By PSW Staff • February 10, 2016 Avid announces the launch of Music in Motion with Pro Tools | First, a contest that gives aspiring artists an opportunity to get real-world feedback and session time with a top music industry producer. The contest enables aspiring artists to create professional-sounding tracks using the same tools that the world’s top music professionals use. To enter, contestants need to download Pro Tools | First, the free version of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation, record their demo and submit it online between February 8 and March 31, 2016. (Restrictions: US only and must be 18 or over.) Contestants choose which music producer they’d like to work with if they win — Jason Evigan (Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Madonna) or Jesse “Corparal” Wilson (Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa). The producers will each choose a winner, who will fly to Los Angeles to meet with their chosen producer at their studio for feedback and session time. The winners will also receive a complete studio setup, featuring Pro Tools, Pro Tools | Quartet, Eleven MK II, and Classic Compressors Bundle. Two runners up will win a Pro Tools perpetual license. “We created Pro Tools | First to give individuals trying to break out into the industry the same music creation capabilities used by top artists and recording studios worldwide,” said Avid Chairman, president and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. “With this contest we’re giving aspiring artists the opportunity to work with the best of the best and potentially make their music dreams come to fruition using the free version of the industry-standard audio workstation.” Pro Tools | First is simple enough for beginners and sophisticated enough for the experienced musician. Artists can quickly turn ideas into professional-sounding songs by recording, using software instruments, and applying audio effects. To expand their creative toolset further, the integrated Avid App Store provides a world of affordable AAX plugins and “First” bundles in the Avid Marketplace that make creating, shaping, and enhancing sounds quick and easy. Pro Tools | First also accommodates the mobile lifestyle of artists and aspiring pros, allowing users to save and manage sessions securely in the cloud when logged into an Avid account from any Mac or PC with Pro Tools | First installed. For more information and to enter, click the link below. Avid Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Announcements Avid DAW Digital Engineer Pro Tools Recording Software Studio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.