Pro Tools 12.3, the latest version of Pro Tools, has some headline features such as Committing MIDI Clips by Drag and Drop, Commit Tracks and Fade presets. Avid were on their game this time and have produced this excellent video on what's new in Pro Tools 12.3.
As you would expect from Pro Tools Expert we've done the digging under the hood and here are 5 feature In Pro Tools 12.3 you may have missed but are really going to help with workflow
Invalid Fades Dialog
You know that annoying message that can sometimes appear when you are trying to apply fades to a clip... now it's been dealt with by the Auto Accept Adjust Bounds option.
If you enable this option, then the Auto Accept Adjust Bounds option automatically adjusts fade boundaries without showing the Invalid Fades dialog. No more PITA invalid fade reminders.
Default Format In Pro Tools Session I/O
The Default Format is a a pop-up menu that lets you select the default format (Mono, Stereo, and all multichannel formats) for new paths and for when you click the Default button.
The Default Format selector is available in the Input, Output, and Insert pages of I/O Setup. The Default Format settings on each page are set independently of one another.
As in previous versions of Pro Tools the Input and Insert pages only provide Mono and Stereo options. The Output page provides all available formats.
New MIDI Import Options
When the New Track option is selected in the MIDI Import Options dialog, you can now choose whether new Instrument tracks or new MIDI tracks are created. This is handy as often when importing MIDI you know what instrument you want to use for the MIDI.
Pitch Shift Legacy Makes A Comeback
Perhaps by popular demand, but the legacy Pitch Shift plugin makes a comeback in AudioSuite.
Replaced by Pitch II which employed a different method and offered some different features, AudioSuite Pitch Shift Legacy adjusts the pitch of any source audio file with or without a change in its duration. This has been used by both post and music producers in the past and was a very handy plugin.
“Select Unused” Ignores Parent Clip Option
Enabling the “Select Unused” Ignores Parent Clip option affects the behavior of the Select Unused command. When it is enabled, all unused clips are selected except for any unused whole clips that have related sub-clips currently on tracks in the session. So now you don't have to worry about losing the parent clip out of a session when you are cleaning up the Clip List.
What's your favourite new feature in Pro Tools 12
So what's your favourite new feature in Pro Tools 12.3? Are any of the smaller features shown above going to be a help to you?