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Avid Learning Academy Program Upgrades To Pro Tools Artist

K-12 education program puts Pro Tools subscription into the hands of aspiring music creators and producers for free.
Pro Tools | First and Media Composer | First are free to download and use, making the program the most affordable way to introduce students to the tools and workflows used across the music, film, TV, and entertainment industries.

Avid announced that its Avid Learning Academy program has transitioned to Pro Tools Artist, providing every student enrolled in the program free access to the new Pro Tools Artist software.

“With Pro Tools Artist in hand, educators can have total confidence their students will be gaining the skills and experiences that prepare them to fully explore their creativity and career interests,” says Francois Quereuil, vice president, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid. “While Avid Learning Academy now provides a fun and exciting palette with thousands of inspiring sounds and loops, hundreds of plug-ins and even new virtual instruments, aspiring musicians will be excited to know they can create in any genre with the same tools that today’s most popular artists and producers use.”

The Avid Learning Academy program offers high schools a curriculum to teach music and media production skills that’s aligned to the U.S National Core Arts Standards and common CTE pathways in Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME). Students enrolled in these programs can get a head start on college or their career by learning on the music, TV and film industries’ creative tools and earning pathway certifications with Avid’s professional credentials.  

For music and audio engineering, the Avid Learning Academy program previously included Pro Tools First, a feature-limited version of the platform. With the release of Pro Tools Artist, the company states that it is deepening its commitment to empowering the next generation of creators with access to a more powerful set of music creation tools.

Pro Tools Artist is new subscription offering that’s specifically designed next-gen music creators and includes the needed tools to make beats, write, record, and mix studio-quality music. It provides hundreds of instrument sounds and loops and more than 100 included plugins as well as MIDI tools and editing and mixing workflows. Overview

— Make music with up to 32 audio tracks and 32 instrument tracks
— Record up to 16 audio sources simultaneously
— Provides more than 100 virtual instruments and plugins, including the new Pro Tools | GrooveCell and Pro Tools | SynthCell virtual instruments
— Support for any Core Audio, ASIO, or WASAPI-compatible interface

Avid is working with its publishing partner Rowman & Littlefield to update all curriculum and program materials for the 2022-2023 academic year and with ThinkEDU to roll the program out nationwide.  

“This is an exciting update for students who not only benefit from government funding to implement the program, but also now with Pro Tools Artist can create and take their resulting projects to any other Pro Tools system for further editing and finishing,” says Michael Fischler, CEO of ThinkEDU. “The fact that it is free is providing significant value to the Avid Learning Academy program, which positions students for a career in the creative arts on a platform that is ubiquitous in the industry when it comes to live music, studio recording, and post production.”

Go here to find out more about the Avid Learning Academy program.


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