The Industry-standard for Audio Production
Now you can subscribe to Pro Tools on a month-to-month basis and access Pro Tools only when needed. Your subscription includes Pro Tools software, bonus plug-ins, and access to Avid’s Standard Support, which provides all future Pro Tools updates, upgrades, and expert help for as long as your subscription is active.
Avid Pro Tools makes music creation easy and fun 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. Best of all, Pro Tools continues to evolve — new features are being added all the time. Seamlessly update tracks and timeline selections during playback without interruption. Benefit from up to 1,024 MIDI tracks (double that of previous versions). Name your tracks effortlessly, courtesy of the Name field in the New Track dialog. You also get powerful features like Track Commit and Track Freeze, layered editing, and real-time fade manipulation. Beyond that, Avid Cloud Collaboration allows you to connect with talent all around the world. Now with support for macOS Mojave, Pro Tools is the industry standard for audio professionals.
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.
The power to create fluidly during playback
The newest version of Pro Tools enables you to make updates to tracks and timeline selections during playback with more fluidity than ever before. With zero interruption, you can create or delete tracks, enable or disable tracks, and add a preset to a track. You can also insert, move, or remove plug-ins and sends, make changes to your I/O, and record-enable and -disable tracks. Beyond that, you can adjust a loop or timeline selection’s start and end points or move an entire loop or timeline selection. Pro Tools empowers you to experiment with effects, presets, loop points, and more — all without stopping playback.
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. To start with, Pro Tools now supports up to 1,024 MIDI tracks — that’s double that of earlier versions. 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!
Create with an amazing collection of powerful 64-bit AAX plug-ins
The Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle is now included in all active Pro Tools subscription licenses. This bundle includes every audio plug-in that Avid has to offer — classic compressors and EQs, studio effects, stompboxes, reverbs, guitar amps, and more. If you work in the box, you need a collection of top-shelf plug-ins. And with the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle, you’ll have every tool you need. They’re a must-have for Pro Tools users.
Add fire to your mixes with HEAT
Your Pro Tools subscription also includes Avid’s HEAT. Designed in conjunction with legendary designer Dave Hill of Cranesong, HEAT brings analog soul to your Pro Tools sessions. Not a plug-in, HEAT is built right into your mixer window and endows you with the ability to change the sound of the entire “board” on a global level. The key to HEAT’s magic lies in the Drive and Tone controls. Drive faithfully emulates the non-linear processing of tape merged with the harmonic content that naturally occurs with triode-based tube circuits, letting you dial in a fatness that smoothes high-frequency transients. The Tone control gives you control over the amount of brightness that get accentuated, and works in conjunction with the Drive control to add analog magic to your sound. Fire up HEAT and see what your mixes have been missing.