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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pro Tools 9 Academic Now Shipping

 Inline ImageIt has been a long wait, but Avid finally started shipping the Academic Versions of Pro Tools 9, Pro Tools 9 Upgrade from LE and the Pro Tools 9 Upgrade from M-Powered.  We have lots of stock and will start shipping new orders now that all of the pre-orders have shipped.

The academic and regular version of Pro Tools 9 are identical.  If you are a student, teacher or an academic institution, then you get all of the power of Pro Tools 9, but at a significant savings.  Plus, Avid has promised that you will receive free upgrades to Pro Tools for 4 years when you purchase the academic version!  (This only applies to academic versions.)

We are often asked what the difference is between Pro Tools 9 Academic and the regular version of Pro Tools 9.  The answer - there is no difference!  As long as you can provide proof of your academic status, you can purchase Pro Tools 9 at the student, teacher or institutional price.  You get four years of free upgrades, plus when your four years run out, there is nothing that prevents you from purchasing additional upgrades in the future.  In other words, the academic version of Pro Tools 9 can be upgraded for free for four years and then can be upgraded after that as well.

There are no limitations on the software, and you can use it as you wish, with any ASIO or Audio Units compatible audio interface.  Our music technology specialists will be happy to help recommend an audio interface for your needs - and we also offer academic pricing on many of our audio interfaces.

So how does it work?  After placing your order on-line or by phone we will ask you to fax (1-800-868-7009) or reply to your confirmation e-mail with your proof of academic status to allow us to validate your order. Please include your order number in your fax or e-mail. You may send us a copy of your teacher or student ID, pay stub, statement of fees, or a letter on institutional letterhead indicating your status as a teacher or student.  We also accept Purchase Orders for Pro Tools 9 Academic.

As always, we do our best to provide the lowest possible price while still offering the excellent service and support that we are known for.  If you find a lower price on Pro Tools 9 Academic, please let us know!

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