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AVID Pro Tools 12.5

The latest point update to Avid’s professional DAW brings cloud collaboration. Mike Hillier checks it out…

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Manufacturer Avid

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Minimum system requirements

PC Windows 7 64-bit, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 15GB HDD space, iLok 2

Mac OSX 10.8.5, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 15GB HDD space, iLok 2

■ Features

• New cloud collaboration Projects

• 3 Projects free • 500MB online storage free

• 30-70% lossless wavepack compression

• Storage upgrades from $10 / month

Pro Tools 12 was launched in March 2015 and the initial response was flat, to say the least. The launch version had very little to write home about, other than a new subscription-pricing model and a promise of things to come. In fact for users upgrading from Pro Tools 11,Pro Tools 12 offered little more than a few bug fixes. Users looking very, very closely might have spotted some minor changes to the I/O setup window. But these caused as many problems as they fixed. However, the way was being paved for improvements in the future with a new application manager, and the option to purchase and rent plugins from inside Pro Tools.

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