Supported by the latest version of Pro Tools, Avid is offering a new Pro Tools Scripting Software Development Kit (SDK) that is designed to offer openness and flexibility for professional music and audio post production teams.
According to Avid, the new free Pro Tools Scripting SDK enables high-end facilities and developers to create apps that automate repetitive tasks and establish new audio workflows.
The Pro Tools Scripting SDK is a language-independent Application Programming Interface (API) for Windows and Mac versions of Pro Tools that provides access to a range of commands. These include open, 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. The Pro Tools Scripting SDK is an external component that serves as an access layer between scripting applications and Pro Tools offering more commands and greater forward compatibility.
Francois Quereuil, Vice President, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid, said, “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.
“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.”