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Avid Pro Tools Studio Annual Perpetual Upgrade & Support Plan ESD (Get Current)

AVID SKU: 9938-30005-00

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If you own a Pro Tools perpetual license and don't have a valid upgrade plan, this plan will upgrade you to the latest version of Pro Tools Studio software, and give you 12 months of software updates and 12 months of Avid Support. After 12 months, you can renew your Pro Tools Studio Upgrade & Support Plan, or keep the version of Pro Tools Studio you have when your plan expires forever.

Pro Tools Studio ($299 annual or $39.99 monthly subscription) enables serious music creators, producers, and engineers to easily create and mix large projects. Pro Tools Studio builds on the current Pro Tools offering with numerous enhancements like increased track counts, surround and Dolby Atmos® mixing and advanced automation features (both previously only available in Pro Tools Ultimate), and more.


  • Create huge mixes with up to 512 audio tracks (increasing from 256 to 512)

  • Surround and Dolby Atmos® mixing (previously only in Pro Tools Ultimate)

  • Advanced automation and Clip Effects editing (previously only with Pro Tools Ultimate)

  • New Pro Tools | GrooveCell and Pro Tools | SynthCell virtual instruments

      Pro Tools Studio Annual Perpetual Upgrade & Support Plan

      Customers with a Pro Tools 9 or later perpetual license can upgrade to a current Pro Tools Studio perpetual license and get:
      • Upgrade your Pro Tools Perpetual License to the newest version of Pro Tools Studio

      • 12 Months of Avid Pro Tools Upgrades

      • 12 Months of Avid Standard Support for Pro Tools

      • Annual Perpetual Upgrade & Support Plan can be renewed annually for $199, or you can keep your perpetual license at the current version of Pro Tools you have

      Get inspired

      Spark ideas with a massive collection of plugins, loops, and samples—everything you need to start making music. No matter what type of music you create, you’ll find tons of incredible sounds to explore and tweak.

      Play virtually any instrument

      Have thousands of instrument sounds at your fingertips with GrooveCell, SynthCell, Boom, Mini Grand, Xpand, and more included. Even connect your favourite electronic instruments and music apps through Ableton Link.

      Make music with MIDI

      Build up songs quickly and create more realistic-sounding tracks with easy-to-use MIDI tools. Add loops that auto-conform to your session tempo. And freely create and experiment without stopping playback.

      Collaborate with others

      Share ideas and work on projects with anyone, anywhere, with Cloud Collaboration. And take your music to any producer or studio around the world, as the Pro Tools session format is the industry’s universal language.

      Record high-quality audio 

      Seamless punch and loop recording. Automated playlist tracking. All in pristine 32-bit floating/192 kHz audio resolution. With Pro Tools, you can capture performances that sound like a hit record from the start.

      Capture inspired performances

      Ever have that moment where you play something amazing but didn’t hit the record? With Retrospective MIDI Record, you can bring in those MIDI improvisations retroactively in your DAW to recoup that spontaneity.

      Get seamless hardware integration 

      Use any audio interface that meets your needs to record into Pro Tools. Or add an Avid audio interface or system and you can record through plugins with near-zero latency and get guaranteed performance.

      Create the perfect take

      Experience the easiest audio comping workflow for creating flawless performances quickly. You can even cycle through different playlist takes to hear what works best and create something truly inspired.

      Edit your way 

      When it comes to manipulating tracks in Pro Tools, there’s no right or wrong way. Shape, fix, chop, cut, and tweak audio and MIDI the way you want in a creative DAW that gives you limitless flexibility and freedom to play.

      Tweak audio timing and pitch

      Need to fix timing issues, have a recording sit “in the pocket,” or beat-match audio? Maybe correct bad notes, transpose keys or change notes completely. Do it all with Elastic Audio, which makes music editing super easy.

      Fine-tune MIDI performances 

      Quantize notes. Adjust note durations. Transpose recordings. Add dynamics by varying note velocities. Rearrange parts with Folder Tracks. And add more humanistic soul using MIDI Real-Time Properties.

      Turn audio to MIDI and vice-versa

      Drag an audio sample to a MIDI track or convert an audio track to MIDI, and you can change the instrument, switch out samples, and edit notes. Or drag a MIDI clip to an audio track for more creative editing possibilities.

      Shape mixes with powerful plugins 

      Get the classic sounds of legendary analog gear—from compressors and EQs to unique effects—with over 120 plugins to fine-tune tracks. Plus, get $2,000+ of additional plugins, sounds, and more with the Inner Circle.

      Mix Dolby Atmos® music

      Give your fans a whole new way to experience your music. Get the capabilities to mix surround and immersive sound—including Dolby Atmos—with Pro Tools Studio and Pro Tools Flex.

      Get unmatched mixing automation

      Pro Tools offers the most advanced and accurate automation of any DAW. Automate anything—from track volumes and panning to plugin settings and sends—to achieve your best mixes possible.

      Take hands-on control of your mix

      Only Avid control surfaces—from the free Avid Control app to the modular S6—provide the unparalleled DAW integration needed to access tracks, plugins, sends, and more from the surface, speeding up editing and mixing.

      Be heard around the world

      Stream your music on Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, TikTok, Amazon Music, and many other top streaming outlets. AvidPlay supports the highest quality audio (24-bit/192 kHz), including Dolby Atmos music, making music distribution easy and affordable.


      What's included?

      • Pro Tools Studio software—Download required (includes software/plugin installers and user guides)

      • Third-party software—Celemony Melodyne 5 essential

      • Storage—1 GB cloud storage for collaboration.

      • Plugins, sounds, and more—Get a massive collection of effects, virtual instruments, processors, loops, and samples 

      • Inner Circle rewards—Included with annual subscriptions only

      System Requirements

      • See the latest Pro Tools system requirements here

      • Choose to authorize Pro Tools either through the iLok Cloud (which requires a constant Internet connection) or with a physical iLok key—get one here