You now have more choice in how you acquire and use Pro Tools. Get the power and premium sound quality you need to create the best sounding mixes with a Pro Tools | HD or Pro Tools hardware/software system. Create in the studio, at home, or on the go with just Pro Tools software and your laptop. Access Pro Tools only when you need it through a low-cost monthly or annual subscription. Or get started with Pro Tools | First, a completely free version of Pro Tools. In addition, Pro Tools comes with an Avid upgrade plan, which includes access to future software upgrades1-including the new cloud collaboration features and Avid Marketplace-for the duration of any active subscription, or for one year with a new software perpetual license purchase or upgrade, renewable annually. Plus, get access to expert help whenever, wherever, and however you need it included with your plan. All upgrades that happen in the 12 months after registration come at no additional charge. Here are the upgrades from the first 6 months - with more to come. 12.0: Improved I/O setup and monitoring/auto down-mixing, unlimited busses, in-app plug-in purchases and rentals, stability improvements. 12.1:Increased track count (128 audio, 512 instrument), track input monitoring, AFL/PFL Solo Modes, Copy to Send, Pro Tools | Control support, support for Pro Tools | S3 VCA Spill. 12.2: VCA Masters, Disk Cache, advanced metering, gain reduction metering, and new All Access plans, including bonus plug-ins (see sidebar) 12.3: Track Commit and Track Bounce workflows, Clip Transparency, batch fade enhancements and shortcuts, Audio Suite Pitch II.