iLok "laws" are too tight

This is NOT a subject regarding the presence of or the need for copy protection systems.

It is about unnecessary money driven restrictions when the need for moving licenses and/or iLoks arises. I would like to sell my Pro Tools M-Powered 8 and I'm facing the following situation. I have other licenses stored on the iLok (that came with the product). I will then move these licenses to another iLok, leaving only the M-Powered... more »


Reduce pricing of multiple Avid/Pro Tools systems

I believe if Avid would do something, like reduce cost of software upgrades or extra purchases of Pro Tools software if the owner has multiple Pro Tools system, this would save cost of studios, plus make Avid software more attractive.

For instance, If I had a studio with four Pro Tools systems, I can buy one for the regular price of $500, but each additional license would be about $250, or something to that extent.... more »


License the ICON network Control format

So that you get a revenue stream from:
Smart AV
etc. etc

Perhaps us editors might then get a control surface that is more sophisticated than the Command 8 but smaller than any of the Icons. Also suited to key combo button quickkeys on a touch screen with the ability to patch into an Icon on the Dub stage to do editing changes to the music (for us music editors) without the need to offload... more »


Listen to users

Some of the most popular feature requests on here were originally posted in 2009. Things like track folders, which are available in virtually every other DAW, but even more needed in Pro Tools, where film mixers have several hundred tracks to grapple with. That's a lot of scrolling.

Instead of focusing on things like Atmos integration, which affects a tiny fraction of your users, please implement the features your larger... more »


Application Manager needs Update All option

Updating items in the application manager is an enormous pain. I currently have 18 items that need to be updated. For each of these items, I have to:

* Click Update
* Click Install
* Click five different Agree/Continue/etc. buttons
* Enter my password

That's for each item. There's no need to determine if it can be installed (it's already installed, just tell me if it CAN'T be), accept license agreement (I've already... more »


New HD Subscription Model

12.5 HD here, subscription expired end of May, not renewed.
Let alone restart from $999.
Not for the price in itself, but because, really, there's a lot of things I am paying for that I am not using at all.
I am not interested in their support, cloud collaboration, "pro" plugins, and I don't think I am alone here.
So Avid should sell a "basic" HD subscription, $ 180 - $ 200 MAX per year, including just the backbone of... more »


iLok Authorizations should display VERSION NUMBERS.

I would like to see ilok authorizations which said "Velvet 1.3" instead of "Velvet", so that when my "Velvet" suddenly stopped working when I was forced to upgrade to the thousand-dollar version of Pro Tools 10, I would know immediately that it was because I have not also paid the additional $50 Avid wants for me to upgrade from Velvet 1.x.x to Velvet 1.3.

Seeing this version number on ALL my iLok autos would make these... more »


HD Native PCIe to Thunderbolt unit exchange

In light of the move to thunderbolt away from PCIe in newer computers (especially Macs), I would like to see Avid offer some kind of hardware exchange of the PCIe HD Native card to the Thunderbolt HD Native interface.

I know we can use a chassis, but this would be more convenient (and we don't have to deal with fans/noise).

It should be a reasonably priced exchange (no more than a cheap chassis). Eligibility could... more »