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Avid Pro Tools 12

Avid Pro Tools 12 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. Pro Tools 12 sets the stage for shared audio session with Avid Cloud Collaboration and offers access to professional audio and video venues at Avid Marketplace. Pro Tools licenses also include a full year of Pro Tools support and feature upgrades.

The following price options are available (see additional pricing under the "price options" tab below):

Features of Avid Pro Tools 12

New Features - Coming Soon

Avid Cloud Collaboration
Work with fellow classmates, colleagues, bandmates and friends all over the world. Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is a groundbreaking new set of features that will allow you to compose, record, edit and mix sessions collaboratively with other Pro Tools users. Invite any of your available connections to collaborate using built-in chat, or find new collaborators through the online Artist Community.

Avid Marketplace
Promote and sell your work. The upcoming Avid Marketplace allows you to publish session files, multichannel stems and stereo mixdowns directly from Pro Tools for license in the public marketplace. This feature is designed to help you establish meaningful connection with others in the audio community.

Audio Archive: Access your files anywhere
Store and track your audio files both locally and in the cloud. Avid's audio archival service allows you to house and access archived sessions and files securely from anywhere. 

Asset Management: Securely manage content
Avid is preparing to introduce a new open, universal metadata schema into Pro Tools that will help you manage, track and document every asset and project you create. This makes it easy to document who did what, when and where, while also allowing you to manage and control versioning.

Compose with Pro Tools Features

More power and performance
With the redesigned Avid Audio Engine and 64-bit performance, you get multiple times the processing power of previous versions of Pro Tools on the same hardware configurations. Add epic numbers of virtual instruments and effects to create bigger, richer sounding, and more complex mixes.

Loop and punch 
Create a seamless performance from multiple takes. Let your spontaneity shine with Loop recording and comp together your best takes. Or use QuickPunch to quickly replace any questionable section with a better performance.

Virtual Instruments
Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Avid Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with AAX virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.

Full MIDI and notation tools
Compose and edit virtual instruments and MIDI performances with the MIDI Editor. Or compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.

Collaborate on projects from other apps
Collaboration has never been easier. With Avid Pro Tools, 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, Cubase , and other third-party apps—right in Pro Tools.

Edit with precision
Shape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing with Pro Tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks. Speed up editing and mixingClip Gain  with the Smart Tool. Add smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.

Mix your audio to get the sound you want
Now, you can polish mixes with over 60 included effects, sound-processing and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find the AAX plug-ins you need.

Avid Pro Tools 12 - For Higher Ed Students Only and Teachers

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Higher Ed Student Pro Tools License

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

Part# 9935-65896-00



Teachers Pro Tools License

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

Part# 9900-65461-00

On Sale $899.00



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 )

Part# 9935-65899-00



Avid Pro Tools 12 - For Educational Institutions



Educational Institution Pro Tools License

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

Part# 9935-65897-00



Annual Upgrade and Support Reinstatment 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 )

Part# 9935-65900-00



Annual Upgrade and Support Renewal Plan for Pro Tools

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

Part# 9935-71315-00


Avid Pro Tools 12 - For Commercial / Retail Users

Retail Annual Subscription

(Includes Activation Card and iLok)

Part# 9935-65902-00



Retail Licence with Annual Upgrade and Support Plan

(Includes Activation Card and iLok)

Part# 9935-66068-00



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.


  • 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


  • 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

Customer Reviews

  1. Pt12 is great

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    Pt12 is a great product. Best DAW in my opinion

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Sound Recordist/ Designer

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    Location: LONDON

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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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