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Product News
2018/09/19
Pro Tools Has An Option For Everyone


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.

Comparison Chart for Audience & Availability

Pro Tools | First

Ideal for –
Singers, songwriters, and musicians who are new to audio recording or Pro Tools
 
Availability –
Available for free for anyone to download and use

Pro Tools

Ideal for –
Pros who need an advanced set of tools to create music or sound for picture
 
Availability –
Subscribe monthly or annually, or purchase and own a perpetual license

Pro Tools | Ultimate

Ideal for –
Audio and post pros who need maximum track counts, performance, and surround sound
 
Availability –
Subscribe annually, purchase and own a perpetual license, or get it bundled with a Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native core system

Comparison Chart  for Supported Tracks


Maximum simultaneous audio tracks @ 48/96/192 kHz  
 
PT First – 16/16/– (mono or stereo)
Pro Tools – 128/64/32 (mono or stereo)
Pro Tools Ultimate – 256/128/64¹ (up to 768/384/192)²
 
Maximum inputs (hardware dependent)  
 
PT First – 4
Pro Tools – 32
Pro Tools Ultimate - 192³
 
Audio recording (maximum simultaneous tracks)
 
PT First - 4 
Pro Tools – 32
Pro Tools Ultimate – 256
 
Instrument
 
PT First - 16      
Pro Tools & Pro Tools Ultimate – 512
 
MIDI    
 
PT First - 16      
Pro Tools & Pro Tools Ultimate – 512
 
Auxiliary   
 
PT First - 16      
Pro Tools - 128 
Pro Tools Ultimate – 512
 
Busses
 
PT First/Pro Tools/Pro Tools Ultimate - Unlimited
 
Video  
 
PT First - n/a    
Pro Tools - 1
Pro Tools Ultimate - 64

Upgrades & Renewals
Pro Tools

I Own –
Pro Tools 12 with an active 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan (formerly Annual Upgrade Plan) that's about to expire
 
I’ll Need –
To renew my plan in my Avid Account
 
I’ll Get –
A Pro Tools 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan RENEWAL, which includes access to all new releases and Standard support for one year

Pro Tools

I Own –
Pro Tools 9, 10, 11, or 12
without an Annual Upgrade Plan (now known as a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan)
 
I’ll Need –
To purchase a Pro Tools 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan NEW for perpetual licenses
 
I’ll Get –
A new Pro Tools 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan, which includes access to all new releases and Standard support for one year, renewable annually through your Avid Account

Pro Tools Ultimate

I Own –
Pro Tools | HD (now known as Pro Tools | Ultimate)
with an active Annual Upgrade and Support plan (now known as a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan) that's about to expire
 
I’ll Need –
To renew my plan in my Avid Account
 
I’ll Get –
1. Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan RENEWAL, which includes access to all new releases and ExpertPlus support for one year
2. 1 year of access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle and Pro Tools | MachineControl

Pro Tools Ultimate

I Own –
Pro Tools | HD 9, 10, 11, or 12
without an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan (now known as a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan)
 
I’ll Need –
To purchase a Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan NEW for perpetual licenses
 
I’ll Get –
1. A new Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan, which includes access to all new releases and ExpertPlus support for one year, renewable annually through your Avid Account
2. 1 year of access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle and Pro Tools | MachineControl

Pro Tools for Education

I Own –
Pro Tools for Education 12
with an active Annual Upgrade and Support Plan (now known as a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan) that's about to expire
 
I’ll Need –
To renew my plan through my Avid Account
 
I’ll Get –
Pro Tools for Education 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan RENEWAL, which includes access to all new releases and Standard support for one year

Pro Tools for Education

I Own –
1. Pro Tools for Education or Academic 9, 10, 11 or 12
without an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan (now known as a 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan)
2. Pro Tools Express
(bundled with Mbox, Fast Track Solo, or Fast Track Duo only)
3. Pro Tools M-Powered 6–8
4. Pro Tools MP 9
 
I’ll Need –
To purchase a Pro Tools for Education 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan NEW for perpetual licenses
 
I’ll Get –
1. Pro Tools for Education perpetual license (never expires)
2. A new 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan, which includes access to all new releases and Standard support for one year, renewable annually through your Avid Account

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