The three affordable bundles, Pro Tools Vocal Studio, Pro Tools Recording Studio and Pro Tools KeyStudio, aim at creative hobbyists with an interest in musical composition, editing, and production as well as consumers who are looking to create and share music, podcasts, narrations and other forms of audio with their peers.
Pro Tools M-Poweredâ„¢ Essential software is based on Pro Tools software, the industry standard used by professionals to create, edit and produce much of the world's most popular music. Pro Tools M-Powered Essential enables users to progress from casual playing or singing to full-fledged music production â€“ with styles ranging from hip-hop and funk to pop, jazz, rock and blues. The software also includes a library of virtual instrument soundsâ€“ the perfect starting point for anyone to begin making their own music, even for someone with little to no musical experience.
Rob Ruccia, chief engineer of Uptown Recording Chicago, a beta tester of the new software, said: "Pro Tools Essential is the best way for entry-level Pro Tools users to begin their path to larger and more feature-packed versions of the software."
Munish Bhatnagar, after a positive experience testing the software beta, added: "The simplicity of Pro Tools Essential makes it perfect for beginners, and a great introduction to the world of Pro Tools. I was amazed by how much I could do with only the basic necessities."
Pro Tools M-Powered Essential music software is bundled with top-quality, yet simple-to-use M-AudioÂ® interfaces, in the following three configurations:
Pricing and Availability:
Compatible with both Mac and PC, the Pro Tools Vocal Studio, Pro Tools Recording Studio and Pro Tools KeyStudio bundles will be available beginning in mid-September at major e-tailers and retailers. Each Pro Tools Essential bundle is available at an MSRP of Â£79.