The Next Generation of Pro Audio Production
Open yourself to the possibilities. Pro Tools 9 redefines the world’s most popular, most advanced music and audio production platform with a completely re-architected, open version of Pro Tools software, giving you what you asked for, and so much more.
Work with an audio interface or without. Create bigger, better sounding mixes with more tracks, Automatic Delay Compensation, and other pro features included as standard. Open your workflow to projects created in other audio and video software—and to the entire Avid Artist Series and Pro Series (formerly Euphonix) console/controller line. With Pro Tools 9, you can compose, record, sequence, edit, and mix the way you want in more ways than ever.
Avid Pro Tools 9 Music Production Software Features
Work the way you want
- Work the way you want—with your favorite Avid audio interface, third-party Core Audio/ASIO interface (up to 32 channels supported), or standalone
- Create bigger mixes with more simultaneous audio tracks—up to 96 or 192* voices
- Get coveted pro features such as multitrack Beat Detective, OMF/AAF/MXF interchange, DigiBase Pro, and full Import Session Data dialog as standard
- Create better-sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation
- Expand your hands-on control options with EUCON integration for Artist and Pro Series consoles/controllers
- Work with video more easily with the Time Code Ruler and variable stereo pan depths, and mix in surround with the updated 7.1 surround panner*
- Create complex mixes with 256 internal busses, 160 aux tracks, and 512* total audio tracks
- Share your music mixes with anyone with included MP3 Export
- * Feature/spec only available in Pro Tools HD 9 software and Pro Tools 9 software with the added Complete Production Toolkit 2 option
Get the flexibility of using Pro Tools 9 with your favorite Avid audio interface or third-party Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface—or use Pro Tools 9 completely standalone for easy on-the-go creation.
Work with picture in more ways
Create bigger, better mixes
Develop larger, more complex projects, with up to 96 or 192* simultaneous audio tracks, 128 instrument tracks, 512 MIDI tracks, 256 internal busses, and 160 aux tracks.
Get more options to grab hold of your mix
Along with C|24 and ICON*, you can now use Avid Artist Series and Pro Series consoles and controllers to enhance your editing and mixing workflow, thanks to added EUCON integration.
Expand your post production capabilities with powerful features now included as standard, such as the Time Code Ruler, OMF/AAF/MXF interchange, variable stereo pan depths, and updated 7.1 surround panner*.
* Feature/spec only available in Pro Tools HD 9 software and Pro Tools 9 software with the added Complete Production Toolkit 2 option
- Record -
Capture Your Creativity
Record audio and virtual instrument performances with speed and ease using the industry’s most trusted toolset for professional music and audio creation.
Work the way you want
With Pro Tools 9, you get more recording flexibility than ever. Connect mics and instruments and get multitrack audio recording capabilities when you pair Pro Tools software with your favorite Avid audio interface or third-party Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible interface. Record virtual instrument performances through a MIDI keyboard or controller. Or record and create music and audio with just your computer and the software alone for ultimate portability.
Capture high-quality sound
Whether you’re tracking vocals, guitars, voiceovers, sound effects, or an orchestra, or recording virtual instrument performances, enjoy great-sounding audio without compromise. Capture high-resolution audio—up to 24-bit/192 kHz—when you use an Avid or third-party audio interface with Pro Tools software. And get best-in-class sound with the included groundbreaking virtual instruments.
Nail the right performance
Let your spontaneity shine. Use Loop recording to record multiple takes of a performance on the same track, one after the other, to keep things flowing when you’re in the zone—great for guitar solos or voiceovers. Or create complex drum tracks using it with MIDI Merge, enabling you to build up tracks by merging new beats into the same region with each recording pass.
Punch your way to perfection
Nobody’s perfect, but with Pro Tools you can create seamless performances with nondestructive QuickPunch or TrackPunch*. Quickly fix mistakes in audio tracks as Pro Tools punches in and out of record mode, replacing the questionable section as you perform with the playback. For easier file management (and the truly confident) use DestructivePunch* to maintain a single audio file—no matter how many punches you do.
Slow down and record comfortably
Having trouble keeping up? With Pro Tools, you can pull off technically challenging parts by slowing down the session tempo, recording the performance at a more comfortable pace, and playing it back at normal speed—Elastic Time and Pitch will keep things in tune. You can also create interesting effects recording at normal speed and then playing back at different speeds.
* Feature only available in Pro Tools HD 9 software when used with Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools|HD Native hardware.
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Edit and Perfect Your Mix
Create large, complex projects—with up to 192 voices, 512 audio tracks, 128 instrument tracks, and 512 MIDI tracks—and get the best mixes possible with unrivalled editing and mixing tools.
Stretch your creativity with Elastic Time and Pitch
Freely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any music or sound file—or an entire composition—on the fly, without cutting up a single sample of audio. And with Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose regions—in real time—without altering the tempo.
Make changes on the fly
Forget having to manually stop and restart playback to make changes to your mix or configuration—instead, you can make many common changes on the fly in Pro Tools during playback. Create and edit regions, add or remove tracks, copy inserts and sends, change I/O routing, and more—all changes will dynamically update in real time.
Craft sound with precision
Shape and fine-tune your audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks with professional, sample-accurate audio editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks from multiple takes. Get more flexibility when importing tracks with the full Import Session Data dialog. Speed up editing with the Smart Tool. Place sounds perfectly in sync with picture. Smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.
Get where you need to go fast
Instantly navigate to one or more sections within your session to speed up your editing and mixing workflow. Simply set location markers at specific points in the timeline, edit selections, or even a set of track display settings, and you can quickly recall each specific location at any time with a simple keyboard shortcut, ensuring Pro Tools keeps up with your pace.
Join groups for easy editing and rearranging
Easily rearrange songs, edit loops, and make global changes across multiple tracks in one fell swoop by grouping audio and/or MIDI regions together as a Region Group. For more complex sessions with lots of automation, create VCA groups in Pro Tools HD software or Pro Tools 9 with the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option, giving you another level of gain control over groups that already have automation.
Snoop out grooves with multitrack Beat Detective
Start things off on the right beat with Beat Detective, a powerful tool that enables you to analyze and adjust timing across multiple tracks. Quickly tighten up uneven drum performances. Change up the feel or groove of a beat. And keep your rhythm section “in the pocket” by extracting the timing and groove from a drumbeat and applying that groove template to the bass part.
- Music and Post -
Create Music or Audio for Post
Whether you compose music or cut sound to picture, you’ll gain inspiration and speed with advanced tools and workflows designed for professional music creation and audio post production.
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 with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.
Get inspired with full MIDI and compositional tools
Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Assign key signatures, create and move notes, transpose pitches, build dynamics, rearrange sections, and sculpt every note to perfection in the MIDI Editor. You can also view all MIDI parameters simultaneously for easier editing. And make your mixes shine by adding effects and automation.
Work and collaborate on music from other audio apps
Notate music with the Sibelius Score Editor
Compose and print professional music scores using the Sibelius Score Editor, which offers a wide range of standard notation tools. Generate ideas quickly with real-time note placement and editing, and change the meter, key signature, and more on the fly. Add chord symbols and diagrams. Transcribe MIDI parts in real time. Even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. But you can also edit, remix, or even revisit projects created in other audio software—such as Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Live, Reason, and other third-party apps—right in Pro Tools using built-in OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support, ReWire compatibility, or MP3 export.
Streamline the audio/video workflow
Work faster and easier with video using professional tools—now included as standard. Easily import and export projects to and from Pro Tools through built-in OMF/AAF/MXF interchange support. Keep track of all project assets and create and share custom catalogs with the robust DigiBase Pro file management. And seamlessly move and share projects between the editorial and mix stage, with full compatibility, using a single automation system.
Create and cut sound to picture
With Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture, with sample-accurate precision, using the built-in Time Code Ruler and support for one or up to 64 video tracks(Pro Tools 9 HD only). Clean up production sound, and create sound effects and elements that define (or defy) reality. Record voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. And easily execute and play back edits nondestructively using single-key edit commands.
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||Start Creating Now
Fuel your creativity with a huge collection of over 70 professional sound-processing plug-ins, virtual instruments, and effects, plus a massive library of high-quality audio loops. Whether you want to make music, record audio, crank up new guitar tones, polish sounds, or master mixes, you’ve got a full palette of options at your fingertips to shape ideas from beginning to end.