Being able to record at home has revolutionized what it is to be part of today’s music scene. With the ability to create a track from start to finish and share it digitally, it’s possible for virtually anyone to have their songs heard by millions. Avid is at the forefront of this new found ability to spread music far and wide, with recording software for professionals and amateurs alike.
Avid began making its mark in the late 80s with their non-linear editing software for broadcasting. They made it possible to edit without permanently cutting anything out. Recording artist’s loved this and as such, this became the foundation for all types of digital editing.
Pro Tools was first introduced in the early 90s and has become Avid’s flagship product. This software allows you to easily record, edit and master your work without leaving your desk. Avid offers combo packs like the Mbox 3 and Pro Tools Express or the Pro Tools LE Mbox Mini that come with the software as well as an audio interface with monitor outputs for greater control over your mixes. You can play your various tracks through the Mbox and decide what you want your software to record and then edit away.
While many products come with Pro Tools included, Avid also has a few different extras that complement their famous software. The KeyStudio Keyboard and the HD Omni All-in-one Interface are two items that can enhance your Pro Tools experience. The keyboard allows you to easily add effects to your tracks by directly plugging into your computer, while the Omni Interface is a high-quality preamp that gives you total control of the output of your instrument track. Simply, Avid’s extras give you a greater ability to create more diverse recordings with their additional components.
A professional sounding recording can be pricey when you take yourself to a larger studio. Avid brings the capabilities of a studio to your computer desk so you can create high-quality digital recordings all your own. Once you learn the system, the possibilities are endless.