Avid Launches Pro Tools 11 – New Audio Engine, 64-Bit, Expanded Metering

April 07, 2013 10:32pm

Pro Tools 11: Built for Speed and Performance With a new 64-Bit architecture enabling more processing power and system performance, offline bounce, professional metering, mixing enhancements and integrated HD video editing and playback, the most powerful audio workstation just got more powerful.

Concise positioning statements:

While some competing audio production applications try to position themselves as professional, Avid continues to demonstrate its commitment with the launch of Pro Tools 11, listening to customer feedback to create software solutions that enable customers in the professional music and audio production market.

Unlike competing music and audio workstations that have a limited workflows, scope, hardware integration and scalability, Pro Tools is an end-to-end (complete) solution capable of taking you from conception to completion of the most demanding music and post audio productions add Pro tools 9,10 positioning statement for customers upgrading.

64-Bit Re-Architecture and engine improvements

Uses more processors than previous versions and results in more host plug-ins and better system performance/stability.

Allows for use of expanded RAM system configurations. Bigger sessions with thousands of clips/files and better system performance and stability as well as bigger VI sampler sizes.

Allows for the system to dynamically adjust latency on a track-by-track basis.

Offers “dynamic processing” allocation. On a track by track basis, the improved engine can borrow processing back from plug-ins that are not currently being used in the sections where there is no audio.

Offline Bounce To Disk

Based on the ‘density and complexity’ of the session, allows bouncing a mix up to 150 times faster than real-time.

Unified Media Engine

UME is derived from the engine core of Avid Media Composer.

Playback and basic editing of HD Video on the timeline. Formats include Avid DNx compressions, QuickTime Formats, other AMA formats like P2 and XDCAM.

Satellite Link and Video Satellite LE Now Included

A former paid option, Satellite Link allows users to link multiple Pro Tools HD systems together.

Workspace Browser Improvements

With the 64 bit re-architecture, the workspace browser offers greatly optimized indexing, searching,relinking and field recorder performance.

Metering and Mixing Enhancements

Based on professional customer feedback – Pro Tools 11 offers 12 different metering types in both scales and ballistics. (Peak, Digital PPM, VU, BBC, Nordic, RMS, K-12, K-14, K20, A-Linear, EBU & DIN).

Co-Install of Pro Tools 10 & Pro Tools 11

Allows for users to install both versions on the same drive/partition. No rebooting the CPU and changing start-up drives to try Pro Tools 11.


Full 64-bit Release Avid Audio Engine Offline Bounce Low Latency Buffer mode New integrated Avid Video Engine Redesigned Workspace Extended Metering (Pro Tools HD 11 only) UI Improvements/Retina Support Mixing Workflow Enhancements Automation While Recording Satellite Link/Video Satellite LE included (Pro Tools HD 11 only)

Availability & Pricing

Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 will be available in the online Avid Store and at Avid resellers worldwide later in Q2 2013. For more information, click here. Pricing will be as follows: Pro Tools 11 software (full version)— $699 USD Pro Tools 10 to 11 upgrade— $299 USD Pro Tools 9 to 11 upgrade— $399 USD Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 11 cross grade— $499 USD Pro Tools HD 10 to 11 upgrade— $599 USD Pro Tools HD 9 to 11 upgrade— $999 USD