Avid Pro Tools Ultimate | Power your sound with the tools that power the industry
Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. From powerful recording and editing tools, easy loop workflows, and groundbreaking cloud collaboration, to top-notch effects and automated mixing, Pro Tools enables you to sound your best. And it keeps getting better, with new MIDI features that enable you to create at the speed of inspiration, tons of timesaving tools, and more flexible licensing. Whether you choose Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Ultimate, or Pro Tools | First, working with music and sound has never been so fast, easy, or fun.
Avid Pro Tools Ultimate in one take
- Create massive mixes for music or audio post with up to 384 (up to 768 with three Pro Tools | Ultimate Voice Packs), 64 video tracks, 512 instrument tracks, and 1,024 MIDI tracks
- Mix multichannel audio, from stereo to immersive Dolby Atmos and Ambisonics
- Get Clip Effects, plus advanced audio editing, video editing, and automation
- Get access to Pro Tools | MachineControl with your subscription or 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plan
- Create fluidly with non-stop playback interaction and tons of flexible MIDI tools
- Find the right loops, samples, and sound effects fast with Soundbase
- Get inspired with over 5 GB of high-quality loops, samples, and sounds included
- Share tracks and collaborate with anyone, anywhere, with 1 GB of free cloud storage
- Compose the way you want with both MIDI and Score Editors
- Play HD and 4K/UHD video in the timeline
- Get access to 115* AAX virtual instrument and effects plugins, including UVI Falcon, the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, and HEAT
- Speed up mixing with industry-trusted automation tools
Create your sound
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, Pro Tools Ultimate enables you to keep your creativity flowing. That’s why top artists, musicians, producers, mixers, engineers, sound designers, freelancers, recording studios, and post facilities choose Pro Tools for everything they do. Because when you need to sound your best, nothing delivers like Pro Tools Ultimate can.
Work smarter and faster
When deadlines are looming and timing is critical, Pro Tools Ultimate offers tons of timesaving and creativity-enabling tools to streamline your workflow. Whether you’re making music or producing soundtracks for picture—on your own or collaboratively with others in the cloud or in the studio—Pro Tools Ultimate maximizes your efficiency, so you can stay focused and deliver your best work possible.
Everything you need for any workflow
Pro Tools Ultimate comes with everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. Record and mix huge sessions with the highest production values. Compose music with virtual instruments, MIDI tools, and a built-in Score Editor. Improve and polish tracks with access to 115 virtual instruments, effects, sound-processing, and utility plugins. And turnaround projects faster with unmatched mixing automation.
Stay current, stay ahead
Avid strive to make Pro Tools the best creative tool you could ever want. That’s why they release a steady stream of new features and improvements throughout the year to all Pro Tools users with an active subscription or Software Updates + Support Plan (included with new perpetual license purchases). This ensures you always have access to the latest software, plus support whenever you need it.
Work with sound for picture
Pro Tools | Ultimate enables you to play and edit 4K/UHD and HD video and Avid DNxHD sequences right in the Pro Tools timeline, so you can create and mix soundtracks in sync with the picture. Edit audio clips with timecode precision and position them perfectly in the scene. And clean up tracks and ensure every bit of dialog, music, and sound is heard using plugins and automation.
Mix in Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos is the hottest thing in cinema and home theater, delivering bigger, more immersive audio experiences to viewers. Pro Tools | Ultimate offers the most efficient Dolby Atmos mixing workflows in the industry—with support for Atmos 7.1.2 audio stems, native object panning, advanced automation, ADM BWAV support, and deep Avid control surface integration.
- Work with a variety of Dolby Atmos speaker configurations for editorial and sound design, with support for 7.1.2 and 7.0.2 stem formats, as well as built-in fold-down logic
- Easily make mixing decisions on the fly right from your Pro Tools mixer with 3D object routing and panning, eliminating the need for the Dolby Atmos Panner plugin
- Dial-in mixes with ultimate fluidity using synchronized audio and automation punches while re-recording
- Easily control front and rear position parameters as one, with all subsequent automation being written following suit
- Set up Pro Tools | Ultimate sessions in seconds based on the connected Dolby Atmos Renderer configuration
- Repurpose existing pan automation data to instantly generate height automation
- Repurpose content faster with support for ADM BWAV files with embedded print master metadata
- Get the most powerful, complete, and cost-effective Dolby Atmos workflow integration by pairing Pro Tools | Ultimate with Pro Tools | S6 for hands-on control and mixing
- Monitor and route hundreds of audio inputs and outputs through Pro Tools | MTRX, which provides the bandwidth and sonic fidelity preservation required for mixing any large-scale immersive audio format
Record ADR and Foley
With support for 64 tracks of video, Pro Tools makes it easy to record and sync voiceovers and dialog replacement to picture with perfect frame accuracy. Foley artists can watch a scene unfold as they re-create a sound effect to ensure they nail the nuances and timing. For Pro Tools | HDX users, you can expedite audio re-recording “in the box” with perfect click-free punch-ins using any punch mode.
Apply real-time effects to clips
Tweak the sound of a clip without affecting the entire track. With Clip Effects, you can apply realtime EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group on your timeline, enabling you to have different settings across multiple clips on a track. This gives you more precision control when working with multiple clips of related audio, such as dialog or voiceovers.
Control external audio and video devices
With Pro Tools | MachineControl included with all Pro Tools | Ultimate subscriptions and 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plans, you can remotely control Sony 9-pin devices in your studio to fast forward, rewind, jog, and shuttle media playback, plus perform other common tasks, directly from the Pro Tools interface.
Edit and mix VR audio
Produce immersive full-sphere surround sound mixes for virtual reality content—from start to finish—right in Pro Tools | Ultimate. Easily edit and mix audio in a 3D space with support for first-, second-, and third-order Ambisonics formats across your Pro Tools tracks and busses. Then output and deliver content to the required format for playback.
Create big, great-sounding mixes
Pro Tools Ultimate comes with everything you need to create professional-quality music and audio. From powerful recording, MIDI, and score editing tools, to studio-staple sound processors and full mixing automation, Pro Tools Ultimate makes it easy to compose, edit, and mix big productions with up to 384 audio tracks, 512 instrument tracks, and 1,024 MIDI tracks.
Sound your best
Pro Tools Ultimate is renowned for its sound, whether you’re tracking through an audio interface or directly to your computer. And you don’t have to nail a perfect performance to create that perfect take. With loop recording and track playlists, you can comp together a flawless performance from multiple passes. And replace mistakes non-destructively with QuickPunch recording.
Create at the speed of inspiration
Pro Tools Ultimate empowers and accelerates your creativity without getting in the way. Experience the fastest multitrack editing and automation workflows in the industry. Bring life and expression to your work with intelligent MIDI tools. Craft sounds with drag-and-drop ease with UVI Falcon, plus over 5 GB of samples included. Build sessions on the fly with Track Presets. You can even capture MIDI performances retroactively—even if you didn’t hit record.
Collaborate in the cloud
Imagine being able to work on a project with other Pro Tools users online—as if you’re all working together in the same studio. You can with Avid Cloud Collaboration. Work with up to 10 collaborators on a single project. Access projects from anywhere using any Pro Tools-equipped computer. Need more space? Get a premium cloud plan, starting at just $4.99/month.
Edit audio with ease
With Pro Tools Ultimate, you can reshape sounds, fix what’s funky, and edit tracks with ultimate flexibility and precision. Trim clips, edit notes, and add fades with the Smart Tool. Change tempo or timing on the fly with Elastic Time. You can even make bad notes sound pitch-perfect with Elastic Pitch.
Mix quickly and creatively
From VCA Masters, Track Freeze, and professional metering, to the unrivaled ability to automate practically every element in your mix, Pro Tools Ultimate makes the art of mixing music and soundtracks fast and easy. You can even explore alternative versions of a song or soundtrack with Project Revisions.
Take hands-on control of your mix
Experience the deepest level of integration when you pair Pro Tools with any EUCON-enabled control surface—including Pro Tools | S6, Pro Tools | S3, Pro Tools | Dock, Pro Tools | Control, and Artist Mix. Speed up recording, editing, and mixing tasks with access to tracks, plugins, and automation control right from the surface. You can even create custom keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function with a single button press.
Fuel your creativity with pro plugins
Polish mixes with a collection of studio-staple effects and sound-processing plugins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and dynamics, to virtual instruments and guitar amp emulators, you have everything you need to shape, enhance, and fine-tune your sound. Want more? Shop the in-app Marketplace—or get every audio plugin Avid offers with the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle.
Connect and share your work
Pro Tools Ultimate makes it easy to share your music and mixes with the masses. Use Avid Link to connect online with an extensive network of media professionals in the Avid Artist Community, where you can find collaborators and promote your work and skills.
- 115 virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and utility plugins
- Over 5 GB of high-quality sound content from Avid, UVI, and Loopmasters
- Software Updates + Support Plan