Avid® has announced an update for its Pro Tools® software that introduces significant new capabilities for both music and audio post workflows, including a new integrated Dolby Atmos® renderer to streamline immersive mixing. The release also offers enhancements to Pro Tools Sketch™, adds new Markers functionality, I/O Setup and Routing color coding, Same as Source bounce support for H.264 video, and support for Native Instruments S-Series controllers.
Integrated Pro Tools Dolby Atmos renderer
The new integrated Dolby Atmos renderer is included free in Pro Tools Studio and Ultimate and improves the efficiency of immersive mixing workflows with simplified setup, mixing, and monitoring. Users can now render and monitor Dolby Atmos mixes within Pro Tools without having to roundtrip to an external renderer. A new window provides comprehensive visualization of Dolby Atmos mixes from various perspectives and enables quick switching between multi-speaker and binaural headphone monitoring. Additionally, a new I/O Setup tab simplifies the configuration of beds, objects, groups, trim, and downmix settings and saves them as part of the session for easy recall.
“At Dolby we are passionate about enabling solutions that make it easier for creatives to bring their stories to life, and working with Avid to develop this integration has delivered on that,” said David Gould, Senior Director of Content Creation Solutions, Dolby Laboratories. “Whether it’s sound for film, TV, or music, Pro Tools has helped to deliver Dolby Atmos content to the masses, and this new integration will enable even more creators to deliver unforgettable immersive experiences.”
New Pro Tools 2023.12 Features
Pro Tools 2023.12 software update also introduces I/O Setup and Routing color coding that enables users to quickly identify where any track is bussed or routed at a glance. The release also offers Same as Source bounce of H.264 video files, allowing the picture to pass through untouched without needing to re-encode the frames or change the original video’s timestamp. Finally, Pro Tools has been updated to support the new Native Instruments Kontrol S-Series MK3 controllers.
Pro Tools 2023.12 is now available to all Pro Tools customers on an active subscription or perpetual license with a current Upgrade Plan, as well as all Pro Tools Intro users.