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Avid has once again updated their DAW formats now creating 3 types of the same DAW and focused on being more user oriented. Pro Tools 2022.4 comprises Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio and Pro Tools Flex, and as the name suggests each type is oriented towards a specific user ie. Beginner Artists, Serious Music Creators and High-end Professionals and Businesses. 

  • Pro Tools Artist for music creators just starting out
  • Pro Tools Studio for serious music creators and producers
  • Pro Tools Flex for audio post and high-end music professionals and facilities

These products build on and replace the current Pro Tools product lineup with significant new software capabilities, as well new virtual instruments and other content. And best of all, all current Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate customers with active subscriptions or perpetual Software Updates + Support Plans will automatically get the new software capabilities and applicable content introduced free of charge. That means if you have Pro Tools, you’ll now have Pro Tools Studio.
If you’re a Pro Tools Ultimate subscriber, you’ll be transitioned to the Pro Tools Flex subscription bundle. If you have a Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual license with an active support plan, you’ll get all the new enhancements of the latest software.

In addition to exploring the new product lineup, be sure to check out the new features introduced in the Pro Tools 2022.4 software update in this separate article.
So let’s dive in and take a closer look at the details of each of these new offerings.

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Pro Tools Artist

Pro Tools Artist (offered as a Rs 7,676 annual or Rs 774 monthly subscription) is a brand-new offering specifically designed for the millions of next-gen music creators looking to produce great songs, and includes everything needed to make beats, write, record, and mix studio-quality music. And as the Pro Tools session format is the industry’s universal language, they can take their project to any producer or studio around the world to collaborate and take their music to the next level. With hundreds of inspiring instrument sounds and loops and over 100 included plugins, as well as easy-to-use MIDI tools and industry-standard editing and mixing workflows, aspiring music creators now have a professional yet affordable solution to create any style of music.

  • Make music easily with up to 32 audio tracks and 32 instrument tracks
  • Record up to 16 audio sources simultaneously
  • Get inspired with over 100 virtual instruments and plugins, including the new Pro Tools | GrooveCell and Pro Tools | SynthCell virtual instruments
  • Support for any Core Audio, ASIO, or WASAPI-compatible interface
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Pro Tools Studio

Pro Tools Studio (Rs 23,200 annual or Rs 3,100 monthly subscription) enables serious music creators, producers, and engineers to easily create and mix large projects. Pro Tools Studio builds on the current Pro Tools offering with numerous enhancements like increased track counts, surround and Dolby Atmos® mixing and advanced automation features (both previously only available in Pro Tools Ultimate), and more.

  • Create huge mixes with up to 512 audio tracks (increasing from 256 to 512)
  • Surround and Dolby Atmos® mixing (previously only in Pro Tools Ultimate)
  • Advanced automation and Clip Effects editing (previously only with Pro Tools Ultimate)
  • New Pro Tools | GrooveCell and Pro Tools | SynthCell virtual instruments
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Pro Tools Studio

Pro Tools Flex (Rs 77,458 annual or Rs 7,752 monthly subscription) is Avid’s solution for high-end music professionals and audio post and music facilities who require the full power and advanced workflows of Pro Tools to tackle the most challenging and complex projects. Pro Tools Flex is a subscription bundle that includes an enhanced version of Pro Tools Ultimate software, plus additional content and third-party licenses to deliver an unprecedented level of performance. As before, Pro Tools Ultimate software is still required when running Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native systems.

Active Pro Tools Ultimate subscribers will receive the full Pro Tools Flex subscription bundle, including the latest version of Pro Tools Ultimate, while Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual license customers with active plans will get the Pro Tools Ultimate software enhancements.

Comparing the new Pro Tools Offerings

Here is a high-level overview of the three new offerings:

Pro Tools Customers with Licenses

Current Pro Tools subscribers and perpetual license customers with active plans will automatically transition to Pro Tools Studio and receive all of the software enhancements and applicable content free of charge.

Active Pro Tools Ultimate subscribers will receive the full Pro Tools Flex subscription bundle, including the latest version of Pro Tools Ultimate, while Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual license customers with active plans will get the Pro Tools Ultimate software enhancements.

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Upgrading and Support Plans for Pro Tools

What happens if you own a perpetual Pro Tools license but your support contract has expired? You can easily get back on a current Software Updates + Support Plan for Rs 27,062 (Pro Tools standard) or Rs 58,077(Pro Tools Ultimate). By upgrading your perpetual license and getting current, you get all the new software enhancements and virtual instruments plus one year of software updates, and can renew your support contract as normal. Of course, you always have the option of purchasing a subscription and keeping your perpetual license, as well.

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