Avid has announced that its award-winning audio production software Pro Tools is now available to every segment of the music industry with three subscription-only offerings starting at $9.99 USD/month: Pro Tools Artist for aspiring music creators, Pro Tools Studio for serious audio engineers and music producers, and Pro Tools Flex, a subscription bundle for professional audio post and music facilities.

These products build on the current Pro Tools product lineup with significant new capabilities and content, including new virtual instruments and strategic partner solutions. All current Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate customers with active plans will enjoy the software enhancements introduced with these new products, helping them continue to create the world’s most loved music, movies and other content.

“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 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.

Pro Tools | GrooveCell is a virtual drum machine and sequencer for Pro Tools that makes it easy to create intricate beats and drum patterns, while Pro Tools | SynthCell is a virtual synth that delivers dynamic polyphonic synthesis in an easy-to-use, yet powerful instrument. Both virtual instruments come bundled with all three Pro Tools offerings (both subscription and perpetual) which—along with the existing collection of included virtual instruments, sounds, and loops—provide music creators with a comprehensive sonic palette.

SoundFlow is a state-of-the-art workflow automation platform that enables Pro Tools users to reduce complex, many-step tasks to single keystrokes or presses on a touch surface. SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition is included with all annual Pro Tools Flex subscriptions, providing access to over 1,600 prebuilt macros and commands for Pro Tools that can be custom assigned and triggered by keyboard shortcuts, MIDI controllers, and HID devices. Whether bouncing stems, navigating plugins in large sessions, or triggering complex workflows, SoundFlow saves users significant time and enables them to stay in their creative flow.

All customers on active subscriptions or perpetual maintenance plans will automatically migrate to the new offerings, including the applicable software enhancements and content:

  • Pro Tools customers (subscription and perpetual) will receive Pro Tools Studio.
  • Pro Tools Ultimate subscription customers will receive Pro Tools Flex subscription bundle.
  • Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual customers on an active update + support plan will receive Pro Tools Ultimate software.

More information: Avid