Compose a song
No instrument? No problem
With the included Xpand!2 music synthesizer, you have an incredible range of instrument sounds at your fingertips—from beats and loops, to power chords and more cowbell. Get access to the usual suspects, including drums, bass, guitars, pianos, and synths. Then make things interesting by layering in strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, world instruments, sound effects, loops, and more. Making music has never been more fun.
Create a masterpiece
That idea floating in your head? Now’s your chance to turn it into a fully realized composition. Start with a drum (virtual instrument) track to establish the groove of your song. Or record a vocal, real instrument, or other virtual instrument performance to a Click track to keep the beat. Then repeat. With 16 audio tracks, 16 virtual instrument tracks, and 16 MIDI tracks at your disposal, getting that big sound you’re after is within easy reach.
Fix what's funky
It’s always (always!) better to capture a great, quality performance than to fix it in the mix. That said, you can make less-than-stellar recordings shine. Edit notes to perfection with just a click and drag. Change the tempo and fix timing inconsistencies with ease. Make bum notes sound pitch perfect—without sounding like a chipmunk… or Vin Diesel. You can even alter how loud and soft notes play to give your music more dynamics and emotion.
Polish your sound
Want to make your song truly shine? Pro Tools | First comes with over 20 effects and utility plug-ins to help get you started. Shape sounds, warm up tone, and give tracks greater presence with EQ and Dynamics. Bring atmosphere to your mix with reverb. Stamp out sibilance. And expand your creative possibilities further by visiting the in-app Marketplace, where you’ll find super affordable virtual instruments, guitar stompbox effects, and more.