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Icluded Plugins

Create instrument parts, shape sounds, and improve tracks and mixes.

Pro Tools comes with the following virtual instruments, effects, sound processors, and utility plug-ins.


Virtual Instruments

AIR Boom
Create beats and rhythm with this drum machine and sequencer
AIR Structure Free

Play instrument, ambient, and effects sounds with a sample player based on AIR Structure


Get the retro sounds of the B-3 tonewheel organ, complete with rotating speaker emulation

AIR Vacuum

Get the sound of a monophonic analog tube synthesizer, from soft overdrive to mega distortion

AIR Mini Grand

Play the sounds of a variety of acoustic grand pianos—without the space commitment or expense

BBD Delay

Create delay, chorus, and vibrato effects based on the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man*

Black Op Distortion

Add rich distortion and overdrive based on the Pro Co Rat pedal*

Black Shiny Wah

Achieve the famous classic tones of the VOX V846* pedal with this re-creation

Black Spring

Get the twang and space of the blackface-era Fender Spring Reverb units*

C1 Chorus

Get the unmistakable sounds of the Boss CE-1 Chorus* with this emulator

DC Distortion

Dial up a range of overdriven tones with this Avid custom distortion effect


Create unique sounds with this homage to several vintage and modern flange pedals

Gray Compressor

Add warmth to your mix with this emulation of the gray Ross compressor*

Green JRC Overdrive

Get the coveted sounds of the Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer*

Orange Phaser

Create interesting effects with this phase shifter based on the MXR Phase 90*

Roto Speaker

Get the sounds of a Leslie rotary speaker cabinet* with this Avid custom effect


Create natural-sounding ambient spaces with stunning clarity and realism

Tri-Knob Fuzz

Get the Hendrix tone with this fuzz box based on the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi*

Vibe Phaser
Add phase-shift and rotary speaker effects based on the Univox Uni-Vibe*
White Boost

Boost gain without coloring tone with this homage to the Xotic RC Booster*

* These plug-ins are not connected with, or approved or endorsed by, the owners of the Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Fender, Ibanez, Leslie, Maestro, MXR, Pro Co, Ross, Univox, or Xotic names. These names are used solely to identify the guitar effects emulated by these plug-ins.

EQ & Dynamics


Add character to sounds with an emulation of the classic solid-state 1176 compressor

Dynamics III Compressor/Limiter

Control every aspect of a track’s dynamic levels, from attack to release

Dynamics III De-Esser

Reduce sibilants with control over the frequency and range

Dynamics III Expander/Gate

Eliminate unwanted background noise or produce creative new effects

EQ III 1-Band

Shape sounds with six selectable filter types for a single band of EQ

EQ III 7-Band

Shape sounds with seven bands of EQ, each with its own set of filters

AIR Dynamic Delay

Add a delay effect that syncs to your session tempo or create a ducking delay

AIR Multi-Delay

Fatten up sounds with this flexible multi-tap delay, enabling you to add up to five delay lines

AIR Nonlinear Reverb

Create cool effects, gated reverb sounds, and unique textures

AIR Reverb

Create more natural-sounding, ambient rooms and environments

AIR Spring Reverb

Create delayed, reverberated effects with this emulation of an analog spring reverb


Add studio-quality reverb and ambience to tracks, from spacious halls to intimate rooms

Mod Delay III

Create mono, multi-mono, mono-to-stereo, and stereo modulating delay effects

Studio Reverb

Add smooth, clean reverb to sounds based on the Reverb One plug-in

Tape Echo

Create everything from classic crunchy echoes to wild vintage swells 

AIR Chorus

Thicken sounds and give them movement with an effect that alters depth and space

AIR Distortion

Add grit, character, and dirt to sounds, with full distortion shaping control

AIR Enhancer

Enhance the low and high broadband frequencies to give flat tracks more presence

AIR Ensemble

Add heavenly, choir-like effects to give guitars and other tracks unique character

AIR Flanger

Add sweeping, air-sucking effects to guitar tracks and other sounds

AIR Filter Gate

Chop up signals into staccato rhythmic patterns to create interesting effects

AIR Frequency Shifter

Shift a sound’s individual frequencies non-harmonically to create unique effects

AIR Fuzz-Wah

Add color and transistor-like distortion to guitar tracks, vocals, and other instruments


Zap out a track’s low, mid, or high band frequency range—ideal for DJs and EDM projects


Add warmth and life to tracks when used sparingly, or create lo-fi effects when cranked

AIR MultiChorus

Add richness and thickness to sounds with this multi-voice chorus effect

AIR Phaser

Add whooshing, swirling effects to make guitars, electric pianos, and other sounds shimmer

AIR Stereo Width

Give mono tracks a wider stereo presence, with control over the width, delay, and more

AIR Talkbox

Create vocoder-like effects, ideal for guitar and vocal tracks

AIR Vintage Filter

Add life and character to sounds by adding a filter sweep or punching up its resonance


Create swirling guitars, subtle vocal sweeps, and other sound effects with movement

Eleven Free

Get the guitar tone you’ve always dreamed of with this amp emulator based on Eleven


Crush down a track’s audio quality intentionally to create a “low-quality” retro effect


Optimize levels and give mixes that professional polish with this mastering plug-in

Time Compression/Expansion

Increase or decrease the timing or length of a clip without altering its pitch

Pitch II

Thicken vocal and guitar tracks, shift pitch, and create detuning effects


Alter sounds to create bold effects with super- and sub-harmonic synthesis

SansAmp PSA-1

Get amp emulation, harmonic generation, and tone shaping with this tube amp simulator


Add analog synth-type ring modulation, frequency modulation, and frequency resonators

Time Shift

Stretch or contract time and shift pitch with high-quality results


Create the effect of audio changing speed, to or from a complete stop

Click II

Keep your timing perfect in every performance with this tempo-synced click generator

DC Offset Removal

Remove pops and clicks caused by miscalibrated analog-to-digital convertors


Minimize audio quantization artifacts that can appear when reducing a signal’s bit depth

Down Mixer

Automatically mix multichannel tracks (such as 5.1) down to stereo, or stereo to mono


Copy all selected audio in place, ideal for consolidating multiple clips into one


Smooth out sounds by boosting or lowering a selected clip’s amplitude by a specific amount


Keep your guitar and bass in tune with this accurate tuner, with a range of tuning types


Reverse an audio clip’s polarity to modify frequency response or fix out-of-phase audio


Keep an eye on peaks during critical mixing and mastering with this oversampling meter


Optimize the volume level of an audio selection, with all dynamics preserved


Replace an audio selection with a reversed version, ideal for creating sound effects

POW-r Dither

Maintain the highest audio fidelity during mixdown or mastering when reducing bit rate


Stream audio and MIDI to and from Pro Tools and other ReWire client applications

Signal Generator

Calibrate audio interfaces and other studio gear with this test tone generato


Attenuate individual channels of a multichannel track, from infinity to +6 dB or +12 dB

Time Adjuster

Improve sounds with delay compensation, gain compensation, and phase inversion