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Musikmesse 2016Avid updates Pro Tools to v12.5 - Cloud Collaboration with Pro Tools Projects


Avid has released version 12.5 of Pro Tools, providing significant new features and enhancements for qualified versions of Mac OS X and Windows, including Avid Cloud Collaboration.

Avid Cloud Collaboration makes it easy for artists and audio professionals to compose, record, edit, and mix projects from any location worldwide, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere. In conjunction with the Artist Community, an online community designed to foster creative connections and professional opportunities, Pro Tools with Avid Cloud Collaboration connects artists and media professionals to a community of collaborative music creation and audio production.

"Pro Tools 12.5 confirms Avid's commitment to delivering powerful workflows that connect artists, media professionals, and their work in a much more collaborative, efficient way so they can focus on creating their best work," said Dana Ruzicka, vice president and chief product officer at Avid. "Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools will radically change the way people make music, and open up unprecedented new creative possibilities. We're excited to give customers the opportunity to experience this groundbreaking innovation."

With Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, instead of wasting time with manual file management required when using generic cloud storage, Avid Cloud Collaboration synchronizes revisions and files in Pro Tools automatically. Customers can find and invite their connections to collaborate within the application or discover new collaborators through the online Avid Artist Community. They can then compose, record, edit, and mix tracks collaboratively with other Pro Tools users, just like they were working together in the same studio. Furthermore, the Artist Community enables customers to share and promote their work with artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and other media professionals.

With the new Cloud Collaboration features, customers will be able to:

  • Create cloud-based projects and invite others to collaborate.
  • Work on projects with others in real-time or offline.
  • Share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, mix changes, automation, and more.
  • Communicate with collaborators through text chat.
  • Minimize cloud storage up to 70% and accelerate transfers using lossless compression.

Pricing and availability

Free (included with Pro Tools 12.5):

  • Create up to 3 cloud-based projects.
  • Collaborate with up to 2 additional Pro Tools users (per project).
  • Get 500 MB of total storage space.


  • Create up to 5 cloud-based projects.
  • Collaborate with up to 2 additional Pro Tools users (per project).
  • Get 20 GB of total storage space.


  • Create up to 10 cloud-based projects.
  • Collaborate with up to 2 additional Pro Tools users (per project).
  • Get 60 GB of total storage space.

*Purchase this plan through your Avid Account.

For more information about Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools, visit: avid.com/avid-cloud-collaboration-for-pro-tools. Additional terms and conditions apply to use of Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration.

Pro Tools 12.5 also provides the following miscellaneous features and improvements:

  • Export Timecode with QuickTime Bounce.
  • Pro Tools Avid Interplay enhancement for using XDCAM MXF media with Send to Playback.
  • Pro Tools 12.5 also offers an updated AVE (Avid Video Engine). This is a general code base refresh, so there are no new features included with this version of AVE, but it does provide general stability improvements.


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