Get a FREE Thunderbolt 3 Module with MTRX Studio!

Pro Tools | MTRX Studio is the ideal centerpiece for professional music and audio post facilities of all sizes. For a limited time, score the Avid MTRX Studio for just $4,444.44 and get a free Thunderbolt 3 Module!

What’s New In Pro Tools 2024.3

The newest Pro Tools update delivers an array of creative tools to enhance the workflow of composers, writers, and producers. The latest improvements offer powerful new ways to work with MIDI, seamless MIDI copy and paste functionality between Pro Tools and Sibelius, macOS Sonoma 14.3 support, and more.

What’s New In Pro Tools 2023.12

Pro Tools 2023.12 is available for download, introducing several significant enhancements to the already powerful DAW. One of the most anticipated Pro Tools updates would be the inclusion of Dolby Atmos Renderer, and that time is finally here. Along with it come updates to Pro Tools | Sketch, the next phase of Track Marker updates, I/O Setup and Routing Color and much more. Let’s take a look at what Pro Tools 2023.12 has to offer.

What’s New In Pro Tools 2023.9

Today, Avid released the latest edition of their flagship digital audio workstation, Pro Tools, bringing an entirely new workflow to all Pro Tools users. Pro Tools | Sketch, is a non-linear clip-based creation tool coming to all versions of Pro Tools and has iPad support as well. 

Along with this newly added feature, Avid has brought back Pro Tools perpetual licenses, allowing users to purchase a Pro Tools license once without paying for a subscription.

Let’s take a closer look at what Pro Tools 2023.9 offers.

Studio Spotlight | Keywords Studios LA

Located in Burbank, CA, Keywords Studios LA specializes in full-service audio post production and content localization for film and television. Among their many audio services are ADR & Voiceover Recording, Sound Design & Implementation, and Audio Mixing.

Configure Your Avid Pro Tools | MTRX II

If you’re looking for the ultimate interface to be the centerpiece of your studio, look no further than the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX II. Offering exceptional sound quality, I/O customizability, and extensive routing and monitor control, the MTRX II gives any sized studio the capability of handling the largest music and audio productions. 

What’s New In Pro Tools 2023.6

Avid has just released the latest update Pro Tools 2023.6, bringing new Track Markers, Atmos and Ambisonic support with added Track Widths, a new and improved Event Operations window for Easier MIDI, improvements to Device Setup, and more to all Pro Tools users.

Recording Guitars With Troy Van Leeuwen And The Avid MBOX Studio

The Avid MBOX Studio is packed with features that put everything you need to record huge guitars at your fingertips. We visited world-renowned guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) and engineer Matt Cerritos at Secret Hand Studios to put the MBOX Studio through its paces. 

Introducing Pro Tools | MTRX II

Pro Tools | MTRX II is a powerful studio centerpiece that offers exceptional sound quality, I/O customizability, and extensive routing and monitoring control all in one interface.

Pro Tools | MTRX Family Comparison

Avid has just released Pro Tools | MTRX II as well as a Thunderbolt Module that works with both the new MTRX II and Pro Tools | MTRX Studio. Let’s compare these new advancements to the previous set up!

What’s New In Pro Tools 2023.3

What's New In Pro Tools 2023.3

Avid has just released the latest update Pro Tools 2023.3, bringing qualified native Apple silicon support, their new Pro Tools | Sonic Drop content program, their all-new Pro Tools | PlayCell virtual instrument, and more to all Pro Tools users. Let’s take a look at what’s new in Pro Tools 2023.3.

Getting Started With Dolby Atmos: Complex And Commercial Applications

In part two of Getting Started With Dolby Atmos, we covered the different ways in which you can invest in your immersive rig and how you can expand upon each one. Having a flexible, scalable, and modular system has proven to be the strength of working with an Avid-based Dolby Atmos rig. Today we’re going to take a look at what’s possible when you push the limits of a production system to accommodate the most complex sessions imaginable.

Looking Back At 2022

A lot has happened in the last year, and we have you – our readers – to thank for it. We’ve sat down with professionals in pro audio, received insightful wisdom from the best in the biz, discovered new workflows, built studios made from dreams, and explored cutting-edge tools from top brands.

Let’s take a look back at some exceptional highlights of 2022.

Getting Started With Dolby Atmos: Choosing Your Rig

In the first part of our guide to Dolby Atmos, we covered what you need to get started and some ways you can adapt new technology to your current workflow. But all of this begs the question, “where do I go from here?”. Well, fear not! In this article, we’re going to cover the perfect place for you to start and how you can expand your Dolby Atmos system over time so you can build a solid foundation and watch your immersive rig grow.

Getting Started With Dolby Atmos: Understanding Fundamentals

Is it worth investing in Atmos for music? For years Dolby Atmos has built up hype in the Post Production world and is starting to take significant strides into the music industry. But are consumers and engineers really ready to embrace this new format? With major streaming services supporting the format, loads of new production work, and consumer hardware becoming cheaper and more accessible, Dolby Atmos music is an opportunity you might not want to pass up.

Avid MBOX Studio – First Look

 Bring professional recording power to your personal studio with the most comprehensive desktop interface ever made. Powered by Pro Tools Studio, MBOX Studio provides everything you need to create, record, edit, and mix music and audio with exceptional clarity. Low-latency tracking, real-time effects, and 21 x 22 simultaneous I/O—including four Variable Z mic/line inputs—enable you to quickly turn your ideas into the next big hit with ease. Go further with loopback mixing, guitar reamplification, and multi-monitor control. And sound your best with a massive collection of instruments, plugins, and loops, including MBOX Ignition Pack. 

What’s New in Pro Tools 2022.9

Pro Tools 2022.9 has been released and with its arrival brings some major new features and enhancements, instantly available to all current Pro Tools customers on an active subscription or perpetual Software Updates + Support Plan.

Let’s take a look.

Long-Awaited Melodyne Integration Coming To Pro Tools

For those of us who have been waiting, the wait is finally over. Avid recently announced that ARA 2 support is coming to the next release of Pro Tools. This will allow seamless integration between Pro Tools and Melodyne, one of the most requested features by end users. 

proFILES | Chiller Sound, Part Two

Chiller Sound

Chiller Sound was founded in 2001 by Jon Altschiller.  Known for his attention to detail and extensive mixing credits, Jon recently moved his studio onto a 9-acre piece of land in Pound Ridge, New York, and has been hard at work creating truly immersive mixes. Westlake Pro’s Matt Knobel helped Jon design his new space to be able to mix both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio in the same control room.

We recently caught up with Jon to talk about the project.

Westlake Pro Awarded Avid’s Top Audio Reseller | Americas 2021

Westlake Pro is proud to announce that we received the 2021 Avid Channel Partner Award for Top Audio Reseller in the Americas! For the fourth time, we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award and humbled to be our customers’ go-to source for all things Avid. We sincerely thank you for your continued […]

Introducing Pro Tools Artist, Studio & Ultimate

Pro Tools is the world’s most used and awarded audio production software for making music, movies, and TV shows, providing everything you need to create, record, edit, and mix in the moment. Pro Tools software is now available in three new options — Pro Tools Artist for aspiring music creators, Pro Tools Studio for professional music creators/producers, and the Pro Tools Ultimate subscription bundle for audio post and music studios.

Pro Tools | Artist, Studio & Ultimate FAQs

With Avid’s launch of three new Pro Tools tiers, there’s a lot of info to unpack. You may have a few questions about what you should do next. As the #1 Avid dealer around the world, we compiled the most important info below to ensure you get the answers you need to stay up to date with all things Pro Tools. Of course, if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team using the form below.

proFILES | Chiller Sound, Part One

Chiller Sound Studio

Chiller Sound was founded in 2001 by Jon Altschiller.  Known for his attention to detail and extensive mixing credits, Jon recently moved his studio onto a 9-acre piece of land in Pound Ridge, New York, and has been hard at work creating truly immersive mixes. Westlake Pro’s Matt Knobel helped Jon design his new space to be able to mix both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio in the same control room.

We recently caught up with Jon to talk about the project.

Deep Dive: Pro Tools | Studio

Looking for a way to take your productions to the next level?  With Pro Tools Studio you’ll get the tools you need to take on even bigger projects and harness your inner creativity to help turn your musical dreams into a reality.

Deep Dive: Pro Tools | Ultimate

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.

Deep Dive: Pro Tools | Artist

Pro Tools Artist is here to help you take your music from inception to completion so that it’s ready for the world’s most popular streaming platforms including Spotify, Youtube, and Apple Music. Pro Tools Artist makes music creation fast, fluid, and fun, providing the same tools the pros use to create your favorite songs and albums in a cost-effective easy to use platform.

proFILES | Steve Chadie

GRAMMY-Winning Atmos Engineer Steve Chadie

Steve Chadie has been a mainstay in the Austin, TX, recording scene since 1995. As a Recording Engineer, Producer, and Mixer, Steve has made a name for himself, working with the likes of Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, Sublime, Dolly Parton, and Meat Puppets. With multi-platinum and GRAMMY-nominated projects under his belt, Chadie has recently come full circle, going back to a true “out of the box” workflow. Westlake Pro was there to help him take the leap, and we even got some good Texas BBQ tips along the way!

2021: The Year In Gear

2021 put everyone through their paces, but the audio industry has grown to adapt and overcome any challenges that might come between the audio community and the high quality sounds we crave. These obstacles brought new solutions that would change the way audio works for now and for the future.

Pro Tools 2021.10 Has Arrived.

Avid has just released the latest iteration of Pro Tools, version 2021.10, giving users flexibility in their workflows and more control over their Pro Tools system. Whether you’re a seasoned Pro Tools professional or are just starting out, version 2021.10 will tighten up your productivity and expand your rigs capabilities like never before. 

Pro Tools 2021.6 is Here.

Avid has just released the latest iteration of Pro Tools, version 2021.6, boasting several improvements instantly making user’s Pro Tools rigs that much more powerful.

Avid brings Hybrid Engine to HDX

The Hybrid Engine maximizes the performance of Pro Tools by using your native CPU and HDX DSP processing at the same time. When you put a track in DSP Mode, the HDX Engine accelerates real-time AAX DSP plugins while your CPU plays back the rest of your mix. And because every AAX DSP plugin has a native counterpart, you can move seamlessly between worlds—just click a button. Record with HDX DSP power for near-zero latency monitoring. And work natively with the same plugins.

Pro Tools | Sync X – The Precision Synchronizer

Keep your Pro Tools system and connected devices in sync— no matter how complex your setup. Pro Tools | Sync X serves as the backbone of modern audio post production, providing reliable low-jitter clocking and near sample-accurate lock with frame edge alignment. It’s a critical component for dubbing, ADR, Foley, and other precision workflows and a must-have in every room of your facility that requires audio sync to picture.

Harness Your Brilliance with Pro Tools | Carbon

Harness Your Brilliance with Pro Tools | Carbon Built to Capture Brilliance For artists, bands, and producers, Pro Tools | Carbon is a new breed of audio interface—built to  capture brilliance. It’s a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. […]

Introducing the New Avid S4 and S1 Control Surfaces

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With the introduction of the S1 and S4, Avid has brought their world-class control surfaces to studios of every size! Perfect for mid-size post-production facilities, editing suites, smaller mix rooms, and home studios, these new controllers are sure to upgrade your studio workflow.

Avid Releases Pro Tools 2018 Update

At NAMM this week, Avid released its newest iteration of Pro Tools software. Let’s dive in a take a look at some of the new features. MIDI in Pro Tools Gets an Overhaul This update will be especially useful for songwriters and producers. It includes retrospective MIDI recording, easier transposing/trimming/velocity changes, and useful shortcuts. Learn […]

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