Pro Tools 2022.4 is here and includes new features, new virtual instruments, and three new Pro Tools Tiers: Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio, and Pro Tools Flex.
With Pro Tools 2022.4 Avid have shaken up their product lineup by introducing three new Pro Tools tiers, including a new lower-cost option for aspiring producers. Avid are also continuing their push towards a subscription model.
We won't bury the lede, perpetual licenses will no longer be available for purchase going forward (we may still have some in stock, contact us for availability). Existing perpetual licences will, of course, continue to function and Annual Perpetual Upgrade & Support plans will continue to be available.
Let's take a closer look at the three new Pro Tools tiers and their prices below.
Pro Tools Flex
For audio post facilities/high end music professionals and studios
Pro Tools Flex replaces Pro Tools Ultimate, providing full track and I/O counts, Pro Tools | HDX workflows, Dolby Atmos tools, and advanced features to take on the biggest music and audio post productions. If you're currenly on a Pro Tools Ultimate subscription you'll automatically be upgraded to Pro Tools Flex.
If you're on a Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual upgrade & support plan, you can continue to extend your plan or reinstate an expired plan. Your plan will be automatically entitled to new features in Pro Tools Ultimate software but not the additional content bundled with Flex. Pro Tools Ultimate Upgrade & Support plans will remain available and are priced at $749 to "get current", and $399 for annual renewals.
Pro Tools Ultimate Perpetual licenses are no longer available but we may have limited stock left. Contact RSPE for availability.
Pro Tools Studio
For serious music artists, producers, and engineers
Pro Tools Studio replaces standard Pro Tools as the core of a complete music production system, providing the creative canvas to produce larger, more compelling music with ease. Get the advanced features professionals need to take projects further, including double the audio track count of the previous Pro Tools software, plus surround and immersive audio mixing capabilities.
If you're on a Pro Tools perpetual upgrade & support plan, you can continue to extend your plan or reinstate an expired plan. Pro Tools Upgrade & Support plans will remain available and are priced at $349 to "get current", and $199 for annual renewals.
Just like above, Pro Tools Perpetual licenses are no longer available but we may have limited stock left. Contact RSPE for availability.
Pro Tools Artist
New lower-cost option for aspiring music creators, songwriters, and producers
Pro Tools Artist provides everything you need to make beats, write songs, record, and mix music that’s ready to be heard across the most popular streaming platforms. Pro Tools Artist makes music creation fast and fluid, providing many of the same tools the pros use to create your favorite songs and albums.
Find inspiration in over 100 effects and instruments to explore. Create any style of music with easy-to-use MIDI tools and a huge sound library to get you started. And because you can do everything all in Pro Tools, you don’t need to move projects to other software to sound incredible.
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New Virtual Instruments: GrooveCell & SynthCell
All the new versions of Pro Tools feature the two new virtual instruments: GrooveCell, a drum machine for use with custom samples and SynthCell, and an analogue style subtractive synth. Let's take a closer look at these
Pro Tools | GrooveCell is a virtual drum machine and sequencer that makes it easy to create intricate beats and drum patterns in Pro Tools. Designed for quick workflows and inspiration generation, it’s built for serious creators who want total creative control over their grooves.
Centered around a classic 16-pad layout, GrooveCell has all the parameters you need to tweak single samples or a whole kit at once. Fine-tune your kit to make it punch through the mix. Add reverb and delay sends and make new textures and unexplored soundscapes. Get surgical with your grooves using the 32-step sequencer or get inspired with functions like Randomize and probability. And add finishing touches with the effects on the master. With GrooveCell, you have everything to push your production to the limits.
This powerful Pro Tools drum machine is included with all Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio, and Pro Tools Flex subscriptions and active 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plans.
Pro Tools | SynthCell is a modern virtual synth with an analog heart that enables a wide palate of sounds in Pro Tools—from old-school familiar to something truly unique. Designed with an extensive library of presets for sound exploring and configured with the tools for the sound designer in each of us, SynthCell makes it easy to create something quick or fine-tune forever.
Sporting two oscillators, two multi-mode filters, an LFO, envelopes, an arpeggiator, and a variety of effects, you can start sculpting your own sounds from scratch, building from a sine wave on up. Or cruise through the library of presets and instantly find something organic, distorted, smooth, chaotic, analog, and more, without ever touching a knob.
This powerful yet easy-to-use software synthesizer is included with all Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio, and Pro Tools Flex subscriptions and active 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plans.