NAMM 2015 — Avid has announced Pro Tools | First, a free version of the industry-standard DAW that supports AAX native plug-ins, third party Core Audio interfaces, up to 16 tracks of 32-bit 96 kHz audio, 16 instrument/MIDI tracks, and 16 auxiliary tracks.

“With Pro Tools | First, we’ve taken the most powerful, proven, and trusted DAW and streamlined it into a version that’s available to everyone for free, whether they dream of a career in music and are just starting out, or are more experienced and want to give Pro Tools a try. Now users of all levels can start off their musical journey on the right path.” — Chris Gahagan, Senior VP of Products and Technology

Avid Pro Tools | First will be available in the first quarter of 2015 as a free download through Avid is at NAMM in Hall A, booth 6400.