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Pro Tools 2019.10 Download and Release Notes

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Pro Tools 2019.10 Download and Release Notes

This is information provided by Avid on December 11, 2019.

Alert: Do not upgrade to macOS Catalina version 10.15.

Current versions of Pro Tools are NOT COMPATIBLE with macOS Catalina (10.15). We are working closely with Apple in order to support macOS 10.15 Catalina as soon as possible. Until further notice, we recommend that you do not upgrade your Mac operating system for your Pro Tools machines. In the meantime, we recommend that you continue to use macOS Mojave or other compatible macOS.

Minimum System Requirements:

Mac:

  • Intel® Mac with macOS 10.12.6, 10.13.6, or 10.14.6 (please find version specific qualifications in the macOS Compatibility Grid below; confirm that your other software is compatible with macOS Mojave before upgrading--see this article for more information)

  • Pro Tools - Intel® Core i5 processor

  • Pro Tools | Ultimate - Intel® Core i5 (specific models only) or Intel® Core i7 processor 

  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)

  • Internet connection for installation

  • 15GB disk space for installation

  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard), Thunderbolt port for supported PCIe-chassis or HD Native Thunderbolt

  • USB port, FireWire port or Thunderbolt port for CoreAudio-supported audio device

  • Pro Tools | Ultimate requires a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O license to access HD hardware. For more information see this article

Windows:

  • Intel® PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions (please find version specific qualifications in the Windows OS Compatibility Grid below)

  • Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines

  • Pro Tools - Intel® Core i5 processor

  • Pro Tools | Ultimate - Intel® Core i9 or Intel® Xeon processor 

  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)

  • Internet connection for installation

  • 15GB disk space for installation

  • PCIe slot for HDX or HD Native card (incl. one power connection on motherboard)

  • USB-port, FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device

  • Compatible NVIDIA graphics card (see machine-specific Slot Order & Configuration pages linked below for tested NVIDIA card models)

  • Pro Tools | Ultimate requires a Pro Tools DigiLink I/O license to access HD hardware. For more information see this article

Computer Optimization

Optimizing your system will simplify software installation and maximize the performance of Pro Tools. It is recommended that you follow our Computer Optimizations Guides for Mac and Windows before installing Pro Tools.

What’s New in Pro Tools 2019.10

New Features and Enhancements

Pro Tools® and Pro Tools | Ultimate software version 2019.10 provides the following new features and enhancements.

Bounce Multiple Stems to a Single Interleaved File

Lets you bounce multiple stems to a single BWF file.

Scan Audio Files for Irregularities

Lets you scan audio files for irregularities in the workspace.

SMPTE ID in WAV

Files New metadata included in all WAV files generated by Pro Tools.

Exclude Non-Timeline Related Clips

Lets you import AAFs with only the clips used on the timeline.

Cut All Automation Key Commands

Pro Tools provides macOS and Windows keyboard shortcuts for cutting all automation in a selection.

Increased Channel Count for Core Audio with Dolby ATMOS Production Suite

Increases the number of output channels with Core Audio for Dolby Atmos® Production Suite (macOS only).

Steep Breakpoint Smoothing Time Preference

The Steep Breakpoint Smoothing Time preference (Preferences > Mixing) lets you set a minimum delay time in milliseconds to help avoid pops or clicks due to abrupt changes in volume or pan automation.

Logging Enhancements

New Preferences and user interface optimizations for recording and collecting dlogs, AVE logs, and reporting AVE crashes.

Pro Tools Analytics

Opt-in (or Opt-out) to provide Avid with anonymous information on feature use to inform development, and improve stability and performance.

Updated Avid Video Engine

The new, updated Avid Video Engine (AVE) provides several video engine improvements, including:

• Support for more Frame Rates and Raster Sizes
• Improved performance with H264 media

MTRX DigiLink I/O Card

Support for MTRX DigiLink I/O cards with Pro Tools | MTRX

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