Avid release Pro Tools 2023.3

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Avid release Pro Tools 2023.3

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Pro Tools 2023.3. will run natively on Apple Silicon processors.

Avid have officially announced that Pro Tools 2023.3 is available. The latest update offers users native Apple Silicon support, as well as a handful of new options for the software’s audio pitch and time editing. It also introduces PlayCell, a new virtual sample player instrument.

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Native M1/M2 Support

As of this most recent update, Pro Tools is now fully capable of running natively on Apple Silicon processors, allowing users of M1 and M2-equipped Macs to experience a great deal of performance improvement. Processes including offline bounces and track activations will require less processing time, while plug-in CPU utilisation and the software’s overall responsiveness will also see significant improvements.

Now present are all of the key functionalities that were absent from the veta version, with all AIR plug-ins and instruments (except Structure Free, which will be released soon), Cloud Collaboration, MP3 Export, Score Editor, Chord Extraction and the X-Form Audio Suite and algorithm in Elastic Audio all now working natively on Apple’s latest processors.

As was announced in the beta, Avid’s ICON, C24 and Command 8 control surfaces will not run in the new native version. Avid have stated that though they have officially been out of support for several years, they should continue to work when running Pro Tools via Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation software.

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Elastic Audio

As well as supporting X-Form, Avid have added a completely new algorithm to the DAW’s Elastic Audio feature – élastique Pro V3 by zplane.development.

This will be available for all versions of the software, and the algorithm is said to provide consistent timing, inter-channel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching, as well as providing formant-preserving pitch-shifting for both monophonic and polyphonic audio in real time.


PlayCell is a brand new virtual sample player instrument, which will offer users a wide array of drums, pianos, guitars, basses, synths, orchestral and other instruments. A no-fuss, user-friendly interface will provide users with a swift and easy way to fine tune their sounds, as each instrument is equipped with its own set of pre-assigned macro controls that have been designed to offer precise control over the character of each patch.

Other Improvements

Other improvements have also been introduced in the update – users can now tab to automation breakpoints or double-click between them to select a range.

There’s also an option to include rulers in Edit Groups, allowing information such as markers and tempo changes to be included in arrangement changes or re-conforms. It is also now possible to navigate to the All group from within the Modify Group window’s ID menu. The Quantize Controls section of the Edit Window and MIDI Editor toolbars based on user feedback have also been subject to improvements.


Pro Tools 2023.3 is available now to all Pro Tools customers with an active subscription or perpetual licence with an active Software Updates + Support Plan.

For more information, head to Avid.