Avid has announced a new software update for the industry-standard digital audio software, Avid Pro Tools, bundled plug-ins that deliver even more value to upgrade and support plans, and a new reduced price for perpetual licenses.
These latest developments further deliver on Avid EverywhereTM by making industry-standard software more accessible to independent artists and aspiring professionals, while enabling audio professionals to stay up to date and have access to the most current, powerful workflows.
Avid is delivering on its commitment to providing more value for Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD customers with annual upgrade and support plans and subscription licenses, a new release that includes access to premium AAX plug-in bundles, and a host of new features. New Pro Tools upgrade and support plans provide more value and flexibility to stay on top of the latest updates, access creative tools and get professional support. These include:
- Annual upgrade plan: provides access to all Pro Tools upgrades ($99)
- Annual plug-in and support plan: provides access to a new bundle of 17 high-quality plug-in effects and Avid standard support ($99)
- Annual upgrade and support plan: provides access to all Pro Tools upgrades, a new bundle of 17 high-quality plug-in effects, and Avid standard support ($199)
Pro Tools customers with monthly and yearly subscriptions will also have access to the new bundle of 17 plug-ins, in addition to the latest updates and professional customer support.
For Pro Tools | HD, the new annual upgrade plans that were recently updated with a lower renewal price ($399) now also include access to 16 new stompbox effects and nine additional premium AAX plug-ins. Customers with active upgrade plans will get access to this plug-in bundle during the term of their plan, while all new Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native systems come bundled with the new annual upgrade subscription.
The new version of Pro Tools includes several key enhancements that are among the most requested by the Pro Tools community and will enable audio professionals to use advanced mixing workflows like VCA Masters, extended metering, gain reduction metering, and Disk Cache for high-performance playback and record, even when using slower storage.
Customers new to Pro Tools can now purchase and own a perpetual license for the new low price of $599. This includes a perpetual Pro Tools license with a one-year $99 annual upgrade plan and a year’s access to the new plug-in bundle. Customers can also add Avid Standard Support for $99.
The new Pro Tools 12.2 update will be available September 9, and is free of charge to Pro Tools 12 customers with upgrade plans.
The Annual Upgrade Plan for Pro Tools | HD systems starts at $599 USD for the first year and includes upgrades, access to the HD plug-in bundle and standard support for one year. All new Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native systems come bundled with this plan which can be renewed for $399 USD each year thereafter. Starting in 2016, plans that lapse can be reinstated for $999 USD.