Product Description by our Music Experts
As a school, college or University you can purchase a Pro Tools 12 Upgrade Plan for Schools & Universities which is exactly the same as the Pro Tools 12 Upgrade Plan but with an educational discount (before purchasing please check you are eligible).
- Perfect for AS/A Level, College & University students & teachers
- Exactly the same as Pro Tools 12 Upgrade Plan but with a big educational discount
- 12 months of Pro Tools Upgrades included
- 12 months of Support included
- Boxed Upgrade Plan Version (for Perpetual Licenses)
- For PC & MAC
Is my version of Pro Tools eligible?
You are eligible to purchase an 'Annual Upgrade Plan' if you own one of the following perpetual licenses:
- Pro Tools 'Annual Upgrade Plan' which is about to expire. Incl. Pro Tools 11 or later which came with an 'Annual Upgrade Plan' (incl. Student/Teacher versions).
- Pro Tools 'full version' up to & incl. version 11 which had no 'Annual Upgrade Plan' (incl Student/Teacher versions).
- Pro Tools M-Powered
- Pro Tools Express (Avid edition - that came with an Avid M-Box)
Note: The following are not eligible for the 'Annual Upgrade Plan': Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools SE or Pro Tools Express (InMusic edition or not supplied with Avid Mbox hardware).
What’s new in Pro Tools 12?
Whereas in the past there used to be one ‘big Pro Tools update’ every 1-3 years Avid are now releasing Pro Tools updates ‘as they are developed/released’. With the Pro Tools 12 Upgrade Plan for Schools & Universities you now get 12 months of upgrades and support to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest version and get help when you need it! New features available now/coming soon are:
- 12 Months of Upgrades Included - stay current with the latest version of Pro Tools as new features are developed/released.
- 12 Months of Support Included - get support when you need it.
- Multi-layer audio editing - Easily clear overlaps, heal clips, trim starts and ends, and get faster access across multiple playlists with new key commands
- Edit playlists more easily - Quickly switch playlists with new key commands and automatically send overlapped clips to new or existing playlists
- Collaborate in the Cloud - work on a session from anywhere in the world with your friends, bandmates, producer, etc.
- Connection to the Avid Marketplace - publish your session files, multichannel stems, and stereo mixdowns directly from Pro Tools for license in the public marketplace.
- Access your Work Anywhere - store content and track it, locally or in the cloud.
- Manage & Track your Assets - universal metadata schema to help you manage, track, and document every asset and project you create.
- Track Commit - Pro Tools lets you “commit” tracks, where a new track is created containing the audio rendered from the output of the source track.
- Batch Fades - The Batch Fades dialog lets you specify different msettings for Fade In, Crossfades, and Fade Out
- Clip Transparency
Pro Tools 12 Annual Upgrade Plan for Schools & Universities FAQ’s
Is my secondary school, college or University eligible for the academic discount?
Secondary schools, colleges & Universities are eligible.
How does the academic verification process work?
After you purchase and receive your Pro Tools Annual Upgrade Plan you will be required to verify that you are eligible for the academic discount. Inside the box you will find instructions where you will need to upload a document on Avid’s website to prove you are eligible. Avid will then come back to you with your serial number, etc with (usually within 48 hours). In the meantime you can install Pro Tools straight away and it will be fully functional for 30 days.
How much academic discount do we get?
The full version of Pro Tools Annual Upgrade Plan is usually around £160 so as a secondary school, college or University you receive a massive education discount price. The educational price is the price shows at the top of this page (there is no further reduction available).
How many computers/macs can I install Pro Tools 12 on?
With Pro Tools you get a 1 user license which is held on your iLok 2 (not included - if you require one please purchase one here). You can install Pro Tools on as many computers as you like, however in order for Pro Tools to open you have to plug your iLok 2 (not included) into the USB port of your computer/MAC.
I have sessions created in earlier versions - is Pro Tools 12 compatible?
Yes you can open sessions created with early versions of Pro Tools in Pro Tools 12.
I need an audio interface - what do you recommend?
We stock a range of Focusrite Audio Interfaces which are perfect to use with Pro Tools 12 - take a look at Focusrite Audio Interfaces now.
What are the PC and MAC system requirements?
This is the ‘Boxed Version’ of Pro Tools Annual Upgrade Plan for Schools + Universities which is compatible with PC and MAC. Inside the box you will find an Activation Card and instructions in how to download Pro Tools 12. Below you will find the recommended minimum requirements:
Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.6 (El Captain) or 10.12 (Sierra), Intel® Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM (16GB or more recommended), Internet connection for installation, 15GB disk space for installation, USB-port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required), USB-port, FireWire-port or Thunderbolt-port for CoreAudio-supported audio device, Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools
Windows Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions), Windows 8/8.1 64-bit (Standard and Pro Editions) or Windows 10 64-bit (Enterprise, Pro, or Home Editions), Intel® Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM (16GB or more recommended), Internet connection for installation, 15GB disk space for installation, USB-port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 or iLok 3 required), USB-port or FireWire-port for ASIO-supported audio device, Supports 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools