Avid launches new SDK to ease access between Pro Tools and scripting applications

Avid has recently announced a new Pro Tools Scripting Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK enables facilities and developers to create apps that automate repetitive tasks and establish new audio workflows.

The Pro Tools SDK is an external component that serves as an access layer between scripting applications and Pro Tools offering more commands and greater forward compatibility.

The SDK is a language-independent API for Windows and Mac versions of Pro Tools that provides access to functions such as close and save sessions, export in various formats, perform multiple functions on the timeline, leverage “get” commands to review clips and use “set” commands to perform writeable actions in open sessions.

“Avid is embarking on a new era of openness, beginning with the SDK, to provide users with more tools to connect all of their solutions into a unified workflow,” said Francois Quereuil, Vice President, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid. “The Scripting SDK is just the beginning of the rollout of API calls into Pro Tools, and we’re looking forward to delivering more openness for users to improve, combine and invent with the Pro Tools Scripting SDK.”

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