PRO TOOLS COMPARISON
Pro Tools First, Pro Tools or Pro Tools Ultimate - Which Is The Right Version of Pro Tools For Me?
Compare audio mixing, creation, and music editing software.
Compare Pro Tools music editing software to other versions of Pro Tools and decide which one is right for you.
Pro Tools is always getting better with new features and improvements. And with your active plan, you get them as soon as we release them. See what's new in Pro Tools 2020.
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* Get access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle (a USD 49.99/year value) and HEAT (a USD 495 value) with Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate subscriptions at no additional charge. Pro Tools perpetual licenses with an active 1-Year Software Updates & Support Plan get access to 80 plugins. Pro Tools | Ultimate perpetual licenses with an active 1-Year Software Updates & Support Plan get access to 114 plugins (HEAT not included).
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Why Should I Go For Pro Tools HD Hardware?
There are two critical reasons for getting a Pro Tools HD hardware system. Now, Avid has unbundled the Pro Tools HD software from the hardware.
Using Pro Tools HDX hardware is the only way to guarantee low latency for sessions. Although with the improvements in computer technology with Thunderbolt 2, it is possible to run sessions with a hardware buffer of 32 samples, this becomes more difficult as the sessions get bigger. Using Pro Tools HDX hardware is the only way to guarantee low latency for sessions.
Without Pro Tools HD Native or Pro Tools HDX hardware, the maximum number of inputs and outputs you can have is 32. You need to separate the maximum number of I/O and the maximum number of tracks, this is not the maximum track count, it is the maximum number of inputs and outputs via an interface you can have. There are one or two other options, and we cover all these in a dedicated Pro Tools FAQ - Ways To Get More Than 32 Channels Of I/O. Check out this table to see that the I/O and track limits are for each Pro Tools