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19/10/2017

Avid Shares VR Innovations With Pro Tools

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Avid has announced details of a new version of Pro Tools that will allow users to tackle virtual reality projects with Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation.

Making its debut at AES New York 2017 this week, the new version of Pro Tools includes updates to the integrated Dolby Atmos workflows and gives Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools | HD users new features and improvements that accelerate workflows and expand creative toolsets.

Audio professionals working on virtual reality projects can now produce immersive, full-sphere, surround sound content from start to finish in Pro Tools | HD. Users are able to edit and mix audio in a 3D space with support for first-, second- and third-order Ambisonics formats across Pro Tools | HD tracks and busses, and then output and deliver to the required formats for playback. Pro Tools | HD also includes Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation for enhanced VR functionality. Also included in this version of Pro Tools | HD are enhancements to the Dolby Atmos workflows enabling users to mix and deliver immersive experiences for theatres and homes.

Musicians and composers using Pro Tools can create faster with enhanced MIDI functionality, work smarter with MIDI input display, and quickly find tracks with the new Scroll to Track feature. A new batch rename feature enables both post professionals and music creators to rename groups of clips or tracks instantly.

Aspiring musicians and aspiring professionals using Pro Tools | First, the free version of Pro Tools, gain the same MIDI enhancements as Pro Tools users. In addition, they can now turn session documents from earlier Pro Tools versions into Projects that are ready for cloud backup and collaboration.

Rob D'Amico, Director, Pro Audio Market Solutions at Avid, commented: "As part of our commitment to providing our preeminent client and user community with the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions, we deliver a continual stream of innovation with every new version of Pro Tools – and this latest release is no exception. This latest version of Pro Tools is packed with features and improvements for everyone. From MIDI enhancements that accelerate music workflows, and VR capabilities for post professionals, to new collaborative capabilities for aspiring pros, this latest version delivers tangible value for users of all backgrounds."

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