monitoring. You can now render and monitor Dolby Atmos mixes within Pro Tools without having to roundtrip to an external renderer. A new window provides comprehensive visualization of your Atmos mix from various perspectives and enables you to quickly switch between multi-speaker and binaural headphone monitoring. Additionally, a new I/O Setup tab simplifies the configuration of beds, objects, groups, trim, and downmix settings and saves them as part of your session for easy recall.
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Pro Tools Sketch enhancements

The 2023.12 software release introduces new interoperability between Sketches and Pro Tools sessions, adds new audio effects, MIDI workflow improvements, and more. When dragging MIDI clips from the Sketch window into the Pro Tools timeline you can now choose whether to keep them as MIDI for further manipulation or render them as audio. Conversely, when dragging audio clips from Pro Tools into the Sketch window, you now have the option to render the full signal chain (including plugin processing, Elastic Audio, clip effects, etc.) to maintain their processed sound. Finally, improvements to the desktop Media Browser make it easier to access your loops and samples and you can now embed Sketches directly into Pro Tools sessions for better portability of projects when sharing and collaborating with others.
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Expansion of Track Markers

First introduced in the 2023.6 release, Track Markers enable users to add detailed, color-coded comments within a track to improve both music and audio post workflows. 2023.12 builds on this functionality with more marker rulers for better visibility, allowing for each ruler to have a specific purpose with more space for text to be displayed. Track Markers are also easier to find in the Memory Location window through improved sorting and filtering options.
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PRO TOOLS 2023.9 (SEPTEMBER 2023)

The Pro Tools 2023.9 software update introduces the Pro Tools Sketch Window and iPad app, Export Session Range, Plugin Slot Reordering, Pro Tools Dashboard updates, Scripting SDK updates, and much more.

Pro Tools Sketch

Capture and play with ideas anywhere inspiration strikes with Pro Tools Sketch, a new non-linear, clip-based creation tool in Pro Tools and on iPad. Trigger samples and loops, record audio, and capture MIDI performances to quickly work up sketches. Drag and drop clips and experiment with arrangements to create something you love. Pro Tools Sketch offers new ways to experiment with musical ideas that can be dragged into the Pro Tools Edit Window for further recording, editing, and mixing.
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Export Session Range

Export Session Range improve the efficiency of exporting workflows by only including a section of a session with media to be saved/exported without having to clear out all the unnecessary data before merging the elements from one session to another. This allows easier movement of sound elements from previous episodes/films that use same material. It’s also perfect for breaking up live recordings into individual songs or assembling song melodies from different recordings.
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Plugin Slot Reordering via Drag & Drop

The ability to rearrange the order of loaded plugins has been a long-requested feature. You can now freely change the order of inserted plugins via drag and drop to accommodate new plugins or to experiment with your processing chain.
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PRO TOOLS 2023.6 (JUNE 2023)

The Pro Tools 2023.6 software update introduces Track Markers, new track widths for immersive and Ambisonic mixing, guided Device Setup, updated Event Operations window, surround monitoring for Pro Tools | Carbon, Scripting SDK updates, and much more.

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Track Markers

Track Markers is a long-awaited feature that enable users to give detailed, color-coded comments within a track to improve both music and audio post workflows—including translating track markers accurately from Media Composer.
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Expanded track widths

Pro Tools delivers new track widths with support up to 9.1.6, providing users with simpler and more capable setups to mix Dolby Atmos and other immersive formats (like MPEG-H). This release also expands Ambisonics support (up to 7th order) to better support advanced gaming and VR productions.
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Pro Tools | Carbon surround monitoring

Pro Tools 2023.6 brings surround monitoring to Pro Tools | Carbon, supporting surround monitor configurations from 5.1 up to 7.1.2 and everything in between.
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PRO TOOLS 2023.3 (MARCH 2023)

The Pro Tools 2023.3 software update delivers qualified native Apple silicon support, expanded Elastic Audio processing, new Pro Tools | GrooveCell and SynthCell presets, updates to the Scripting SDK, and more. This release also introduces the new Pro Tools | PlayCell virtual instrument as well as Pro Tools | Sonic Drop—a new monthly content program.

Qualified native Apple silicon support

The 2023.3 software release brings fully qualified native Apple silicon support to Pro Tools, delivering significant performance improvements to users on M1 and M2 systems. The update also provides you with more ways to manipulate pitch and time—élastique Pro V3 by zplane.development and Celemony Melodyne offer users enhanced control over the timing and feel of their tracks.
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Pro Tools | Sonic Drop content program

Multiplatinum artist and Avid sound designer Matt Lange is bringing a whole world of exclusive sounds to the Pro Tools community with Pro Tools | Sonic Drop. This new monthly program will deliver inspiring new samples, loops, and instrument presets to all Pro Tools subscribers (monthly and annual) and current perpetual license holders. From traditional instruments and found sounds to content from other artists and industry partners, each “Drop” focuses on a specific theme, giving users an ever-growing collection of sounds.
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New Pro Tools | PlayCell virtual instrument

Pro Tools | PlayCell is a sample playback instrument that offers Pro Tools users a comprehensive collection of sounds in an easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to find and dial in the perfect sound. Not only does PlayCell ship with an extensive library of instruments, but more will be added regularly as part of the Pro Tools | Sonic Drop program.
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