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Pro Tools 10
LE Crossgrade Version

Retail Box | Crossgrade from LE Edition*
Compose, record, edit and mix
Your dedication deserves the best tools available. With Pro Tools 10 software, you get everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix music or sound for picture.

Unleash your creativity with the award-winning toolset. Achieve the highest quality sound - reliably - in the shortest amount of time possible. And use the same tools used to create your favorite albums and soundtracks.

Whether you work in a professional facility, home studio, or on the road, nothing gives you the quality, performance, reliability, and ease to create like Pro Tools, the most widely used digital audio workstation in the industry.

*Requires previous purchase of Pro Tools LE and associated iLok for authorization.


Mix it up - at higher resolution
With Pro Tools 10, you can mix multiple audio file formats and bit depths within the same session - including interleaved - without any file duplication to cause project bloat. Plus, with support for 32-bit floating-point file formats, you'll get higher resolution sound when recording or importing, with more headroom to preserve the integrity of your audio from beginning to end.
Drive faster - with better performance
Gain better recording and playback performance when working on a laptop with an external drive or a network-attached storage device. Speed up editing and mixing with Clip Gain. Work more easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips. Get 4x more* Automatic Delay Compensation and 2x more busses to handle bigger mixes with more plug-ins. And get snappier performance when working on sessions with lots of fades.
Plug into legendary sound
With the included Avid Channel Strip plug-in, you get the renowned channel strip of the Avid (formerly Euphonix) System 5, one of the most sought-after consoles used to create some of the greatest mixes ever produced. Work with exact replications of the console's EQ and compression algorithms to add life to your mix.
Get ultra-low latency with a dedicated input buffer
With dedicated low-latency input and playback buffers, you can monitor record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency-without sacrificing plug-in performance. Even with large, plug-in-heavy sessions, you get the responsiveness you need to record your best performance.
Work the way you want
With Pro Tools, you have the flexibility to record, edit, and mix music and sound for picture your way. Pair the software with your favorite Avid or third-party audio interface to record and monitor vocal and instrument performances. Or record and create with just your computer** and the software alone for ultimate portability.
Loop and punch your way to perfection
Nobody's perfect, but with Pro Tools you can create a seamless performance from multiple takes. Let your spontaneity shine with Loop recording and comp together your best takes. Or use QuickPunch to quickly replace any questionable section with a better performance.
No instrument? No problem.
Easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using great-sounding virtual instruments, a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse, and the built-in Pro Tools MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the included virtual instruments and audio loops, and expand your arsenal with virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.
Compose with full MIDI and notation tools
Take your songwriting from sketchpad to final production. Create and edit virtual instrument and MIDI performances with the MIDI Editor. Or compose music using notation tools in the built-in Sibelius Score Editor. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
Work and collaborate on projects from other apps
Collaboration has never been easier. With Pro Tools, you can exchange sessions with any Pro Tools user or studio. Or work on projects created in other audio and video software - including Media Composer, Logic, Cubase, and other third-party apps - right in Pro Tools.
Stretch your creativity with Elastic Time and Pitch
Freely experiment without the time or effort investment. With Elastic Time, you can change the tempo or timing of any clip or an entire composition - on the fly. And with Elastic Pitch, you can fix wrong notes, create harmonies, and transpose clips - in real time - without altering the tempo.
Edit with precision
Shape and fine-tune your music and audio with professional, sample-accurate editing tools. Create a flawless performance by comping together tracks. Speed up editing with the Smart Tool. And smooth transitions with crossfades. Everything you need to perfect your tracks is available right from within a single Edit window.
Snoop out grooves with multitrack Beat Detective
With the versatile Beat Detective tool, you can quickly fix timing issues across multiple tracks or change up the feel of a beat to get a different groove. You can even use it to keep your rhythm section "in the pocket" by extracting the groove from a drumbeat and applying it to the bass part.
Create and cut sound to picture
With Pro Tools, you can create, edit, and mix audio to picture using the built-in Timecode Ruler and video track. Use the included plug-ins to clean up sound. Create sound effects that define (or defy) reality. And record and edit voiceovers, Foley, and ADR with perfect frame accuracy. You can even share audio mixes with Media Composer editors through AAF.
Get the sound you want
Polish mixes with over 70 included effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators, surround sound fold-down, and channel strip dynamics, you have everything you need to create professional mixes. Want more? Browse the in-app Avid Marketplace to find what you need.
Achieve the best mixes possible - automatically
Get great sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation - now with 4x the samples (16,383) to handle bigger mixes - no matter how many plug-ins you use. Plus, you can automate the settings of every element in the Pro Tools environment to add life to tracks and achieve the best mix possible.
Grab control of your mix
You can use a mouse to make changes one... at... a... time, or mix faster and easier using a hardware control surface. Get hands-on Pro Tools control with a choice of Avid control surfaces and consoles and third-party boards.


System Requirements

Mac Pro

  • Mac Pro "Westmere"(all models, all speeds)
  • Mac Pro "Nehalem" (all models, all speeds)
  • Mac Pro "Harpertown" one or two Quad-Core 2.8, 3.0, 3.2GHz
  • Mac Pro "Clovertown" two Quad-Core 3.0GHz
  • Mac Pro "Woodcrest" two Dual-Core 2.0, 2.66, 3.0GHz


  • Intel i3, i5, i7
  • Aluminum models with Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 and above (introduced mid 2007)*

Mac Mini

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 and above (introduced mid 2007)*

MacBook Pro

  • 17-inch and 15-inch models with Core i5 and i7 processors
  • 17-inch, 15-inch, and 13-inch aluminum "Unibody" models with Core 2 Duo "Penryn" processors
  • 17-inch and 15-inch Core 2 Duo (T8300/T9300) "Penryn" models (introduced early 2008)
  • 17-inch and 15-inch Core 2 Duo (T7500/T7700) "Santa Rosa" models (introduced mid 2007)*


  • White or Black 13-inch Core 2 Duo (T8100/T3300) "Penryn" models (introduced early 2008)
  • White or Black 13-inch Core 2 Duo (T7300/T7500) "Santa Rosa" models (introduced late 2007)*
  • Not supported with late 2008 and newer aluminum "Unibody" models, or 2010 white model**

Mac System Software

  • (32 or 64-bit) Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1/10.7.2 or Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7/10.6.8

Mac Total System RAM

  • 2GB minimum, 4GB (or more) recommended


  • Desktops officially qualified with Avid and M-Audio FireWire and USB audio interfaces, M-Audio Delta series PCI interfaces, or standalone:
    • HP Z800 Workstation
      • 12 core: Dual Xeon Six-Core "Westmere"
      • 8 core: Dual Xeon Quad-Core "Nehalem"
    • HP Z400 Workstation
      • 6 core: Xeon Six-Core "Westmere"
      • 4 core: Xeon Quad-Core "Nehalem"
    • HP Z200 Workstation Intel Xeon or Core i5
    • HP Z210 Workstation Intel "Sandy Bridge"
    • Dell Precision T7500 Tower Workstation
    • Dell Precision T5500 Tower Workstation
    • Dell Precision T3500 Tower Workstation
    • Dell Precision T3400 Tower Workstation
    • HP xw8600 Workstation
    • HP xw4600 Workstation
  • Note for all Windows Desktops:
    • Only NVIDIA graphics cards are supported.
    • Full-screen playback requires a minimum of 128 MB of graphics memory.
  • Notes for HP Z-series computers:
    • HP BIOS v. 3.10 is recommended. BIOS 3.12 has not been tested, but we are not aware of any issues at this time.
    • NVIDIA drivers are also known to cause DPC/IRQ issues. Pro Tools users should use the WHQL certified NVIDIA drivers.
  • Laptops officially qualified with Avid and M-Audio FireWire and USB audio interfaces, M-Audio Delta series PCI interfaces, or standalone:
    • HP8540W/HP8440W Laptops Intel i7 Q820 1.7GHz
    • ASUS N71Jq Laptop Intel i7 720Q 1.6GHz
  • Laptops officially qualified with Avid and M-Audio FireWire and USB audio interfaces or standalone with eSATA external record/playback drives only (USB 2.0 drives not supported with these models):
    • Dell M6500 Laptop Intel i7 Q920 2.0GHz
    • Dell M4400 Laptop Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66GHz
    • Toshiba Qosmio X505 Laptop Intel i5 2.27GHz
    • Lenovo T61 Laptop Intel Core Duo 2.1GHz
  • FireWire (1394) connection of audio record/playback drives should not be used on Windows 7 machines.

Windows System Software

  • (32 or 64-bit) Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate edition with Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Windows Total System RAM

  • 2GB minimum, 4GB (or more) recommended

Additional Requirements

  • Audio Drive Requirements: One or More Hard Disk Drives Dedicated for Audio Record and Playback
  • System Hard Drive: Minimum 15GB free space on startup drive required for Pro Tools installation
  • Graphics Card: Dedicated Graphics Card highly recommended

Driver Updates

  • Beginning with Pro Tools 9, drivers for your Avid, Digidesign, or M-Audio audio interface are not included with the Pro Tools installer. Please download and install the latest drivers for your hardware from the following page: www.avid.com/drivers

Plug-in Compatibility

  • Windows: AudioSuite, RTAS, and TDM plug-ins compatible with Pro Tools 9 on Windows are compatible with Pro Tools 10.
  • Mac OS: With a few exceptions on Mac OS Lion (listed below), AudioSuite, RTAS, and TDM plug-ins compatible with Pro Tools 9 on Snow Leopard are compatible with Pro Tools 10 on both Lion and Snow Leopard.
    • Known Plug-in Issues - Pro Tools 10 on Mac OS Lion:
      • Waves "Tune" renders AudioSuite offset by the handle length (PTSW-147635)
        • Workaround: user must set handle length to "0" in order to properly align audio
      • Vocalign does not align audio with the guide track in Pro Tools (PTSW-149841)
        • Will not properly process with handles. Fix from SynchroArts is in the works
      • Massey DRT issues
        • Update from Massey pending for full compatibility


  • *Earlier models not tested or supported
  • ** The late 2008 aluminum "unibody" MacBook models, all newer MacBook models, and all MacBook Air models are equipped with USB ports only. Because recording to the internal drive or USB drives is not recommended, these models are not tested or supported. There is no way to connect a FireWire drive (or FireWire audio interface) to Mac laptops without FireWire ports or ExpressCard slots.
  • For optimal performance and reliability, be sure that your computer or laptop meets the following minimum system requirements.
  • Important: Avid dedicates a significant amount of engineering resources and time to test and qualify specific platform configurations. While such systems may operate without problems, please understand we cannot provide support should you choose to use a non-qualified system.
Avid Pro Tools 10 LE Crossgrade Version Mfr P/N: 99206503400 OWC SKU: AVI99206503400 Compose, record, edit and mix music or sound for picture using the power, creativity, and flexibility of the world's most advanced audio production platform into your pro audio workflow.
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