Avid has announced the release of Pro Tools 2019, the latest version of their flagship digital audio workstation that supports macOS Mojave.
For users working in high track-count environments, such as audio post-production, Pro Tools Ultimate delivers 50% more voices/audio tracks than previous versions.
In addition to this base voice limit increase to 384, Pro Tools Ultimate software and HD native customers will be able to increase the number of available voices up to 768 per system—on par with a three-card Pro Tools HDX system—with the addition of native Pro Tools Ultimate Voice Packs.
The ability to scale the number of voices in Pro Tools Ultimate software will facilitate control when working in tandem with high-powered HDX systems.
Additionally, this release of Pro Tools has several playback features. Users can perform track and timeline interactions during playback—inserting plugins, adding or deleting tracks, changing routing, adjusting loop duration and more. This suite of playback features allows users to handle complex tasks without playback errors.
For Pro Tools, first users can now create and save several projects locally and selectively sync up to three projects to their cloud storage.
For facilities and institutions, Avid has also announced the immediate availability of Pro Tools Multiseat Network Site Licensing which enables administration of multiple Pro Tools seats from a single account and local server.
Commenting on the new Pro Tools 2019 version, Rob D’Amico, Director, Audio Solutions Marketing at Avid, said: “Our goal was to deliver new features for every kind of user, whether they’re working in audio post-production, or music creation, and whether they’re a Pro Tools first user just starting out or a Pro Tools Ultimate user at the peak of their career. Every year, we continually deliver Pro Tools updates to subscribers throughout the year, giving them the capabilities they need to deliver their best possible sound and keep their creativity flowing.”
Commenting on the multiple features of Pro Tools, Jonathan Wales, Re-Recording Mixer, said: “It’s amazing to think that our existing Pro Tools systems can inherit so much additional capability with a software update such as this one. These are the features we’ve been dreaming of and they were highly ranked in the Avid Customer Association’s annual vote. It’s extremely exciting to have them arrive. This is a huge release, because not only do we get a massive increase in power—with more voices in Pro Tools Ultimate—but the speed is unbelievable. Not having the playback stop while inserting plugins or routing tracks is an incredible revelation and will only encourage creativity further.”