Pro Tools DAW software redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio. Create without bounds and work at the speed of your creativity, so you can take on the most demanding sessions and deliver the best sounding mixes possible.
What's New in Pro Tools 12?
- Avid Cloud Collaboration: Work with other artists and producers anywhere in the world
- Integrated metadata: Keep track of all contributors in a session
- Add new sounds, virtual instruments, plug-ins and more anytime from the updated in-app Marketplace
- One-year Avid upgrade and support plan included
Get all the best features from Pro Tools 11 and 10:
- The updated Avid Audio Engine for a serious performance upgrade on 64-bit operating systems
- Offline Bounce: Save time with faster-than-real-time bouncing to disk
- Play and edit HD video directly in the Pro Tools timeline
- Support for 32-bit floating-point file formats
- Clip Gain for easily tweaking volume on individual clips (regions) without writing automation
- Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
- Multitrack Beat Detective
- Four times the Automatic Delay Compensation of previous releases
- Use with nearly any Avid or third-party interface -- or no external interface at all
- Over 60 bundled AAX plug-ins -- virtual instruments, effects, processors, and utility plug-ins
- Full boxed version includes Pace iLok 2 key
Stay current, stay ahead
Pro Tools purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions now come with an Avid upgrade and support plan that ensures you always have the latest features at your fingertips. This means that you'll get all future software updates and upgrades (as long as your plan is active), including the upcoming Pro Tools Cloud and other features mentioned below, and 24x7 access to Avid's Customer Care team experts to get help and advice whenever, wherever, and however you need it.
Avid Cloud Collaboration: Collaborate in the cloudImagine being able to work on a session with friends, bandmates, colleagues, or even your favorite artist, producer, editor, or voice actor -- no matter where they are, anywhere in the world. That's what's coming with Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, a groundbreaking new set of features that will enable you to compose, record, edit, and mix sessions collaboratively with other Pro Tools users as if you're all working together in the same studio. Simply invite any of your available connections to collaborate using built-in chat, or find new collaborators through the online Artist Community, part of the Avid Marketplace.
Universal metadata: Manage and track your assetsAvid will be introducing and integrating a new open, universal metadata schema into Pro Tools that will help you manage, track, and document every asset and project you create. This metadata will enable media creators and distributors to keep track of everyone who creatively contributed to a piece of content, making it easy to document who did what, when, and where; manage and control versioning; and provide accurate credit information so that you have a better chance of getting paid for your work - -and getting hired for future projects.
Get top-quality sound and performance with Avid hardwareWhether you're tracking vocals, guitars, or an orchestra, you'll get the best possible sound and optimized performance when you pair Pro Tools with an Avid audio interface. Record high-resolution audio -- up to 32-bit/192 kHz -- and experience exceptionally low latency to capture your best performances easily.
Experience more power and performanceWith the redesigned Avid Audio Engine and 64-bit performance, you get multiple times the processing power of previous versions of Pro Tools on the same hardware configurations. Add epic numbers of virtual instruments and effects to create bigger, richer sounding, and more complex mixes.
Loop and punch your way to perfectionNobody's perfect, but with Pro Tools you can create a seamless performance from multiple takes. Let your spontaneity shine with Loop recording and comp together your best takes. Or use QuickPunch to quickly replace any questionable section with a better performance.
No instrument? No problem.Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with AAX virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.
Compose with full MIDI and notation toolsTake your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Create and edit virtual instrument and MIDI performances with the MIDI Editor. Or compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
Work and collaborate on projects from other appsCollaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. Or work on projects created in other audio and video software--including Media Composer, Logic, Cubase, and other third-party apps--right in Pro Tools.
Stretch your creativity with ElasticFreely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any clip or an entire composition--on the fly. And with Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose clips--in real time--without altering the tempo.
Edit with precisionShape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks. Speed up editing and mixing Clip Gain with the Smart Tool. And smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.
Snoop out grooves with multitrack Beat DetectiveWith the versatile Beat Detective tool, you can quickly fix timing issues across multiple tracks or change up the feel of a beat to get a different groove. You can even use it to keep your rhythm section "in the pocket" by extracting the groove from a drumbeat and applying it to the bass part.
Create and cut sound to pictureWith Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture using the built-in Timecode Ruler and video track. Use the included plug-ins to clean up sound. Create sound effects that define (or defy) reality. Work easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips. And record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. You can even share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF.
Play HD video with the Avid Video EngineWith the built-in Avid Video Engine -- the same core engine as in Media Composer Software -- you can add and play a variety of HD video formats (such as QuickTime, XDCAM, and more) and Avid DNxHD sequences directly in the Pro Tools timeline -- without transcoding. Plus, you can monitor the picture playback using video interfaces from Avid, AJA, and Blackmagic Design.
Get the sound you wantPolish mixes with over 60 included effects, sound-processing and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find the AAX plug-ins you need.
Grab control of your mixYou can use a mouse to make changes one... at... a... time, or mix faster and easier using a hardware control surface. Get hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of Avid Pro Mixing control surfaces and consoles, plus third-party boards.
Collaborate, store, and share mixesWhether you've got a work in progress or a finished piece, Pro Tools makes it easy to share. With direct SoundCloud support, you can share files privately with other collaborators, or share finished projects with the world. And bounce mixes to your iTunes library to share with others on your network.
Achieve the best mixes possible -- automaticallyGet great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation -- with 4x the samples (16,383) to handle the largest mixes -- no matter how many plug-ins you use. Plus, you can automate the settings of every element in the Pro Tools environment to add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible.
Plug into legendary soundAdd life to your mix. With the included Avid Channel Strip plug-in, you get exact replications of the renowned EQ and compression algorithms of the Avid System 5 -- one of the most sought-after digital audio consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced.
Speed up delivery with offline bounceWait no longer...With faster-than-real-time offline bounce, you can speed up your final mix or stem deliveries -- at up to 150x faster -- and get the high-quality results you'd expect only from Pro Tools, thanks to time-stamped automation. If you mix and deliver radio programs or other long-format shows, this feature alone will save you hours of time -- daily.