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Avid Pro Tools 12| Ultimate

Avid Pro Tools 12| Ultimate
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(9935-65906-00) Pro Tools 12 | Ultimate Perpetual License with 12-Month Upgrade and Support Plan.
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Key Features

  • Create with the industry’s most advanced music and sound creation tools
  • Work with up to 256 audio tracks and mix in stereo or surround
  • Own the software and All Access plan included
  • Get access to all new software releases and 25 bonus plug-ins
New features

Create music more easily - just added
We heard you. Based on your user requests, Pro Tools features many new MIDI enhancements to help speed and ease your workflow. Quickly change Grid and Nudge sizes and Pencil tool commands using keystrokes. Record-enable, solo, and mute MIDI tracks right in the MIDI Editor. View chord names and notes as you play them to ensure input accuracy. Store and recall MIDI Editor lanes in window configurations. Constrain MIDI clips to edit selections while using the Smart Tool. And so much more.
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Gain greater efficiency - just added
Got tons of tracks and countless clips? Giving them all meaningful names is now a much faster and easier affair with Batch Rename. This powerful new feature enables you to rename batches of tracks or clips in a variety of ways, including find and replace, adding prefixes and/or suffixes, and applying various numbering conventions.
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Immerse yourself in Dolby Atmos®
Today’s moviegoers have high expectations, demanding more bang for their buck. That’s why Dolby Atmos is the hottest thing in cinema and home theater, delivering bigger, more immersive audio experiences to viewers. And now you can get 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—only in Pro Tools | HD.
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Get more from the cloud
With the latest release, you can now work with up to 10 collaborators in the cloud on a single project. You can also choose to save projects locally or in the cloud using Selective Project Sync, giving you easy access to all of your cloud-based work from any Pro Tools-equipped computer—from anywhere you log into your account. And if you need more storage, you can now expand your cloud space for as little as US$4.99 a month.
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Connect teams with Avid NEXIS
With new support for Avid NEXIS storage systems, you and your entire creative team can easily connect into the industry’s most efficient media production environment. 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.

Find the right loops and sounds fast
Need to find that perfect beat, groove, style, or sound for your project? Soundbase makes it a snap to browse, search, audition, explore, and experiment with loops, samples, and sound effects from nearly any sound library. This new Workspace pane provides customizable tag filtering, so you can find what you need quickly. Search your libraries by instrument, genre, tempo, key, time signature, and your own tags. And hear how content sounds in sync with your tracks.

Inspire and accelerate music creation
Get access to the latest loops created by the industry’s leading producers and sound designers. Pro Tools now comes with a 2 GB high-quality loop library from Loopmasters to wake up your mix and give projects that sonic edge. Whether you need a rhythm section, a cool riff, instrumental accompaniment, or just something to help you get started, you’ve got hundreds of mini musical works, waiting to be discovered. And it’s easy to find and audition loops with Soundbase.

Experiment and share new ideas
Wish you could try out something creatively, but easily go back to a previous version of your project if you change your mind? Now you can. With Project Revisions, you can explore new versions of a song or soundtrack, make notes, share ideas with others, and quickly jump back to any previous state from anywhere—without having to worry about breaking anything. That’s because Pro Tools keeps all version history, audio files, notes, and other data organized for you.

Apply real-time effects to clips
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. This feature is available in Pro Tools | HD only, though Pro Tools supports Clip Effects playback.

Collaborate in the cloud
Imagine being able to work on a session with friends, colleagues, or your favorite artist or producer with ease—no matter where they are in the world. You can with Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools. Record, edit, and mix sessions with others as if you’re all working together in the same studio. And find new collaborators through the online Avid Artist Community. 
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Get Pro Tools | HD your way
You now have more ways to get your hands on Pro Tools | HD. Purchase and own standalone Pro Tools | HD software (perpetual license) and create, edit, and mix anywhere. Subscribe on a low-cost annual basis and use Pro Tools | HD software only when you need it. Or purchase a Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native core system (hardware + software) at our lowest prices ever to achieve the best sound quality and performance possible (interfaces sold separately). The choice is yours.

Get Track Freeze, Commit, and Bounce
Processor-hungry virtual instruments can impact system performance. And sharing sessions used to require that everyone have the same plug-ins. No more. With Track Freeze, you can quickly freeze or unfreeze all plug-ins on a track—or just up to a certain insert—to free up processing power. Track Commit is similar except it renders the track (or an edit selection) permanently. And with Track Bounce, you can render out stems for fast and easy file delivery. Access upgrades, bonus plug-ins, and support
All Pro Tools | HD software and system purchases come with an Avid All Access Annual Upgrade and Support Plan. Not only do you get access to all new Pro Tools releases and expert help for one full year, but also to an amazing collection of bonus plug-ins—at no additional cost. Simply renew your plan annually for just $399 through your Avid account to maintain access. Or purchase a new plan if you already own Pro Tools | HD.
Compose and record

Re-record in the box (requires Pro Tools | HDX)
Expedite audio post dubbing "in the box" with perfect click-free punch-ins. Using Pro Tools | HDX and any punch mode, the system calibrates and time aligns your stems so there's no latency or audio artifacts when punching in and out of tracks or switching inputs. Both in the actual recording and what you hear live in real time.

Capture amazing performances
Nobody’s perfect. But you can create the perfect take. Record pristine sound—at up to 32-bit/192 kHz—with a supported audio interface. Get near-zero latency with Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native for easier recording. Let spontaneity shine by tracking multiple passes of a section. Replace questionable sections non-destructively with QuickPunch recording. And create that flawless take by comping together the best performances.

Make music—virtually
Get access to a wide range of virtual instruments to record practically any part you need. Lay down beats with the drum machine, samples, and loops. 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. No matter what music genre is at hand, you’ll find thousands of possibilities to explore.
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Turn ideas into masterpieces
Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production with speed and ease. Create and finesse every virtual instrument or MIDI performance—from tweaking individual notes, to adjusting dynamics, timing, and more. Write music using standard notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions to Sibelius for further finessing.

Create with power
When your creativity is flowing, you don’t want your software getting in the way. With Pro Tools | HD, you get 64-bit performance and dynamic host processing to keep your sessions running smoothly. No matter how large. And get highly responsive recording and playback performance with the extended Disk Cache. So go ahead and add all of the virtual instruments and effects you want. Pro Tools won’t slow you down. Work with sound for picture
Pro Tools is more than just sound—you can work with audio for movies, television, and other visual media too. Play and edit up to 64 tracks of HD video and Avid DNxHD sequences in the timeline. Edit with precision using the built-in Timecode Ruler. Clean up sound using the included plug-ins. Create sound effects that define (or defy) reality. Work easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips. And record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. You can even share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF. Collaborate with others
Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools | HD, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. Or work on projects created in other audio and video software—including Media Composer, Logic, and Cubase—right in Pro Tools. And with Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, you are able to collaborate on projects with anyone, anywhere, over the cloud.
 
Edit tracks

Adjust fades more easily
You can now quickly adjust a fade in, fade out, or crossfade's shape directly in the Edit window using the Smart Tool. Simply position your cursor over any clip’s fade area until it changes to the corresponding fade or crossfade cursor. Then click and drag left or right to change the fade's shape and slope.

Edit layers of audio more easily
If you work in post, positioning countless audio clips to picture, you probably have multiple clips that overlap on a track. With new enhancements to the way Pro Tools handles such clips, editing audio is easier than ever. Clear only overlaps. Heal clips when removing one that overlaps two. Trim the starts and ends of two overlapping clips. Modify behaviors. And more.

Edit playlists more easily
It’s now easier than ever to access and manage all of your playlists in Pro Tools. Quickly switch between playlists with new key commands. Easily scan and verify if there are multiple playlists on any given track with new visual indicators. And automatically send overlapped clips to new or existing playlists.

Stretch your creativity
With its elastic audio features, you can edit audio as easily as MIDI to fix what’s funky and quickly explore your creative options. Change the tempo or timing of a clip or entire composition on the fly with Elastic Time. Make bad notes sound pitch perfect—without sounding like a chipmunk… or Vin Diesel—with Elastic Pitch. You can even create harmonies and transpose clips in real time, without altering the tempo.

Edit with precision
Shape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing tools. Create the perfect performance by comping together tracks. Speed up editing and mixing tasks with the Smart Tool. Even out volume levels with Clip Gain. And control groups of tracks faster and easier with VCA Masters. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window. Record and edit with advanced tools
When deadlines or disk space have you in a corner, Pro Tools | HD can help. Enable/disable tracks on the fly with TrackPunch recording for better efficiency. Save disk space with DestructivePunch recording. Speed up editing tasks with the Scrub Trim tool, Replace Clip command, Auto Fades, and more. And with field recorder workflows, you can easily integrate location sound, with all metadata maintained.

Get in the groove
A couple cups of coffee (or a couple of beers) can affect any drummer’s performance. With the Beat Detective tool, you can quickly fix timing issues across multiple tracks to get him or her on the beat. Or change up the feel of a beat altogether to get a different groove. You can even use it to keep your rhythm section “in the pocket” by extracting the groove from a drumbeat and applying it to the bass part.
 
Mix quickly and easily

Mix in stereo or surround
Some days, you’re faced with a single voice. Others, you have an army of space mutants attacking the Earth. Whether you need mono, stereo, 7.1 surround, or the full Dolby Atmos experience, creating perfect spatial environments is easy. Place and move sounds exactly where you want them with the built-in surround panner. And write automation right from the panner window for speedy accuracy.

Get the sound you want
Polish mixes with a huge collection of effects and sound-processing plug-ins. Shape and warm up sounds with EQ and dynamics. Give your mix more atmosphere with natural sounding reverb spaces. Energize instruments or add a retro vibe. And enhance tracks so that every sound sits perfectly in your mix. Want more? Visit the in-app Avid Marketplace and shop ’til you drop—no shoes, shirt, or pants required.
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Automate your mix
You have hundreds of tracks and countless clips. Bringing them all together into one amazing mix can be a challenge. That’s why the best mixers rely on the advanced mixing automation in Pro Tools | HD. Automate just about anything to complete projects faster. Audition, compare, and apply changes in a snap. Have Pro Tools record every change you make in real time, or you can draw automation directly on a clip.

Grab control of your session
You can use a mouse to make changes to your mix one… at… a… time. Or work with dramatically more speed and precision using a hardware control surface to complete projects faster. You’ll get the deepest integration and most efficient hands-on control when you pair Pro Tools | HD with an Avid control surface. Interact with your mix in whole new ways with the modular Pro Tools | S6. Or gain intelligent studio control with Pro Tools | S3.

Take command of massive mixes
When working on a movie, TV show, or large-scale music project, the sheer number of audio tracks used can be staggering. It’s not uncommon to have multiple Pro Tools rigs—and multiple operators—handling different aspects of the mix. With Satellite Link built into Pro Tools | HD, you can connect and sync up to 12 Pro Tools | HD-based systems and control them all from one transport. With near sample-accurate lock.
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Speed delivery with offline bounce
With faster-than-real-time offline bounce, you can deliver final mixes or stems up to 150x faster. Plus, you’ll get the high-quality results you’d expect from Pro Tools, thanks to time-stamped automation. If you mix radio programs or other long-format shows, this feature alone will save you hours of time—daily.
SUPPORTED TRACKS
Maximum inputs (hardware dependent)  192 with HDX, 64 with HD Native, or 32 with CoreAudio & ASIO
Voices (simultaneous audio playback at 48 / 96 / 192 kHz) 256 /128 / 64 (up to 768 voices, hardware dependent)
Audio recording (maximum simultaneous tracks) 256
Instrument 512
MIDI 512
Auxiliary 512
Busses Unlimited
Video 64
GENERAL
Maximum supported projects/sessions Unlimited sessions stored on local or networked drives
Maximum sample rate supported (hardware dependent) 32-bit, 192 kHz
Maximum I/O (hardware dependent) 256
ASIO, Core Audio, and EUCON support (for third-party interface and control surface integration) Yes
Supported plug-in formats (virtual instruments, effects, and sound processors) AAX DSP (Pro Tools | HDX only), AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite
Bundled software Over 60 included virtual instruments (thousands of sounds), effects, sound processing, and utility plug-ins, with optional access to 25 bonus plug-ins
Bundled loops 2 GB loop library curated from leading producers
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
 MAC
  • Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.5), 10.9.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.8), 10.10.5, 10.11.6 or 10.12.5 (only supported with Pro Tools 12.8 and above)
    Please find version specific qualifications in the Mac OS Compatibility Grid here.
  • Intel® Core i7 processor
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • USB-port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required)
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard), Thunderbolt-port for supported PCIe-chassis or CoreAudio-supported audio device
  • Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools
WINDOWS
  • Intel® PC with Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate 64-bit Editions), Windows 8/8.1 (Standard and Pro 64-bit Editions), and Windows 10 (Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions)
    Please find version specific qualifications in the Windows OS Compatibility Grid here.
  • Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • USB-port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required)
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard) or ASIO-supported audio device
  • Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 12 | Ultimate software activation card—download required (for software/plug-in installers and user guides)
  • 500 MB of space to house up to three cloud-based projects for cloud collaboration (more projects/space available for purchase through your Avid Account)
  • Drivers (requires installer download)
  • Registration information card
  • 1-year Annual Upgrade and Support Plan (includes access to all new Pro Tools releases, 25 bonus plug-ins, and ExpertPlus support for one year)
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