Avid has released Pro Tools 2019.5, offering a host of new capabilities, including higher track counts, the promise of seamless track and timeline interactions during playback and macOS Mojave support, plus the immediate availability of multiseat network site licensing.
According to Avid’s announcement, Pro Tools | Ultimate delivers 50% more voices/audio tracks than previous versions, supporting a base voice limit increase to 384, up from 256. Pro Tools | Ultimate software and HD Native customers will be able to further increase the number of available voices up to 768 per system — on par with a three-card Pro Tools | HDX system — with the addition of native Pro Tools | Ultimate Voice Packs.
Pro Tools now supports 1,024 MIDI tracks, up from 512.
The new Pro Tools release reportedly has enhanced playback features that enable more fluid creativity in the software, according to the company. For example, users can insert plug-ins, add or delete tracks, change routing or adjust loop duration during playback without playback errors.
Pro Tools | First users can now create and save an unlimited number of projects locally. Users can selectively sync up to three projects to their complimentary cloud storage for easy access anytime, anywhere.
Avid also announced the immediate availability of Pro Tools multiseat network site licensing for facilities and institutions. Multiseat licensing enables easy administration of multiple Pro Tools seats from a single account and local server, eliminating the need for a multitude of physical iLok dongles and cumbersome site management. A Pro Tools or Pro Tools | Ultimate multiseat license includes the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle — plus HEAT, Pro Tools | MachineControl and Pro Tools | DigiLink I/O License — with all Pro Tools | Ultimate seats.
Pro Tools 2019.5 supports macOS Mojave, which is standard on recent Apple computers including the Mac mini 2018 and MacBook Pro 2018.