Delivering on Avid Everywhere and built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners to learn, yet sophisticated enough for the experienced musician. Pro Tools | First enables anyone to experience the industry’s most trusted digital audio workstation at no cost, so they can turn their musical ideas into fully realized, professional productions that stand out from the crowd.
“Pro Tools is the audio workstation that redefined the music and post-production industries, providing everything needed to create high-caliber audio mixes,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “With Pro Tools | First, we’ve taken the most powerful, proven, and trusted DAW and streamlined it into a version that’s available to everyone for free, whether they dream of a career in music and are just starting out, or are more experienced and want to give Pro Tools a try. Now users of all levels can start off their musical journey on the right path.”
As you might expect, Pro Tools | First only includes a subset of the features found in the full version of the software. It supports just 16 audio tracks and is missing score editing and video playback. Additionally, there are only 21 audio effect plugins included but you can pay extra to purchase additional bundles. While the application saves and manages sessions securely in the cloud, Avid only offers Pro Tools | First users the ability to keep three projects in the cloud for free.
Avid Pro Tools | First will be available in Q1 2015 as a free download through Avid.com. Take a look at the video and hit the link below for more info.