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Pro Tools 10 Released! – Better, Faster, and Easier than Ever!

So the world just got notice not too long ago that Avid is releasing Pro Tools 10! This isn’t just some small update. There are over 50 new features in Pro Tools 10, all of which are meant to put your production in overdrive. Pro Tools 9 was a great hit in the Audio Production universe. We can only imagine what Pro Tools 10 is going to do. Hopefully no one runs into any snags with operating system issues (cough cough Lion).

But I’m sure that’s all over with and behind us now! Some of the new features within Pro Tools 10 include (via Avid site):

Mix it up—at higher resolution

With Pro Tools 10, you can mix multiple audio file formats and bit depths within the same session—including interleaved—without any file duplication to cause project bloat. Plus, with support for 32-bit floating-point file formats, you’ll get higher resolution sound when recording or importing, with more headroom to preserve the integrity of your audio from beginning to end.

Drive faster—with better performance

Gain better recording and playback performance when working on a laptop with an external drive or a network-attached storage device. Speed up editing and mixing with Clip Gain (watch the video). Work more easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips (watch the video). Get 4x more* Automatic Delay Compensation and 2x more busses to handle bigger mixes with more plug-ins. And get snappier performance when working on sessions with lots of fades.

Plug into legendary sound

With the included Avid Channel Strip plug-in, you get the renowned channel strip of the Avid (formerly Euphonix) System 5, one of the most sought-after consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced. Work with exact replications of the console’s EQ and compression algorithms to add life to your mix.

No instrument? No problem.

Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.

Compose with full MIDI and notation tools

Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Create and edit virtual instrument and MIDI performances with the MIDI Editor. Or compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.

Work and collaborate on projects from other apps

Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. Or work on projects created in other audio and video software—including Media Composer, Logic, Cubase, and other third-party apps—right in Pro Tools.

Achieve the best mixes possible—automatically

Get great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation—now with 4x the samples (16,383) to handle bigger mixes—no matter how many plug-ins you use. Plus, you can automate the settings of every element in the Pro Tools environment to add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible.

Get the sound you want

Polish mixes with over 70 included effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find what you need.


We are VERY excited about Pro Tools 10! The requirements for you Apple Computer are as Follows:

  • Avid-qualified Apple computer (details)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Mac OS X Lion
  • Pro Tools: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended); Pro Tools HD: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • Minimum 15 GB free hard disk space for installation
  • USB port for iLok authorization

Stay tuned we’ll help bring you the latest news regarding Pro Tools 10!









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