Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2015)—Avid has announced Pro Tools 12, its long-running DAW, which will sport new licensing options, as well as new features to support artist collaboration and content distribution with Avid Cloud Collaboration and new services in the Avid Marketplace.
Aiming to provide flexible licensing options, users will be able to subscribe to Pro Tools 12 on a monthly basis or buy it outright. As a result of the new subscription model, users can stay current with future software updates as soon as they are released via the cloud, at no additional charge.
The new version also introduces Avid Cloud Collaboration, initially to be accessed by Pro Tools users with others to follow—a set of collaboration capabilities allowing artists to compose, record, edit, and mix sessions working with other Pro Tools users in the cloud. Sessions are posted to a personal cloud storage space; users can collaborate online at the same time or offline, posting updates within Pro Tools; share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, mix changes, automation andmore; track contributors and version changes via automatic metadata; text and video collaboration chat within Pro Tools; and more.
The new Avid Marketplace allows Pro Tools users to find and interact with other artists, as well as acquire new plug-ins and apps as needed, monetize their work, and more. Avid announced that 17 new plug-ins and nine new plug-in bundles are now available in the Avid Marketplace and as in-app purchases in Pro Tools. There are now over 60 Avid plug-ins and bundles available for in-app purchase for Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools | HD. The new bundles include:
• Eleven Effects Bundle — A collection of 17 Avid AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite 64-bit guitar plug-in effects.
• Pro Series Bundle — Includes all five of the Avid Pro Series processors in AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite 64-bit format as a single bundle.
• First Distortion Bundle, First Reverb Delay Bundle, First Guitar Bass Bundle, First Modulation Bundle, First EQ Dynamics Bundle, First AIR Effects Bundle, and First Air Instruments Bundle.
Pro Tools software subscription and licensing options will be available in February 2015.