The Industry-standard for Audio Production
Creating music with Avid Pro Tools is designed for beginners and seasoned pros alike. Its optimized audio engine is the epitome of efficiency. Its interface is as easy to use as a tape deck. And its editing is legendary. This industry-standard DAW software is loaded with innovations. Track Commit and Track Freeze free up system resources during intense sessions. Improved waveform visualization powers you through big projects while layered Editing safeguards overlapped clips while you're editing. Create quick crossfades with real-time fade manipulation. Connect with other musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers with Avid Cloud Collaboration. If you're an audio professional, you need Avid Pro Tools.
Ultra-flexible recording, editing, and mixing environment
Avid's Pro Tools software is the go-to DAW for countless recording studios. Most major production houses are built around it. In fact, many of us at Sweetwater choose Pro Tools for our own home studios. Navigating Pro Tools is easy, thanks to its streamlined two-window interface. Every tool you need is right at your fingertips. And most advanced functions are only a click away. Forget about spending days or even weeks getting to know the program. With Pro Tools software, you just dive in and establish the workflow that best meets your needs.
Loaded with powerful MIDI tools for in-the-box music creation
Pro Tools is the industry's premiere recording and editing tool, and thanks to recent advancements, it's a MIDI powerhouse, too. MIDI Input Display shows you notes and chords as you play them on a MIDI controller. MIDI merge enhancements permit seamless merging of new and existing MIDI CC automation. MIDI editing is faster than ever, allowing you to use the left and right arrow keys to move to the next or previous MIDI note. Beyond that, new keyboard shortcuts, tools, and views make working with MIDI in Pro Tools effortless.
Free up your system with Track Commit and Track Freeze
Pro Tools Track Commit prints your tracks, processing and all, to free up resources. And you can print from any insert point in its signal path. Say you have a vocal track with pitch correction and a channel strip. You can print a copy of the tuned vocal without including the other processing. This allows you to continue tweaking the channel strip as you mix. Or you can print all the processing, freeing up DSP resources.
Track Freeze frees up DSP by rendering your entire track on-the-fly. If your track doesn't need further editing, this is a great way to maximize resources. It even works on auxiliary tracks and multi-output virtual instruments! Like Track Commit, you can freeze a track, up to and including, any insert point in its signal path. Activate Track Freeze from the Tracks menu, right-click menu, or snowflake icon. Unfreeze it the same way. A Freeze Status Icon shows if tracks are frozen, and can globally freeze and unfreeze tracks.
Improved waveform visualization and batch fade enhancements for rapid editing
Lining up edits with Pro Tools is a piece of cake. Improved waveform visualization lets you see through overlapping waveforms by making one layer translucent. Improvements to batch fades make drum editing and other repetitive fade tasks instantaneous. Editing has always been one of Pro Tools strong suits, and now it's even better!
Create crossfade curves from the Edit window
Now you can adjust fade in, out, and crossfade curves right from the Edit Window. Select the Smart Tool and position the cursor over the fade. Then click and drag to the left or right to adjust the fade curve. Real-time fade manipulation is a huge time saver!
Connect and collaborate with other musicians and audio pros
Avid Cloud Collaboration connects you with other musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers. It gives you the necessary tools, workflows, and connections to make your work stand out. No matter where your collaborators are, it's like working in the same studio!
Your Pro Tools Annual Subscription gives you a full year of access to Pro Tools and Avid's Standard Support, which supplies you with all future software updates and expert help. If you want to keep using Pro Tools after your 12 months is up, we've already taken care of it — you don't need to do anything. We'll send you a reminder email and automatically charge your card and renew your subscription for you. If you don't want to keep using Pro Tools, give us a call, and we'll cancel your subscription.
- Software Type: DAW software
- Platform: Mac, PC
- Upgrade/Full: Full with 12 month update plan
- Download/Boxed: Download
- Bit Depth: 64-bit
- Format: AAX Native 64
- iLok Required: iLok 2/3 or iLok Cloud account (internet connection required)
- Hardware Requirements - Mac: Intel Core i5 processor or higher, 16GB RAM (32GB recommended), 15GB disk space
- Hardware Requirements - PC: Intel Core i5 processor or higher, 16GB RAM (32GB recommended), 15GB disk space
- OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.11.6 to 10.13
- OS Requirements - PC: Windows 8.1 or later
- Manufacturer Part Number: 9938-30001-50
Software Is Not Returnable
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