In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. Before you start this series make sure you have downloaded and installed Pro Tools First and also have an audio interface connected.
In this first video, you learnt how to use templates to get you going quickly. Templates are common in a wide range of applications, including desktop publishing, web site design, and audio recording and production.
Building A Session From Scratch
Preset templates have their limits, they don't always suit what you are trying to do. In the second episode you will learn how to build a new Pro Tools session from scratch as well as understand the background of how Pro Tools works.
Pro Tools First Features
- Record up to 16 audio tracks, either one at a time through your computer’s audio input, or up to four inputs simultaneously using a USB audio interface.
- Choose from a selection of session templates, which provide pre-loaded instrument tracks, and start creating a song in a variety of music genres, including EDM, rock, pop, jazz, and hip-hop.
- Comes with over 20 plug-ins including Xpand!2 music synthesizer, D-Verb & Mod Delay III
- Visit the new in-app Marketplace and discover a world of affordable plug-ins that make creating and enhancing sounds quick and easy—with prices starting at about a cup of frozen coffee.
- Pro Tools | First saves sessions in the cloud, enabling you to work on your music practically anywhere.
- Comes with an introductory amount of free cloud storage, enabling you to save and sync up to three projects at a time, so you can always pick up where you last left off—on any Mac or PC with Pro Tools First installed.
More On Pro Tools First
Avid have chosen to email all their users to advise everyone of the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which resolves an issue where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects. 2019.6 does also bring a couple of new features including making Heat available to more Pro Tools users, and Avid have squashed a number of bugs with 2019.6.
This is bringing a feature that Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users already have to Pro Tools First users. Until now Pro Tools First users could only have a maximum of 3 Pro Tools projects that were stored in the cloud. With this new Unlimited Projects feature, you can now create and save as many projects as you want locally on your computer. Then you can use any 3 of these local projects to sync to the cloud for anytime, anywhere access and collaboration.
If you are creative working in the music production sector then you should at least know how Pro Tools works. Even if you use another DAW, it makes sense to have a working knowledge of Pro Tools and the good news is that you can with Pro Tools First - the free version of Pro Tools from Avid.
In this article, we only look at the selection procedures in Pro Tools. There are many different aspects to be aware of regarding selections. You get the idea that selecting a Clip or any other object in Pro Tools is not as simple as clicking on it. There are many different procedures, variations, and conditions you have to know, not only to avoid mistakes but also to improve (= speed up) your editing workflow.
We get a constant flow of questions about the costs of the different versions and models of Pro Tools as well as the different ways of 'buying' Pro Tools. In this article, we unpack the cost differences between the different types of Pro Tools. We have more detail about the different types of Pro Tools in our FAQ - Pro Tools FAQs - Pro Tools First, Pro Tools Standard Or Pro Tools HD - Which Is The Right One For Me?
M-Audio a brand that was owned by Avid but now is part of the InMusic brand, now include Pro Tools First with all of their M-Track C-Series Audio/MIDI interfaces, as well as their CTRL, Code, Oxygen, Hammer and Keystation USB/MIDI keyboard controllers.
In this tutorial, aimed at both Pro Tools and Pro Tools First users, we will have a closer look at the Nudge feature in Pro Tools. It is as simple as pressing the plus or minus key to move a clip to the right or left. However, it has a ton of variations and hidden features worth exploring and waiting for you to incorporate it into your workflow.
In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. In this final video in the series, you will learn how to use AudioSuite plug-ins to process complete clips, and use Export which is the Pro Tools First equivalent of Bounce To Disk You can choose what output, which file format, sample rate and bit depth to use and don't forget to name the file and where you want to save it to.
In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. In this 5th video in the series, learn how the different editing tools work, how to use Elastic Audio to change the tempo of audio in the session and match the tempo of other audio to the session. Finally see how to use MIDI and audio automation to control a wide range of parameters.
In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. In this 4th video in the series, you will learn how to take the basic song and beef it up using instrument plug-ins, maybe replace some of the basic instrument Xpand2 sounds, or add new sounds by renting or buying them from the Avid Marketplace all from inside Pro Tools First.
In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. In this third video, you will learn how to start creating a song.