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Avid Delivers Native Dolby Atmos Mixing for Pro Tools | HD for Creating Immersive Audio Experiences

Pro Tools update accelerates mixing for the leading immersive audio format and improves collaboration across creative teams with high-performance support for Avid NEXIS

BURLINGTON, MA, June 26, 2017 – Avid, a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced the release of Avid Pro Tools12.8. Used by award-winning artists and the largest media companies in the world, the industry-leading professional digital audio workstation offers a plethora of new features, including native Dolby Atmos mixing and support for Avid NEXIS for Pro Tools | HD, and Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools | First.

Comprehensive mixing with bolstered storage support

With media professionals aiming to deliver the highest quality, most engaging content, more theatrical releases, television shows, video games, and music mixes are relying on the Dolby Atmos immersive audio format. Until now, mixing in Dolby Atmos required additional software plug-ins and complex routing workflows to accommodate the popular format. Through a close partnership between Avid and Dolby, Pro Tools | HD now features an inclusive suite of Dolby Atmos workflows, enabling audio post professionals to work more fluidly in the multi-channel and object-based audio format.

New features include built-in Dolby Atmos panning, support for 7.1.2 stems, deep Avid pro mixing control surface integration, advanced automation with the Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU), and more. As a key component of the MediaCentral Platform—the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient media platform—Pro Tools delivers the most integrated end-to-end workflow in the industry to create, distribute and optimize media.

Support for Avid NEXIS shared storage eliminates the time wasted moving files between systems, resulting in faster turnarounds and increased productivity.

Make music for free with anyone, anywhere

Updates toPro Tools | First, the popular freemium audio workstation based on the industry-standard audio production tools, now includes:  


Pro Tools 12.8 is now available. For more information, visit