- Product Description
- Create massive mixes
- Sound your best
- Collaborate in the cloud
- Edit audio with ease
- Mix and automate multichannel audio
- Take hands-on control of your mix
- Fuel your creativity with pro plug-ins
- Connect and share your work
- Build up your sound
- Get inspired and build up tracks fast
- Work with MIDI and notation
- Work with sound for picture
- Mix in Dolby Atmos
- Edit and mix VR audio
- Record ADR and Foley
- Design sounds and soundscapes
- Apply real-time effects to clips
- Connect teams with Avid NEXIS
- Collaborate on video projects
- Work with anyone, anywhere—as if you’re in the same studio
- Start collaborating on any project
- Expand your space with Avid Premium Cloud Plans
Get the Sound Backed by an Industry
Welcome to Pro Tools | Ultimate
Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio—in the studio or in the cloud, from anywhere.
Create at the speed of inspiration
From new MIDI editing enhancements and retrospective MIDI recording, to track presets that enable you to save your favorite effects chains and instrument sounds, Pro Tools keeps your creativity flowing. That’s why top artists, musicians, and audio professionals choose it for everything they do. Because when you need to sound your best, nothing delivers like Pro Tools.
Work smarter and faster
When deadlines are looming, Pro Tools offers timesaving tools to streamline your creative workflow. Whether you’re making music or producing soundtracks for picture—on your own or collaboratively with others in the cloud or in the studio—Pro Tools maximizes your efficiency, so you can stay inspired and focused to deliver your best work possible.
Access Pro Tools your way
No matter who you are or what you do, there’s a Pro Tools for you. Get the lowest cost of entry with a subscription. Purchase and own the software outright. Upgrade your sound with a Pro Tools system. Or get started with Pro Tools | First, a free version of Pro Tools. The choice is yours.
Stay current, stay ahead
We strive to make Pro Tools the best creative tool you could ever want. That’s why we release a steady stream of new features and improvements throughout the year to all Pro Tools users with an active subscription or Software Updates + Support Plan (included with new perpetual license purchases). This ensures you always have access to the latest software, plus support whenever you need it.
Key features and benefits
Pro Tools | Ultimate (formerly Pro Tools | HD) comes with everything you need to take on more demanding music and immersive audio productions. With advanced recording, editing, and automation tools and full surround sound support, you can create large-scale mixes with up to 256 simultaneous audio tracks using just the software—or up to 768 tracks with Pro Tools | HDX.
Pro Tools is renowned for its sound. Get the most pristine sound quality when tracking to a Pro Tools | HDX or HD Nativesystem. And you don’t have to nail a perfect performance to create that perfect take. Hone performances with powerful tools, including loop recording and track playlists, and comp together a flawless performance from multiple passes. And replace parts quickly with punch-recording workflows.
Imagine being able to work on a project with other Pro Tools users online—as if you’re all working together in the same studio. You can with Avid Cloud Collaboration. Work with up to 10 collaborators on a single project. Access projects from anywhere using any Pro Tools-equipped computer. Need more space? Get an Avid Premium Cloud Plan, starting at just $4.99/month.
Pro Tools | Ultimate offers advanced editing tools, so you can reshape sounds, fix what’s funky, and edit tracks with ultimate flexibility and precision. Quickly trim clips, replace regions, create automatic fades, and batch process fades and clip names. Change tempo or timing on the fly with Elastic Time. You can even make bad notes sound pitch perfect with Elastic Pitch.
From mono and stereo sound, to 5.1, 7.1, and immersive audio, Pro Tools | Ultimate provides the most efficient workflows and advanced automation to handle the largest music, soundtrack, Dolby Atmos, and Ambisonics productions. Plus, VCA Masters, Track Freeze, and a built-in surround panner accelerate the mixing process. You can even explore alternative versions of a mix with Project Revisions.
Experience the deepest level of integration when you pair Pro Tools with any EUCON-enabled control surface—including Pro Tools | S6, Pro Tools | S3, Pro Tools | Dock, Pro Tools | Control, and Artist Mix. Speed up recording, editing, and mixing tasks with access to tracks, plug-ins, and automation control right from the surface. You can even create custom keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function with a single button press.
Polish mixes with over 60 AAX plug-ins. From high-quality virtual instruments, to classic effects, you have everything to get started shaping and enhancing your sound. If you’re a subscriber or have a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan, you also get access to every audio plug-in we offer* in the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle, plus Pro Tools | MachineControl. Want more? Shop the in-app Marketplace any time—no shoes, shirt, or pants required.
Pro Tools makes it easy to find new collaborators and clients to expand your creative opportunities. Connect online with an extensive network of media professionals in the Avid Artist Community, where you can share your mixes and promote your skills.
Fuel your creativity with a wide range of virtual instruments to create the parts you need. Lay down beats with the drum machine and sampler. Add bass, guitar, horns, strings, piano, and other accompaniments. And layer in a variety of other sounds to build up your song—from world instruments to sound effects.
Looking for that perfect beat, orchestral hit, or sonic boom? Soundbase makes it a snap to browse and experiment with loops, samples, and sound effects from your libraries and hear how they sound in context with your tracks. To get you started, Pro Tools comes with 2 GB of high-quality loops to wake up mixes and give your projects that sonic edge.
Pro Tools works with all MIDI controllers and features a comprehensive MIDI Editor to create richer, more inspired performances—from tweaking notes, layering sounds, and switching up instruments, to adjusting dynamics, timing, and more. It also offers a Score Editor to create and edit music using notation. You can even export sessions to Sibelius for further finessing.
Create and mix audio for post
Pro Tools | Ultimate enables you to play and edit HD video and Avid DNxHD sequences right in the Pro Tools timeline, so you can create and mix soundtracks in sync with the picture. Edit audio clips with timecode precision and position them perfectly in the scene. And clean up tracks and ensure every bit of dialog, music, and sound is heard using plug-ins and automation.
Dolby Atmos is the hottest thing in cinema and home theater, delivering bigger, more immersive audio experiences to viewers. Pro Tools | Ultimate offers the most efficient Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry—with support for Atmos 7.1.2 audio stems, native object panning, advanced automation, ADM BWAV support, and deep Avid control surface integration.
Produce immersive full-sphere surround sound mixes for virtual reality content—from start to finish—right in Pro Tools | Ultimate. Easily edit and mix audio in a 3D space with support for first-, second-, and third-order Ambisonics formats across your Pro Tools tracks and busses. Then output and deliver content to the required format for playback.
With support for 64 tracks of video, Pro Tools makes it easy to record and sync voiceovers and dialog replacement to picture with perfect frame accuracy. Foley artists can watch a scene unfold as they re-create a sound effect to ensure they nail the nuances and timing. For Pro Tools | HDX users, you can expedite audio re-recording “in the box” with perfect click-free punch-ins using any punch mode.
Whether you’re creating sound that defines or defies reality, Pro Tools enables you to sculpt, shape, and transform audio quickly and build up scenes from scratch. Tweak and destroy sounds to create new ones with an army of plug-ins and Elastic Audio. Trim clips and nudge video frames for precision placement. And quickly adjust gain levels with Clip Gain.
Tweak the sound of a clip without affecting the entire track. With Clip Effects, you can apply real-time EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group on your timeline, enabling you to have different settings across multiple clips on a track. This gives you more precision control when working with multiple clips of related audio, such as dialog or voiceovers.
Easily connect your audio team into the industry’s most efficient media production environment—MediaCentral—through Avid NEXIS storage. Access shared projects. Gain new collaborative audio workflows. And increase productivity, while maximizing content turnaround speed, by eliminating the time wasted moving files between systems.
If you’re working independently, you can easily share your audio mixes with Media Composer editors by exporting tracks or an entire session as an AAF file. Pro Tools also supports XAVC Long GOP files and 1080p50 project types, enabling you to work your audio editing and mixing magic on projects that use these formats.
Wish you had an awesome singer, drummer, or mixer to help you with a song? Or maybe you want to share ideas with friends across town or across the world. Avid Cloud Collaboration enables multiple collaborators to contribute to the same Pro Tools project remotely. All you need is Pro Tools and an Internet connection.
If you’ve got a session that you’re dying to work on with others*, simply select File > Start Collaboration, and Pro Tools will automatically save your current session, close it, and reopen it as a project in the cloud, with all tracks converted and ready to be shared.
All versions of Pro Tools come with your own high-performance and highly secure private cloud space to get you started with collaborating. Need more space? Get an Avid Premium Cloud Plan and expand your storage as needed to house more projects.
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