Avid have chosen to email all their users to advise everyone of the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which resolves an issue where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects.
2019.6 does also bring a couple of new features including making Heat available to more Pro Tools users, and Avid have squashed a number of bugs with 2019.6.
Avid Email In Full
Important install update regarding Pro Tools products
This email is to inform you that Pro Tools 2019.6 (released today) resolves an issue we uncovered where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools | Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects. We escalated this issue with high priority, identified the cause, and have delivered a fix with this release. It is advised that you install this update if you are using cloud storage. For more information please refer to the Release Notes and visit your Avid Master Account to manage your Pro Tools license.
Thank you again for being an Avid customer, and we appreciate your continued support.
The Avid Pro Tools Team
HEAT Now Available To All Pro Tools Users
There is one significant feature that has been added to Pro Tools Standard and that is Avid’s HEAT software is now available for Pro Tools Standard users. Previous it was only available to Pro Tools Ultimate users.
What is HEAT?
HEAT has been designed to help you get the warmth and sonic character of analog “in the box” with HEAT (Harmonically Enhanced Algorithm Technology), developed in collaboration with renowned audio designer Dave Hill, HEAT is a Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate software add-on that gives you the characteristics of prized analog gear without the expense or added bulk.
HEAT was only supported with your Pro Tools HDX, Pro Tools HD Native, or older Pro Tools HD systems but with the 2019.6 release it is available to all Pro Tools Standard and Pro Tools Ultimate users.
Avid HEAT Is A Paid-For Feature
As has been mentioned in the comments Avid Heat is a paid-for piece of software like a plug-in. Also it is not included in the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle. Avid HEAT is available from the Avid Store priced at $495.
Avid Pro Tools 2019.6 Release Notes
MTRX DigiLink I/O Card Support
Provides interface support for MTRX DigiLink I/O Card
The HEAT software option can now be used with both Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate. Previously, HEAT was only supported with Pro Tools Ultimate.
Bug Fixes Included In Pro Tools 2019.6
Cloud / Collaboration
Locally saved Projects will no longer be deleted when using an unstable internet connection.
Fixed a Pro Tools crash that may occur after removing VCA spills from the Avid S6 surface.
VCA Bus knobs are once again updating when making adjustments to VCA member tracks.
Crashes / Errors
Fixed a crash that may occur when opening a session on a playback engine device that doesn't support the selected sample rate.
Fixed a case where sessions created/saved in Pro Tools | Ultimate would crash when opened in Pro Tools software.
Fixed a case where some options would not display in the Varispeed Elastic Audio plug-in "Elastic Properties" window.
Fixed a hang that may occur after making an edit when the "Separate Clip On All Related Takes" preference is enabled
Prevented some cases where keystrokes would be dropped immediately after signing into your Avid account.
Fixed a memory leak when linking to files with a very large interleave index.
Fixed a case where the wrong video engine project format is selected when importing a new video file.
A space is once again allowed as a track name when renaming tracks.
The "New Tracks" dialog will no longer appear when using the "New Paths" key command in the IO Setup window for a second consecutive time.
Fixed an issue where solo'd tracks would no longer be heard if soloing multiple times during playback on a non-HDX system with AFL mode enabled.