The Pro Tools|HDX system enables customers to mix bigger, more complex productions with the rock-solid performance and stability that Pro Tools|HD customers have come to expect. This new system delivers up to 5x more DSP per card, more than 1,000 dB of additional headroom, and up to 4x the track counts and 2x the I/O compared to its Pro Tools|HD Accel predecessor. The system can be scaled to increase track counts, power and I/O, using up to three Pro Tools|HDX cards and multiple Pro Tools HD Series interfaces.
Customers can choose the Pro Tools|HD Native system if they need the advanced workflows and sound quality of Pro Tools|HD and want to leverage their host computer to get the best performance and lowest latency. Or customers can choose the new flagship DSP-accelerated Pro Tools|HDX system if they require consistent peak performance and near-zero latency to handle extremely large and complex productions.
Pro Tools HD 10 introduces the new AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) plug-in format, enabling better workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and native-based Pro Tools systems
New Pro Tools 10 software adds major new features such as the top-requested Clip Gain, which separates pre-mix levels from Pro Tools software’s mixing automation, speeding up and improving the workflow between sound editors and mixers. Users can also record, edit and mix in higher resolution with 32-bit floating-point file format support, and can get the sound of the System 5 console EQ and dynamics with the Avid Channel Strip plug-in, now included with Pro Tools 10.
Avid also announces the Avid Vantage Program, an annual membership program for Pro Tools customers that provides many great benefits. Avid Vantage subscribers receive unlimited online technical support, plus deeply discounted expert phone support when they need it. They also gain access to a great collection of audio plug-ins, and for a limited time, they’ll receive a high-value Avid Store coupon that can be applied to new software purchases or upgrades. In addition, Pro Tools customers can also upgrade their membership to include hardware coverage for an Mbox, Eleven Rack or 003 audio interface or a Pro Tools|HD system, even when the product's warranty has expired.
Complete Pro Tools|HDX systems, which include the Pro Tools|HDX PCIe card, Pro Tools|HD 10 software and a choice of Pro Tools|HD Series interface, will be available worldwide on November 18, 2011. Pricing (U.S. MSRP): new Pro Tools|HDX systems start at $9,999; Pro Tools|HD 1 owners can crossgrade to Pro Tools|HDX starting at $7,999; Pro Tools|HD 2 owners can crossgrade to Pro Tools|HDX starting at $6,999; Pro Tools|HD 3 owners can crossgrade to Pro Tools|HDX starting at $5,999; and Pro Tools|HD Native owners can crossgrade to Pro Tools|HDX for $7,499.
Pro Tools 10 software is available worldwide now. Pricing (U.S. MSRP): Pro Tools 10 software (full version) retails for $699 (Pro Tools|HD 10 software is bundled with Pro Tools|HD family systems only, and is not available for separate purchase except as an upgrade); Pro Tools 9 owners can upgrade to Pro Tools 10 for $299; and Pro Tools HD software owners can upgrade to Pro Tools HD 10 starting at $999.
Crossgrade pricing is also available for owners of Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools M-Powered and Complete Production Toolkit.