Get Track Freeze, Commit, and Bounce—just added
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 (coming later this month), 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—just added
If you’re a sound editor or designer, precision and speed are paramount when it comes to aligning and editing clips. With Pro Tools 12.3, clips now 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.
Get the ultimate mixing experience—New to Pro Tools 12.2
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.
Crank up amazing tones and effects—just added
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—just added
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 audio editing software. You must have an active subscription or plan to use this plug-in.
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.
– Intel® PC with Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions) or Windows 8/8.1/10 (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