Avid Pro Tools | HD Software - Upgrade from Pro Tools 11 or 12
If you currently own Pro Tools 11 or 12 non-HD, upgrade to Pro Tools | HD with 12 months of Pro Tools software upgrades, 12 months of Avid Support, and 12 months of access to bonus plug-ins. After 12 months, you can renew your Pro Tools | HD Upgrade and Support Plan, or keep the version of Pro Tools | HD you have when your plan expires forever.
Upgrade to Avid Pro Tools HD from Pro Tools 11 or 12 (non-HD) with a Perpetual License you keep forever. The Pro Tools HD Upgrade gives you a Perpetual License to Pro Tools HD, 12 months of ugrades and support and allows you to use YOUR favorite card or interface.
Avid Pro Tools HD Upgrade Features:
- Avid Pro Tools Software Perpetual License with all new features
- 12 Months of Avid Pro Tools Support (must be renewed annually)
- 12 Months of Avid Pro Tools Upgrades, Updates and Bug Fixes
- 12 Months of access to Bonus Collection of High-Quality Plug-ins
- Unlimited Tech Support Calls
- Unlimited Web Support - 24 Hour Response
- Activation Card Emailed Upon Request
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Avid Pro Tools In Depth
Avid’s Pro Tools 2018, formerly Pro Tools 12, requires no introduction. Known to both professionals and amateurs alike as the premier, industry standard DAW software, Avid Pro Tools has maintained its position at the top of the recording industry for over two decades. The most powerful digital audio workstation just got more powerful. Pro Tools redefines professional music and audio production for today’s workflows. From all-new audio and video engines and turbocharged 64-bit performance, to expanded metering and new HD video workflows, Pro Tools enables you to take on the most demanding sessions and maximize your creativity—without holding anything back.
Get Track Freeze, Commit, and Bounce
Processor-hungry virtual instruments can impact system performance with plug-in-heavy mixes. And sharing sessions used to require that everyone all have the same plug-ins used in the session. But no more. With Track Freeze, you can quickly freeze an entire audio, instrument, or auxiliary track to free up processing power. It also makes sharing sessions easy, as it eliminates requiring plug-in parity. You can freeze all plug-ins on the track, or just up to a certain insert. And if further editing is needed, simply unfreeze the track with the click of a button. Track Commit is similar except it renders the track (or an edit selection) permanently, with a variety of flexible options available, making it ideal when prepping for a mix or for archiving sessions. And with Track Bounce, you can render out stems, making file delivery super fast and easy.
Position clips more precisely with clip transparency
If you’re a sound editor or designer, precision and speed are paramount when it comes to aligning and editing clips. Now clips take on a translucent appearance whenever you move and overlap one over another, giving you better visual clarity of their context. This enables you to align the waveforms of a new audio clip to the visual cues of an existing one’s waveforms with much better precision and ease.
Save time with batch fades—just added
Fading tracks is one of the fundamentals of audio mixing. But it can be tedious and time consuming when editing thousands of audio clips. With new fade enhancements, you can speed through repetitious tasks and gain more time to focus on the creative aspects of your mix. Create presets for fade ins, fade outs, crossfades, and batch fades. Recall presets directly from your keyboard or control surface. And control fade settings independently when working with batch fades.
Access upgrades, bonus plug-ins, and more
All Pro Tools subscriptions, upgrades, and crossgrades now come with a new All Access plan. With the All Access Upgrade and Support plan, you get access to all new Pro Tools releases and expert help throughout your annual plan or subscription, plus access to an amazing bonus collection of high-quality effects and sound-processing plug-ins—at no additional cost. Or choose a lower-cost Annual Upgrade Plan and get all upgrades for just $99/year. And if you later decide you want access to the bonus plug-ins and support, just add the new Annual Plug-in and Support Plan for $99/year.
Get the ultimate mixing experience
Work with even more advanced tools right in Pro Tools. Mix and control groups of tracks faster and easier with VCA Masters. Mix with confidence using 17 advanced metering options, including K-system, VU, and other professional standards. Get gain reduction metering on every channel to gauge dynamics. And get smoother performance and highly responsive recording and playback with the extended Disk Cache feature, which loads entire sessions into RAM—no matter how large.
Take control of your session with an iPad
With support for our free new Pro Tools | Control iOS app, you can wirelessly control Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled audio and video software, freeing you from being tethered to your workstation. Because Pro Tools tightly integrates with the app, you can record and mix faster and easier than working with a mouse and keyboard alone. And we’ll say it again—it’s free!
Crank up amazing tones and effects
Get the sounds of some of the most coveted classic stompboxes with access to 16 stompbox effects plug-ins—available to Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD users, exclusively through your All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan, Annual Plug-in and Support Plan, or Pro Tools subscription. From realistic emulations of the Pro Co Rat, Ibanez Tube Screamer, and Big Muff Pi distortion pedals, to the unmistakable sounds of the Cry Baby wah and Leslie rotary speaker, these incredible vintage sounds are available, right in Pro Tools. And they can be used to enhance any type of track—not just guitars.
Give yourself some Space
Add more life and realism to vocal and instrument tracks by immersing them into some of the most amazing room environments. With Space, a high-quality convolution reverb plug-in, you can create natural sounding spaces to give your mix more atmosphere—from small rooms to the largest concert halls. Simply access the plug-in (a $499 value) through your Pro Tools subscription, Annual Plug-in and Support Plan, or All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan for Pro Tools or Pro Tools | HD. You must have an active subscription or plan to use this plug-in.
All Access bonus plug-ins for Pro Tools HD
Requires an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan for Pro Tools | HD to access and use
- Eleven MK II
- Eleven Effects
- BBD Delay
- Black Op Distortion
- Black Shiny Wah
- Black Spring
- C1 Chorus/Vibrato
- DC Distortion
- Gray Compressor
- Green JRC Overdrive
- Orange Phaser
- Roto Speaker
- Studio Reverb
- Tape Echo
- Tri-Knob Fuzz
- Vibe Phaser
- White Boost
- Pro Compressor
- Pro Expander
- Pro Limiter
- Pro Multiband Dynamics
- Pro Subharmonic
- Reverb One
- ReVibe II
Go bigger and get advanced features
Rehearse and record more easily with track input monitoring. Dial in cue mixes in a snap by copying fader settings to sends. Create bigger mixes with support for up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks. Expand your musical creativity further with support for up to 512 instrument tracks. Solo tracks in PFL (pre-fader listen) or AFL (after-fader listen) mode for optimal recording.
Add HEAT to your mix
Got Pro Tools | HD Native? Now you can get the warmth and sonic characteristics of an analog console “in the box.” Our HEAT add-on option can now be run natively in Pro Tools | HD, enabling you to achieve the unmistakable sound of prized vintage gear in your mixes—without the expense or upkeep.
Pro Tools | HD software
Get all of the same benefits of Pro Tools software along with these additional features and workflows. (Please note that Pro Tools | HD software is available only as part of a Pro Tools | HD system purchase or software upgrade.)
Mix in stereo or surround
With Pro Tools | HD, you can mix in everything from mono up to 7.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos. Build up your sonic landscape and add movement to your mix with the built-in surround panner.
Get top-quality sound and performance with Avid hardware
Because Pro Tools | HD is designed and optimized to be part of an integrated hardware/software solution, you can capture audio in pristine clarity with near-zero latency. Even when mixing large, complex projects, you’ll experience uncompromised performance—on a Pro Tools | HDX DSP-powered system or on the host with Pro Tools | HD Native.
Record and edit with advanced audio tools
Work more efficiently when punching performances with TrackPunch and DestructivePunch. Enhance and speed up editing tasks with Continuous Scrolling, Scrub Trim tool, Replace Clip command, Time Compression and Expansion Edit to Timeline Selection command, field recorder workflows, and more.
Work more easily with video
Edit and mix sound for larger, more complex video productions, and display up to 64 video tracks in the timeline. Expand your post capabilities with advanced video features, including multiple video playlists and basic video editing tools. And share audio mixes with Media Composer editors (and vice-versa) through AAF.
Accelerate mixing with advanced automation
With advanced automation tools, you can create the best sounding mixes possible quickly. From VCA masters to Preview mode, Capture mode, and more, you have the tools you need to automate mixes and audition, compare, and apply changes in a variety of ways to tackle even the largest, most complex sessions with ease.
Get more control
With Pro Tools | HD, you've got unprecedented control at your fingertips. Handle the largest audio post mixes with the built-in Satellite Link, which enables you to connect up to 12 Pro Tools | HD-based systems and control them from one. And get the highest level of hands-on control by adding a Pro Tools | S6 surface to your setup.
Record, edit, and mix with the world’s most advanced audio production platform—Avid Pro Tools and Avid Pro Tools HD.