NAMM 2016: Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration now available

Avid has announced that the Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools 12.5 is now available to select customers through an “Early Access” beta program at this year’s NAMM Show.

In support of this release, Avid has also announced that the Artist Community, an online community designed to foster creative connections and opportunities for collaboration, is now open to everyone.

Delivering on the promise to deliver more frequent innovation, Pro Tools 12.5 will represent the fifth software release in less than a year.

“Pro Tools 12.5 confirms Avid’s commitment to delivering powerful workflows that connect artists, media professionals, and their work in a much more collaborative, efficient way so they can focus on creating their best work,” said Dana Ruzicka, vice president and chief product officer at Avid. “Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools will radically change the way people make music, and open up unprecedented new creative possibilities. We’re excited to give customers the opportunity to experience this groundbreaking innovation.”

Cloud Collaboration makes it easier for artists and audio professionals to work together on the same project anywhere in the world, with revisions and files synchronised automatically.

Customers can invite their connections to collaborate within the application or find new collaborators through the online Avid Artist Community. They can then compose, record, edit, and mix tracks collaboratively with other Pro Tools users as if they were working together in the same studio.

The Artist Community enables customers to share and promote their work with top artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and other media professionals.

The new Cloud Collaboration features allow customers to:

• Post projects to cloud storage space and invite others to collaborate

• Work on projects with others in real time, or create offline and share updates directly 

• Share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, mix changes, automation, and more

• Communicate with collaborators through text chat