Pro Tools Trade-in Programs Are Changing

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There is an important change to the Pro Tools® upgrade program that affects you. After December 31, 2015, all Pro Tools upgrades will only be available through an Avid® All Access plan. Avid will no longer be making standalone upgrades available. How do I upgrade in 2015? As a Pro Tools 11 owner, you have two choices available, but only through December 31, 2015…

  • Upgrade to Pro Tools 12 for $99 through the new All Access Annual Upgrade Plan, which includes access to all future Pro Tools releases for 12 months, renewable annually for $99/year
  • Upgrade to Pro Tools 12 for $199 through the soon-to-be retired Annual Upgrade and Support Plan, which includes:
    • Access to all future Pro Tools releases for 12 months, renewable annually thereafter for $99/year through the new All Access Annual Upgrade Plan
    •  Access to a collection of 17 bonus plug-ins and support, renewable annually thereafter for $99/year through the new Annual Plug-in and Support Plan

You can purchase these upgrade plans through the Avid Store or your local reseller. Please note that the Annual Upgrade and Support Plan will be retired at the end of this year.

What happens if I don’t upgrade in 2015 or let my plan expire? You’ll still be able to upgrade your software at any time, but the price of a new or reinstated Annual Upgrade Plan will increase to $299 starting in 2016. This plan gives you access to all new Pro Tools releases for 12 months, renewable annually thereafter for $99/year. If you want access to the bonus plug-ins and support, add the Annual Plug-in and Support Plan for $99/year.

Can I still use my software? Yes, if you choose not to upgrade your software or renew an expiring plan, your Pro Tools perpetual license will continue to work. You just won’t be able to upgrade your license or receive software updates. That said, if you decide that you want to upgrade at a later time, just purchase the $299 Annual Upgrade Plan to get current.