Avid has announced that new purchases, upgrades, and crossgrades of its Pro Tools | Software and Pro Tools | HD Software will include features such as future cloud collaboration capabilities and a standard Avid Support plan for one full year.
Customers who buy or upgrade to Pro Tools 11 by December 20, 2014, will receive extended coverage to March 2016. Building on the flexibility of Avid Everywhere with this new licensing, Avid aims to make it easy for Pro Tools customers to get on the Avid MediaCentral Platform and stay current.
Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid, said: “Pro Tools is the most frequently used and highly trusted digital audio workstation in the industry because of its unrivaled sound quality, power, and versatility for music and audio post production. Now we’re making it easier for all customers to elevate their music and audio production immediately — and then take it to a higher level as cloud collaboration and other new features become available later.”
Starting in November, Avid will enable owners of Pro Tools 9/10, Pro Tools | HD 9/10, Pro Tools Express, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered to upgrade or crossgrade to Pro Tools 11/Pro Tools | HD 11 and access the latest, most powerful workflows, plus get one year of renewable standard Avid Support — at savings of up to 60% off previous upgrade pricing. Customers upgrading now will have access to upcoming features including cloud collaboration capabilities.
New Pro Tools | Software purchases will also include future upgrades. From November, customers can purchase Pro Tools | Software with a one-year, renewable subscription support plan that also includes all Pro Tools | Software upgrades throughout the duration of their plan, as well as one year of renewable Avid Standard Support.
As a special limited-time offer, customers who purchase a new license of Pro Tools | Software with Standard Support or an upgrade/crossgrade to Pro Tools 11 with Standard Support by December 20, 2014 will have their support plan extended through March 31, 2016.