Windows Audio Editors

The free version of Pro Tools for musical beginners


For beginners

Great usability

Pro editing tools


Lots of limitations vs the premium version

You can only store up to 3 projects

If you’re passionate about all things music production but are on a limited budget, Pro Tools is the first option you should be turning to. This great program by Avid is designed specifically for musical beginners looking to venture into the world of music recording and editing. It provides a complete work studio that requires no extras to use it whatsoever.

What does it include?

Among its many great features, you’ll find ‘Cloud Collaboration’, allowing you to quickly share your projects with friends, artists, and collaborators for idea sharing in one place. With Pro Tools, you can forget having to lug your laptop or USB drive around with you. All of your projects are securely saved in the cloud, enabling you to work on your music practically anywhere.

Recording is quick and easier that you might think, and don’t worry if you forgot the backing band - with the Xpand!2 music synthesizer, you’ll have an incredible range of instruments at your fingertip, from acoustic pianos, and strings, brass, to guitars and drums. Tweak your tracks to perfection with a huge array of tools to help you enhance and clean up your sound.

Where to start

If you want to record yourself singing, simply connect your microphone to the computer and choose a template session to kick off your project with a pop, rock, electronic, jazz, or even hip-hop feel. You can record up to 16 tracks and connect up to 4 inputs (if you’re in a group, for example).

How to get listeners

Once you register for Pro Tools First, you’ll gain access to the Avid artists community to connect with other artists like you and other folks in the music business.


Pro Tools First is the beginners version of Pro Tools, the app that helps you create professional, great sounding music.


It’s free
Save up to 3 projects
16 simultaneous audio tracks
4 audio inputs at once
16 instruments
Cloud collaboration

Pro Tools First