Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Pro Tools 2018

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-09-2024, 12:29 PM
RichrdC RichrdC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Posts: 668
Default Upgrading

Hello
I have a perpetual license to run the 2018.4 Protools.. I'm wondering if there are any updates I can buy that are perpetual, or is everything I can do to get to the current version on monthly/yearly pay programs? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-09-2024, 01:28 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 19,870
Default Re: Upgrading

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichrdC View Post
Hello
I have a perpetual license to run the 2018.4 Protools.. I'm wondering if there are any updates I can buy that are perpetual, or is everything I can do to get to the current version on monthly/yearly pay programs? Thanks
Is this Pro Tools Studio? Ultimate? ??

You can purchase an annual update/support plan from Avid or any authorized reseller and that plan will provide the latest updates for the coming year, provide a year of access to customer support, and a year of activation of the subscription plugins included with whatever version of Pro Tools you have (mostly the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle plugins). Annual update/support plans now act both like an annual update/support plan renewal as well as a reinstatement for lapsed plans (that used to be a separate more expensive option, or not available at all depending on which way the wind was blowing at Avid HQ--it is at much better now). Make sure you purchase the correct annual update/support plan for the version of Pro Tools (Studio, Ultimate) you have. If in doubt do this by talking to a sales rep at an authorized reseller like Vintage King or Sweetwater. If you do not renew that update/support plan when it lapses one year in the future you get to keep using the updated Pro Tools version but the subscription plugins will stop working, just like they won't be working now (unless you have separate plugin licenses). You can then renew again whenever you want, or just keep doing this annually if you get benefit from it.

You are likely better off doing that, than moving to a subscription which would not make use of your current perpetual license.

Last edited by Darryl Ramm; 06-09-2024 at 08:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrading from pt9 to pt11 and upgrading macbook pro daylomusic Pro Tools 11 0 12-20-2013 02:35 PM
Upgrading to PT10HD without upgrading to HDX Epik Productions Pro Tools 10 4 10-21-2011 10:50 AM
upgrading to pt 9 from 7.4.2le goggs33 macOS 4 09-20-2011 07:01 AM
Upgrading interface without upgrading software? michaelkevin 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 3 09-16-2008 09:37 PM
Will upgrading OSX necessitate upgrading ProTools? OBwan50 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 4 02-27-2006 01:24 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:19 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com