Track Freeze was the most voted for feature on the Pro Tools Ideascale and today Avid have announced Pro Tools 12.4 with the long awaited and much heralded Track Freeze. Avid are saying that 12.4 will be released sometime this month although no actual release date has been offered as we write this story.
Currently information is limited but on the Avid Blog they say this...
It’s a powerful yet easy-to-use feature that comes on the heels of the Track Commit and Track Bounce workflows we introduced in version 12.3. Together, Freeze, Commit, and Track Bounce offer Pro Tools users the most powerful and flexible freeze, track sharing, and session archiving options of any DAW on the market.
Pro Tools 12.4 also further delivers on our promise to release more updates (with more features, workflows, and fixes) at a faster cadence, as part of an Avid All Access Plan. This is in contrast to our previous model, which could take a longer 18–24-month cycle for new features and enhancements.
These improvements ultimately enable audio professionals to work more efficiently and easily create and deal with bigger DSP and VI laden tracks, perhaps track a last minute vocal part late in the mixing process and or collaborating with others who may not have the same plug-ins.
Watch the video from Avid and tell us what you think. Is this what we have been waiting for? Will it do what is needed?