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Avid Pro Tools Academic (Download)

Avid Pro Tools Academic (Download)

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Electronic Software Download (ESD). This order will be delivered electronically. Customers ordering this item will receive an email message within a 24-48 hours of placement of their order with instructions on downloading the software.

Perpetual License. Now includes 1-Year Annual Upgrade Plan, and 12-Months of software upgrades.

Avid Pro Tools Academic Edition is for sale to college students, and faculty, teachers, and administrators at K12 Schools and Higher Education institutions only. K-12 students are not eligible to purchase this product. Proof of eligibility will be required before we can ship your order for this product.

Create. Collaborate. Be Heard. Make your mark with Avid Pro Tools

Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Create music or sound for film/TV and connect with a premier network of artists, producers, and mixers around the world. Thatƒ??s why top artists, producers, and engineers choose Avid Pro Tools for everything they do. Because when you need to sound your best, nothing delivers like Avid Pro Tools can.

Create at the speed of inspiration. From numerous new MIDI editing enhancements and retrospective MIDI recording, to the ability to save your favorite effects chains and instrument sounds as track presets, Avid Pro Tools enables you to keep your creativity flowing.

  • Build sessions on the fly with Track Presets. Kick time-consuming tasks to the curb. With Track Presets, you can quickly save, catalog, and recall your favorite effects chains, vocal processing, session import criteria, and other track settingsƒ??boosting your efficiencyƒ??so you can spend more time creating.
  • Capture performances retroactively. Ever jam along to a song and nail the perfect run before hitting record? With retrospective MIDI recording, Pro Tools goes into ƒ??listenƒ?� mode even when youƒ??re not recording, so you can retroactively drop those inspired improvisations into a track post performance, without missing a beat.
  • Take deeper control of your MIDI. Making music has never been easier. With numerous MIDI improvements and enhancements, you can fix and finesse every note to perfectionƒ??from transposing and trimming notes with the arrow keys, to building chords and scores faster than ever before.
  • Comp together the best takes. Build a Target Playlist of the best performancesƒ??from multiple playlistsƒ??right in Waveform view. Itƒ??s ideal when working with grouped tracks, making playlist management and viewing no longer a challenge. You can also now cycle through different takes within a clip using the arrow keys for faster review.
  • Retire your iLok key. Avid Pro Tools and all Avid audio plug-ins now support iLok Cloud. That means you now have the option of putting your trusty old iLok key to rest and freeing an extra USB port for a MIDI keyboard or audio interface. Or continue using your iLok as before.
  • Get a better view of your mix. With new EQ curve graphs on all Mix window channel strips, you can see how your settings and automation are impacting each track in real timeƒ??even those with multiple EQs (supported plug-ins only). In addition, pre-fader sends and Automation lane view menu entries are now color-coded, making them easier to distinguish.
  • Start collaborating more easily. Got a session that youƒ??re dying to work on with others? Select File > Start Collaboration, and Pro Tools will automatically save your current session, close it, and reopen it as a project in the cloud, with all tracks converted and ready to be shared.

Collaborate in the cloud. Easily share tracks and work on projects with anyoneƒ??anywhere. As if youƒ??re all together in the same studio. And now Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is better than ever, enabling you to work with up to 10 collaborators, including Pro Tools | First users. Create, connect, and collaborate with talent around the world.

Wish you had an awesome singer, drummer, or mixer to help you with a song? Or maybe you want to share ideas with friends across town or across the world. With Avid Cloud Collaboration, you can work with anyone, anywhereƒ??as if youƒ??re all in the same studio. All you need is the latest Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, or Pro Tools | HD software and you can...

  • Connect with friends, colleagues, and amazing talent anywhere in the world
  • Work remotely together without the file swapping, import, and media headaches
  • Share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, and mix changes right within Pro Tools
  • Communicate ideas and creative direction in real time using the built-in text chat
  • Access projects from anywhere and collaborate with the utmost security

Avid Pro Tools includes 1 GB of free cloud space to get you started. Once youƒ??re ready for some serious tracking, simply expand your cloud as needed to house more projects.

Elevate your sound. How can you make your mixes really stand out? Having professional-quality sound processors at your disposal helps. Thatƒ??s why Avid Pro Tools comes packed with over 60 amazing virtual instruments, effects, and sound processing plug-ins, so you can sound your best. Get the sounds of natural sounding spaces and classic stompbox effects.

Avid Pro Tools ƒ?? Key Features:

Create music more easily. We heard you. Based on your user requests, Avid Pro Tools features many new MIDI enhancements to help speed and ease your workflow. Quickly change Grid and Nudge sizes and Pencil tool commands using keystrokes. Record-enable, solo, and mute MIDI tracks right in the MIDI Editor. View chord names and notes as you play them to ensure input accuracy. Store and recall MIDI Editor lanes in window configurations. Constrain MIDI clips to edit selections while using the Smart Tool. And so much more.

Find the right loops and sounds fast. Need to find that perfect beat, groove, style, or sound for your project? Soundbase makes it a snap to browse, search, audition, explore, and experiment with loops, samples, and sound effects from nearly any sound library. This new Workspace pane provides customizable tag filtering, so you can find what you need quickly. Search your libraries by instrument, genre, tempo, key, time signature, and your own tags. And hear how content sounds in sync with your tracks.

Inspire and accelerate music creation. Get access to the latest loops created by the industryƒ??s leading producers and sound designers. Avid Pro Tools now comes with a 2 GB high-quality loop library from Loopmasters to wake up your mix and give projects that sonic edge. Whether you need a rhythm section, a cool riff, instrumental accompaniment, or just something to help you get started, youƒ??ve got hundreds of mini musical works, waiting to be discovered. And itƒ??s easy to find and audition loops with Soundbase.

Experiment and share new ideas. Wish you could try out something creatively, but easily go back to a previous version of your project if you change your mind? With Project Revisions, you can explore new versions of a song or soundtrack, make notes, share ideas with others, and quickly jump back to any previous state from anywhereƒ??without having to worry about breaking anything. Thatƒ??s because Avid Pro Tools keeps all version history, audio files, notes, and other data organized for you.

Record with ease. Tracking vocals and instrument performances is now faster and easier than ever. Rehearse and record more easily with track input monitoring. Dial in cue mixes in a snap by copying fader settings to sends. And solo tracks in PFL (pre-fader listen) or AFL (after-fader listen) mode for optimal recording.

Go bigger. Working with a large multi-piece band or complex soundtrack for a movie or video? No need to worry about running out of tracks. With Avid Pro Tools 2019, you can simultaneously play back up to 128 audio tracks, 512 instrument tracks, and 512 MIDI tracks.

Capture amazing performances. Record pristine soundƒ??at up to 32-bit/192 kHzƒ??with a supported audio interface. Get exceptionally low latency for easier recording. Let spontaneity shine by tracking multiple passes of a section. Replace questionable sections non-destructively with QuickPunch recording. And create that flawless take by comping together the best performances.

Make musicƒ??virtually. No instrument? No problem. Get access to a wide range of virtual instruments to record the parts you need. Lay down beats with the drum machine, samples, and loops. Add bass, guitar, horns, strings, piano, and other accompaniments. And layer in a variety of other sounds to build up your songƒ??from world instruments to sound effects. No matter what music genre is at hand, youƒ??ll find thousands of possibilities to explore.

Turn ideas into masterpieces. Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production with speed and ease. Create and finesse every virtual instrument or MIDI performanceƒ??from tweaking individual notes, to adjusting dynamics, timing, and more. Write music using standard notation tools in the built-in Score Editor. You can even export sessions to Sibelius for further finessing.

Create with power. When your creativity is flowing, you donƒ??t want your software getting in the way. With Avid Pro Tools 2019, you get 64-bit performance and dynamic host processing to keep your sessions running smoothly. So go ahead and add all of the virtual instruments and effects you want.

Work with sound for picture. Avid Pro Tools is more than just soundƒ??you can work with audio for movies, television, and other visual media too. Play HD video and Avid DNxHD sequences right in the timeline. Edit with precision using the built-in Timecode Ruler. Clean up sound using the included plug-ins. Create sound effects that define (or defy) reality. Work easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips. And record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. You can even share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF.

Take control with your iPad. Forget the tedium of working with a mouse or trackpad. With our free Pro Tools | Control iOS app, you can take wireless touch control of Avid Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled audio and video software to speed things along. Ride multiple faders with your fingertips. Trigger complex macros with a tap. Navigate through large mixes with ease.

Give yourself Space and some amazing effects. Get access to 17 incredible bonus plug-ins with your Avid Pro Tools license. Create natural sounding environments to add more life to tracks with the Space convolution reverb. And enhance guitar, vocal, and other instrument tracks with emulations of 16 of the most coveted stompbox effects, from screaminƒ?? distortion and wah, to classic delay, reverb, and other vintage sounds.

Automate your mix. Add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible through mix automation. With Avid Pro Tools 2019, you can automate the settings of nearly every element. Effortlessly. Plus, with Automatic Delay Compensation, youƒ??ll get great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with even the largest sessions.

System Requirements:


  • Mac with Intel Core i5 processor
  • Intel?? Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.5), 10.9.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.8), 10.10.5 (only supported below Pro Tools 12.8.2), 10.11.6, 10.12.6 (only supported with Pro Tools 12.8 and above) or 10.13.2 (Pro Tools 12.8.3 and above).
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more required for video playback)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15 GB disk space for installation; 2 GB additional space required for loop library installation (optional)
  • Supports iLok Cloud (no iLok key required) and standard iLok authorization (requires an iLok key and USB port)
  • USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt port for Core Audio-supported audio device
  • Supports 64-bit AAX Native plug-ins


  • PC with Intel Core i5 processor
  • Intel?? PC with Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions),
  • Windows 8/8.1 64-bit (Standard and Pro Editions) or Windows 10 64-bit (Enterprise, Pro, or Home Editions)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more required for video playback)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15 GB disk space for installation; 2 GB additional space required for loop library installation (optional)
  • Supports iLok Cloud (no iLok key required) and standard iLok authorization (requires an iLok key and USB port)
  • (Optional) USB or FireWire port for ASIO-supported audio device
  • Supports 64-bit AAX Native plug-ins