Pro-Tools Free is out. At least it is for moi...

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KVRAF
16978 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:50 pm

Downloaded ProTools Free this morning. After throwing everything AAX into it...finding it quite stable.

It appears that the emails announcing your copy is getting quicker as well. 8) :hihi:
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KVRAF
2032 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:51 pm

Ok, so where did you get it...and how?

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KVRAF
29231 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:56 pm

Wondering too. By clicking on the "Get on the list" button? http://apps.avid.com/ProToolsFirst/ Hey, i want it now! :P

Looks like they want to make you feel as exclusive as possible:
Pro Tools | First is here, a completely free version of the industry-standard audio production powerhouse. Due to high demand, we’ll be making downloads available to those on the sign-up list over the coming weeks. Sign up now and we’ll notify you when your download is ready.
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KVRAF
2125 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:05 pm

trimph1 wrote:Downloaded ProTools Free this morning. After throwing everything AAX into it...finding it quite stable.

It appears that the emails announcing your copy is getting quicker as well. 8) :hihi:
Are you able to load third party AAX plugins into this? What about Avid AAX plugins that don't come bundled with Free?

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Beware the Quoth
29900 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:11 pm

I'd be really interested in knowing how their avowed 'cloud' project storage works out; never seen anything that wasnt from Avid about it. Is there any local storage/archiving of projects, or are you stuck with deleting stuff once you go past the 3 'free' projects worth of storage?
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KVRAF
29231 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:14 pm

I guess so. In the version comparison it says 3 cloud projects, no word about local storing like on the other versions.

http://www.avid.com/US/products/pro-too ... ison-table
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16978 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:29 pm

bharris22 wrote:
trimph1 wrote:Downloaded ProTools Free this morning. After throwing everything AAX into it...finding it quite stable.

It appears that the emails announcing your copy is getting quicker as well. 8) :hihi:
Are you able to load third party AAX plugins into this? What about Avid AAX plugins that don't come bundled with Free?
Seems to support any AAX plugin, third party or Avid's own
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16978 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:31 pm

whyterabbyt wrote:I'd be really interested in knowing how their avowed 'cloud' project storage works out; never seen anything that wasnt from Avid about it. Is there any local storage/archiving of projects, or are you stuck with deleting stuff once you go past the 3 'free' projects worth of storage?
I get the impression it is only 3 projects.

Although I tend towards not using cloud storage right now.
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KVRAF
2125 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:34 pm

trimph1 wrote:
bharris22 wrote:
trimph1 wrote:Downloaded ProTools Free this morning. After throwing everything AAX into it...finding it quite stable.

It appears that the emails announcing your copy is getting quicker as well. 8) :hihi:
Are you able to load third party AAX plugins into this? What about Avid AAX plugins that don't come bundled with Free?
Seems to support any AAX plugin, third party or Avid's own
That would be huge for me - I was under the impression from their website that the only non-bundled AAX plugs it would support would be ones you purchased "in app" at the Avid store . . . .

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16978 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:35 pm

planetearth wrote:Ok, so where did you get it...and how?

Steve
You clicking the get on the list button. You will get an email from them about your download is ready. It took me awhile to get it though.
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16978 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:37 pm

bharris22 wrote:
trimph1 wrote:
bharris22 wrote:
trimph1 wrote:Downloaded ProTools Free this morning. After throwing everything AAX into it...finding it quite stable.

It appears that the emails announcing your copy is getting quicker as well. 8) :hihi:
Are you able to load third party AAX plugins into this? What about Avid AAX plugins that don't come bundled with Free?
Seems to support any AAX plugin, third party or Avid's own
That would be huge for me - I was under the impression from their website that the only non-bundled AAX plugs it would support would be ones you purchased "in app" at the Avid store . . . .
Ummmm...got to check that out...I did get some out of the in-app store. I may have misread something... :help:
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KVRAF
29231 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:16 pm

trimph1 wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:I'd be really interested in knowing how their avowed 'cloud' project storage works out; never seen anything that wasnt from Avid about it. Is there any local storage/archiving of projects, or are you stuck with deleting stuff once you go past the 3 'free' projects worth of storage?
I get the impression it is only 3 projects.

Although I tend towards not using cloud storage right now.
Just saw this on their FAQ:
Q. Pro Tools | First includes three Cloud Projects, what does this mean?
A. Unlike Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD software where an unlimited number of sessions can be stored locally on your computer’s hard disk, projects for Pro Tools | First are stored in the cloud on Avid Servers, accessed through your Avid Master Account from anywhere. Avid provides up to three free projects (songs) with Pro Tools | First.
Not sure why they want to force cloud storage. :?
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KVRAF
2032 posts since 10 Jul, 2006 from Tampa

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:20 pm

chk071 wrote:
trimph1 wrote:
whyterabbyt wrote:I'd be really interested in knowing how their avowed 'cloud' project storage works out; never seen anything that wasnt from Avid about it. Is there any local storage/archiving of projects, or are you stuck with deleting stuff once you go past the 3 'free' projects worth of storage?
I get the impression it is only 3 projects.

Although I tend towards not using cloud storage right now.
Just saw this on their FAQ:
Q. Pro Tools | First includes three Cloud Projects, what does this mean?
A. Unlike Pro Tools and Pro Tools | HD software where an unlimited number of sessions can be stored locally on your computer’s hard disk, projects for Pro Tools | First are stored in the cloud on Avid Servers, accessed through your Avid Master Account from anywhere. Avid provides up to three free projects (songs) with Pro Tools | First.
Not sure why they want to force cloud storage. :?
"Cloud storage" seems incompatible with audio production. Uploading and downloading huge files as part of your project will give you little time to get anything done.

And if all you get is three projects--total--for this free version, they should just call it a "demo".

Steve
Here's some of my stuff: https://soundcloud.com/shadowsoflife. If you hear something you like, I'm looking for collaborators.

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KVRAF
32657 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:22 pm

chk071 wrote:I guess so. In the version comparison it says 3 cloud projects, no word about local storing like on the other versions.

http://www.avid.com/US/products/pro-too ... ison-table
I think that means there aren't any other options.

Can a Pro Tools project contain more than one saved edit (like in Tracktion)?

KVRian
588 posts since 26 Mar, 2014 from Denver, Co

Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:03 pm

well i want to know why they aren't giving pro tools and pro tools hd users cloud yet when the free version is forced to use it... avid.. make some sense of your strategies lol.
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