It's the choice of countless recording professionals worldwide. Not very long ago, putting your music to tape meant lugging your gear down to a studio and paying a producer and audio engineer for their time and talents. Of course, that's certainly no longer the case, and a big reason is because of Avid Pro Tools. No doubt about it - when it comes to digital audio workstations, Pro Tools reigns supreme. Featuring everything you need to compose, record, edit and mix, Pro Tools is the best way to create exceptional works of art in the studio – regardless of your tastes or budget. Whether you're already familiar with Pro Tools 12 or just starting out, there are options in this section for every skill level. For instructors and their pupils, your best bet is to start with the Avid Pro Tools Annual Subscription (1 Year) - Student/Teacher. With a full year of upgrades and support included, this is a very affordable way to gain access to the most current version of Pro Tools - which is faster and more powerful than ever. Or, if you think you're ready to jump right into the action and experience the new standard for audio production in all its glory, go straight for Pro Tools 12. Featuring the much anticipated Cloud Collaboration feature where you can connect with other musicians and engineers anywhere in the world, Pro Tools 12 will delight and excite in more ways than you ever thought possible. You can even take control of your session with an iPad, create mixes with support for up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks and expand your horizons with support for up to 512 instrument tracks. All this and much more makes Pro Tools 12 an absolute must for any aspiring producer. When you consider how renowned Pro Tools now is, it's hard to believe that it actually started in the '80s as a collection of drum sound chips for sampling keyboards. In 1991, Pro Tools Version 1 began taking shape, and by the end of the decade it was the go-to choice of industry professionals. In fact, Ricky Martin's 1999 hit "Livin la Vida Loca" was the first of many number one hit singles that was entirely recorded, edited and mixed with Pro Tools, and it was also used for popular games like Guitar Hero. When you get right down to it, hobbyists and veterans alike prefer Pro Tools because it never fails to capture a musical moment exactly how it was meant to be heard.
The industry's first choice for composing, recording, editing and mixing pro audio for music, film and TV. Avid Pro Tools continues to lead the way with Cloud Collaboration and the Avid Marketplace in Pro Tools 12.2. Avid is also offering an entirely new range of licensing options, allowing everyone the opportunity to create, collaborate and be heard. With more ways than ever to access the full power of Pro Tools, the essential professional tools are easily available for everyone from beginners to established pros. These new levels include a low-cost annual subscription plan and a free entry-level version, called Pro Tools | First, as an introduction to the power of Pro Tools.
AVID Pro Tools 12 features:
• Pro Tools 12.2 perpetual license and software
• AAX plug-in bundle, including over 60 virtual instruments and effects
• Includes an iLok2 USB Key (for software authorization)
• 12-month upgrade plan included, renewable annually
• Access to expert technical support online and by phone
Pro Tools 9 redefines one of the world's most popular, most advanced music and audio production platform with a completely re-architected, open version of Pro Tools software, giving you what many users of past versions have asked for”and so much more. Work with an audio interface”or without. Create bigger, better-sounding mixes with more tracks, Automatic Delay Compensation, and other pro features”all included as standard. Open your workflow to projects created in other audio and video software and to the entire Avid Artist Series and Pro Series (formerly Euphonix) console/controller line. With Pro Tools 9, you can compose, record, sequence, edit, and mix the way you want in more ways than ever.
With Pro Tools 9, you get more recording flexibility than ever. Connect mics and instruments and get multitrack audio recording capabilities when you pair Pro Tools software with your favorite Avid audio interface or third-party Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface. Record virtual instrument performances through a MIDI keyboard or controller, or record and create music and audio with just your computer and the software alone for ultimate portability. Whether you're tracking vocals, guitars, voiceovers, sound effects, or an orchestra, or recording virtual instrument performances, enjoy great-sounding audio without compromise. Capture high-resolution audio”up to 24-bit/192kHz”when you use an Avid or third-party audio interface with Pro Tools software. And get best-in-class sound with the included groundbreaking virtual instruments.
Let your spontaneity shine. Use Loop recording to record multiple takes of a performance on the same track, one after the other, to keep things flowing when you're in the zone”great for guitar solos or voiceovers. You can also create complex drum tracks using it with MIDI Merge, enabling you to build up tracks by merging new beats into the same region with each recording pass. Nobodys perfect, but with Pro Tools 9 you can create seamless performances with nondestructive QuickPunch or TrackPunch. Quickly fix mistakes in audio tracks as Pro Tools punches in and out of record mode, replacing the questionable section as you perform with the playback. For easier file management (and the truly confident) use DestructivePunch to maintain a single audio file”no matter how many punches you do.
Having trouble keeping up? With Pro Tools, you can pull off technically challenging parts by slowing down the session tempo, recording the performance at a more comfortable pace, and playing it back at normal speed”Elastic Time and Pitch will keep things in tune. You can also create interesting effects recording at normal speed and then playing back at different speeds. Freely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any music or sound file or an entire composition on the fly, without cutting up a single sample of audio. With Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose regions”in real time”without altering the tempo. Forget having to manually stop and restart playback to make changes to your mix or configuration”instead, you can make many common changes on the fly in Pro Tools 9 during playback. Create and edit regions, add or remove tracks, copy inserts and sends, change I/O routing, and more”all changes will dynamically update in real time.
Shape and fine-tune your audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks with professional, sample-accurate audio editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks from multiple takes. Get more flexibility when importing tracks with the full Import Session Data dialog. Speed up editing with the Smart Tool. Place sounds perfectly in sync with picture. Smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window. Instantly navigate to one or more sections within your session to speed up your editing and mixing workflow. Simply set location markers at specific points in the timeline, edit selections, or even a set of track display settings, and you can quickly recall each specific location at any time with a simple keyboard shortcut, ensuring Pro Tools keeps up with your pace. Easily rearrange songs, edit loops, and make global changes across multiple tracks in one fell swoop by grouping audio and/or MIDI regions together as a Region Group. For more complex sessions with lots of automation, create VCA groups in Pro Tools HD software or Pro Tools 9 with the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option, giving you another level of gain control over groups that already have automation.
Start things off on the right beat with Beat Detective, a powerful tool that enables you to analyze and adjust timing across multiple tracks. Quickly tighten up uneven drum performances. Change up the feel or groove of a beat, and keep your rhythm section "in the pocket" by extracting the timing and groove from a drumbeat and applying that groove template to the bass part. Get great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC). Mix in stereo or up to 7.1 surround (with Pro Tools HD 9 or Pro Tools 9 and the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option). And automate every element in the Pro Tools environment (rather than "riding the faders" in real time) to add life and ensure the best mix”from track volumes, mute, and panning, to every plug-in parameter. Create better sounding mixes using the collection of included sound-processing, effects, and instrument plug-ins”you can insert up to 10 plug-ins per track. And expand your creative palette with plug-ins from Avid and our Pro Tools Development Partners for almost anything you can imagine”from instruments to EQs, compressors, reverbs, amp emulators, noise reducers, surround encoding, and more.
You can use a mouse to make changes one at a time, or mix faster and easier using a hardware control surface. Get unrivaled, fully integrated, hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of Avid control surfaces to fit your needs and budget, including ICON consoles and C|24; full EUCON integration with MC Mix, MC Control, MC Pro, System 5-MC, System 5, and more; and third-party control surfaces. 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 with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers. Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Assign key signatures, create and move notes, transpose pitches, build dynamics, rearrange sections, and sculpt every note to perfection in the MIDI Editor. You can also view all MIDI parameters simultaneously for easier editing. and make your mixes shine by adding effects and automation.
Compose and print professional music scores using the Sibelius Score Editor, which offers a wide range of standard notation tools. Generate ideas quickly with realtime note placement and editing, and change the meter, key signature, and more on-the-fly. Add chord symbols and diagrams. Transcribe MIDI parts in real time. Even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius. Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. But you can also edit, remix, or even revisit projects created in other audio software”such as Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Live, Reason, and other third-party apps”right in Pro Tools using built-in OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support, ReWire compatibility, or MP3 export. Work faster and easier with video using professional tools”now included as standard. Easily import and export projects to and from Pro Tools through built-in OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support. Keep track of all project assets and create and share custom catalogs with the robust DigiBase Pro file management. You can seamlessly move and share projects between the editorial and mix stage, with full compatibility, using a single automation system.
With Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture, with sample-accurate precision, using the built-in Time Code Ruler and support for one or up to 64 video tracks. Clean up production sound, and create sound effects and elements that define (or defy) reality. Record voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect-frame accuracy. Easily execute and play back edits nondestructively using single-key edit commands. Speed up workflow efficiency and eliminate the need for rendering effects, transcoding video, or copying Avid video files for audio post. With the Video Satellite option, you can instantly open and play Avid HD or SD video sequences in sync with your Pro Tools session (Pro Tools HD only). And because all video playback is offloaded onto a separate but synced computer, you maintain full Pro Tools audio track counts and processing power.
AVID Pro Tools 9 features:
• Pro Tools 9.0 provides a single, unified installer for Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD • New Pro Tools 9.0 PACE copy protection with iLok USB key • Pro Tools Audio Engine • Pro Tools Aggregate I/O option for using the built in audio on Mac • Delay Compensation settings for all versions of Pro Tools • Support for EUCON for controlling Pro Tools with EUCON-aware control surfaces • Import and Export Options for All Pro Tools Systems
Digidesign Pro Tools 8 is better than ever, featuring a gorgeous new user interface, dozens of new plug-ins, five new virtual instruments, exciting new scoring and MIDI features, more editing and mixing capabilities, improved ease of use, and enhanced performance. Get the most comprehensive music and sound creation features and functionality, and the proven, dedicated platform for world-class audio production‐all in a single application.
Sporting a sleek new look, Pro Tools 8 is as easy on the eyes as it is to use. All of the Pro Tools functionality you know and love is still in place but with some subtle enhancements, more customizability, and easier access to editing options than ever before. Customize the toolbar the way you want. Tile or cascade your window arrangement. Change the color of your channel strips, tracks, regions, and more. Navigate through sessions quickly using the Universe view. And with the QuickStart dialog, you can jump right into an existing session, create a new session from scratch, or start from a session template.
Pro Tools 8 comes packed with a huge, comprehensive collection of music creation and sound processing plug-ins, giving you a well-stocked studio right out of the box. Create and play music with groundbreaking new virtual instruments, including the Mini Grand piano, Boom drum machine, DB-33 tonewheel organ, and Vacuum and Xpand!2 synths. Dial-up awesome guitar tone with Eleven Free and SansAmp. Add character to tracks with 20 new AIR effects. Make music with over 9 GB of high-quality loops. And with dozens of professional sound processing plug-ins and tools at your disposal, you can fix, enhance, and polish your mixes with ease.
Got Pro Tools LE or Pro Tools M-Powered? Get up to 3x more audio tracks to create large, complex mixes. Pro Tools 8 expands the power of your current hardware interface, allowing you to work with up to 48 mono or stereo audio tracks. Add Music Production Toolkit 2 or DV Toolkit 2 (Pro Tools LE only) and you can create huge mixes, with up to 64 mono or stereo audio tracks. And with the new Complete Production Toolkit (Pro Tools LE only), which combines both toolkits, you can work with up to 128 audio tracks AND get 7.1 surround mixing capabilities, making it easier than ever to collaborate with Pro Tools|HD users.
The Score Editor lets you view, edit, arrange, and print MIDI data as music notation. Whether you want to compose music using the notation tools or transcribe MIDI data into notation, the Score Editor features everything you need and nothing you don't. Write parts on a single staff or grand staff. Place and edit notes, and edit the meter and key signature at whim. Add chord symbols and chord diagrams to sessions. Transcribe MIDI parts in real time. Print out a score in its entirety or print only certain instrumental parts. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
Pro Tools 8 features a comprehensive array of new MIDI tools. Gain extensive MIDI editing power through MIDI Editor windows, which can display MIDI and automation data for Instrument, MIDI, and Auxiliary Input tracks. Work with new features that let you separate, consolidate, and mute MIDI notes; scrub and shuttle through parts; view superimposed MIDI and Instrument tracks for easier arrangement editing; and audition velocity changes. Edit MIDI automation and continuous controller (CC) data through multiple Automation and Controller lanes. Even watch your musical handiwork scroll by in real time during playback.
As a complement to Pro Tools software's powerful Elastic Time tempo and time manipulating tool, Pro Tools 8 introduces Elastic Pitch, which allows you to effortlessly manipulate or correct the pitch of any audio region in real time. Easily transpose an entire audio region”up or down up to four octaves”without affecting its timing or tempo. Fix a less than perfect vocal performance by altering the pitch of individual notes. Or create cool sound effects by linking pitch changes with time compression/expansion using the Varispeed algorithm.
Creating flawless performances is easier than ever. Pro Tools 8 features new track compositing workflows, enabling you to quickly and easily piece together the best possible version of a performance from multiple recording passes. Simply loop record multiple takes on an Audio track, view and audition the takes in Playlist view, select the best parts from the track's alternate playlists, and copy them to the main playlist with a single click. You can also rate regions to help identify which takes you like the most when compositing playlists.
Pro Tools 8 equips your system with even more editing and mixing capabilities. Lock regions to the timeline to prevent them from being inadvertently moved or edited. Use the Automation and Controller lanes to view and edit track automation (such as volume, pan, and plug-in automation) and MIDI CC data (such as velocity, pitchbend, and modulation) without changing track views. And with 10 inserts to play with per track, you can now use more plug-ins per track without bussing. Pro Tools 8 deepens its Digidesign control surface and M-Audio controller integration, enabling you to map plug-in parameter controls to almost any encoder on your controller, and access each track's 10 inserts.
• Digitdesign Pro Tools 8 Features:
• Beautiful, redesigned interface with new enhancements and customizability
• Five new groundbreaking virtual instruments for music creation
• Comprehensive collection of professional sound-processing plug-ins, plus 20 new effects
• Get up to 3x more audio tracks on Pro Tools LE and M-Powered systems
• Score Editor and MIDI Editor windows for comprehensive composing
• Transpose audio regions in real time with Elastic Pitch
• Create a flawless performance using new track compositing features
• Access 10 inserts per channel
• Lock regions to the timeline
• Automation and Controller lanes provide easy editing access
• Check for Updates keeps Pro Tools and plug-ins up to date
• QuickTime HD support on Mac OS X-based systems
• Supports files up to 4 GB in size
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