What’s New in Pro Tools 2020

By in Audio Post, Music Creation, Pro Mixing

Pro Tools is always getting better with new features and improvements. And with an active plan, you get them as soon as we release them. Take a look below to see what’s new in 2020.

September (2020.9)

The September release of Pro Tools 2020 delivers several new features and improvements including integrated support for Ableton Link, support for SDII and BW64 filetypes, and a new preference to latch or cancel record enabled tracks.

Play together with Ableton Link

Ableton Link keeps devices in time over a local network. This means you can play together with other musicians using electronic instruments and software just as you would with traditional instruments. Because it’s integrated into Pro Tools, you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music.

Auto-cancel previously record-enabled tracks

When you’re in a creative flow, you need to move quickly. But sometimes, you might forget to disable record on a take you want to keep and record over it. Now, a new preference makes sure that never happens again. It allows you to select how Pro Tools behaves when you record-arm an audio, MIDI, or instrument track. So that when you press record, all previously record enabled tracks are automatically disarmed. And you will avoid recording accidents of this nature from here on out.

Improvements to the Avid cloud platform

Building upon improvements for remote workers introduced in 2020.5, this release introduces further stability enhancements. These fixes and adjustments help keep the platform running smoothly for so many new Avid cloud and Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration users.

 

Pro Tools 2020.9 includes support for SDII and BW64 filetypes as well as a host of improvements and fixes.

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May (2020.5)

Tactile control of Folder Tracks

Avid control surfaces now give you full control of Folder Tracks in Pro Tools. Nine new Softkeys, a new Strip command, and new buttons on the Tracks Screen offer full control over opening and closing folders. Literally at the touch of a button.

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Improvements for remote workers

As a result of COVID-19, remote work becomes the new normal. The Avid cloud platform has seen a significant uptick in usage. And many users are navigating uncharted waters, looking for the most efficient remote solutions. To help them, we introduced several stability improvements for users working with Avid cloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

 

Read the release notes to learn more about all the improvements and fixes in Pro Tools 2020.5.

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March (2020.3)

Bring focus to your session with Folder Tracks

Take command of large sessions by organizing tracks into collapsible folders, enabling you to work more creatively and productively. Without the distraction of seeing numerous tracks on screen. Arrange, consolidate, and route tracks with drag-and-drop ease. And group folders in folders and color-code them for even easier navigation.

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As Pro Audio Market Solutions Manager I am focused on delivering the very best creative solutions for our customers working in music and audio post. I am passionate about creativity and technology - especially with regard to music, songwriting/storytelling, and the recording arts - and am fortunate to work closely with the products and people that define our industry.