Avid Brings Cloud Collaboration To Pro Tools

At the 2015 NAMM Show, Avid was previewing upcoming cloud collaboration features for Pro Tools, designed to let you share your sessions and work with other musicians via the Internet in an easy and efficient way. 

Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is new set of features that will let you compose, record, edit, and mix sessions collaboratively with other Pro Tools users.

With the new collaboration features, you’ll be able to:

  • Post sessions to your own cloud storage space and invite others to collaborate
  • Work on the same session at the same time or create offline and share updates directly within Pro Tools
  • Share audio and MIDI tracks, edits, mix changes, automation, and more
  • Keep track of all contributors and version changes with automatic and fully customizable metadata tagging
  • Communicate with collaborators through text or video chat directly from within Pro Tools

The collaboration features that they showed at NAMM are still in development. See the Avid site for more info.

3 thoughts on “Avid Brings Cloud Collaboration To Pro Tools

  1. First off, I would like to say that I am a legitimate (paid) user. I purchased my Pro Tools rig 5 years ago, (back when the Pro Tools software came free with the hardware). I paid over $2,500 for my Digi 002 Console which came with Pro Tools 7 and a large bundle of plug-ins.

    That said, the hardware has always worked great, but I have had nothing but problems with the software from day one. Pro Tools is the most UNSTABLE DAW platform in existence and I have spend over 100 hours on the phone with support troubleshooting various problems.

    When it became clear and apparent that Digidesign had no intention of actually fixing the bugs in Pro Tools, they gave me a “courtesy upgrade” to Pro Tools 8. It’s important to understand that by doing this, they basically admitted that their product was crap.

    Now, upgrading Pro Tools is no easy task and it actually left me in a WORSE situation with missing tracks, patches, plug-ins and corrupt files ect… And of course, Pro Tools 8 was plagued with it’s own issues and Avid has since 8 for 9 and then 9 for 10 and so on.

    Now, I have serious issues with the pricing and licensing system of Pro Tools because I feel like I got burned and locked out in the darkness with a defective product that never worked. I want to upgrade, it’s going to cost me a lot of money and I just can’t justify giving Avid another dollar. It would be one thing if the software would just work out of the box perfectly as it’s intended, but how do you justify $700 price tag for buggy software?

    What I like about Apple computers is how well the hardware and software integrate. Apple even stopped charging for Mac OSX and all Mac users automatically get the latest updates for free. This was a brilliant move because it keeps people using Mac and that translates into marketshare. AVID did the COMPLETE OPPOSITE with Pro Tools and decided that they were in the business of selling software. BUGGY software that has plagued me and thousands of users for nearly two decades.

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