The latest version of Pro Tools has been announced by Avid today. Version 9 of the music creation and audio production solution offers users the choice of working with Avid audio interfaces, third-party audio interfaces, or no hardware at all by using the built-in audio capabilities of a PC or Mac.
Users now have the option of using an Avid audio interface or third-party Core Audio or ASIO compatible interface. They also have the option of using Pro Tools 9 completely standalone for easy creation, and to handle more challenging projects. These can include up to 96 or 192 simultaneous tracks, 256 internal busses, 160 aux tracks, 512 MIDI tracks, and 128 instrument tracks.
There is now support for the Avid EUCON open Ethernet protocol, which now enables users to expand control surface options to include Avid’s Pro Series and Artist Series controllers and consoles. People using Pro Tools 9 can create great sounding mixes no matter where they might be.
A composer for films such as Knocked Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin – Lyle Workman- said “I can’t think of a reason why someone wouldn’t want to work in Pro Tools — it’s for the person who’s getting started, yet it’s for the person in my world. It provides all of the advantages of smaller systems, yet works from my studio to the music editor’s room to the stage. It’s incredibly convenient that there are no cross-platform issues. It’s just Pro Tools from soup to nuts!”
Head over to the Avid website for more information about availability and pricing.