Avid Pro Tools | First

The version of Avid Pro Tools Express previously offered with select Akai and M-Audio products is no longer available from Avid. Avid now offers a free version, Pro Tools | First, which has replaced Pro Tools Express. We think you'll enjoy the improved OS support, and expanded options in Avid's Pro Tools | First.

Compared to Pro Tools Express, Pro Tools | First offers:

  • Windows 8 support
  • Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite support
  • More tracks
  • Offline (faster) bouncing
  • Support for a wider variety of peripheral hardware and audio interfaces
  • Over 20 plug-ins with more than 2,500 virtual instrument presets including piano, organ, pads, synths, drums, percussion, brass, woodwind etc in Xpand!2
  • No iLok USB key required

Pro Tools | First is available at no-charge, and is a great option for use with your Akai Professional and M-Audio hardware.

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