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Avid Pro Tools 2018

Avid Pro Tools 2018 provides everything you need to compose, record, edit and mix audio compositions. With an ultra-efficient audio engine that supports 64-bit performance, musicians and audio producers can create without boundaries. Pro Tools work at the speed of your creativity, so you can take on the most demanding, complex audio sessions with the best sounding mixes possible.

Features of Avid Pro Tools 2018:

Build sessions on the fly with Track Presets
Kick time-consuming tasks to the curb. With Track Presets, you can quickly save, catalog, and recall your favorite effects chains, vocal processing, session import criteria, and other track settings—boosting your efficiency—so you can spend more time creating.

Capture performances retroactively
Ever jam along to a song and nail the perfect run before hitting record? With retrospective MIDI recording, Pro Tools goes into “listen” mode even when you’re not recording, so you can retroactively drop those inspired improvisations into a track post performance, without missing a beat.

Take deeper control of your MIDI
Making music has never been easier. With numerous MIDI improvements and enhancements, you can fix and finesse every note to perfection—from transposing and trimming notes with the arrow keys, to building chords and scores faster than ever before.

Comp together the best takes
Build a Target Playlist of the best performances—from multiple playlists—right in Waveform view. It’s ideal when working with grouped tracks, making playlist management and viewing no longer a challenge. You can also now cycle through different takes within a clip using the arrow keys for faster review.

Retire your iLok key
Pro Tools and all Avid audio plug-ins now support iLok Cloud. That means you now have the option of putting your trusty old iLok key to rest and freeing an extra USB port for a MIDI keyboard or audio interface. Or continue using your iLok as before.

Get a better view of your mix
With new EQ curve graphs on all Mix window channel strips, you can see how your settings and automation are impacting each track in real time—even those with multiple EQs (supported plug-ins only). In addition, pre-fader sends and Automation lane view menu entries are now color-coded, making them easier to distinguish.

Start collaborating more easily
Got a session that you’re dying to work on with others? Select File > Start Collaboration, and Pro Tools will automatically save your current session, close it, and reopen it as a project in the cloud, with all tracks converted and ready to be shared.

For Higher Ed Students Only and Teachers

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Higher Ed Student Perpetual License

(with Annual Upgrade & Support Plan + Activation Card and iLok, View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

Part# 9935-65896-00

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Higher Ed Student & Teacher Perpetual License Download

(Perpetual License with Annual Upgrade & Support Plan, NO iLok,  View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

Part# 195738

$299.00

Teachers Pro Tools License

(with Annual Upgrade & Support Plan + Activation Card and iLok, View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

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Higher Ed Student & Teacher Annual Upgrade

(with Support Plan for Pro Tools + Activation Card--You must already own a license of Pro Tools and be on versions 9-11, View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

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Educational Institution Pro Tools License

(with Annual Upgrade and Support Plan - Activation Card with iLok, View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

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$299.00

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Annual Upgrade and Support Reinstatement Plan for Pro Tools

(12 Months - Institutional Activation Card--You must already own a license of Pro Tools, upgrade for version 9-11 or expired support renewal) View Avid's Academic Eligibility Policy )

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Annual Upgrade and Support Renewal Plan for Pro Tools

(12 Months - Institutional Activation Card--You must already own a license of Pro Tools)

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For Commercial / Retail Users

Retail Annual Subscription

(Includes Activation Card and iLok)

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System Requirements and Compatibility with Pro Tools 12 Software

For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements.

Mac:

  • Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
  • Intel® Core i5 microprocessor
  • 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 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 recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • USB-port for iLok 2 authorization
  • USB-port or FireWire-port for ASIO, WDM and MME-supported audio device
  • Supports 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
  • 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
Important note for Downloads:

Avid Pro Tools 2018 downloads use the iLok Cloud you can work iLok-free, and gives you the freedom to work “on the go,” wherever you have internet connection.

Customer Reviews

  1. Avid Pro Tools 2018

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    Since Avid purchased Digidesign {who sold Pro Tools to Avid}, Avid has provided much more tools of support, links to ed, etc. to be able to make Pro Tools a more user friendly and easier tool to use, and understand in music creation, production, and engineering!

    Location: Topanga

  2. Pt12 is great

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    Pt12 is a great product. Best DAW in my opinion

  3. Great. Verification process was a little confusing

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    The verification process could be better. The fact that one has to purchase (and therefore pay) before uploading the verification is a little weird.

  4. Great.

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    Bought this 2 years consecutively now for college, great to have pro tools for such good value as a student. Thanks

    Location: Ireland

  5. Pro Tools

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    Pro tools is an amazing program and it's amazing to have gotten it at this price.

    Location: New York

  6. only problem : academic eligibility verification

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    You should have an option to verify academic eligibility before buying the product, cause right now, it's a bit tricky

    Location: QC, Canada

  7. Pro Tools 12

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    Great product. Everything the up and coming producer, songwriter/beat maker could possibly ever want. An extensive library of sounds and plug ins. For the more experienced but yet capable to be used by the beginner! Two thumbs up!

    Location: Queens

  8. Ilok key

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    When I received my PT12 the ilok key that came with it didn't work. I made a few phone calls and a new one was shipped out to me. Good costumer service !!!!!!!

    Location: Mi.

  9. Sound Recordist/ Designer

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    ITS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

    Location: LONDON

  10. Pro Tools Complete

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    This is one of the best DAW software packages that keeps getting better. Very good for student projects.

    Location: New York

  11. Excellent

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    Envoie rapide de la part de studica, bonne protection de l'article!. Identification rapide et facile du statut d'étudiant. Par la suite la license et Avid donne accès à protools 10, 11 et 12 (magnifique) Que du bon

    Location: Montréal

  12. Pro tools 12

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    As a complete beginner with Pro-Tools I have had a few issues, especially as I've come from another DAW which I know inside out. The information for set up should be a little better worded and a basic getting started page would be welcome for people who don't have a clue. The Pay for Help is a little scary too. That should be free, especially at the prices Avid charge.

    Location: Scotland

  13. I mean it's industry standard

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    It's a must have if you are an engineer so choke it up and learn it. It is the best for audio hands down, and mixing doesn't get any better. Like I said it's industry standard so whether you like it it or not you got to learn it if you plan on being professional in the music industry.

    Location: Los Angeles

  14. Pro Tools 12 = Awesome

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    Great upgrade. I'm going from pro tools 9 to 12 now. Best Pro Tools to date.

    Location: NY

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