Avid has released a new version of its now fully cloud-enabled Pro Tools DAW software.
Powered by the MediaCentral Platform, Pro Tools 12.7 – the seventh consecutive quarterly Pro Tools release since Avid introduced Avid All Access Plans and Cloud Subscriptions – brings new music creation workflows, delivers powerful new features for music creation and collaboration and makes it easier for artists and audio professionals to connect and work together wherever they are in the world via the cloud.
The new update promises to dramatically improve searching and the creative exploration of loop and sound effect libraries with Soundbase. This tag-based search interface complements the existing Workspace Browser by enabling users to browse content using the standard metadata tags embedded in nearly every sound library. With Soundbase, users have much better insight into the types of content available and can explore content more efficiently, Avid says.
Users can search sound libraries by instrument, genre, tempo, key, time signature, or their own customised tags, and audition content in sync with their projects. Plus, Soundbase simplifies the process of creating, adding or modifying tags.
It also comes with a 2GB sample library from Loopmasters, which offers a newly curated selection of content created by some of the industry’s leading producers and sound designers, and is thoroughly tagged for easy browsing in Soundbase.
Revision History enables artists and audio professionals to create and manage multiple versions of projects, as well as backups, media and descriptive project metadata, all powered by the cloud. This allows users to explore new versions of a song or soundtrack, make notes, share ideas with others, and quickly jump back to any previous state from anywhere.
“With music creation tools being so accessible, there’s more independent talent competing to be heard, so artists and producers need a creative edge to break through,” said Tim Claman, vice president, platform and solutions, Avid. “With this latest version of Pro Tools, we’re continuing to deliver innovations that give our preeminent community of customers – from artists, songwriters, musicians and producers to sound designers, editors and mixers – the tools they need to create without bounds and cut through the noise in a crowded market.”
Pro Tools 12.7 is available now.