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Avid Pro Tools Software and Virtual Instruments Now Bundled with M-Audio Interfaces and Controllers
M Audio has partnered with AVID to offer ProTools | First DAW software as a standard inclusion with a range of its audio interfaces and USB/MIDI controllers. Also included is the Eleven Lite plugin - offering guitarists and bassists over 20 high-quality amp and effect models - and an additional bundle of virtual instruments and effects.
This gives users a complete platform, straight out-of-the-box, to get creating music with access to the same tools that the professionals use, representing a fantastic-value entry point into music production. See below for the products that this bundle is included with.
The offer is applicable to the following range of products, including audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, hammer action keyboards, and keyboard/touch pad controllers.
A range of 24-bit/192kHz USB-C high speed interfaces with 'Crystal' mic pre-amps and exceptional audio performance.
Multiple keyboard, touch pad, and sliders giving you complete MIDI control over all aspects of your DAW and virtual instruments setup. This controller includes a built-in screen for clear visual feedback.
M-Audio Code Controller Keyboards
Semi-weighted keyboard controllers with the best of MIDI keyboards and drum pad/slider controllers. Colour coordinated pads, buttons and a range of sliders, X/Y pad for complete control over your DAW.
M-Audio Oxygen Keyboards
A simple to use but powerful range of controllers with keyboards, drum pads, and control dials.
- M-Audio OXYGEN V4 25 Key Controller
- M-Audio Oxygen 49 V4 USB Controller
- M-Audio Oxygen 61 V4 USB Controller
A premium grade hammer-action piano keyboard controller with a sleek aesthetic enabling an expressive performance.
M-Audio Keystation USB Controller
Great-value keyboard controllers, now with bundled software giving you unrivalled price/performance ratio. An incredibly cost-effective entry point into music creation.
- M-Audio Keystation 49 II USB Controller
- M-Audio Keystation 61 II USB Controller
- M-Audio Keystation 88 II USB Controller
These packages give users a great-value complete bundle to get started in music production, with professional quality interfaces, controllers and software.
Pro Tools | First and Eleven Lite
Avid's Pro Tools has become a hugely popular and powerful DAW favoured by musicians and studios world-wide. The latest version, Pro Tools 12 redefines professional music and audio production with 64 bit performance, improved workflow and all new audio engines.
Pro Tools | First aims to let you "Create, record, mix, and share music using the same tools that award-winning audio professionals use" - AVID
This software offers a non-intimidating access point to professional music production that will be ideal for developing producers, musicians, engineers, and even professionals. The program includes core functionality enabling users to record and edit audio, add loops and MIDI tracks, use virtual instruments from over 20 effects and utility plug-ins, and collaborate with other users.
The effects and utilities cover EQ and dynamics, with compressors, expanders, gate, de-esser and more. The effects include reverbs, delays, reverse, normalize, gain, and much more. The program also includes a clever Track Freeze function to bounce-down all plugins and effects to free up processing power.
All products include Xpand2 ; a powerful virtual instrument/workstation that gives you access to hundreds of sounds from drums and guitar to strings, brass, loops, FX and more.
Eleven Lite is a guitar plugin that gives you 20 high quality models of amps and effects, letting you get a great guitar/bass tone directly inside your DAW. Eleven gives you instant access to an amazing collection of sought-after sounds based on classic amplifiers and cabinets, without having to worry about mic'ing up amplifiers in perfect audio environments.
By Matt Wilkinson
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