For Post-Production Facilities & Professional Music Studios

Take on the biggest and most complex productions with this top-tier offering for audio post-production and music. With an advanced toolset, and Dolby Atmos support, you can be sure that no matter what project comes through your door you’ll be ready for it all with Pro Tools Ultimate.

The Basics

What's In It For You

Get everything you need to record, design, edit, and mix sound for picture in the highest quality with the proven tools and a workflow professionals can rely on to deliver their best work

Cut and mix sound to picture with great precision, speed, and ease thanks to advanced automation and editing tools, plus easy studio sync to tackle your most demanding productions

Track and mix the largest music productions with ease when using Pro Tools | HDX and audio interfaces for recording pristine-quality sound with near-zero latency 

Accelerate Dolby Atmos mixing with the proven streamlined workflows professionals rely on to mix almost every commercial movie and TV production on the planet

Manage software deployment across large teams easily, plus get a massive bundle of plugins and premium content to maximize your creative capabilities

Power your entire facility with tightly integrated systems and surfaces that offer DSP acceleration for guaranteed performance, near-zero latency, and unmatched hands-on control

For professionals who require the full track and I/O counts, Pro Tools | HDX workflows, and advanced features that Pro Tools has to offer. Pro Tools Ultimate is a powerful new subscription bundle that provides flexible team license deployment and management, plus a massive collection of instruments, effects, and sounds to maximize your creative possibilities.

It also opens the door for you to take on Dolby Atmos projects, mix immersive audio binaurally, and create your own automated workflows so you can deliver exceptional work with the utmost efficiency.  With immersive audio quickly becoming the new industry standard, you and your studio can stay on the cutting edge with Pro Tools Ultimate.

Ultimate Bundle Included

Be sure to check out everything that’s included when you purchase an Avid Pro Tools subscription.  From dynamics processing and time-based effects to tuning and virtual instruments, Pro Tools comes loaded with everything you need for your next great production. Here’s what software, plugins, virtual instruments, and sounds are included with Pro Tools Ultimate.

  • Pro Tools | Ultimate
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 Essential
  • SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition*

* Included with annual subscriptions only

  • 304C Compressor
  • 304E Equalizer
  • BF-2A
  • BF-3A
  • BF-76
  • Channel Strip
  • Dynamics III Compressor/Limiter
  • Dynamics III De-Esser
  • Dynamics III Expander/Gate
  • EQ III 1-Band
  • EQ III 7-Band
  • Fairchild 660
  • Fairchild 670
  • Focusrite d2
  • Focusrite d3
  • Graphic EQ
  • Impact
  • Maxim
  • Pro Compressor
  • Pro Expander
  • Pro Limiter
  • Pro Multiband Dynamics
  • Pultec EQH-2
  • Pultec EQP-1A
  • Pultec MEQ-5
  • Purple Audio MC-77
  • Smack!
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR Fuzz-Wah
  • AIR Kill EQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Stereo Width
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • D-Fi Lo-Fi
  • D-Fi Recti-Fi
  • D-Fi Sci-Fi
  • D-Fi Vari-Fi (AudioSuite only)
  • Eleven Lite
  • Eleven MK II
  • HEAT
  • Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • Moogerfooger Lowpass Filter
  • Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
  • Pro Subharmonic
  • Reel Tape Flanger
  • Reel Tape Saturation
  • SansAmp PSA-1
  • Sound Replacer
  • Voce Chorus/Vibrato
  • Voce Spin
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • D-Verb
  • Mod Delay III
  • Reel Tape Delay
  • Reverb One
  • ReVibe II
  • Space
  • Studio Reverb
  • Tape Echo
  • Tel-Ray Variable Delay
  • BBD Delay
  • Black Op Distortion
  • Black Shiny Wah
  • Black Spring
  • C1 Chorus/Vibrato
  • DC Distortion
  • Flanger
  • Gray Compressor
  • Green JRC Overdrive
  • Orange Phaser
  • Roto Speaker
  • Tri-Knob Fuzz
  • Vibe Phaser
  • White Boost
  • AIR Boom
  • AIR DB-33
  • AIR Mini Grand
  • AIR Structure Free
  • AIR Vacuum
  • AIR Xpand!2
  • Avid Loopmasters Sample Pack 
  • Pro Tools | GrooveCell
  • Pro Tools | SynthCell
  • Click II
  • DC Offset Removal (AudioSuite only)
  • Dither
  • Down Mixer
  • Duplicate (AudioSuite only)
  • Gain (AudioSuite only)
  • Invert (AudioSuite only)
  • MasterMeter
  • Normalize (AudioSuite only)
  • Pitch II
  • Pitch Shift (AudioSuite only)
  • POW-r Dither
  • Reverse (AudioSuite only)
  • ReWire
  • Signal Generator
  • Time Adjuster
  • Time Compression/Expansion (AudioSuite only)
  • Time Shift (AudioSuite only)
  • Trim
  • X-Form

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6 Responses

  1. So as a music professional who currently owns an HD native I/O, does this mean that I have to choice but to give these fools $800/year to keep using my hardware? I have absolutely no use for most of the features of the top tier, yet they seem to indicate that with my hardware I have no other choice. If true, this is a slap in the face. I’ve been supporting these lunatics for 20 years but this is a bridge too far.

    1. Hey Craig, what version of Pro Tools are you currently using?
      In short, you will still be able to use your HD I/O without purchasing a subscription, but allow me to clarify a bit:

      • Pro Tools | Flex is a subscription-only version that adds to Pro Tools | Ultimate with an expanded set of tools that will continue to be added over time.
      • If you currently have a Pro Tools | Ultimate Subscription, you’ll automatically receive the Flex bundle (along with Pro Tools feature updates).
      • If you currently have a Pro Tools | Ultimate Perpetual license, with a current Upgrade/Support Plan, you’ll get the latest Pro Tools | Ultimate feature updates without the added Flex Bundle content.
      • If your Upgrade/Support plan is expired, you won’t be able to get the latest feature updates but you’ll be able to continue to use the version of Pro Tools (and hardware) when your Upgrade plan expired. If you’re Support Plan lapsed and you want the latest features, you can get a Reinstatement here.

      Tl;Dr: You will not need a Pro Tools | Flex subscription in order to continue to use your HD I/O!

      1. I currently have Pro Tools Ultimate. I understand that they will automatically give me Flex for the remainder of my subscription period, which is fine. My question is what happens at the end of my current period? My understanding is that my only choice will be Flex if I want to continue using my HD native I/O, and that would cost 800 bucks even though I have no use for Flex and it’s 1024 Audio tracks and fifty million busses.

        So I’d be faced with either overpaying for a version of the PT software I don’t need, or bailing on the HD Native interface entirely and buying an entirely new interface for absolutely no reason other than I was leveraged into it.

        Is that the case?

        1. Hey Craig, when you say subscription period, are you talking about a 1yr Pro Tools Ultimate Subscription ($799) or the Updates & Support Plan ($399 for Perpetual Licenses)?

          If you’re on the annual subscription, the only differences are the additional enhancements and features you’ll be getting with the latest update and Flex bundle since *there has been no change in price between the PT ULT Subscription Renewal and PT Flex Subscription Renewal.*

          In short, same price but new name/features. Let us know if you have any other questions or need additional clarity on this!

          1. This is unbelievably confusing. What is the difference between a PT subscription plan for 799 and and Update/support plan for 399? All I know is that I have PT Ultimate and it cost me 399 per year for the last several years to renew it.

            Everything I’ve read seems to indicate that Ultimate is being converted to Flex and it will now cost me at least 799 per year to renew it. Is that not true? Are you saying it will still only cost 399? I haven’t seen anything, anywhere, indicating that.

            Have I read all these documents incorrectly? Why is this all so convoluted?

          2. Hey Craig, the confusion is between the PT ULT Perpetual License + Update & Support Plan (what you have) and the PT ULT 1yr Subscription.

            • Perpetual license can be used forever; no new features if your Update & Support Plan expires ($399/yr).

            1yr Subscription ($799/yr): Latest features, no need for U&S plan. Cannot use Pro Tools w.o active subscription.

            The Flex bundle is a perk for the 1yr Subscription that adds 3rd party software content. Subscribers get extra content (Flex) but cannot use PT w.o active subscription.

            PT ULT Perpetual => PT ULT Perpetual (no change)

            PT ULT 1yr Sub => PT Flex 1yr Sub (same PT ULT + Flex bundle)

            Hope that helps!

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