Pro Tools First is a free piece of software designed for use with Windows and MacOS systems that allows users to record, mix and master their own music right from their desktop or laptop computer. Unlike the full version of Pro Tools, Pro Tools First is a free program that aims to introduce new users to the possibilities of AVID’s lineup of recording software, including Pro Tools HD. With simple and effective tools and an easy-to-use interface, it’s the perfect software for beginners
The first step in music recording
Like its name suggest, Pro Tools First is the first stop on your Pro Tools or music recording journey. Developed to compete with other free recording software on the market, such as Apple’s Garageband that comes with every Mac, 'First' is an introductory program that still provides a lot of functionality. Though it’s limited compared to it’s paid counterparts, it’s more than enough to record and mix your own tracks with ease and helps users learn how Pro Tools works before upgrading.
Jump right in
For users who haven’t used professional recording software before, Pro Tools First makes it easy to start right away, even if you don’t have an instrument. Users can select from a variety of session templates or start from scratch, using MIDI instruments or their own. Loop your sounds or find loops from the vast library of sounds. With over 20 effects and utility plug-ins, you can also shape your sound and create the perfect atmosphere for your music.