The ultimate way to record and create
Thousands of instrument sounds. Seamless punch and loop recording. Automated playlist tracking. All in pristine 24-bit/192kHz audio quality. With Pro Tools, you can make music with up to 768 audio and 1,024 MIDI tracks and use hundreds of plugins to create your sound. All you need is your imagination.
Compose with MIDI and notation
Nudge notes. Layer sounds. Switch instruments. Transpose parts. The flexible MIDI Editor makes it easy to create and perfect parts. You can even capture MIDI performances and improvisations retroactively. Or view MIDI as music notation in the Sibelius-style Score Editor.
Build up productions on the fly
With Track Presets, you can quickly save, catalog, and recall your favorite effects chains, instrument sounds, vocal processing, and other track settings. It eliminates tedious tinkering, so you can spend more time creating.
Jumpstart your sound with loops, samples, and VIs
Create the parts you need with a wide variety of virtual instrument sounds at your fingertips. Pro Tools music software comes with over 5 GB of high-quality sounds, so you can find the perfect beat, orchestral hit, or piano tone. Plus, you can browse and experiment with loops, samples, and sound effects in context with your tracks.
Get industry-leading audio editing
Pro Tools is renowned for its powerful editing toolset, enabling you to manipulate and perfect nearly every aspect of your audio and MIDI tracks. From trimming clips and reshaping sounds with a single click, to comping together a flawless performance, you can optimize any track with precision.
Edit intelligently with the Smart Tool
Perform multiple types of edits quickly and precisely with a single tool. The Smart Tool provides instant access to every editing tool, changing functions based on your cursor position, eliminating manual tool switching.
Fix timing and pitch with Elastic Audio
Easily tighten up and perfect performances without impacting your original sound. With Elastic Time, you can switch the entire session tempo, change a track’s timing to sit “in the pocket,” or beat-match audio for remixing—without affecting the pitch. Plus, make bad notes sound pitch-perfect or completely warp a track’s tuning to create something unique with Elastic Pitch.
Comp together a perfect performance
Easily comp together multiple takes of a recording to create a single flawless performance. Select portions of a performance and easily cycle through alternative takes. Or, use the Target Playlist to select the best performances from multiple playlists in Waveform view. It’s a great way to explore different improvisations to hear what works best.
Bring your mix to life
From professional-quality plugins and advanced metering, to the best mixing automation in the industry, you have the award-winning sounds and control you need to create and deliver your best mixes. Whether working in stereo, 5.1 surround, or Dolby Atmos, Pro Tools makes the entire experience easy.
Automate volumes, pans, plugin settings, and more to create balanced mixes quickly. Isolate instruments. Punch up sounds. Create and alter effects. Add movement. Then, change up dynamics and intensity to bring everything together. It’s the easiest, most creative way to handle big complex mixes, without requiring manual performance.
Mix creatively and fluidly during playback
With non-stop production, you can stay in your creative groove. Create and delete tracks, add and change plugins, switch presets, adjust loop points and more as your music plays. Freely experiment with 115 different plugins, including emulations of classic hardware EQs, dynamics, and reverb units, without interruption.
Freeze tracks to optimize playback
Mix plugin-heavy sessions with ease. Track Freeze lets you temporarily render all plugin processing on a track with a click of a button to free up CPU power, providing smoother playback for writing and editing automation. It also enables cloud collaborators to hear your mix the way you intend it, without the same plugins. You can then unfreeze tracks to make changes.
Create sound for picture
Capture, design, and build up rich sonic elements and ambience that bring life to moving pictures. With up to 768 voices/audio tracks and 64 HD/UHD video tracks at your disposal, you can create larger-than-life soundtracks with impeccable clarity across all dialogue, overdubs, sound design, music, and effects.
Edit with surgical precision
Work directly with 4K/UHD video, H.264 media, and higher frame rates, enabling you to place and edit sound to picture with greater precision and accuracy. From trimming clips and nudging video frames, to adjusting gain levels and working with 3D audio, Pro Tools makes it fast and easy to tweak and sync sounds to picture.
Collaborate with video teams
Pro Tools makes it easy to import and conform sequences from video editorial for audio post production. It supports 4K/UHD and other video formats natively, enabling you to start working your audio magic without editors needing to transcode video first. You can also quickly exchange mixes between audio and video teams as AAF files.
Mix and deliver any size audio production
Get the mixing power and hands-on control you need to handle the most complex Dolby Atmos and Ambisonics productions. Automate anything—levels, plugins, pans, and more—and Pro Tools will handle the multitude of element adjustments, dynamics, and complex movement tasks for you. So you can focus on creating and delivering your best mix.
Experience the most powerful immersive audio mixing solution
Together, Pro Tools software, hardware, and Avid control surfaces are the most widely used solution for mixing immersive audio in Hollywood. Whether you’re mixing Dolby Atmos or other 3D audio for film or TV, working in a large mixing stage or a small editing suite, Pro Tools provides the performance and flexibility to meet your needs.
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