Avid has announced version 11 of Pro Tools, the latest version of the digital audio workstation for Windows and Mac.

The most powerful digital audio workstation just got more powerful.

With an all-new, ultra-efficient audio engine, 64-bit performance, and groundbreaking capabilities, Pro Tools 11 enables you to take on the most complex and demanding music and audio post productions with ease, so you can focus on sounding your best.

Avid Pro Tools 11

Avid’s Pro Tools 11 allows working directly with HD video.

New in Pro Tools 11

  • Fully redesigned audio engine and 64-bit architecture
    • New Avid Audio Engine — Delivers multiple times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations.
    • 64-bit architecture — Exponentially increases the number of simultaneous virtual instruments and the performance to handle the most sophisticated sessions.
    • Offline bounce — Delivers mixes up to 150 times faster than real time.
    • Low-latency input buffer — Ensures ultra-low latency record monitoring without sacrificing plug-in performance.
    • Dynamic host processing — Maximizes plug-in count by reallocating processing resources as needed.
  • Expanded metering
    • Extended standards support — Features a broad range of built-in metering standards, from peak and average to VU and PPM, to maintain adherence to regional broadcast requirements.
    • Gain reduction — Shows gain reduction for all dynamics plug-ins on each channel.
  • Direct HD video workflows
    • Built-in Avid Video Engine — Enables audio post professionals to play and edit a wide range of HD video formats includingAvid DNxHD®, directly in the Pro Tools timeline without transcoding, using the same core engine as in Media Composer®.
    • Video interface support — Enables monitoring of DNxHD and QuickTime media through Avid Nitris® DX, Avid Mojo® DX, and other video interfaces.

Avid is offering an in-depth walkthrough of Pro Tools 11 in its online event and live Q&A on Monday, April 8th, 2013, 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET.

Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 will be available in in Q2 2013.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools 11