Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have published the cost for Pro Tools 12.5 cloud collaboration.
All customers with a perpetual Pro Tools 12 license who have an active Annual Upgrade and Support Plan and all customers on a current subscription plan can access the download to install Pro Tools 12.5 when it is released.
Pro Tools 12.5 Cloud Collaboration Pricing
Pricing plans are as follows;
A free plan that offers 3 projects that you own and 500MB of total storage on the Avid Cloud servers and each project can have 2 collaborators.
We will have some more in depth features on the new Avid Pro Tools 12.5 Cloud Collaboration but a Pro Tools Project is basically a Pro Tools Session that is in the Cloud (and a local cache on your system) enabling collaboration. Storage refers to any files you and your collaborators upload. If you are not the owner and just a Collaborator on a friend’s Project, that Project doesn’t count against your total storage (it counts against theirs).
Once a Pro Tools Project is complete you can then delete it and regain the storage, so savvy users may be able to work on the free plan. We'll be showing you some tips for how to do this in the coming weeks.
Next pricing is a $9.99 a month plan where you can get up to 5 Projects and 20GB of space.
The top level plan is up to 60GB of storage and up to 10 Projects for only $24.99 per month.
A Note About Storage In Pro Tools 12.5 Cloud Projects
500MB may seem small, but Pro Tools 12.5 uses a lossless compression scheme for the audio to upload to the cloud and gives you a data compression ratio of up to 3 times. This means an average session should take up less than the 500mb available in the free plan.