PRO TOOLS COMPARISON

See which version is right for you in this DAW software comparison

Pro Tools Artist

The essentials for music recording and MIDI creation

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$9.99 USD/month

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Pro Tools Studio

The complete toolset for professional music production

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$31.99 USD/month

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Pro Tools Flex

The advanced suite for audio post and high-end music

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$99.99 USD/month

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Pro Tools Artist
Pro Tools Studio
Pro Tools Flex
Ideal for… Anyone looking to make professional-quality music and beats with easy-to-use creative tools Artists, musicians, and producers who need the full toolset for professional music production Large-scale music and/or audio post production and those who rely on Pro Tools | HD systems
Included Pro Tools software Pro Tools Artist
(see everything included)
Pro Tools Studio
(see everything included)
Pro Tools Ultimate
(see everything included)
Included third-party software/services Celemony Melodyne 5 essential Celemony Melodyne 5 essential Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition*
Included plugins Artist Bundle (100+ plugins) Complete Production Bundle Complete Production Bundle
Inner Circle rewards Included with annual subscriptions only Included with annual subscriptions and Software Updates + Support Plans for perpetual licenses only Included with annual subscriptions and Software Updates + Support Plans for perpetual licenses only
Audio tracks 32 512 2,048
Instrument tracks 32 512 512
MIDI tracks 64 1,024 1,024
Aux tracks/routing folders 32/32 128/128 1,024/1,024
VCA tracks - 128 128
Master tracks 1 64 512
Video tracks - 1 64
Simultaneous recording inputs 16 64

256 (Core Audio, ASIO), 192 (HDX Hybrid Engine, HDX Classic), 64 (HD Native)

Pro Tools systems and interface support - Pro Tools | Carbon, VENUE | S6L Pro Tools | Carbon, Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native + interfaces, VENUE | S6L
Third-party hardware support Any Core Audio, ASIO, or WASAPI-compatible interface Any Core Audio, ASIO, or WASAPI-compatible interface Any Core Audio, ASIO, or WASAPI-compatible interface
Multichannel mixing Stereo Stereo, surround, Dolby Atmos, Ambisonics Stereo, surround, Dolby Atmos, Ambisonics
Advanced automation
+ +
Advanced audio post toolset

+
Support Standard Standard ExpertPlus

* Included with annual subscriptions and Software Updates + Support Plans for Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual licenses only