Avid | Pro Tools Ultimate

Avid | Pro Tools Ultimate

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Pro Tools Ultimate 

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Control Pro Tools | Carbon mic preamps remotely. Get deeper integration with Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol MIDI keyboards. Further customize the Dark and Classic UI themes for accessibility and fun with the new high contrast mode and background colors. Plus, Pro Tools will now automatically downmix when routing between different track widths, saving time and minimizing complexity. Discover all this and more in the latest version of Pro Tools.


When inspiration strikes, nothing empowers your creativity like Pro Tools. That’s why top artists, musicians, and audio professionals choose it for everything they do.

The ultimate way to record and create

Thousands of instrument sounds. Seamless punch and loop recording. Automated playlist tracking. All in pristine 24-bit/192kHz audio quality. With Pro Tools, you can make music with up to 768 audio and 1,024 MIDI tracks and use hundreds of plugins to create your sound. All you need is your imagination.

Get industry-leading audio editing

Pro Tools is renowned for its powerful editing toolset, enabling you to manipulate and perfect nearly every aspect of your audio and MIDI tracks. From trimming clips and reshaping sounds with a single click, to comping together a flawless performance, you can optimize any track with precision.

Bring your mix to life

From professional-quality plugins and advanced metering, to the best mixing automation in the industry, you have the award-winning sounds and control you need to create and deliver your best mixes. Whether working in stereo, 5.1 surround, or Dolby Atmos, Pro Tools makes the entire experience easy.

Create infinitely with UVI Falcon 2

UVI Falcon 2 is an incredible virtual instrument that makes it easy to create real world and out-of-this-world sounds. Included with Pro Tools at no extra charge. 

Fuel your creativity with 120+ pro plugins

Classic compressors and EQs. Groundbreaking virtual instruments. Legendary stompboxes. Powerful reverbs. The world’s greatest guitar amps, and much more—all at your fingertips. Get access to an entire studio full of gear with the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, Pro Tools Inner Circle rewards, 3 months of Auto-Tune Unlimited, and HEAT now included with all Pro Tools subscriptions and 1-year Software Updates + Support Plans.


Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Pro Tools redefines what’s sonically possible in film and television.

Create sound for picture

Capture, design, and build up rich sonic elements and ambience that bring life to moving pictures. With up to 768 voices/audio tracks and 64 HD/UHD video tracks at your disposal, you can create larger-than-life soundtracks with impeccable clarity across all dialogue, overdubs, sound design, music, and effects.

Mix and deliver any size audio production

Get the mixing power and hands-on control you need to handle the most complex Dolby Atmos and Ambisonics productions. Automate anything—levels, plugins, pans, and more—and Pro Tools will handle the multitude of element adjustments, dynamics, and complex movement tasks for you. So you can focus on creating and delivering your best mix.

Experience the most powerful immersive audio mixing solution

Together, Pro Tools software, hardware, and Avid control surfaces are the most widely used solution for mixing immersive audio in Hollywood. Whether you’re mixing Dolby Atmos or other 3D audio for film or TV, working in a large mixing stage or a small editing suite, Pro Tools provides the performance and flexibility to meet your needs.


Pro Tools is more than just software. It’s an ecosystem of tightly integrated software, hardware, and control surfaces that work together to accelerate your workflow.

Minimum System Requirements:


  • Intel® Mac with macOS 10.14.6, 10.15.7, 11.6
    (please find version specific qualifications in the macOS Compatibility Grid below)
  • Pro Tools - M1 (see computer specifications below) or Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate - M1 (see computer specifications below) or Intel® Core i5 (specific models only) or Intel® Core i7 processor 
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard),
    Thunderbolt port for supported PCIe-chassis or HD Native Thunderbolt
  • USB port, FireWire port or Thunderbolt port for CoreAudio-supported audio device
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate requires a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O license to access HD hardware.


  • Intel® PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions
    (please find version specific qualifications in the Windows OS Compatibility Grid below)
  • Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
  • Pro Tools - Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate - Intel® Core i9 or Intel® Xeon processor 
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard)
  • USB-port, FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device
  • Compatible NVIDIA graphics card (see machine-specific Slot Order & Configuration pages linked below for tested NVIDIA card models)
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate requires a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O license to access HD hardware.

Additional Requirements

  • Copy Protection: iLok 2, iLok 3 (USB A or USB C), or iLok Cloud (Note: Original iLok 1 not supported)
  • Audio Drive Requirements: One or more hard disk drives dedicated for audio record and playback.
    • Audio drives should be formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac or NTFS for Windows
    • When daisy-chaining a Thunderbolt drive and expansion chassis, the drive should be placed at the end of the chain
    • For more information on hard drive types & formats, see this article
      • Case sensitive volume formatting is not supported
      • macOS FileVault is not supported
  • Graphics Card: Dedicated graphics card highly recommended for desktop workstations. See computer listing above for specific recommendations.


Key features

Pro Tools

Pro Tools | Ultimate

I/O (hardware dependent)


64 (non-HDX)

192 (HDX Hybrid Engine, HDX Classic)

Audio Tracks

256 (mono/stereo)

2,048 (mono/stereo/surround)



2,048 (non-HDX)

2,048 (HDX Hybrid Engine)

256 per card (HDX Classic)

MIDI tracks


Instrument tracks


Aux Input tracks



Routing Folder tracks



Basic Folder tracks


Video tracks





Included plugins


Included sounds

5.4 GB

Sample rate, bit depth

192 kHz, 32 bit

Supported plugin formats

AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite

Automate volume, pans, sends,solo,
mute, plugin parameters, and more



Offline bounce



Track Freeze, Commit, and Bounce



Clip FX

Playback only


Clip Gain



Variable stereo pan depths



Advanced metering with gain reduction



Timecode ruler



VCA mixing



Solo bus AFL/PFL



AAX DSP support



Surround mixing



Dolby Atmos mixing



ADM Export—NEW!



Ambisonics VR mixing



Advanced automation



Single file multi-stem bounce



Netflix Production Technology Alliance



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