Pro Tools 12.4 Download

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Pro Tools 12.4 Download & Information

This is a very exciting update to Pro Tools. The major new feature to this 12.4 update is track freeze! This will be useful for all users. If you have a laptop with a lack in processing power, this will help. Even if you have a powerful machine and happen to have a really large session, track freeze will come in handy as well!

Track Freeze

  • Offline Bounce post Plug-in audio from selected Instrument, Aux Input, or Audio Tracks directly in-place on the source track and deactivate plug-ins to reduce system usage
  • Freeze up to any point within the plug-in processing chain, rendering audio through one or more Inserts in while leaving those after it active for further mix adjustment
  • Continue to automate and mix on frozen tracks - all track parameters like volume, mute, and send settings remain editable while tracks are Frozen, along with the parameters and automation for any plug-ins that remain unfrozen
  • By default tracks are frozen up to the last used insert; no need to unfreeze a track before adding new Plug-ins to refine your mix
  • Easily Freeze all used outputs of a multi-out virtual instrument with intelligent detection of all tracks receiving plug-in output stems from a track that is to be frozen
  • Waveforms appear on Frozen Aux and Instrument Tracks; Instrument Tracks continue to show MIDI note source material beneath the waveform
  • Regenerate missing rendered frozen files:  if all required plug-ins and source audio files are found when opening a session, you may choose to automatically regenerate all missing Frozen audio.

https://youtu.be/52mP6I2q7Gk

There are plenty of bug fixes and updates that can all be found in the release notes!

System Requirements and Compatibility with Pro Tools 12.4 Software (more info)

  • Mac OS X 10.11-10.11.1 (El Capitan), 10.10.3-10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit - Note that Windows 10 qualification is still in progress
  • If using Pro Tools 12.3.1 with Avid Artist, S3, S5-Hybrid and MCPro on Mountain Lion or Mavericks you should install EuControl 3.2 or higher (My Artist Login)
  • S6 owners should update to version 1.4.1 if using Pro Tools 12.0 or higher (Avid Account > My Products and Subscriptions > S6 Software Update > Show

Documentation

Please review the following documents for important compatibility information, known issues, error messages, issues resolved, etc.

Authorization

  • Pro Tools 12 software requires a Pro Tools 12 iLok authorization (license) to run. This can be a single license or in a bundle.
  • Pro Tools HD 12 software requires both Pro Tools 12 and Pro Tools HD 12 iLok authorizations (licenses) to run. These are typically in a bundle.
  • The bonus plug-ins (introduced starting with v12.2) use a Pro Tools Plan or Pro Tools HD Plan license.
  • Review the licenses on your iLok at ilok.com or in iLok License Manager
  • See the Support section of ilok.com for assistance with iLok License Manager, your iLok account, etc.

Installation

  • Pro Tools 12.4 is a full installer (not an updater that requires a previous version installed).
  • Pro Tools 12.4 uses a single installer for both Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD, only the iLok authorization is different
  • Virtual Instruments and Effects for Pro Tools 12 are installed by the First AIR Effects Bundle and First AIR Instruments Bundle (formerly a single Creative Collection Installer in PT11).  Run these in addition to the Pro Tools installer. (more info)
  • Pro Tools HDX/HD Native Mac users, be sure to install the matching HD Driver. The HD driver may be found in the Driver Installers folder included in the 12.4 download.
  • Non-HD users, please install the latest compatible driver for your Avid interface
  • See the Pro Tools 12 Software Installation Guide for complete instructions

Co-Installation

  • Pro Tools 12.x co-install with Pro Tools 10.x is supported using Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion (details)
  • Pro Tools 12.x co-install with Media Composer (details)
  • Co-install of Pro Tools 12.x and Media Composer on Windows does not allow Media Composer to be a Video Satellite (details)

HDX Firmware Update

  • Pro Tools 11.2.2 and higher requires a firmware update for HDX cards
  • Firmware update takes place during Pro Tools launch
  • The firmware update was tested for backwards compatibility with Pro Tools 10.3.6 and later

Late Breaking Technical Issues

  • HD hardware is not supported by CoreAudio on Yosemite (or later). iTunes users, please check the Read Me. Native Instruments users, click here
  • See the Windows Read Me for limitations with WASAPI support (added in v12.0)
  • Click here for Pro Tools 12.x Satellite Link and Video Satellite compatibility updates
  • Note that not all Audio Interfaces have been qualified with El Capitan.  Click here for more info.

Downloads

  • Owners of Pro Tools 12 on a current Upgrade Plan can install via the Apps tab in Avid Application Manager
  • Review the Read Me and other docs before installing or updating Pro Tools for known issues that could impact your workflow
  • Upgrades from earlier versions of Pro Tools can be purchased from the Avid Store or Avid Reseller
  • Avid Accounts with eligible products are being updated. When this is completed:
  1. Log In to https://account.avid.com
  2. Click on My Products and Subscriptions
  3. Click on a Pro Tools 12... product in your list
  4. Click Show to see the available files
  5. Click on a file name to download the file (Note: If a Server Error is preventing downloads, click here)