The new Pro Tools Version 12.3 update includes Track Commit, which gives users an efficient, flexible solution for quickly creating flattened/rendered tracks to reduce CPU overhead on complex sessions and facilitates collaboration between users who don’t have the same collection of plug-ins, or for archiving mixes while keeping automation virtual.
Clip Transparency enables users to see the waveform while moving clips, editing, or adding fades, making it easier to align peaks and edits. Improved Fades gives users more flexibility and control in managing batch fade operations for large edits with choices for fade in, out and crossfade types. The improvement automates repetitive tasks and also provides quickly recallable presets from keyboard shortcuts and Eucon Commands.
The new Pro Tools 12.3 update is free of charge to Pro Tools 12 customers with current Avid All Access upgrade plans. New Pro Tools 12 perpetual licenses include a renewable one-year All Access plan that gives customers access to the latest upgrades as well as a new bundle of creative plug-ins for the whole year. All Access plans also come with subscription licenses and are available for the term of the subscription.
Existing customers with older versions of Pro Tools can purchase an All Access annual upgrade plan starting at $99 each between now and December 31, 2015. Plus, through the end of the year, purchases of perpetual licenses, All Access $199 Annual Upgrade and Support Plans, and Annual Subscription licenses come with the acclaimed Eleven® guitar plug-in included (Education products and Pro Tools | HD upgrades/subscriptions not included). Starting in January, prices of All Access plans for customers with Pro Tools 11 or earlier versions will start at $299.
The Annual Upgrade Plan for Pro Tools | HD systems costs $599 for the first year and includes upgrades, access to the HD plug-in bundle and standard support for one year. All new Pro Tools | HDX and HD Native systems come bundled with this plan, which can be renewed for $399 each year thereafter. Starting in 2016, plans that lapse can be reinstated for $999.