Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate 1-Year Subscription
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The industry-standard digital audio workstation with advanced features and workflows for more demanding commercial music and audio post production.
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Pro Tools | Ultimate

Pro Tools | HD is rebranded Pro Tools | Ultimate – This top tier product now also includes the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle and Pro Tools | MachineControl, so you can maximize your creative possibilities and easily integrate and control external audio and video devices with Pro Tools.

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 inspiration, tons of timesaving tools, and more flexible licensing.

Other recently introduced key creativity features:

  • Grid size, Nudge size from keyboard

  • Pencil tool enhancements

  • Record/Solo/Mute enable from MIDI window

  • Lane recall window configurations

  • Constrain MIDI clips to edit selections while using smart tool

  • Using Scroll Wheel to scroll Piano Roll

  • Record Progress Indication on MIDI tracks

  • Arrow key note selection

  • MIDI Merge of Pedals

  • Soundbase loops and samples browser

  • 2 GB of Loopmasters samples (Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate)


Build sessions on the fly 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 your 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 iLokfree,
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 easily
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.

Get easy network licensing—coming soon
Need Pro Tools for your post facility, broadcast enterprise, or educational institution? You can now purchase a
multi-seat Pro Tools or Pro Tools | Ultimate Network Site License, which offers many benefits for larger

Minimum System Requirements:


  • Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.5), 10.9.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.8), 10.10.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.8.2), 10.11.6, 10.12.6 (only supported with Pro Tools 12.8 and above) or 10.13.2 (Pro Tools 12.8.3 and above).

  • Please find version specific qualifications in the Mac OS Compatibility Grid below.

  • Intel® Core i5 processor

  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)

  • Internet connection for installation

  • 15GB disk space for installation

  • USB-port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required)

  • USB-port, FireWire-port or Thunderbolt-port for CoreAudio-supported audio device

  • Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools


  • Intel® PC with Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions),

  • Windows 8/8.1 64-bit (Standard and Pro Editions) or Windows 10 64-bit (Enterprise, Pro, or Home Editions)

  • Please find version specific qualifications in the Windows OS Compatibility Grid below.

  • Intel® Core i5 processor

  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)

  • Internet connection for installation

  • 15GB disk space for installation

  • USB-port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required)

  • USB-port or FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device

  • Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools

Computer Optimization

Optimizing your system will simplify software installation and maximize the performance of Pro Tools. It is recommended that you follow our Computer Optimizations Guides for Mac and Windows before installing Pro Tools.


It is important to note that Avid tests and qualifies specific configurations. While systems that meet the minimum requirements may operate without problems, please understand we can only provide support for qualified systems. Below you will find detailed information about qualified configurations.

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