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Avid Pro Tools 2018 with 1-Year of Updates + Support Plan (Boxed)
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Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. From powerful recording ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Power your sound with the tools that power the industry.
Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. From powerful recording and editing tools, easy loop workflows, and groundbreaking cloud collaboration, to top-notch effects and automated mixing, Pro Tools enables you to sound your best. And it keeps getting better, with new MIDI features that enable you to create at the speed of your imagination, tons of timesaving tools, and more flexible licensing. Working with music and sound has never been so fast, easy, or fun.
Compose and Record
Tracking vocals and instrument performances is now faster and easier than ever. Rehearse and record more easily with track input monitoring. Dial in cue mixes in a snap by copying fader settings to sends. And solo tracks in PFL (pre-fader listen) or AFL (after-fader listen) mode for optimal recording. Nobody’s perfect. But you can create the perfect take. Record pristine sound—at up to 32-bit/192 kHz—with a supported audio interface. Get exceptionally low latency for easier recording. Let spontaneity shine by tracking multiple passes of a section. Replace questionable sections non-destructively with QuickPunch recording. And create that flawless take by comping together the best performances.
No instrument? No problem. Get access to a wide range of virtual instruments to record the parts you need. Lay down beats with the drum machine, samples, and loops. Add bass, guitar, horns, strings, piano, and other accompaniments. And layer in a variety of other sounds to build up your song—from world instruments to sound effects. No matter what music genre is at hand, you’ll find thousands of possibilities to explore.
No instrument? No problem. Get access to a wide range of virtual instruments to record the parts you need. Lay down beats with the drum machine, samples, and loops. Add bass, guitar, horns, strings, piano, and other accompaniments. And layer in a variety of other sounds to build up your song—from world instruments to sound effects. No matter what music genre is at hand, you’ll find thousands of possibilities to explore. Shape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing tools. Create the perfect performance by comping together tracks. Speed up editing and mixing tasks with the Smart Tool. Even out volume levels with Clip Gain. And smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.
Mix and Share
Make your mix the best it can be with more advanced tools added to Pro Tools. Mix and control groups of tracks faster and easier with VCA Masters. Work with confidence using 17 advanced metering options, including K-system, VU, and other professional standards. Get gain reduction metering on every channel to gauge dynamics. And get smoother performance and highly responsive recording and playback with the extended Disk Cache feature, which loads entire sessions into RAM—no matter how large. Polish mixes with over 75 included effects, sound-processing and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find the AAX plug-ins you need.
With faster-than-real-time offline bounce, you can deliver final mixes or stems up to 150x faster. Plus, you’ll get the high-quality results you’d expect from Pro Tools, thanks to time-stamped automation. If you mix radio programs or other long-format shows, this feature alone will save you hours of time—daily. Whether you've got a work in progress or a finished piece, Pro Tools makes it easy to share. Promote your music and skills to an extensive network of media professionals and find collaborators in the online Avid Artist Community. Share files with direct SoundCloud support. Or bounce mixes to your iTunes library and share your music and audio masterpieces with anyone on your network.
Build Faster Sessions 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, and spend more time exploring the depths of your creativity.
Capture Performances Retroactively
Capture MIDI performances and advance your musical ideas, even when Pro Tools is not recording. Quickly add your improvisations and practice runs into your session with a simple key command.
Take Deeper Control of 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.
Retire Your iLok Key
Pro Tools and all Avid audio plug-ins now support iLok Cloud. That means you now have the option to work iLok-free, and reclaim an extra USB port for a MIDI keyboard or audio interface. Or continue using your iLok as before.
Get a Better View of Your Mix
With new EQ curve graphs on all Mix window channel strips, you can see how your settings and automation are impacting each track in real time—even those with multiple EQs (supported plug-ins only). In addition, pre-fader sends and Automation lane view menu entries are now color-coded, making them easier to distinguish.
Start Collaborating More
Got a session that you’re dying to work on with others? Select File > Start Collaboration, and Pro Tools will automatically save your current session, close it, and reopen it as a project in the cloud, with all tracks converted and ready to be shared.
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