Avid Pro Tools 12 Software for Teachers/College Students (download)

DAW Software with Track Commit/Freeze, Improved Waveform Visualization, Layered Editing, Batch Fade Enhancements, Real-time Fade Manipulation, Cloud Collaboration, and 1 Year of Software Updates, Technical Support, and Bonus Plug-ins - Mac/PC AAX Native
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If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

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The Industry-standard for Audio Production

Creating music with Avid Pro Tools is designed for beginners and seasoned pros alike. Its optimized audio engine is the epitome of efficiency. Its interface is as easy to use as a tape deck. And its editing is legendary. This industry-standard DAW software is loaded with innovations. Track Commit and Track Freeze free up system resources during intense sessions. Improved waveform visualization powers you through big projects while layered Editing safeguards overlapped clips while you're editing. Create quick crossfades with real-time fade manipulation. Connect with other musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers with Avid Cloud Collaboration. If you're an audio professional, you need Avid Pro Tools.

This is a specially priced version of Pro Tools for qualified instructors and students. Proof of eligibility is required. This product requires an iLok (not included) for authorization. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer if you have questions.

Ultra-flexible recording, editing, and mixing environment

Avid's Pro Tools software is the go-to DAW for countless recording studios. Most major production houses are built around it. In fact, many of us at Sweetwater choose Pro Tools for our own home studios. Navigating Pro Tools is easy, thanks to its streamlined two-window interface. Every tool you need is right at your fingertips. And most advanced functions are only a click away. Forget about spending days or even weeks getting to know the program. With Pro Tools software, you just dive in and establish the workflow that best meets your needs.

Loaded with the quality tools you need for in-the-box music creation

Pro Tools software is the weapon of choice for music composers and electronic musicians. It includes a full lineup of virtual instruments. And it provides the perfect environment and tools to get the most out of them. Import your scores or create new compositions in Pro Tools software's versatile score editor. Or dive into the massive collection of MIDI tools.

Free up your system with Track Commit and Track Freeze

Pro Tools Track Commit prints your tracks, processing and all, to free up resources. And you can print from any insert point in its signal path. Say you have a vocal track with pitch correction and a channel strip. You can print a copy of the tuned vocal without including the other processing. This allows you to continue tweaking the channel strip as you mix. Or you can print all the processing, freeing up DSP resources.

Track Freeze frees up DSP by rendering your entire track on-the-fly. If your track doesn't need further editing, this is a great way to maximize resources. It even works on auxiliary tracks and multi-output virtual instruments! Like Track Commit, you can freeze a track, up to and including, any insert point in its signal path. Activate Track Freeze from the Tracks menu, right-click menu, or snowflake icon. Unfreeze it the same way. A Freeze Status Icon shows if tracks are frozen, and can globally freeze and unfreeze tracks.

Improved waveform visualization and batch fade enhancements for rapid editing

Lining up edits with Pro Tools is a piece of cake. Improved waveform visualization lets you see through overlapping waveforms by making one layer translucent. Improvements to batch fades make drum editing and other repetitive fade tasks instantaneous. Editing has always been one of Pro Tools strong suits, and now it’s even better!

Create crossfade curves from the Edit window

Now you can adjust fade in, out, and crossfade curves right from the Edit Window. Select the Smart Tool and position the cursor over the fade. Then click and drag to the left or right to adjust the fade curve. Real-time fade manipulation is a huge time saver!

Connect and collaborate with other musicians and audio pros

Avid Cloud Collaboration connects you with other musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers. It gives you the necessary tools, workflows, and connections to make your work stand out. No matter where your collaborators are, it's like working in the same studio!

A year of continuous Pro Tools updates, technical support, and bonus plug-ins

Pro Tools software includes an Annual Upgrade and Support Plan. This provides a year of free product updates as soon as they're available. This isn't a subscription. After the year is up, you can renew the plan and keep receiving updates. If you choose not to renew, the Pro Tools software and the upgrades you've received are yours to keep.

Enjoy unlimited web-based troubleshooting with a guaranteed response time of 24 hours. One support phone call per month ensures that you'll be making music, not troubleshooting. You also get a year of access to the Space convolution reverb plug-in and 16 stompbox-style effects. Use these plug-ins to add grit, space, modulation, and overdrive to your tracks.

Avid Pro Tools 12 Software Features:

  • NEW Track Commit and Track Freeze free up system resources during intense sessions
  • NEW Improved waveform visualization powers you through big projects
  • NEW Layered Editing prevents you from losing overlapped clips while editing
  • NEW Real-time fade manipulation for creating quick crossfades
  • NEW Send fully overlapped clips to a new or existing playlist while editing and/or while recording
  • NEW Grid Toggle function makes flipping between Grid and Slip modes easy
  • NEW Tandem Trimming enables trimming the start and end of two adjacent clips simultaneously
  • NEW Clip Overwrite Indicator alerts you when you move an audio clip so that it fully overlaps a smaller off-screen clip
  • NEW Soundbase uses tags to make locating audio files and loops easy
  • Industry-standard Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software for Mac and PC
  • Powerful audio engine provides superior memory management
  • Faster-than-real-time bounce to disk streamlines your workflow and frees up resources
  • Unified media engine natively supports multiple HD video formats
  • Smooth collaboration with Avid Media Composer and other media-production workflows
  • Workspace Browser makes project navigation fast and simple
  • Simple keyboard commands disable and enable sends and inserts
  • Capture automation while recording audio
  • Utilize up to 128 tracks at 44.1/48kHz and up to 32 channels of simultaneous I/O
  • Take advantage of over 70 bundled plug-in processors, effects, and virtual instruments
  • Automatic delay compensation provides tight mixing with minimal phase issues
  • Multitrack Beat Detective and Elastic Audio correct timing across all of your tracks
  • Score Editor and MIDI Editor provide comprehensive composing capabilities
  • Mix various audio file types and formats in a single session without format conversion
  • Create flawless performances using simple track compositing functions
  • Clip Gain provides dynamic volume flexibility and increases integration with Media Composer
  • Mute and Solo visual indicators and Bus Interrogation provide a clear view of signal flow
  • Full support for Artist Series and other EUCON-equipped control surfaces
  • Low-latency monitoring with Core Audio and ASIO hardware delivers smoother tracking
  • Read/record from flash drives, RAID systems, network-attached drives, and server storage
  • Functions such as Export Selected Tracks as New Session make collaboration easy
  • OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support plus included
  • Export support for MP3 files, iTunes, and SoundCloud also included
  • Full-time code support with feet and frames rulers and 24-hour timeline support
  • Avid Cloud Collaboration for connecting and collaborating
  • Includes 1 year of software updates, technical support, and access to bonus plug-ins

Additional Media

Installation Guide
Pro Tools 12.4 Reference Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type DAW software
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full with Upgrade and Support Plan
Download/Boxed Download
Academic Version Yes (Student, Teacher)
Bit Depth 64-bit
iLok Required iLok2 required
Format AAX Native 64
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core i5 processor or higher, 8GB RAM (16GB Recommended)
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core i5 processor or higher, 8GB RAM (16GB Recommended)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 (64-bit) or later
Manufacturer Part Number 9511-65651-00

Customer Reviews

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Only purchase this if you own an iLok

I recently purchased this version from sweetwater and being a noobie to Pro Tools I did not know I needed an iLok to run the software. After realizing I needed an iLok, I quickly contacted the support team at sweetwater and they were extremely helpful and hooked me up with everything I needed to get the program running. They were very helpful and kind (while i may have lost my cool for a minute or two) and they took very good care of me and made sure that I had everything I needed to get the software running. Thank you guys! Keep up the good work!
Music background: Production

Thanks for help in obtaining Pro Tools 12

I originally tried to purchase the product from the Avid site but found it impossible due to problems with their purchase/download process. In the future I will look to Sweetwater first. I also appreciated the Sweetwater online help for Pro Tools.

Delivery and Service were Great.

After some delay in purchasing the software and iLok through Sweetwater at my instructor's suggestion, I was able to install and use Protools 12.5.1 on my 2009 MacBooksPro. I had to carefully study the Sweetwater documentation, reinstall and update parts of the application to keep it from chugging (bad sign!). I have gone back again and again to attempt a more efficient configuration on the Mac as it keeps having cpu halts before I abandoned the mac. I put Protools on a dell Win7 with SigmaTel chips to do my homework to find recurring crazy audio sharing issues that I had to research on Protools as a documented dell SigmaTel programming fault with a specifically programmed Protools workaround. Then I found last night I do need to reinstall the Protools audio engine to save my settings outside of Protools on Win7. So I keep going back to Sweetwater documentation to get the audio consistent and reliable on Windows 7 for homework and now finally to reliably accept the midi interface for upcoming class assignments. As my instructor needs me to use mac for Webex online checks of homework (Win7 security does not like Webex), I will be devoting this weekend to the mac cpu optimization checklist from Sweetwater before I telephone Sweetwater tech service optimization if cpu halts continue on the Mac during iLok saved homework reviews of Win7 sessions. Without the Sweetwater's documentation, I would have been SOL and forced to drop from the webclass.

Pro tool12

I really like pro tool 12 but my Mac is kind of old so it not working well. I really like sweet water program. Pro tool 12 is 100% good
Music background: Student
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