This is interesting. I saw a few months ago that Cakewalk came out with a subscription-based model, and now Avid's doing the same thing with Pro Tools. There's a bunch of new features, of course, but the main thing people will be looking at is the pricing: Pro Tools’ monthly subscription service, which includes one-month license subscription with updates and support, starts at $29.99/month with an annual subscription starting at $299. Pro Tools annual upgrade plan, featuring 12 months of updates and support, starts at $199. Perpetual licenses for Pro Tools software, including 12 months of updates and supports, starts at $899. Now, I understand that these companies are looking for other ways of making a profit, but these pricing models are pretty steep. I know that if they just released a new version of their software each year, it's not that profitable, however, their prices should be lower. I think most people don't want to bother with a subscription service, especially if the cost per year adds up to the full price of a cheaper DAW than Pro Tools.