Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio—in the studio or in the cloud, from anywhere. From numerous new MIDI editing enhancements and retrospective MIDI recording, to the ability to save your favorite effects chains and instrument sounds as track presets, Pro Tools | Ultimate (formerly Pro Tools | HD) enables you to keep your creativity flowing.
New Key Features:
Create massive mixes
Pro Tools | Ultimate (formerly Pro Tools | HD) comes with everything you need to take on more demanding music and immersive audio productions. With advanced recording, editing, and automation tools and full surround sound support, you can create large-scale mixes with up to 256 simultaneous audio tracks using just the software—or up to 768 tracks with Pro Tools | HDX.
Mix and automate multichannel audio
From mono and stereo sound, to 5.1, 7.1, and immersive audio, Pro Tools | Ultimate provides the most efficient workflows and advanced automation to handle the largest music, soundtrack, Dolby Atmos, and Ambisonics productions. Plus, VCA Masters, Track Freeze, and a built-in surround panner accelerate the mixing process. You can even explore alternative versions of a mix with Project Revisions.
Sound your best
Pro Tools is renowned for its sound. Get the most pristine sound quality when tracking to a Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native system. And you don’t have to nail a perfect performance to create that perfect take. Hone performances with powerful tools, including loop recording and track playlists, and comp together a flawless performance from multiple passes and replace parts quickly with punch-recording workflows.
Get access to all Avid plug-ins
Expand your creative possibilities and workflow with access to the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle and Pro Tools | MachineControl included with all Pro Tools | Ultimate subscriptions and 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plans. From enhancing mixes with legendary sound processors, to remotely controlling devices in your studio, Pro Tools | Ultimate offers more value than ever.
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.