Pro Tools First, Pro & Ultimate - What’s What?
There a 3 Versions of ProTools which you’re able to get your hands on. Only one version is free to use; Pro Tools First. The other two versions, Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate require licenses which can be Purchased from Avid. Unlike many other Digital Audio Workstations, ProTools requires activation through an iLok. iLoks are USB devices which hold the license, without this you’ll not be able to load the software.
There are many pros and cons to using ProTools First which we discuss within the Tutorial, however notably it’s a great platform to get to know Pro Tools and whether it is right for you.
Download Pro Tools First and give it a try. Throughout the course we’ll work with ProTools, however most of the features we cover can be used within the Free version - so get it downloaded & join in!