Avid Technology created and launched Pro Tools, a digital audio workstation for Microsoft Windows and macOS. It is used to develop and produce music, sound for film, sound recording, editing, and mastering operations in general.
Pro Tools can be used as a stand-alone application or in conjunction with various external analog-to-digital converters and PCIe cards with onboard DSPs (DSP). The DSP is utilized to give the host computer more processing capability for real-time effects like reverb, equalization, and compression and achieve lower latency audio performance. In addition, Pro Tools, like all digital audio workstation software, can perform the functions of a multitrack tape recorder and mixing console, as well as features that are only available in the digital domain, such as non-linear and non-destructive editing (the majority of audio processing is done without overwriting).
Users may import and alter high-definition video file types such as XDCAM, MJPG-A, PhotoJPG, DV25, QuickTime, and more with Pro Tools' video editing features. In addition, it includes time coding, tempo mapping, elastic audio, automation, and compatibility for surround sound, Dolby Atmos, and Ambisonics VR sound.