Avid unleashes Pro Tools 9

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-11-06)

Avid unleashes Pro Tools 9

Avid's Pro Tools 9 redefines the world’s most popular, most advanced music and audio production platform with a completely re-architected, open version of Pro Tools software, giving you what you asked for—and so much more.

Work with an audio interface—or without. Create bigger, better-sounding mixes with more tracks, Automatic Delay Compensation, and other pro features included as standard. Open your workflow to projects created in other audio and video software—and to the entire Avid Artist Series and Pro Series (formerly Euphonix) console/controller line. With Pro Tools 9, you can compose, record, sequence, edit, and mix the way you want—in more ways than ever.

What’s new

Work the way you want

Get the flexibility of using Pro Tools 9 with your favorite Avid audio interface or third-party Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface—or use Pro Tools 9 completely standalone for easy on-the-go creation.
br> Create bigger, better mixes
Develop larger, more complex projects, with up to 96 or 192* simultaneous audio tracks, 128 instrument tracks, 512 MIDI tracks, 256 internal busses, and 160 aux tracks. See all track specifications.

Be more creative with coveted professional tools
Work efficiently and get the best sonic results with Automatic Delay Compensation, multitrack Beat Detective, full Import Session Data dialog, DigiBase Pro, and other separately priced add-ons—now standard.

Collaborate with others more easily
Team up with other creators, editors, and mixers easily—with built-in OMF/AAF/MXF file interchange support, you can exchange projects created in other audio and video software with Pro Tools and vice-versa.

Get more options to grab hold of your mix
Along with C|24 and ICON*, you can now use Avid Artist Series and Pro Series consoles and controllers to enhance your editing and mixing workflow, thanks to added EUCON integration.

Work with picture in more ways
Expand your post production capabilities with powerful features now included as standard, such as the Time Code Ruler, OMF/AAF/MXF interchange, variable stereo pan depths, and updated 7.1 surround panner*.

Complete Production Toolkit 2
Boost your power with Complete Production Toolkit 2 Get the Pro Tools HD software feature set**—without a Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools|HD Native system—with the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option.

System requirements
* Avid-qualified Mac OS X- or Windows-based computer
* iLok USB Smart Key (for software authorization; included with full version purchases)
* Feature/spec only available in Pro Tools HD 9 software and Pro Tools 9 software with the added Complete Production Toolkit 2 option (compare Pro Tools software features).
** Some limitations apply (compare features).

NOTE: Pro Tools HD 9 software is available only as an upgrade or as part of a new Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools|HD Native core system purchase, but can also be used as standalone software.

Do I qualify for a free upgrade?

You’re eligible to receive a free upgrade to Pro Tools HD 9 if you meet one of the following requirements—you’ll automatically receive an email to get your free upgrade once registered. (Please note that Pro Tools 9 crossgrades from Pro Tools LE or Pro Tools M-Powered are not eligible.)

* You purchase and register a Pro Tools|HD Native system with a previous version of Pro Tools HD software (register now)
* You purchased and registered a Pro Tools HD 8 upgrade or Pro Tools|HD system with Pro Tools HD 8 software on or after October 4, 2010 (register now)

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