Avid Audio

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Cutting Edge has been a trusted source for Avid audio solutions for 25 years.  Our staff of audio experts can help you choose the best Avid solution to fit your exact needs.

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Two of the products we get the most questions about are the Avid Pro Tools software family and Avid’s Pro Mixing systems.  Here’s an overview of each:

Pro Tools

Pro Tools is Avid’s Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) solution, and is the industry standard for recording, editing, and mixing.  Pro Tools can run as standalone software under MacOS or Windows, or be incorporated into a range of DAW hardware solutions.

The benefits of Pro Tools include:

  • Create at the Speed of Inspiration – From numerous new MIDI editing enhancements and retrospective MIDI recording, to the ability to save your favorite effects chains and instrument sounds as track presets, Pro Tools enables you to keep your creativity flowing. That’s why top artists, producers, and engineers choose Pro Tools for everything they do. Because when you need to sound your best, nothing delivers like Pro Tools can.
  • Collaborate in the Cloud – Easily share tracks and work on projects with anyone—anywhere. As if you’re all together in the same studio. And now Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is better than ever, enabling you to work with up to 10 collaborators, including Pro Tools | First users.  Create, connect, and collaborate with talent around the world.
  • Access Pro Tools in more ways than ever – You now have even more choices in how you acquire and use Pro Tools. Make Pro Tools available across your entire facility or university with new network site licensing. Get the performance and sound quality you need with a Pro Tools system. Purchase and own Pro Tools software for creative mobility. Get the lowest cost of entry with a subscription. Or get started with Pro Tools | First, a free version of Pro Tools. And now that Pro Tools supports iLok Cloud licensing, you no longer need a physical iLok to use the software.

Want to get started?  There’s a free (yes – free!) version of Pro Tools available to get your feet wet.  You can move up to a version that’s perfect for musicians and composers… and a professional-level version that integrated with a variety of hardware solutions.

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Pro Mixing

Avid’s family of Pro Mixing hardware solutions combines the power of Pro Tools with hands-on creative control of your mix – from the simplest tracks to the most complex multi-channel recordings.

Whether you’re mixing music or sound for movies and TV, Avid’s suite of software and control surfaces enables you to produce the best mix possible.  Benefits of hardware Pro Mixing surfaces include:

  • One Touch Creativity – Answer the call of a demanding mixing schedule and quickly access inputs, plug-ins, automation, shortcuts, macros, and custom tasks with the press of a button
  • Maximum Flexibility – integrate Pro Tools and other popular DAWs, as well as Media Composer, with Avid control surfaces
  • Fine-Tuned Mixing – set yourself apart from amateur producers with precise control over volume, panning, EQ, dynamics, plug-ins, playback, and more
  • Options – give clients multiple options, or try new things by instantly switching to a previous mix state with Revision History, undo, and console-based ultimate recall
  • Feedback – get unprecedented and extensive visual feedback, enabling you to complete mixes as easily and efficiently as possible
  • Immersive Sound – Create immersive multichannel surround mixes, from stereo on up to Dolby AtmosTM

There’s a Pro Mixing solution for every budget and user skill set.

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But Wait, There’s More!

Avid also offers a wide range of audio Input/Output tools, music notation and scoring solutions, and the capability to link audio and video workflows together in unison.  Cutting Edge can show you how these solutions can help you maximize your creativity so you can create, collaborate, and be heard.