Combining instinctive analog-like workflows with blistering digital audio and MIDI editing power, Pro Tools has attracted more top engineers and production professionals than any other DAW. Its dominance in the market continues as Pro Tools 11 adds a series of smart editing features, a bolstered plug-in suite, and enhanced efficiency, to make it more powerful than ever before. Long-time users will appreciate Pro Tools 11's new AAX plug-in support, which lets you tap into the world of formerly TDM-only plug-ins and bring their acclaimed sound to systems of any size or scale.
This is a big one we've been asking for for a long, long time - Pro Tools can now bounce a session faster than real-time... much faster, up to 150x. That means a one hour radio show takes 45 seconds to bounce in Pro Tools 11, compared to one hour in Pro Tools 10!
Now that it is 64-bit, Pro Tools can finally access all the processor cores and RAM in our expensive modern computers. That means huge performance increases and smooth handling of bigger sessions loaded with plugins and virtual instruments.
The new video engine in Pro Tools 11 plays back HD video in a variety of Avid and non-Avid formats direct from the Pro Tools timeline, with no need for transcoding, using Avid and third party video hardware.
Metering and compliance is a big deal for my clients nowadays. Pro Tools HD 11 includes new high resolution metering that helps compliance with new broadcast and delivery requirements like the CALM act.
The HD version of the software - Pro Tools HD 11 supports HDX and HD Native PCIe and thunderbolt systems. Support for HD Accel and earlier cards is now discontinued. Also contrary to many rumors the old blue 192 I/O continues to work with Pro Tools HD 11 with an HDX or Native core. This is great news for anyone who wants to upgrade but can't afford to replace all their I/O at once. Pro Tools HD 11's exclusive features include the new advanced metering, integration of video satellite LE, and of course the ability to use the low latency FGPA-powered mix engine in a Native or HDX system and the DSP offered by HDX.