Which audio file types are supported in Pro Tools 12?

Which audio file types are supported in Pro Tools 12?

Pro Tools 12 can only open sessions where the audio files are in WAV or AIFF formats. If the audio files are Sound Designer II (SD2) format, you will need to find a system with Pro Tools 10 or earlier installed. The same applies to session files from versions of Pro Tools earlier than v5.

Is Pro Tools 12 backwards compatible?

Pro Tools offers direct forward and backward compatibility with 10-12, forward compatibility with old sessions from PT7 and onward, and backward compatibility to versions older than 10 with the Save Copy In function. Turn to page 374 in the Pro Tools 12 reference guide if you’re unfamiliar.

What hardware is compatible with Pro Tools?


  • Intel® PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions.
  • Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines.
  • Pro Tools – Intel® Core i5 processor.
  • Pro Tools | Ultimate – Intel® Core i9 or Intel® Xeon processor.
  • 16GB RAM (32GB or more recommended)

How much RAM do I need for Pro Tools 12?

It depends which version; but for Pro Tools 12 (the version I use) the official minimum requirement is 16GB RAM with 32GB+ being ‘recommended’.

Is macOS Catalina compatible with Pro Tools?

macOS 10.15 (Catalina) support for Media Composer, Pro Tools, Sibelius, EUCON, and Avid NEXIS. Learn more. *Pro Tools 2019.12 delivers initial support for macOS Catalina extending to audio-only workflows and some video workflows.

What audio files does Pro Tools support?

However, Pro Tools can import audio files of many formats, including MP3, SD1 and SD2, and unprotected . M4a and . aac files. When importing audio files that differ from the selected file type, Pro Tools will convert those files to match the file type of your current session.

Is Pro Tools 2020 backwards compatible?

Backward Compatibility: When sessions with folders are opened in Pro Tools versions earlier than 2020. R1, Routing Folders turn into AUX tracks, while Basic Folders are simply dropped.

Will Pro Tools 12 work on Windows 10?

Avid products are not yet compatible with Windows 10. In our tests, Pro Tools 12 works well, although Avid has not yet released full compatibility. Ableton is compatible with Windows 10. All PreSonus products are compatible with Windows 10.

Does Pro Tools require hardware?

You will need a computer to run Pro Tools software. A laptop will work fine if you’re on the go but a desktop is ideal for stationary studios.

Does Pro Tools work with any interface?

If you want to use Pro Tools then you can use any interface that supports Core Audio on Mac and ASIO on Windows. If you want to use Pro Tools HD then you will need to use an interface that has a DigiLink connection on it to connect to the Pro Tools HD or HDX cards, or via the Pro Tools HD Thunderbolt box.

Will Pro Tools work with 8GB of RAM?

Intel® PC with Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions), Windows 8.1 (Standard and Pro Editions), or Windows 10 (standard or Anniversary) Intel® i5 processor. 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)

Is 32GB RAM enough for Pro Tools?

The latest Pro Tools recommends 32GB or more of RAM. You should also have at least an Intel Core i5 Processor. Choosing a Core i7 processor and 32GB to 64GB of RAM may give you the processing power to keep Pro Tools running smoothly.

How do I enable disk cache in Pro Tools?

By default this will be set to Normal which does not do any disk caching but still provides much improved performance over previous versions of Pro Tools. To enable disk cache, just select any of the other options, which will allocate that amount of system RAM to Pro Tools playback and record.

What’s new in Pro Tools 12 2?

Pro Tools 12.2 brought more goodies to owners of the standard version of Pro Tools: VCA Masters, Disk Cache, Advanced Metering, Gain Reduction Metering. Those using Pro Tools HD and Native on an Avid Access Plan also received free Avid Plug-ins, here is a summary of the Pro Tools 12.2 features.

How do I enable disk playback in Pro Tools?

Let’s see how this feature can be enabled and what the different options are. Go to Setup > Playback Engine and under Disk Playback you will see the Cache Size drop down menu. By default this will be set to Normal which does not do any disk caching but still provides much improved performance over previous versions of Pro Tools.

What to do if your disk is too slow Pro Tools?

If you have been plagued with the disk too slow (-9073) DAE error, the disk cache feature in Pro Tools 10 is going to be of interest to you. This feature loads your entire session into RAM for playback or recording, which can substantially improves the read/write access time while reducing the load on your hard drive.