The new version of Avid’s Pro Tools digital audio workstation offers post production audio users a 50 per cent increase in voice and audio tracks.
Pro Tools | Ultimate also includes a base voice limit increase to 384, while Pro Tools | Ultimate software and HD Native customers will be able to increase the number of available voices up to 768 per system.
Pro Tools 2019 also includes enhanced playback features that according to Avid enables “more fluid creativity in the software.” The company said users can perform track and timeline interactions during playback—inserting plugins, adding or deleting tracks, changing routing, adjusting loop duration. According to Avid, this suite of playback features allows users to work quickly, and therefore more productively, without playback errors disrupting their flow.
“It’s amazing to think that our existing Pro Tools systems can inherit so much additional capability with a software update such as this one,” said re-recording mixer Jonathan Wales. “These are the features we’ve been dreaming of and they were highly ranked in the Avid Customer Association’s annual vote.
“This is a huge release, because not only do we get a massive increase in power — with more voices in Pro Tools | Ultimate — but the speed is unbelievable. Not having the playback stop while inserting plugins or routing tracks is an incredible revelation and will only encourage creativity further.”