Get Rolling with Pro Tools | First at the 2016 NAMM Show

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The NAMM Show represents the entire world of music and audio makers, from the highest echelons of professional performers, composers, and producers to the people who help the most novice beginners get started on what might be a lifelong passion for music. If you’re visiting the NAMM Show and looking for the very best solutions for people who want to get into creating music, one of your first stops should be the Avid booth for a demo of Pro Tools | First.

Pro Tools | First is exactly what the name implies: a first step into the world of modern music production. It’s a free software app for Mac or PC from the people who make Pro Tools… the industry-standard audio production platform. Pro Tools | First is designed to allow anyone — even people who are inexperienced in music — to get up and running quickly, and to start creating their own sounds. And yet, even as a free software app, Pro Tools | First offers sophisticated tools that expert musicians will appreciate. Above all, it’s the perfect way to get into the world’s most popular music production platform, so when it’s time to upgrade to a deeper set of features and functions, you’ll feel right at home when you step up to the power and versatility of industry-standard Pro Tools software.

Using Pro Tools | First is easy. Just connect your mic, keyboard, guitar, or other instrument to your computer—either directly or using a USB audio interface or cable adapter. You start by choosing from a selection of session templates, which provide preloaded instrument tracks, and then create songs in a variety of music genres, including EDM, rock, pop, jazz, and hip-hop. You can record up to 16 audio tracks, and use loop recording to capture multiple takes of a performance. It includes virtual instruments so even without turning to outside sources, you can play beats and loops, guitars, bass, and so much more. Pro Tools | First also has all kinds of ways to edit your music, from pitch to timing, to effects processors and beyond.

At NAMM 2016, our experts will be on hand to answer your questions about Pro Tools | First, as well as upcoming new features. These include support for Avid Cloud Collaboration, which will allow you to connect and collaborate with other musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers—anywhere in the world—as if you’re all working together in the same studio. You can access the in-app Marketplace and discover a world of super affordable plug-ins that make creating and enhancing sounds quick and easy. You can even use Pro Tools | First to save your projects securely in the cloud, enabling you to work on your music practically anywhere.

Whether you’re looking for the right music production solution for a brand new beginner, finding a super affordable way to get into the power of Pro Tools for an experienced musician, or searching for the right software to recommend to music and audio students at all levels, make sure to get a demo of Pro Tools | First at NAMM. It might be the best thing you experience at the show!

Learn more about Pro Tools | First and download your copy now.

Avid at the 2016 NAMM Show

Join us in Anaheim, CA, for the 2016 NAMM Show from January 21 to 24.

Discover how ‘Music in Motion’ makes the world move with Avid Everywhere at Booth 6400, Hall A.

Marketing Manager for Avid Pro Tools, AAX, Education and music notation. In my past life, I have worked for the BBC, Virgin Townhouse Studios, SSL and Euphonix.