Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

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KVRian
505 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:08 am

http://apps.avid.com/protoolsfirst/?intcmp=AV-HP-S2

What do you think about it?There is no info too much.Same with Express?What about 3rd Party plugins and any other liminations?

I think it will be like Studio One Artist.We will see...

lfm
KVRAF
4962 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:46 am

First thing I heard in a while that make sense about Avid.

Seems they did a good job on Sibelius First.

Thanks for posting.

trimph1
KVRAF
16990 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:50 am

It is interesting. I do think, though, that Studio One Artist has more audio tracks.
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If a billion people believe a stupid thing it is still a stupid thing

lfm
KVRAF
4962 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:02 am

Store up to three projects in the cloud for free, and then buy more space.
So computer needs to be online in all cases.

Unlimited busses, one wonders if that can be used to freeze tracks and record more or something?

PT Express at least has local storage too, but comes with hardware only.

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KVRian
505 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:31 am

It is interesting. I do think, though, that Studio One Artist has more audio tracks.
Yes,it has more track but no vst support.It's real "beginner" DAW.
Store up to three projects in the cloud for free, and then buy more space.
So computer needs to be online in all cases
:o

Can't use our storage?Only cloud?

And this version has only 16 tracks,right?

lfm
KVRAF
4962 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:47 am


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KVRAF
2871 posts since 26 Oct, 2007 from Kent, UK

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:01 am

I'm not impressed with this at all. No local saving then charging for cloud space? Seems greedy to me. Like paying for character slots in an MMO - 'Pro Tools - the MMO' :lol:

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KVRAF
1534 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:18 am

nope.wav

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Banned
452 posts since 22 Nov, 2014 from Amsterdam

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:22 am

Thanks for this post. I immediately subscribed :)

B.A.Tech.
KVRian
505 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:27 am

Useless :ud:

Podium Free is better.

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Banned
452 posts since 22 Nov, 2014 from Amsterdam

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:46 am

Yep, I read over this: Three; projects stored in the cloud; additional projects may be purchased from the Avid Store in the near future.

swatwork
KVRist
317 posts since 12 Jul, 2006

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:23 am

More info here:
http://www.avidblogs.com/namm-2015-pro- ... t-is-free/

This is the best bit:
Pro Tools | First only saves projects to the cloud in your Avid Master Account and three are included free. You log in to access and work on your projects but you can work offline when not logged in or if there is no internet, on the last project you saved to the Cloud from a local cache within the application. Once you log back in, the changes made get synced up to your cloud projects. Avid will offer additional Pro Tools | First projects to purchase from the Avid Marketplace in the near future. You can also complete a project and export the final stereo mix and then delete that project to give you back the space needed to start a new project.
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KVRist
57 posts since 6 May, 2014

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:43 am

Duplicating the IAP business model of those games in Apple App Store? Honestly I never paid a penny for those games. And seems everybody hates it. But who knows, maybe they did make a fortune by this business model.

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KVRist
480 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:37 am

trimph1 wrote:It is interesting. I do think, though, that Studio One Artist has more audio tracks.
Yes, unlimited. :D
But as someone already said, there is no VST support which is a bit of a bummer.

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KVRist
329 posts since 18 Sep, 2013

Re: Free version of PT "Pro Tools First"

Post Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:40 am

Even Studio One Free has unlimited audio tracks.

And yes, you can store your projects on your hard drive, and yes, an unlimited number of them :lol:

I was looking forward to the free Pro Tools version, but the limitations are ridiculous.
Crippleware at it's best.

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