Admittedly, if you already have a version of Pro Tools, whether pirated or not, this post isn’t for you. However, if you’ve been in the hunt for a lick that would land you the elusive software by Avid, then here’s your chance. There is now a lite version available for free…in the near future, that will be named: Pro Tools First. We’re calling it lite because it is still rather limited in features, as it’s geared towards the novice user. However, for software that usually starts in the $300 range, this might not be a bad option to help develop your skills. Avid is also touting it as

“…simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated for experienced musicians, enabling you to quickly compose, record, edit, and mix music. Entry to the industry’s most trusted audio workstation has never been easier…”

Below are spec comparisons between all the available versions of pro tools, and below that is a glimpse of the product itself. The product should be releasing in a few months, but until then, you can sign up to be first in line when it arrives.

pro tools comparison


 Via FastCompany