Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Subscription Audio and Music Creation Software (Retail, Boxed)

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Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Subscription Audio and Music Creation Software (Retail, Boxed)
Key Features
  • Compose, Record, Edit, Mix
  • Hybrid Engine for HDX DSP Acceleration
  • 1-Year Updates + ExpertPlus Support
  • 1-Year Complete Plug-In Bundle + Heat
Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Subscription (Retail) provides access to the latest Pro Tools | Ultimate software, software updates, ExpertPlus support, the Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle, Heat, Celemony Melodyne essential, 1GB of Cloud Collaboration storage, 2GB high-quality loop library, plus over 3GB of bonus samples and sounds for virtual instruments—all for a period of one year.
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Avid Pro Tools HD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 21-Year Subscription: What's Included
  • 3Bring More Power to HDX with the Hybrid Engine
  • 4Mix with Speed and Precision
  • 5Work with Sound for Picture
  • 6Convert Audio to MIDI
  • 7Change Pitch and Time with Melodyne
  • 8Create Infinitely with UVI Falcon
  • 9Fuel Your Creativity with Pro Plug-Ins
  • 10Save Tons of Time with Space Clips
  • 11Bounce Better
  • 12Export Dolby Atmos ADM Files Directly
  • 13Discover the Power of the Dark Side
  • 14Bring Focus to Your Session with Folder Tracks
  • 15Connect to Ableton-Link-Enabled Apps and Devices
  • 16Collaborate in the Cloud
  • 17Connect, Expand Opportunities, and Get Discovered
  • 18Take Hands-On Control of Your Mix
  • 19Go Further with Pro Tools | Ultimate

Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Subscription (Retail) provides access to the latest Pro Tools | Ultimate software, software updates, ExpertPlus support, the Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle, Heat, Celemony Melodyne essential, 1GB of Cloud Collaboration storage, 2GB high-quality loop library, plus over 3GB of bonus samples and sounds for virtual instruments—all for a period of one year.

Pro Tools | Ultimate is the go-to audio-production software for songwriters, musicians, producers, and engineers working in the most demanding production environments in the music, film, and TV industry. Found in most professional recording and post-production facilities (as well as project studios), it provides the ultimate toolset to compose, record, edit, and mix audio.

From advanced recording, mixing, editing, and delivery capabilities, surround sound and immersive sound options, easy loop workflows, and groundbreaking cloud collaboration, to first-class effects and advanced automated mixing, Pro Tools | Ultimate makes post production or working with music and soundtracks fast, easy, and efficient—all with pristine 32-bit / 192 kHz audio quality. HDX users can take advantage of Avid's Hybrid Engine DSP-acceleration technology to turbocharge their system and track the largest recording sessions with tons of plug-ins running in real time with near-zero latency.

Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Subscription offers up to 64 non-HDX channels and 192 HDX channels of I/Os, 2048 (mono/stereo) audio tracks, 512 instrument tracks, 1024 MIDI tracks, and 64 mono/stereo video tracks. It comes with 9 virtual instruments including UVI Falcon, EQ and dynamics plug-ins, reverb and delay plug-ins, modulation and effects plug-ins, classic stompbox guitar effects plug-ins, and various utility plug-ins—over 115 plug-ins in total. It also includes the Heat add-on to bring analog warmth and color to your mixes.

With Pro Tools | Ultimate, you can reshape sounds, fix issues, and edit tracks with extreme flexibility and precision. Apply real-time EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group with Clip Effects, trim clips, edit notes, and add fades with the Smart Tool. Change tempo or timing on the fly with Elastic Time. You can even make bad notes sound pitch-perfect with Elastic Pitch. Mix everything from mono and stereo sound, to 5.1/7.1 surround and immersive audio.

The software comes with Avid Cloud Collaboration, enabling multiple collaborators to contribute to the same Pro Tools project remotely. You can work on a song with anyone, anywhere in the world as if you were in the same studio—all you need is an internet connection.

Pro Tools | Ultimate 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 or with a physical iLok 2 / iLok 3 key (available separately).

1-Year Subscription: What's Included

  • 1-year access to latest version of Pro Tools | Ultimate software.
  • 1-year access to all available Pro Tools | Ultimate updates.
  • 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 Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle (over 115 plug-ins in total).
  • 1-year access to the Heat add-on
  • 1-year access to Celemony Melodyne essential.
  • 1-year access to Inner Circle rewards—free plug-ins, music & sound libraries, training resources, and more.
  • Access to 1GB of Cloud Collaboration storage, 2GB high-quality loop library, plus over 3GB of bonus samples and sounds for virtual instruments.
  • Once your subscription lapses, you no longer have access to Pro Tools | Ultimate unless you renew or resubscribe.
  • Users who want to continue using Pro tools | Ultimate after the 1-Year period ends may purchase a 1-Year Subscription Renewal before their current subscription expires (keeping the same System ID that's already in their iLok account).
  • If your 1-year subscription has already expired, you need to purchase a new subscription. Starting a new subscription surrenders your existing Pro Tools license and creates a new Pro Tools System ID in your iLok account—which you will then have to move onto your iLok USB or iLok Cloud session.

Bring More Power to HDX with the Hybrid Engine

The Hybrid Engine provides a vastly significant boost in performance for DSP-powered HDX Systems. This proprietary technology maximizes the performance of your Pro Tools | Ultimate rig by leveraging both native and DSP processing more harmoniously. All processing, voice count, and mixing are handled by your CPU until the moment you need a DSP-based workflow.

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.

Mix with Speed and Precision

From VCA Masters, Track Freeze, and professional metering, to the unrivaled ability to automate practically every element in your mix, Pro Tools | Ultimate makes the art of mixing music and soundtracks fast and easy. You can even explore alternative versions of a song or soundtrack with Project Revisions. Pro Tools | Ultimate allows you to mix in mono, stereo, 5.1/7.1 surround, and immersive audio.

Work with Sound for Picture

Pro Tools | Ultimate lets you play and edit 4K/UHD and HD video, and Avid DNxHD sequences right in the Pro Tools timeline (64 video tracks). You can create and mix soundtracks in sync with the picture. Edit audio clips with timecode precision and position them perfectly in the scene. Clean up tracks and ensure every bit of dialog, music, and sound is heard using plug-ins and automation.

Convert Audio to MIDI

Audio-to-MIDI allows you to repitch notes, play with the timing, or even change the instrument in an audio file. Just drag and drop an audio clip to an instrument or MIDI track, and Pro Tools | Ultimate analyzes and renders all pitches and timing as MIDI note data, ready to be edited or revoiced. It not only works with melodic material, but you can convert percussive and polyphonic recordings too.

Change Pitch and Time with Melodyne

The Celemony Melodyne essential plug-in makes it easy to fix bad notes, hold out good ones, tighten up grooves, or even rearrange the melody, all with natural-sounding results. Perfect vocal and instrument performances quickly, or get more creative with them, using the core toolset.

Create Infinitely with UVI Falcon

Give your music a fresh edge with UVI Falcon, a rich-sounding hybrid virtual instrument. Generate sounds fast with drag-and-drop ease or use the deep set of tools to create and tweak sounds extensively. Plus, it comes with 1000 patches of Factory Sounds and 2.6GB of high-quality samples and loops to spark ideas and keep you inspired.

Fuel Your Creativity with Pro Plug-Ins

Polish mixes with access to HEAT and every audio plug-in offered in the Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and dynamics, to virtual instruments and guitar amp emulators, you have access to everything you need to shape, enhance, and fine-tune your sound.

Save Tons of Time with Space Clips

For video-game sound designers, dialogue editors, and sound librarians who often import tens of thousands of audio files per project, Space Clips eliminates the mind-numbing grind and time wasted spacing clips apart before getting to work. With a single command, you can separate multiple clips on a track at equal time intervals of your choosing, quickly and easily.

Bounce Better

Whether bouncing a final mix, consolidating tracks, or printing stems, the new Bounce window enables you to work more easily than ever before. Create your own presets for frequently used workflows. Import OPAtom audio files. Plus, QuickTime capabilities are back for macOS Catalina users, enabling you to once again export MOV, MP4, M4V, and M4A (AAC) files-critical for audio post workflows.

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.

Discover the Power of the Dark Side

Now you can choose between light and darkness to meet your visual needs or preferences. With the Dark theme, Pro Tools offers a modern look and feel that's easier on the eyes—especially in lower light conditions. It is ideal for mood-lit studios and late-night sessions. Or for those simply looking for a sleek little change of scenery. You can also change the brightness and saturation of almost every aspect of the Dark and Classic user interface.

Bring Focus to Your Session with Folder Tracks

Take command of large sessions by organizing tracks into collapsible folders, enabling you to work more creatively and productively. Arrange, consolidate, and route tracks quickly with drag-and-drop ease. And group folders in folders and color-code them for even easier navigation.

Connect to Ableton-Link-Enabled Apps and Devices

Expand your instrument options and enable multiple music and beat makers to play along with your session. With support for Ableton Link, you can connect Pro Tools | Ultimate to a wide range of Link-enabled music creation apps, electronic instruments, and sound processors on your network—everything and everyone in perfect sync.

Collaborate in the Cloud

Avid Cloud Collaboration enables you to work with up to 10 collaborators on a project with other Pro Tools users online. Access and work on projects from anywhere using any Pro Tools | Ultimate-equipped computer.

Connect, Expand Opportunities, and Get Discovered

With Avid Link in the Pro Tools | Ultimate interface, you can connect with other music creators and audio professionals to find collaborators and gigs, share your work, promote your skills, and expand your creative opportunities. Plus, get your music heard on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and dozens of other major streaming services with easy music distribution through AvidPlay (available separately).

Take Hands-On Control of Your Mix

Experience the deepest level of integration when you pair Pro Tools | Ultimate with any EUCON-enabled control surface—includes Avid S6, S4, S3, S1, and Avid Dock, as well as the free Avid Control app on your mobile device (all available separately). Speed up recording, editing, and mixing tasks with access to tracks, plug-ins, and automation control right from the surface. You can even create custom keys to perform practically any Pro Tools | Ultimate function with a single button press.

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, re-recording, and (with Pro Tools | HDX) in-the-box dubbing.
  • Edit audio and video with advanced editing tools and support for up to 64 video tracks.
  • Get advanced recording, mixing, and delivery capabilities, including TrackPunch, single-file multi-stem bounce, and Netflix-compliant workflows.
  • Get advanced automation features such as Capture, Automatch, and Preview.
  • Get more power, pristine sound quality, and expanded workflow versatility with support for Pro Tools | HDX, HD Native, and all Pro Tools premium audio interfaces.
  • Control up to 12 Pro Tools | Ultimate workstations from a single transport with the includedSatellite Link.
  • Integrate and control external audio and video devices from Pro Tools with the included ProTools | MachineControl.

Avid Pro Tools HD Specs

Delivery MethodCard with Download Activation Code
License TypeStandard
License Length1-Year Subscription
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 or Later
macOS 10.14.6 or Later
Memory Requirement16 GB (32 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirement15 GB
CPU RequirementWindows:
Intel Core i5 and Faster  
Intel Core i5 and Faster  
Intel Core i7 and Faster  
Apple M1 and Faster  
Internet Connection RequiredYes
USB Authentication Device RequiredYes
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