Here's the Avid press release...
Avid today announced its Pro Tools® SE bundles, a new set of tools that empowers aspiring musicians to achieve their creative vision. For emerging artists and consumers with an interest in musical composition, editing and production, the new Avid Recording Studio, Avid KeyStudio and Avid Vocal Studio systems provide everything needed to easily create and record music at home, including new Pro Tools SE software and proven M-Audio hardware.
The new Pro Tools SE bundles serve as an introduction into the world of Pro Tools software for consumers with an interest in music creation by offering the same user interface found in Avid's professional Pro Tools product line. Compatible with both PC and Mac, Pro Tools SE software offers customers groundbreaking music creation capabilities that leverage technology from professional-level Pro Tools products--at a fraction of the price, with a very intuitive user interface. The Pro Tools SE bundles, which offer dedicated solutions for guitarists, keyboard players and vocalists, consist of:
With Pro Tools SE software, users can:
- Avid KeyStudio--Makes it easy for keyboard players to turn their inspiration into a professional-quality recording with a 49-note, velocity-sensitive M-Audio KeyStudio keyboard and Pro Tools SE music creation software.
- Avid Recording Studio--Allows customers to capture guitars, instruments and vocals in better than CD quality at 24-bit/48 kHz with Pro Tools SE music creation software and an M-Audio Fast Track® audio interface.
- Avid Vocal Studio--Enables customers to record vocals for use in songs, soundtracks, podcasts or voice-overs with Pro Tools SE music creation software and the M-Audio Producer USB microphone.
- Mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks) and use the included pro-quality effects--reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects--to create richly detailed and polished recordings.
- Use more than 100 different virtual instruments and more than 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas.
- View integrated, intuitive tutorials that make it easy to learn how to compose, record, edit and mix on the Pro Tools SE platform.
- Record two instruments at once, and take advantage of built-in composing features including MIDI sequencing and score editing, which provide professional-grade creative solutions to users of every ability level.
Pricing and Availability:
Pro Tools SE bundles are available at major retail stores in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Prices begin at £84.95 / €99.95 for Avid Vocal Studio, £101.95 / €119.95 for Avid Recording Studio and £110.95 / €129.95 for Avid KeyStudio.