Avid Announces Pro Tools | HD Native
Avid has announced Pro Tools | HD Native, a new system that marries the software features, sound quality and compatibility of Pro Tools | HD systems, with a new native audio driver. This combination offers customers performance without the additional dedicated processing hardware included in larger Pro Tools | HD DSP-assisted systems.
The Pro Tools | HD Native system offers users a completely integrated hardware and software solution featuring a new Pro Tools | HD Native PCIe card and running Pro Tools HD software. Providing the solid audio quality, Pro Tools | HD Native uses Pro Tools HD Series interfaces for up to 64 channels of audio conversion and I/O. Support for SYNC HD enables accurate synchronization to picture for post-production workflows. For integrated monitoring and tactile control, the system integrates with Avid ICON and C|24 work surfaces, and features lossless session and project interchange with other Pro Tools and Avid video editing systems for simplified collaboration.
» Third-party DAW support: Opens up workflows by giving customers the flexibility to work on their DAW of choice with support for Core Audio and ASIO drivers, enabling compatibility with third-party audio applications, such as Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase, and others, while also offering Avid-advantaged integration with our own solutions. Nice!
» Integrated low latency mixer: Allows customers to focus on recording quality audio with near-zero latency, rather than the distraction of managing a separate low latency mixer. The Pro Tools | HD Native PCIe card enables customers to easily establish a low latency monitor path directly in the Pro Tools system with the push of a button for set and forget direct monitoring while tracking.
» Pro Tools HD Series Interface support: Offers customers the ability to achieve premium audio conversion with up to 192 tracks of audio, and up to 64 channels of I/O using HD I/O, HD OMNI and HD MADI. Customers can create flexible configurations that support a variety of analog and open digital formats for seamless integration into any audio environment. Giving customers an even broader selection of I/O, the system is also compatible with legacy Avid Pro Tools HD interfaces.
» Broad compatibility: Provides customers the flexibility to use their platform of choice with the highest performance and stability available on a native platform, supporting both Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher.
The Avid Pro Tools | HD Native system will be available worldwide November 5 starting at $3,495. Pro Tools | HD Native will also be available bundled with Pro Tools HD OMNI I/O starting at $5,995. More information on Avid Pro Tools | HD Native.