DIGINET BLOG: MEET THE NEW PRO TOOLS FAMILY


The Pro Tools 2022.4 software release is now available. This release not only introduces the new product family (Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio, and Pro Tools Flex), but it also delivers numerous new features and enhancements, including:

New Features & Enhancements with Pro Tools v2022.4:
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Pro Tools Search
  • Video Color Space Improvements
  • Dolby Atmos Improvements
  • Miscellaneous Features and Enhancements 
Pro Tools software is now available in three new options:
  • Pro Tools Artist for aspiring music creators 
  • Pro Tools Studio for professional music creators/producers
  • Pro Tools Flex subscription bundle for audio post and music studios.

Pro Tools Artist

Get everything you need to make beats, write songs, record vocals and instruments, and mixstudio-quality music that’s ready to be heard across the world’s most popular streaming platforms. Pro Tools Artist makes music creation fast and fluid, providing many of the same tools the pros use to create your favorite songs and albums.

Get Pro Tools Artist Now

Pro Tools Studio

Pro Tools Studio is the core of a complete music production system, providing the creative canvas to produce larger, more compelling music with ease. Get the advanced features professionals need to take projects further, including double the audio track count of the previous Pro Tools software, plus surround and immersive audio mixing capabilities.

Get Pro Tools Studio Now

Pro Tools Flex

Get full track and I/O counts, Pro Tools | HDX workflows, Dolby Atmos tools, and advanced features to take on the biggest music and audio post productions. Pro Tools Flex is a powerful bundle that includes Pro Tools Ultimate, plus more plugins and capabilities to maximize your creative possibilities and speed.

Get Pro Tools Flex Now


Pro Tools Line Up Comparison


PRODUCT TIERPro Tools ArtistPro Tools StudioPro Tools Flex
INCLUDED SOFTWAREPro Tools ArtistPro Tools StudioPro Tools Ultimate
AUDIO TRACKS325122,048
AUX TRACKS321281,024
INSTRUMENT TRACKS32512512
MIDI TRACKS641,0241,024
VCA TRACKS0128128
MASTER TRACKS164512
VIDEO TRACKS0164
ROUTING FOLDERS321281,024
NATIVE I/O1664256
SUPPORTStandardStandardExpertplus
HARDWARE SUPPORTEDNative OnlyNative + Carbon + S6LNative + Carbon + S6L + HDX + HD Native
DIGILINK LICENSE--Yes
SURROUND/ATMOS/AMBISONICS MIXINGStereo OnlyYesYes
CLIP FXClip FX Preview OnlyClip FX EditingClip FX Editing
BOUNCE MIX MULTISTEM-YesYes
AAF/OMF IMPORT/EXPORT-YesYes
INCLUDED PLUGINSArtist Bundle (100+ Plugins)Complete BundleCcomplete Bundle
HEAT-YesYes
GROOVECELL/SYNTHCELL VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTSYesYesYes
INNER CIRCLE REWARDSAnnual Subscription OnlyAnnual Subscription Only
Annual Subscription Only


Discover these Pro Tools Hardware Devices:


AVID Avid S1 Control Surface
AVID Avid S3 Control Surface
AVID Pro Tools | Dock Control Surface
AVID Pro Tools | Carbon ™ Hybrid Audio Production System

Other features and enhancements 

  • Getting Started tab in the Pro Tools Dashboard—the Dashboard now provides a Getting Started tab to help new users quickly learn how to use Pro Tools, with easy access to a demo session, tutorials, and additional educational content
  • Improved support for built-in and third-party Windows Audio Devices (WASAPI), opening up support for more devices so that users can use their computer’s onboard soundcard without having to use additional third-party software
  • Spot to Edit Insertion command improved and added to the Clips List menu
  • Auxiliary Input tracks default to solo safe mode—this ensures that when audio is routed to an Auxiliary Input track from any other track and you solo that track, the Auxiliary Input track is not automatically muted, so you can still hear the audio routed from the solo’d track
  • Disable DSP Mode when disabling Record/Input preference (Pro Tools | HDX Hybrid Engine and Pro Tools | Carbon only)—you can now choose to have Pro Tools automatically disable DSP Mode when disengaging Record Arm and Track Input Monitor on a track
  • EUCON Assignable Knob Highlight (requires EUCON 2022.4 or later)—when enabled, the Assignable Knob highlight is shown in Pro Tools whenever any parameter is hovered over, clicked, assigned, or adjusted; when not enabled, the Assignable Knob highlight is only shown around the currently assigned parameter (if any).

Min System Requirements


Mac:
  • macOS 10.14.6, 10.15.7, 11.6, 12.3 (PT 2021.12 and later with 2022.2 Plugins)
    (please find version specific qualifications in the macOS Compatibility Grid below)
  • Pro Tools Artist & Studio - M1 (see computer specifications below) or Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Pro Tools Ultimate/Flex - M1 (see computer specifications below) or Intel® Core i5 (specific models only) or Intel® Core i7 processor 
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard),
    Thunderbolt port for supported PCIe-chassis or HD Native Thunderbolt
  • USB port, FireWire port or Thunderbolt port for CoreAudio-supported audio device
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate  2021.12 and earlier requires a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O license to access HD hardware. Pro Tools 2022.4 and higher now has this license is built into the software so the separate DigiLink I/O is not necessary.
    For more information see this article
Windows:
  • Intel® PC Windows 10 & 11 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions
    (please find version specific qualifications in the Windows OS Compatibility Grid below)
  • Windows 10 & 11 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
  • Pro Tools Artist & Studio - Intel® Core i5 processor
  • Pro Tools Ultimate/Flex - Intel® Core i9 or Intel® Xeon processor 
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)
  • Internet connection for installation
  • 15GB disk space for installation
  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard)
  • USB-port, FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device
  • Compatible NVIDIA graphics card (see machine-specific Slot Order & Configuration pages linked below for tested NVIDIA card models)
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate  2021.12 and earlier requires a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O license to access HD hardware. Pro Tools 2022.4 and higher now has this license is built into the software so the separate DigiLink I/O is not necessary.
More info can be found here

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