Avid Pro Tools 12 software is the digital audio workstation (DAW) of choice recording professionals. The advanced workstation with lightning fast engine ensures that no matter what you throw at it, Pro Tools is a match for even the most complex of arrangements. With a highly efficient interface and smooth workflow, and dozens of effects, plug-ins, sound processing tools and mastering controls at your fingertips, what more could you want in your audio/video suite. Not only that, but if you’re a student or teacher, this Education Version gives you the complete range of Pro Tools 12 tools to work with, as well as 12 months’ access to Avid upgrades and software support at a massively discounted price!
Composing with Ease
Avid Pro Tools 12 is perfect for creating tracks and compositions from scratch, with a range of tools included to facilitate a smooth, simplified workflow. If you prefer to work predominantly with MIDI, the built-in MIDI Editor allows you to compose your tracks with incredible complexity. However, if you prefer to use strict music notation when creating compositions, Avid has incorporated the Sibelius Score Editor, which allows you to weave intricate compositions with exceptional accuracy. When you are finished, sessions can even be exported as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
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.
Avid appreciate that in a real-time recording environment, things may not always go swimmingly, or that sometimes your just want to jam over a track to catch that spontaneous moment of magic. QuickPunch is perfect for dropping in and out to correct any minor errors, whilst Loop Recording allows you to record as you play, and patch together your best moments into a seamless edit.
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.
Avid Pro Tools 12 software is supplied with a Pro Tools 12 activation card, where a download is required (including software and plug-in installers and user guides). The iLok 2 key is included for software authorisation, as well as a Driver Installation disc, registration information card, and a One-year Avid Upgrade Plan with support.
Thanks to the included 12-month upgrade and support package, you have access to all applicable software updates and upgrades, unlimited web/e-mail troubleshooting, access to the Avid video library, knowledge base, and forums.
Manufacturer Avid Model Pro Tools 12 With 12 Months Upgrade and Support - Education Edition 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 Eligibility AS Level/A level (music students only), College & University Students and secondary school, college & University Teachers are eligible. How does the student/teacher verification process work? After you purchase and receive Pro Tools 12 for Students & Teachers you will be required to verify that you are eligible for the student discount. Inside the box you will find instructions where you will need to upload a document on Avid’s website to prove you are eligible. Avid will then come back to you with your serial number, etc with (usually within 48 hours). In the meantime you can install Pro Tools 12 for Students & Teachers straight away and it will be fully functional for 30 days. Included Accessories Pro Tools 12 software activation card—download required (includes software and plug-in installers and user guides) iLok 2 key (for software authorization) Drivers installer disk Registration information card One-year Avid upgrade plan, renewable annually
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