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Old 04-21-2023, 12:11 AM
blackmacdaddy blackmacdaddy is offline
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Default Pro Tools Ultimate user might buy subscription?

Hi everyone!

I am a Pro Tools HDx/Pro Tools Ultimate user since TDM days.

My license has recently expired...my 'grace period' runs out on April 26th.

I have diligently paid my $399 renewal for the past 7 years.

I also have a dealer reinstatement code that I'm sitting on.

I am also an Adjunct Instructor at a community college. Students are great, but the pay, not so much.

Thus, I qualify for the Educational Sub for Academic users which is 'a bit' cheaper than the Ultimate Renewal.

As an adjunct recording arts instructor, fiscal realities are very real

If I buy an academic Ultimate subscription through a dealer and redeem it on my main AVID account, will I lose my 'expired Perpetual License' because of my HDx system ID? I seem to remember this happening to people in the past? But I *thought* it was because they bought directly from AVID.

OR do I need to make a new AVID account to avoid losing my Perpetual License?

I'm not willing to lose/forfeit my Perpetual License as my HDx system was quite costly and still has decent resale value.

Of course, if I can subscribe and keep my Perpetual license (to use my reinstatement on in the future) then I could wait a while to do so as I have 2023.3

Any advice is very much appreciated as I need to decide what is possible and perhaps purchase soon?

Sorry for the goofy purchasing questions but it seems quite difficult to completely understand.

Kindest regards and All the Very Best :)
It's only R'n'R but I like it.

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Old 10-19-2023, 10:57 PM
LeahStam LeahStam is offline
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Default Re: Pro Tools Ultimate user might buy subscription?

Have you bought it? I am also thinking about it and that is why I want to know. To safeguard your Perpetual License tied to your HDx system, it might be wise to create a separate AVID account for the academic subscription to avoid any complications. If you or anyone you know needs reliable academic support, https://www.resellerratings.com/store/Edubirdie_com is an excellent choice, as my sister's positive experience can attest. My sister recently used this service, and the experience was outstanding. The team at Edubirdie displayed professionalism, delivering high-quality work within the stipulated timeframe. The plagiarism-free content and their dedication to following specific instructions ensured a seamless experience for my sister.

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Old 10-20-2023, 12:55 PM
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Default Re: Pro Tools Ultimate user might buy subscription?

Hi blackmacdaddy,

Buying a new Pro Tools Ultimate EDU subscription will not affect your perpetual license. You don't need to create a new account for MyAvid and iLok at all.
To create an Avid Support Case, you may go to https://www.avid.com/learn-and-support/contact-audio-and-music-support
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