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Protools 12 + Protools First "Free"

Discussion in 'Backline' started by LeSedna, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    Hello

    Just read about protools 12 being released for 30+ dollars a month (with still the possibility to buy cash) and...

    Protools First which will be free and sounds more or less like a GarageBand-like !

    http://apps.avid.com/ProToolsFirst/
     
  2. nezvers

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    For me Pro Tools First looks like previous LE versions revised. Added in-app purchases for plugins.
    I don't like Pro Tools workflow and stuff. Only thing that I want from Pro Tools is Sansamp PSA1 sim, which seems will be in Pro Tools First (possible as in-app purchase tho).
     
  3. TonyS.

    TonyS. www.SoundCollab.com | www.risingstorm-music.com

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    I am looking forward the Cloud Collaboration. Working in the same session with another guy at the same time would be hughe for me.
     
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    Reason why I'm intereste in Bitwig Studio (you can collab through internet and at the same time on same project), apart that it's working on all 3 major operating systems (Win, linux, Mac).
     
  5. Winston Wolf

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    It's not the "first". There was pro tools free version back in 90's which worked on windows 98 only.
     
  6. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    Dropbox ? Or are they talking about something "live" ? Because that's pretty much what I am doing right now with a friend. We have a shared folder over dropbox, with the session files dropped there. Works perfectly
     
  7. TonyS.

    TonyS. www.SoundCollab.com | www.risingstorm-music.com

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    Now I mean live. You have a Video-chat running in PT and you can track the inputs of your partner while both are seeing the same session.
     
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    For live collaboration check out Ohm Studio: http://www.ohmstudio.com/
    I think these guys were the first to offer such a feature on the market and this was like a couple years ago.
     
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    Definitely sounds interesting! I was looking into starting to work in Pro Tools, but couldn't get myself around financially at the time.
     
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    Cubase has this feature since Cubase 6 (or 7?)... mindblowing apple-like advertisement. http://www.steinberg.net/fi/products/vst/vst_connect/start.html
    There is no need for a cloud based tool if you only need one host and several clients (live) or a little dropbox.

    Bought Pro Tools some months ago and i am really unhappy with it. Now i really appreciate working on a new Cubase session.
    Won't upgrade my Pro Tools 11, but PT free will be on my laptop.
     
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    yup, I remember that
     
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    They're really bringing out the handcuffs this year for PT users. If you don't pay for subscription services this year, you can *never* upgrade your existing software, meaning you'd pay full price next year if you decide to hold off on upgrading. Support for 11 ends at the end of this year.

    From the FAQ:

     
  13. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    Here are the limitations :

    - can't import/export sessions, only files
    - can't export MP3
    - can't use plugins other than avid store purchased

    At least vanilla.
     

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