Avid Pro Tools 12 software is the latest version of the digital audio workstation (DAW) of choice recording professionals. Since its introduction, Pro Tools has graced the workstations of some of the most illustrious studios around the world, aiding in the production of countless albums and film scores. Fast, efficient, and highly versatile, it is every the consummate professional could hope for.
If you are already familiar with the Pro Tools software family, and wish to upgrade your copy of Pro Tools 9–11, Pro Tools Express (bundled with Pro Tools - Mbox, Fast Track Solo, or Fast Track Duo interfaces only), or Pro Tools M-Powered/MP 6–9 to Pro Tools 12, then this handy 12-months upgrade and support plan is perfect. Your upgrade includes a renewable Avid upgrade plan, which provides all future Pro Tools upgrades for one year from the time of activation, plus expert help.
It must be noted that Pro Tools 12 requires an iLok 2 USB Key — if you have an older “blue” key then you will need to purchase an iLok 2. Also, InMusic versions of Pro Tools Express are not eligible for this crossgrade.
Complex Compositions Created with Ease
Avid Pro Tools 12 provides the perfect environment for allowing your creativity to run wild. Whether you are simply tracking single-instruments, writing elaborate masterpieces, and tinkering with virtual instruments, everything is designed to remove as many obstacles as possible between you and the finished arrangement.
Avid know that no two artists, producers, or composers work in quite the same way. For instance, some may prefer to sit with their instrument of choice and play around with ideas, recording bits here and there until something sticks. Some prefer to sit with an old fashioned pen and a pad and thrash out a score using musical notation. With this in mind, Avid provides a built-in MIDI Editor, a Sibelius Score Editor, and QuickPunch and Loop Recording functions to match the writing requirements of all musicians.
Pro Tools has long been favoured by professionals due to its ability to handle large amounts of information with ease. Thanks to the redesigned Avid Audio Engine, Pro Tools 12 can now do its job better than ever before. Making the most of your computer's 64-bit potential, you can now run even more tracks simultaneously, complete with an array of effects and plug-ins, live instruments, virtual instruments, MIDI data - whatever your heart desires. Make your composition as simple or complex as you like, free in the knowledge this exceptional DAW has the power to exceed your expectations.
So you’ve recorded multiple instruments and incorporated several virtual instruments into your arrangement. Now you get to Edit your parts to shape and craft your music just as you want. With access to over 60 included effects, sound-processing tools and utility plug-ins, including: Reverbs, EQ, compressors, guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics - giving you everything you need to create professional mixes.
Thanks to faster-than-real-time offline bounce, you can speed up your final mix or stem deliveries at up to 150x faster and still get the results that you would expect from Pro Tools, this is all thanks to time stamped automation. You can also monitor your record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency. Use the built in variety of metering-standards. Automate tracks while recording and work faster with newly mapped key commands for an improved user experience.
Manufacturer Avid Model Pro Tools 12 Months Upgrade and Support Plan - Software Not Included System Requirements Mac Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.9.0 - 10.9.5 or 10.10.0 - 10.10.2 Intel Core i5 processor 4GB RAM (8GB or more required for video playback) Internet connection for installation 15GB disk space for installation USB-port for iLok 2 authorization USB-port, FireWire-port or Thunderbolt-port for CoreAudio-supported audio device Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools Windows Intel PC with Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions) or Windows 8/8.1 (Standard and Pro Editions) Intel Core i5 processor 4GB RAM (8GB or more required for video playback) Internet connection for installation 15GB disk space for installation USB-port for iLok 2 authorization USB-port or FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools Additional Requirements iLok 2: Original iLok 1 not supported Audio Drive Requirements: One or More Hard Disk Drives Dedicated for Audio Record and Playback System Hard Drive: Minimum 15GB free space on startup drive required for Pro Tools installation Graphics Card: Dedicated Graphics Card highly recommended Video Peripherals Avid Shared Storage and Interplay Audio File Type & Session Support: Supported: BWF, AIFF, MXF Not Supported: SD2 audio files and Pro Tools 4.x sessions and lower Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher (Mac) will automatically convert SD2 audio files to compatible audio files Upgrade/Crossgrade Information Select this option to upgrade or crossgrade your copy of Pro Tools 9–11, Pro Tools Express (bundled with Pro Tools | Mbox, Fast Track Solo, or Fast Track Duo interfaces only), or Pro Tools M-Powered/MP 6–9 to Pro Tools 12. Your upgrade includes a renewable Avid upgrade plan, which provides all future Pro Tools upgrades for one year from the time of activation, plus expert help, renewable annually for $199/year. Pro Tools 12 requires an iLok 2 USB Key—if you have an older “blue” key, you can purchase a new iLok 2 key here. Please note that InMusic versions of Pro Tools Express are not eligible for this crossgrade. Included Accessories Registration information card One-year Avid upgrade plan, renewable annually
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