The new version of Pro Tools, Pro Tools 2018.4, introduces the rebranding of Pro Tools | HD to Pro Tools | Ultimate*, additional add-ons included with Pro Tools | Ultimate, as well as several stability improvements.
“First” products are FREE for aspiring pros and entry level users, middle tier products represent the standard offering within the product family, and “Ultimate” denotes the most advanced and comprehensive software for individual professionals and creative teams.
Pro Tools | HD will be renamed Pro Tools | Ultimate. Pro Tools | Ultimate will include access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle and Pro Tools | MachineControl
* Note that ‘Ultimate’ rebranding only applies to Pro Tools software, not to hardware.
What’s New in Pro Tools 2018
Pro Tools | Ultimate 2018.4 now includes the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle and Machine Control so you can maximize your creative possibilities and easily integrate and control external audio and video devices with Pro Tools.