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Pro Tools 10 New Features

Pro Tools 10 New Features

Mar 28, 2013

Pro Tools has to be of the most widely used DAWs in modern recording studios as well as home recording studios. Here are a few of the new features in Avid’s latest release of PT:

  • Naming changes mean: goodbye “regions”, hello “clips”. Regions are now called clips, Regions List becomes the Clips List, etc. File and path names spell an end to “Digidesign” in favor of “Avid”.
  • Increased track counts for Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit. This means 768 audio tracks and 512 Auxiliary Input tracks!
  • Low Latency Monitoring with Core Audio and ASIO Hardware that have a built-in mixer (e.g. RME Fireface or MOTU 828).
  • New Session file format (the new extension is .ptx). It’s not possible to share this format with earlier versions of Pro Tools, although you can save sessions to the legacy format still.
  • Support for 32-bit floating point audio files. This will virtually eliminate clipping and dithering issues when sharing 32-bit audio files between sessions. A big feature!
  • Interleaved audio file support finally eradicates the need for interleaved files being imported as multiple mono files.
  • Mixed audio file formats can exist within the same session. So, no need to convert them during import. (The same applies for mixed bit-depth files which can also now be used in the same session).
  • RF64 audio file support does away with the 4GB file limitation in Pro Tools 10.
  • Built-in web browser. This will include easier access to plug-ins (you can now buy or rent plug-ins online via new Marketplace feature), support and training, upgrades and a whole lot more!