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Meet the new Pro Tools | First

Want to make great sounding music? Start off right with this free recording software. Get many of the same tools used by your favorite artists and recording studios. And now you can collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. Making music has never been so easy—or fun.

Pro Tools has an option for everyone

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Create music with up to 16 audio tracks with the free Pro Tools | First.

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Create music and audio with up to 128 audio tracks with Pro Tools.

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Create surround mixes with up to 256 audio tracks with Pro Tools | Ultimate.

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Make music with Pro Tools | First

Start with the software that can take your music the furthest. Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated for experienced musicians. Now you can create, collaborate, and be heard with the industry-standard audio workstation. Faster and easier than ever.

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Turn ideas into music

With Pro Tools | First, you can quickly turn the ideas in your head into professional-sounding songs, be heard, and stand out from the crowd. Go from creation to final mix with intuitive recording and music creation tools, including hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500 MB of loops, and great-sounding effects.

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Get the same tools the pros use

Pro Tools | First isn’t a stripped-down application. It’s based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day. All built on the rock-solid, great-sounding Pro Tools audio engine. Best of all—it’s free!

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Collaborate with others

With Avid Cloud Collaboration now in Pro Tools | First, you can collaborate with Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate users online. And when you're ready to start your own collaboration project, upgrade to a cloud plan for less than $5 USD to invite others to work with you. The world is your studio.

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Take your music further

Over 70% of all commercial music is produced using Pro Tools. Pro Tools | First opens the door to a career in professional music production. Start learning the essential workflows required to succeed in the industry—for free. Once you know Pro Tools | First, it’s easy to move up to Pro Tools.

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Foo Fighters Write a Love Letter to American Music

[Pro Tools] smooths up my mixing process a lot when I have a good grip on what the editor has in mind... [it's] amazingly robust... [and] steady as a rock.

JEFF FULLER, SOUND MIXER, FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS

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Elijah Ray: Bringing Light to the World with Pro Tools

In music, like in dance, and art, and any art form, we’re perfecting something we can reproduce time and time again, or we can close our eyes and let it come from the inside. In a perfect world we’d be a great blend of both.

ELIJAH RAY, GUITARIST, SINGINGER, SONGWRITER, VIBE CREATOR

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From Orchestral to Urban, Pro Tools Delivers for Brian Tyler

People ask me what my main instrument is, and at first I think of piano or guitar, but really, for the past twelve years, Pro Tools has been my main axe.

BRIAN TYLER, MUSICIAN/COMPOSER (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, FURIOUS 7, THOR: THE DARK WORLD)

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