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Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card)

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Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card)

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Product Highlights

  • Upgrade from Pro Tools Express
  • Compose, Record, Edit, Mix
  • Up to 128 Audio Tracks
  • Offline Bounce
  • Over 75 VIs, Effects, Utility Plug-Ins
  • Work Directly with HD Video
  • AAX Native, AAX, AudioSuite
  • Activation Card
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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You Pay: $199.00

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Pro Tools 12 from Avid takes the audio creation software not into the realm of function updates (it is already very comprehensive software), but rather into the world of the "cloud" with all of its promises. Access to the program has been expanded with the availability of a free version (feature-limited), or by using a flexible licensing program, or outright ownership. Sessions created in any versions are upward- or cross-compatible. All purchases, upgrades, and subscriptions come with a twelve month upgrade and support plan (renewable) that ensures access to the latest enhancements, and includes future software updates and upgrades (as long as the plan is active), along with 24/7 access to Customer Care to get help whenever it's needed.

Here is a quick overview of some noteworthy features of the program that were first introduced in Pro Tools 11. Because the software is based on a 64-bit architecture, the program is able to access as much RAM as is present on the computer, which in turn allows virtual instruments that contain large sample libraries to be fully loaded for instant playback. Additionally, the number of instruments that can be simultaneously available in a session has also increased. Another major feature is an offline bounce function. Preparing intermediary or final mixes is much faster using a simple command. Sound quality is maintained due to time-stamped automation, and multiple files with different file formats can be created simultaneously.

Record input monitoring features ultra-low latency even when routing through plug-ins. Those working with audio for picture will appreciate the ability to play Avid DNxHD files and other HD formats directly within the timeline without transcoding. A wide variety of plug-ins are included with the software, as are six virtual instruments. The software not only works with the company's interfaces, but since version 9, with any Core Audio or ASIO compliant interface.

Some of the upcoming enhancements include collaboration in the cloud with other artists and producers, anywhere in the world. A Marketplace where artists can share, license, or sell music and audio projects, and buy virtual instruments, plug-ins, and more. Access to prior work from anywhere using an audio archival service that stores content and tracks it regardless of whether a session is stored locally, or in the cloud. Archive a stereo mix, the full session, individual stems, or even flatten all tracks so that the original plug-ins used to create them aren't required.

The introduction of a universal metadata schema into the software will help manage, track, and document every asset and project created. This metadata will enable media creators and distributors to keep track of everyone who creatively contributed to specific content, making it easy to document who did what, manage and control versioning, and provide accurate credit information. Some of these enhancements are implemented, while others and future ones like it will be delivered via the upgrade plan.

Note: Purchaser needs to provide proof of ownership of original product to take advantage of this upgrade.

Record and Compose
  • Record audio with up to 32-bit/192 kHz and experience exceptionally low latency when paired with an Avid audio interface
  • Redesigned Avid Audio Engine and 64-bit performance delivers multiple times the processing power of previous versions of Pro Tools on the same hardware configurations
  • Loop recording/track comping workflows
  • Use QuickPunch to quickly replace any questionable section with a better performance
  • Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or mouse, and the built-in MIDI editor
  • Includes virtual instruments and audio loops
  • Compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor
  • Export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further work in Sibelius.
  • 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 directly in Pro Tools
Edit
  • Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch processing
  • Fine-tune music and audio with sample-accurate editing tools available in a single window
  • Speed up editing and mixing using the Clip Gain Smart Tool
  • With the Beat Detective tool, quickly fix timing issues across multiple tracks, change the feel of a beat to get a different groove, or keep the rhythm section "in the pocket" by extracting the groove from a drumbeat and applying it to the bass part
  • Create and cut sound to picture using the built-in Timecode Ruler and video track
  • Record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with frame accuracy
  • Share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF
  • Play HD video with the Avid Video Engine in a variety of HD video formats (such as QuickTime, XDCAM, and more) and Avid DNxHD sequences directly in the Pro Tools timeline without transcoding
  • Monitor the picture playback using optional video interfaces from Avid, AJA, and Blackmagic Design
Mix
  • Polish mixes with over sixty included effects, sound-processing and utility plug-ins
  • Includes reverbs, EQs, and compressors, guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, channel strip dynamics, and more
  • Avid Channel Strip plug-in delivers exact replications of the renowned EQ and compression algorithms of the Avid System 5
  • Achieve phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation with four times the samples (16,383) to handle the largest mixes, no matter how many plug-ins used
  • Automate the settings of every element in the Pro Tools environment to add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible
  • Speed up mix delivery with faster-than-real-time off-line bouncing with time-stamped automation
  • Get hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of optional Avid Pro Mixing control surfaces and consoles, plus third-party boards
  • With direct SoundCloud support, share files privately with other collaborators, or share finished projects with the world
  • Bounce mixes to an iTunes library to share with others on a network
Virtual Instruments
  • AIR Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • AIR DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • AIR Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • AIR Structure Free sample player (based on AIR Structure)
  • AIR Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • AIR Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
Effects, Sound-Processing, Utility Plug-Ins
  • 1-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR FuzzWah
  • AIR KillEQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • AIR StereoWidth
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • AutoPan panning effects
  • BF76 Compressor 1176 emulator
  • Channel Strip (based on the System 5 console)
  • Click II
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb reverb and ambience
  • DC Offset Removal
  • De-Esser
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Down Mixer (5.1 to stereo fold down)
  • Duplicate
  • Eleven Free (guitar amp emulator based on Eleven)
  • Expander/Gate
  • Gain
  • InTune digital tuner
  • Invert
  • Lo-Fi retro processing
  • MasterMeter oversampling meter
  • Maxim sound maximizer
  • Mod Delay III
  • Normalize
  • Pitch II
  • POWr Dither
  • Recti-Fi harmonic synthesis
  • Reverse
  • SansAmp PSA-1 tube amp simulator
  • Sci-Fi ring modulator
  • Signal Generator
  • Time Adjuster
  • Time Compressor Expansion
  • Time Shift time/pitch stretching
  • Trim
  • Vari-Fi speed shifter
UPC: 724643115128
System Requirements Mac
Intel Core i5 processor
OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.0 to 10.9.5, or 10.10.0 to 10.10.4
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more required for video playback)
15 GB disk space for installation
USB port for iLok 2 authorization
USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt port for CoreAudio-supported audio device
Internet connection for installation
Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools

PC
Intel Core i5 processor
Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions), or Windows 8/8.1 (Standard and Pro Editions)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more required for video playback)
15 GB disk space for installation
USB port for iLok 2 authorization
USB or FireWire port for ASIO-supported audio device
Internet connection for installation
Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 5.2 x 0.8"
Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card)
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    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    88%

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    5.0

    Pro Tools 12 Cross Grade

    By Dallas

    from New York, New York

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

    I'm using the product to record a project of mine and it's been nothing but great so far since doing the cross grade from Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 12. New added features makes me feel like I'm using the heavy HD Pro Tools. I've recommended this to a few friends already and they too are looking to upgrade.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By AVTaylor83

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

    I upgraded from Pro Tools Express at minimal cost. Wanted to make the switch before the new upgrade plans went into place in January, so this was a great deal for someone like that me that isn't looking to upgrade versions every year.

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    5.0

    Demetrious Taylor

    By meechie

    from waterloo, ia

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

    i love the product and the price i paid for it was definitely fair.

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    5.0

    YAY PRO TOOLS!!!!

    By James the Swimmer

    from Glendale, Ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cost
    • Professional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Film
      • Music

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      I am so excited to finally have Pro Tools. I bought it to work on sound for my short films and I really love it. Now actually I am focusing more on using it to make music. I really love this program. I would recommend getting the tutorials from Lynda to help you figure it all out. They are a real help. I AM SO HAPPY TO FINALLY HAVE THE TOOLS TO REALLY MAKE GOOD SOUND! Yay Pro Tools!

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      5.0

      B&H is awesome. Great Customer service!

      By JimmyBoy69

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      Woohoo!!! They helped me with everything I needed.

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      5.0

      This was the best investment I've made in a while

      By D.Nellz

      from Providence,RI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use and set up
      • Very portable

      Cons

      • Phantom Power Slow

      Best Uses

      • Drafts And Song Writing
      • Mobile Mixing

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      Considering I purchased an mbox solo along with a $USD software for $USD I can't complain too much.This makes it easy for me to record new I Ideas while I'm mobile city to city.

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      5.0

      amazing software

      By Rot~n

      from Bronx

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      This program is one of the finest. Wish the plugins weren't so expensive, but this is a life changing software for music makers

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      5.0

      Gretat product

      By Edwinp72

      from Pensacola, fl

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      This product really allows you to prepare and Manage sound in a professional way. There so many applications that I haven't been able to cover them all yet.

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      5.0

      Great Deal

      By Fonso Merino

      from Oakland

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      Great opoortunity to get a full PT license with a HUGE discount! I could not resist to buy it!

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      5.0

      Great Deal

      By Fonso

      from Oakland

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      Great opoortunity to get a full PT license with a HUGE discount! I could not resist to buy it!

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      5.0

      Love it

      By Zach

      from Columbus, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      Pro Tools is my preferred DAW. It was delivered quickly and I have no complaints!

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      5.0

      Perfect for my new studio!

      By Que le diga que

      from Santo domingo

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      This is exactly what I needed for my new recording studio! Can't wait to start producing and mixing new music! BH has been awesome! Thanks

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      4.0

      I Wish I had ProTools 11 HD

      By Recent Protools + Sibelius Owner

      from Georgia

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Avid Pro Tools 12 Upgrade - Audio Recording and Music Creation Software (Activation Card):

      I was really leaning closer to 3-1/2 stars compared to leaving a 4 star rating. The only real problem I have with Protools 11 is the same problem I had with Protools 10 Express. "The freakin Mbox 3". I upgraded on the advise of B&H to move from Protools Express which was having issues with Win 8.1. The Mbox 3 had no problems with Win 8.0. Even though this same issue has been a problem with Windows since Protools 9. It is definitely a problem with the software. It will work if you restart your computer or bring it out of sleep or hibernation mode. Then it functions as expected. I do like that my Waves Gold plugin bundle was able to switch over to AAX or whatever plugin switch there was to Protools 11. I don't have all of what was requested in Protools 11, since I probably didn't ask enough questions I just got stuck with the Protools 11 software, not the HD version. I probably will see if I can a pathway to Protools 11 HD, just the software as I don't really need the hardware at this second. But maybe later on I will get a better feel for Protools and learn it as I did Sonar. It's totally different from Sonar, but both have their strong points. I really don't have a problem with either one at this time. I basically wanted to see the integration of Sibelius and Protools, compared to Finale and Cakewalk. I am just looking for a seamless integration between composition and production. Other than the issues with the Mbox 3, Protools 11 functions.

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