The new model covers every level of the music industry, with their new VSTs included in all offerings
Avid has announced a new subscription model for Pro Tools covering every level of the music industry, as well as brand new VSTs.
What you need to know:
- Avid has announced a new subscription model for Pro Tools, as well as brand new VSTs.
- Artist, Studio, and Flex cover every level of the music industry.
- Both virtual instruments come bundled with all three Pro Tools offerings.
Read all the latest product news here.
The entry-level offering in Pro Tools Artist (USD $99 annual or USD $9.99 monthly subscription) is a brand-new offering specifically designed for the millions of next-gen music creators looking to produce great songs, and includes everything needed to make beats, write, record, and mix studio-quality music.
It boasts thousands of instrument sounds and loops, and over 100 included plugins, as well as easy-to-use MIDI tools, and powerful editing and mixing workflows.
Pro Tools Studio (USD $299 annual or USD $39.99 monthly subscription) enables serious music creators, producers and engineers to easily create large projects.
Pro Tools Studio builds on the current Pro Tools offering with numerous enhancements like increased track counts, surround and support for Dolby Atmos mixing and advanced automation features (both previously only available in Pro Tools Ultimate), and more.
Current Pro Tools subscribers and perpetual licence customers with active plans will automatically transition to Pro Tools Studio and receive all of the software enhancements, enabling them to create spatial mixes and bigger productions.
Pro Tools Flex (USD $999 annual or USD $99.99 monthly subscription) is Avid’s solution for high-end music professionals, as well as audio post and music facilities, requiring the full gamut of Pro Tools to tackle the most challenging and complex projects.
Pro Tools Flex is a subscription bundle that includes an enhanced version of Pro Tools Ultimate software, plus additional content and third-party software.
Active Pro Tools Ultimate subscribers will receive the full Pro Tools Flex subscription bundle, including the latest version of Pro Tools Ultimate, while Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual licence customers with active plans will receive the Pro Tools Ultimate software enhancements.
“Pro Tools is one of the world’s most widely-used and awarded audio-production software tools and Avid’s goal is to make it more accessible to a broader community of music creators,” said Francois Quereuil, Vice President, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid.
“The new pricing for Pro Tools gives creators at every level, whether they’re working in music creation or audio post production, the ability to deliver their best possible sound no matter where they’re at in their career.”
Along with the three new Pro Tools software offerings, Avid is introducing two new virtual instruments, GrooveCell and SynthCell, as well including bundled content from strategic partner SoundFlow, to enhance workflows ranging from beat and music creation to advanced editing workflows and spatial mixing and monitoring.
GrooveCell is a virtual drum machine and sequencer for Pro Tools to create intricate beats and drum patterns, while SynthCell is a virtual synth that delivers a dynamic polyphonic synthesiser.
Both virtual instruments come bundled with all three Pro Tools offerings.