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Industry-standard Pro Tools | First digital audio workstation and Eleven Lite plugin gives artists unprecedented creative options with the most realistic virtual instruments/effects anywhere.

Cumberland, RI, USA (February 5, 2018)— M-Audio (, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced that they are partnering with Avid to offer the world-renowned DAW Pro Tools | First and software bundle of virtual instruments compatibility with their line of CTRL, Code, Oxygen, Hammer, Axiom AIR mini and Keystation USB/MIDI keyboard controllers, and M-Track Series of audio interfaces. In addition, the Eleven Lite plugin, with over 20 high-quality guitar amp, and effect models is now standard on the M-Audio C-Series line of audio interfaces. Together, they give artists and producers a nearly unlimited range of creative and versatile options with the most recognized DAW, and incredibly realistic virtual instruments and effects.

M-Audio has paired their unequalled studio hardware with an amazing DAW, crafting a software bundle that fits the needs of a diverse range of musicians, producers, engineers, and content creators. Since everyone’s production styles are different and unique, M-Audio has carefully picked unique bundles for all of their hardware that includes Pro Tools | First and packaged it with some of the most powerful virtual instruments, and effects. Users will get all the sounds they’re looking for, all in one spot.

For their M-Track C-Series line of audio interfaces, M-Audio has also added the Eleven Lite plugin, with over 20 high-quality guitar amp, and effect models, Xpand!2 a multi-timbral workstation, Mini-Grand, a premium recreation of a Grand piano, and Strike, an expressive drum instrument and arranger.

They’ve also added Pro Tools | First compatibility to a range of virtual instruments for their line of keyboard controllers, with Velvet, a VI that combines some of the most sought-after electric pianos from the 60s and 70s into one instrument. Also included is compatibility with Hybrid 3, a virtual synth that enables users to manipulate virtual analog sounds with ease, Loom, an additive synth for creating lush sounds and textures, and also with Vacuum Pro, a polyphonic analog synth with a vacuum tube modeling circuit. Combined with Pro Tools | First, this software lineup is unbeatable.

“We’re very excited to add Pro Tools | First to all of our M-Audio hardware,” said Chris Parlon, Project Manager for M-Audio. He added, “At M-Audio, we strive to make professional recording simple, and I’m sure our customers will be excited by this addition.”

The new software is available with M-Audio equipment as of February 2018. Existing M-Audio hardware users can add the new software to their equipment by visiting


About M-Audio

M-Audio ( began as Midiman, a driving force in the desktop recording revolution that followed the introduction of MIDI in the 1980s. Today, M-Audio has evolved into one of the most revered names in computer interface and studio integration solutions, keyboard and controller products, and all manner of essential musical hardware from microphones to studio monitors. M-Audio is a proud member of the inMusic family (