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.READ THE RELEASE NOTES
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.READ THE BLOG
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.READ THE RELEASE NOTES
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.READ THE BLOG