Break the sound barrier with the all-new Avid Audio Engine
With the fully optimized Avid Audio Engine, you get multiple times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations. So go ahead—pile on epic numbers of virtual instruments and effects to create richer sounding, more complex mixes and experience performance like never before with the most powerful audio workstation available.
Turbocharge sessions with 64-bit performance
With much more accessible RAM to boost performance, you can creatively take your music and audio production to a whole new level. Handle bigger mixes with thousands of clips. Take advantage of larger VI sampler sizes to attain more realistic-sounding instrument sounds. And enjoy more system headroom to push things even further, without straining your system.
Speed up delivery with offline bounce
Wait no longer... With faster-than-real-time offline bounce, you can speed up your final mix or stem deliveries—at up to 150x faster—and get the high-quality results you’d expect only from Pro Tools, thanks to time-stamped automation. If you mix and deliver radio programs or other long-format shows, this feature alone will save you hours of time—daily. And with Pro Tools HD 11, you can even bounce multiple stems simultaneously.
Get ultra-low latency with a dedicated input buffer
With dedicated low-latency input and playback buffers, you can monitor record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency—without sacrificing plug-in performance. Even with large, plug-in-heavy sessions, you get the responsiveness you need to record your best performance.
Mix with confidence using extended metering (Pro Tools HD 11 only)
Forget having to invest in additional plug-ins to get K-system, VU, and other professional metering standards. You now have 17 metering options built right into the interface, enabling you to optimize your mix while adhering to regional broadcast audio regulations. What’s more, you also get gain reduction metering on every channel to gauge dynamics.
Play and edit HD video with the new Avid Video Engine
With the built-in Avid Video Engine—the same core engine as in Media Composer—you can add, edit, and play a variety of HD video formats (such as QuickTime, XDCAM, and more) and Avid DNxHD sequences directly in the Pro Tools timeline—without transcoding. Plus, you can monitor the picture playback using video interfaces from Avid, AJA, and Blackmagic Design.
Accelerate and simplify audio file searches with the optimized Workspace Browser
Automate tracks while you record them (ideal for live sound and Dolby ATMOS workflows)
Maximize plug-in counts with dynamic host processing, which reallocates resources as needed
Monitor plug-in sends (PT and PTHD) and gain reduction (PTHD only) through new mini meters on every channel
Get more accurate mixing and processing with time-stamped plug-in automation
Control multiple Pro Tools|HD systems from one with Satellite Link, now included (PTHD only)
Work faster and with more visual feedback with new key command workflows and Mix window enhancements
See your session in all of its beauty with full Apple Retina display support
Record and Compose
Get top-quality sound and performance with Avid hardware
Whether you’re tracking vocals, guitars, or an orchestra, you’ll get the best possible sound and optimized performance when you pair Pro Tools with an Avid audio interface. Record high-resolution audio—up to 32-bit/192 kHz—and experience exceptionally low latency to capture your best performances easily.
Drive faster with optimized performance
With the enhanced disk handler, you'll experience great recording and playback responsiveness. Keep your creativity flowing—even when working on a laptop with an external drive or a network-attached storage device.
Work the way you want
With Pro Tools, you have the flexibility to record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture your way. Use multiple audio formats and bit depths in the same session. Pair the software with your favorite Avid or third-party audio interface to record and monitor vocal and instrument performances. Or record and create with just your computer** and the software alone for ultimate portability.
Loop and punch your way to perfection
Nobody’s perfect, but with Pro Tools you can 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.
No instrument? No problem.
Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in 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.
Compose with full MIDI and notation tools
Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Create and edit virtual instrument 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.
Work and collaborate on projects from other apps
Collaboration has never been easier. With 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.