Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate Perpetual with 1-Year Updates and Support Plan is the go-to audio-production software for professionals working in high-end music and audio-post facilities, who require the full power and advanced workflows of Pro Tools to tackle the most challenging and complex projects. Get full track and I/O counts and Pro Tools | HDX DSP acceleration to track and mix the largest music productions with ease and record pristine 32-bit float / 192 kHz audio sound with depth, dimension, and near-zero latency.
Bringing ideas to life is easy with the SoundFlow Cloud workflow-automation platform, real-time MIDI tools, a massive collection of classic outboard processors, coveted musical instruments, loops, analog consoles, and some of the world's most popular guitar effects—over 115 plug-ins in total. The 64 video tracks enable you to cut and mix sound to picture with great precision. You can also mix both stereo and immersive multichannel audio projects with fully automated ease to create Dolby Atmos music or work with Ambisonics. Elevate your recording and mixing experience with tightly integrated audio interfaces and mixing surfaces including the S6 and S6L.
Pro Tools | Ultimate at a Glance
- Simultaneous recording inputs: 256 (Core Audio, ASIO), 192 (HDX Hybrid Engine, HDX Classic), 64 (HD Native)
- 2048 audio tracks, 512 instrument tracks, 1024 MIDI tracks
- 1024 aux tracks/routing folders, 128 VCA tracks, 64 master tracks
- 64 video tracks
- Stereo, Surround, Dolby Atmos, and Ambisonics mixing
- Pro Tools | Carbon Hybrid Engine, Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native + interfaces, VENUE | S6L support
What's Included and How to Manage Your Perpetual License
- Perpetual access to the Pro Tools | Ultimate software.
- 1-year access to all available Pro Tools | Ultimate updates. Keep all installed updates after the 12-month period expires.
- 1-year access to ExpertPlus support with unlimited priority phone support and online technical support plus billing and account help—response within 4 hours.
- 1-year access to the Complete Production Bundle (over 115 plug-ins) and HEAT add-on. Once your 1-Year Updates and Support Plan lapses, you no longer have access to the Complete Production Bundle unless you renew or resubscribe. If you do not have a plan anymore, you get to perpetually keep 55 included virtual instruments, effects, and sound-processor plug-ins (HEAT is not included).
- 1-year access to Celemony Melodyne essential.
- 1-year access to SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition.
- Access to 1GB of Cloud Collaboration storage, 2GB high-quality loop library, plus over 3GB of bonus samples and sounds for virtual instruments.
- Users who wish to retain access to software updates and ExpertPlus support after the initial 1-year period need to purchase a 1-Year Software Updates and Support Plan RENEWAL before their current updates and support plan expires. The active 1-Year Software Updates and Support Plan currently attached to your Perpetual license can be renewed at any time before it expires.
- If your 1-Year Software Updates and Support Plan has already expired, you need to purchase a 1-Year Software Updates and Support Plan NEW.
- Pro Tools runs on Intel-based Windows and Mac computers as well as on M1-based Mac computers.
- Choose to authorize the software either via cloud license with iLok Cloud (requires a constant Internet connection) or with a physical iLok 2 / iLok 3 key (available separately).
Capture Inspired Performances
Create the Perfect Take
Edit Your Way, Tweak Audio Timing and Pitch
Advanced and Accurate Mix Automation
SoundFlow Cloud Workflow Automation Platform
SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition provides access to over 1600 prebuilt macros and commands for Pro Tools that can be custom-assigned and triggered by keyboard shortcuts, MIDI controllers, and HID devices. Whether bouncing stems, navigating plug-ins in large sessions, or triggering complex workflows, SoundFlow saves users significant time and enables them to stay in their creative flow.
Mix Dolby Atmos Music and Export Dolby Atmos ADM Files Directly
Say goodbye to all the tedious time spent bouncing Dolby Atmos mixes to ADM (Audio Definition Model) files in real time. With Pro Tools | Ultimate, you can directly export and import ADM files to and from Pro Tools in faster-than-real-time offline mode, greatly streamlining your workflow. All groups and their associated beds and objects in the mix are embedded in the file, making delivery easy.
Fine-Tune MIDI Performances
Turn Audio to MIDI and Vice-Versa
Change Pitch and Time with Melodyne
Pro Tools | GrooveCell and Pro Tools | SynthCell Virtual Instruments
Pro Tools | SynthCell is a modern virtual synth that offers a wide palette of sounds in Pro Tools—from old-school familiar to the truly unique. Sporting two oscillators, two multimode filters, an LFO, envelopes, an arpeggiator, and a variety of effects, you can start sculpting your own sounds from scratch or cruise through the library of presets and instantly find something organic, distorted, smooth, chaotic, or analog, without ever touching a knob.
Fuel Your Creativity with Pro Plug-Ins
Work with Sound for Picture (64 Video Tracks)
Bring More Power to HDX with the Hybrid Engine
You can toggle between Native and DSP modes on a per-track basis and nullify the distracting effects of latency simply by clicking a button. The track's entire signal chain and AAX DSP-compatible plug-ins are then processed directly on the HDX card, while your CPU plays back the rest of your mix. This means you can track bigger sessions (with a massive 2048 voices and audio tracks at all sample rates even with one-card systems), and work with a lot more outboard gear using any Core Audio interface.
Bounce Better (Including Stems)
Save Tons of Time with Space Clips
Discover the Power of the Dark Side
Bring Focus to Your Session with Folder Tracks
Connect to Ableton-Link-Enabled Apps and Devices
Collaborate In the Cloud
Connect, Expand Opportunities, and Get Discovered
Take Hands-On Control of Your Mix
Go Further with Pro Tools | Ultimate
- Apply real-time EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group with Clip Effects.
- Get time-saving workflows for field recording, rerecording, and (with Pro Tools | HDX) in-the-box dubbing.
- Get advanced recording, mixing, and delivery capabilities, including TrackPunch, single-file multistem bounce, and Netflix-compliant workflows.
- Get advanced automation features such as Capture, Automatch, and Preview.
- Control up to 12 Pro Tools | Ultimate workstations from a single transport with the included Satellite Link.
- Integrate and control external audio and video devices from Pro Tools with the included ProTools | MachineControl.