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Avid Releases Pro Tools 12.7

We posted a teaser back on December 8 about the upcoming release of the next version of Pro Tools, and now the release date is here! Avid has unveiled Pro Tools 12.7, which includes a variety of new features... Read more »

Avid Announces Upcoming Pro Tools 12.7 and More!

Our friends at Avid made several important announcements today. 1. There are big promos going on through the end of the year for owners of Pro Tools 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, and 12.x with an expired or no Annual Upgrade... Read more »

Nathan Nockels Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQeFK9Ii2Ms Nick D'Virgilio sits down with songwriter/producer/musician Nathan Nockels. A trailblazer in the worship community, Nathan shares his passion for worship, and his mission... Read more »

Avid Announces macOS 10.12 Sierra Support for Pro Tools 12.6

Avid has announced that they have certified Pro Tools 12 version 12.6 and above as compatible with macOS 10.12.0 (Sierra). Be sure that your Mac, running macOS 10.12.0 (Sierra), meets the following minimum... Read more »

Free Flo Tools for Vision-Impaired Pro Tools Users

Flo Tools is a free set of nearly 120 macros for Keyboard Maestro that is designed specifically for vision-impaired users of Pro Tools. Flo Tools is an open-source product consisting of a series of UI scripts for... Read more »

141st AES Convention: Avid Pro Tools|MTRX

Developed in partnership with Digital Audio Denmark, the Pro Tools|MTRX is a multi-format I/O platform for Pro Tools. You can use it as both a Pro Tools HD interface or as a monitor section for Avid Control, making... Read more »

Avid Releases Venue 5.3 Software for S6L

Avid has updated the software for its Venue S6L live sound console. New in this version: Record and play back up to 128 Pro Tools tracks over Ethernet AVB. Create and recall up to 24 user-definable fader layouts... Read more »

First Look: Avid Pro Tools 12.6

Avid has unveiled the latest version of Pro Tools, v12.6, which will be released later this month. I had an opportunity to sit down for a hands-on "sneak peek" at some of the new features in the new version. There... Read more »

Avid Pro Tools Dock Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Whg0SDh6Ck Mitch Gallagher presents the Pro Tools Dock control surface from Avid. It integrates with your iPad, extending the Pro Tools | Control iOS app's functionality with... Read more »

Avid Extends Upgrade Plan Renewal Grace Period

With Avid's transition to providing updates and upgrades through an Annual Upgrade Plan, you may have missed renewing your upgrade plan. The good news is that you didn't miss out; Avid is offering a one-time "grace... Read more »

Avid Releases Sibelius 8.3

Avid has announced the latest update to the Sibelius notation software, version 8.3. The new version includes more than 60 improvements, such as the ability to color any note — including the notes in chords... Read more »

Avid Releases Sibelius v8.2

Avid has released their second update for Sibelius notation software, version 8.2. This update is loaded with new features, building on the enhancements in Sibelius 8.0 and 8.1. Repeat barlines appear before time... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12.5

Avid has released Pro Tools 12.5 and Pro Tools HD 12.5. The big news in this version is the arrival of Avid Cloud Collaboration, which brings to fruition the ongoing addition of new Pro Tools features, such as... Read more »

Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools 12.5 Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oza0ibDOTms Mitch Gallagher presents Avid's Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools 12.5. Cloud Collaboration allows producers, engineers and musicians to collaborate regardless of physical... Read more »

Pro Tools Upgrade Chart

Pro Tools 12. The time to upgrade is now! Have you seen all the cool new productivity-enhancing features in Pro Tools 12? If you have, you know that there's never been a better time to upgrade. Sweetwater has teamed... Read more »

Avid Releases El Capitan Drivers for Eleven Rack & More

Avid has released updated drivers supporting Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) for the following audio interfaces: Eleven Rack Mbox family(3rd generation) FastTrack C400 FastTrack C600 Pro Tools Quartet (Pro Tools Duet... Read more »

Avid HD Exchange Pricing to Increase January 1

A friendly reminder: Avid has announced that they will increase pricing for HD Exchanges on January 1, 2016. Take advantage of current pricing now, before the increase! Promos and pricing for Pro Tools and Pro Tools... Read more »

Pro Tools 12.4 Now Available!

Avid has released version 12.4 of Pro Tools. This version includes the most-requested Pro Tools feature, Track Freeze. Track Freeze complements the recently added Track Commit features that were released previously... Read more »

Avid Announces Pro Tools 12.4

Avid has announced the latest version of Pro Tools, v12.4 will be available in late December, 2015. The new version adds Track Freeze, which joins Commit and Track Bounce as methods for reclaiming CPU power during... Read more »

Sneak Preview: Hands On with Avid’s Pro Tools Dock

Avid's upcoming Pro Tools Dock has generated a ton of interest since it was announced at the recent AES show. And for good reason — it looks super cool! Combining an iPad running the Pro Tools Control iOS app... Read more »

Building the Desktop Studio

Is there any question that the era of the desktop studio is here? With today's technology, you can assemble a studio that fits in a laptop bag and delivers fully pro power and sound quality. Here's the story: my... Read more »

Duet and Quartet for Pro Tools compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Avid has qualified the latest drivers, version 2.10.2, for the Pro Tools Duet and Pro Tools Quartet interfaces for use with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Note that these drivers have only been tested with... Read more »

Avid Qualifies Pro Tools 12 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Avid has now qualified Pro Tools 12 for use with the latest Macintosh operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The current list of system requirements for Pro Tools 12 are: Mac: Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools Version 12.3

Avid has updated Pro Tools to version 12.3, adding a host of new user requested features. The highlight of the update is Commit Track, allowing Pro Tools users to render tracks to disk with the following features:... Read more »