Introducing Avid Pro Tools 2018

By in Audio Post, Latest Software, Music Creation, NAMM 2018, Pro Mixing

The newest version of Pro Tools comes with a new look for the new year! Introducing Pro Tools 2018, the latest version that comes packed with new features that enable you to work smarter, faster, and create at the speed of inspiration.

One of the benefits of being on an active Pro Tools plan is that you get access to the latest improvements as we deliver them. With more flexibility to release new features, you’ll start to see more frequent workflow improvements and enhancements throughout the year. With the launch of Pro Tools 2018 comes numerous new MIDI editing enhancements, including with retrospective MIDI recording, the ability to save your favorite effects chains and instruments sounds as track presets, improved mixing UI enhancements, and so much more.

New Features in Pro Tools 2018


Capture Performances Retroactively: Get ideas out of your head, into Pro Tools, and turn them into music. Capture MIDI performances even when you’re not recording.

Take Deeper Control of your MIDI: Looking to improve your MIDI editing workflow? In Pro Tools 2018, you can easily edit MIDI notes with key commands, transpose in-key, and quickly build chords so you can tweak your performance to perfection and develop ideas.


Build Sessions on the Fly with Track Presets: Want to reuse that perfect sound from a different session or project? Save it as a track preset and load it up wherever you need it. Spend less time configuring tracks and remove mundane tasks so you can spend more time being creative, developing ideas, and finishing projects.


Comp Together the Best Takes: Looking to speed up your comping process? Easily and speedily comp together the best takes while saving valuable screen real estate in Waveform view.



Get a Better View of your Mix: Get an at-a-glance view of your mix with new color indicators and Mix Window EQ Curves that display combined EQ effects on each track.


Start Collaborating More Easily: Select File > Start Collaboration, and Pro Tools will automatically save your current session, close it, and reopen it as a project in the cloud, with all tracks converted and ready to be shared.


For more information on all of the new features, check out What’s New here.

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From news production, sports production, audio editing and music composing, content creation and the applications that drive the industry are something I have used throughout my career. Inspired by powerful and emotive film scores and the behind the scenes orchestration–I now work as Solutions Marketing Specialist (Creative Artists) for Pro Tools at Avid, where I help deliver the very best software in the audio industry to the creators who inspired me from the start. My music creation started when I picked up a guitar in junior high, and continues today through writing cinematic compositions.