2011 is the year of firsts it seems. Earlier this year (August) Steinberg offered a Nuendo 400-hour trial version for the first time ever and now Avid are following their lead and offering 30-day trial of Pro Tools both standard and HD.
A good way to use the upcoming bounty of bank Holidays in the UK?
Both trials require a USB authoriser, the eLicenser ($28) and ilok ($50) respectively. Of course the ilok is much more widely used than elicenser so you may have a spare one kicking around.
Multiple layer FX rendering - Like Audiosuite that can be removed out of order; don’t like that EQ you processed? Remove it without starting over on the other processing you have performed.
Clip Gain - Yes Pro Tools now has it too but Nuendo has had this for some time and its a deep implementation.
Network Collaboration - Work on one session across mutliple machines, drop a few tracks offline for updating and then pop them back onlne once done all without stopping the flow of work.
64 bit - Native 64 bit enabled on both Mac and Windows
and if you want to know more about Pro Tools then take a look at these articles