PRO TOOLS DETAILED COMPARISON

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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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Key features

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Key features

Included Pro Tools software Pro Tools Intro Pro Tools Artist Pro Tools Studio Pro Tools Ultimate
Included third-party software - Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition* Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition* Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition*
Simultaneous recording inputs 4 16 64 256 (Core Audio, ASIO), 192 (HDX Hybrid Engine, HDX Classic), 64 (HD Native)
Audio tracks 8 32 (mono/stereo) 512 (mono/stereo/surround) 2,048 (mono/stereo/surround)
Voices n/a n/a n/a 2,048 (non-HDX)
2,048 (HDX Hybrid Engine)
256 per card (HDX Classic)
MIDI tracks 8 64 1,024 1,024
Instrument tracks 8 32 512 512
Aux I/O + + +
Aux Input tracks 4 32 128 1,024
Routing Folder tracks 4 32 128 1,024
Basic Folder tracks 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Video tracks n/a n/a 1 64
Busses unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
Included plugins 36 100+ 120+ 120+
Bit depth, sample rate 32-bit floating point, 192 kHz 32-bit floating point, 192 kHz 32-bit floating point, 192 kHz 32-bit floating point, 192 kHz

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

Create, edit, produce

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Create, edit, produce

Automatic plugin delay compensation + + + +
Elastic audio + + + +
ARA 2 Melodyne support +* + + +
Soundbase/Workspace + + + +
Retrospective MIDI recording + + + +
Track Presets + + + +
Time signature changes + + + +
MIDI Editor + + + +

Audio-to-MIDI

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+* + + +
Sibelius Score Editor + + + +

Track comping

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+ + + +
Beat Detective + + + +
In-the-box dubbing +
(Requires HDX)
TrackPunch / DestructivePunch +
Field recorder workflows +

* Requires a version of Celemony Melodyne (not included)

Mix, master, deliver

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Mix, master, deliver

Supported plugin formats AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite; supports AAX DSP when used with Pro Tools | Carbon AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite; supports AAX DSP when used with Pro Tools | Carbon or Pro Tools | HDX
Track Freeze and Commit + + + +
Clip FX Playback only Playback only + +
Clip Gain + + + +
Advanced metering with gain reduction + +
Timecode ruler + + +
VCA mixing + +
Solo bus AFL/PFL + +
Surround mixing + +
Dolby Atmos mixing + +

ADM Export

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+ +
Ambisonics VR mixing + +
Advanced automation + +
Single file multi-stem bounce + +

Usability

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Usability

Ableton Link support + + + +
MIDI Keyboard + + + +
Folder Tracks + + + +

Space Clips

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+ + + +
AAC encode decode support + + +
AAF/OMF/MXF file interchange + +
Batch renaming + +
Extended RAM/Disk Cache + +
Satellite Link Remote 1 per Satellite network Up to 2 per Satellite network without Pro Tools | HD hardware; up to 12 per Satellite network with Pro Tools | HD hardware

Video

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Video

Video tracks n/a n/a 1 64
Avid Video Engine + +

4K/UHD support

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+ +
Advanced video editing +

Collaborate and connect

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Collaborate and connect

Cloud collaboration +* + + +
Cloud storage - 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB

* Can collaborate on someone else's project when invited, but cannot invite others to collaborate

Compatible hardware

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Compatible hardware

PRO TOOLS SYSTEMS AND INTERFACES
Pro Tools | Carbon + +
Pro Tools | HDX +
Pro Tools | HD Native +
Pro Tools | MTRX +
Pro Tools | MTRX Studio +
Pro Tools | HD I/O +
Pro Tools | HD OMNI +
Pro Tools | HD MADI +
Pro Tools | Sync X +
THIRD-PARTY HARDWARE
Core Audio compatible interfaces + + + +
ASIO/WASAPI compatible interfaces + + + +
AVID CONTROL SURFACES
Avid Control (free mobile app) + + + +
Avid Dock + + + +
Avid S1 + + + +
Avid S3 + + + +
Avid S4 + + + +
Avid S6 + + + +
THIRD-PARTY CONTROL SURFACES
HUI-compatible control surfaces + + + +
AVID A/V INTERFACES
Avid Artist | DNxIQ + +
Avid Artist | DNxIV + +
Avid Artist | DNxIP + +
Avid Artist | DNxID + +

System requirements

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