You’ll almost certainly be familiar with the Pro Tools name, but until relatively recently, it was associated exclusively with high-end recording setups. Not so any more though: Pro Tools-based systems are now available at multiple price points, and one of the very cheapest is the recently launched Avid Recording Studio
This is designed to cover all the bases for a beginner, providing a piece of hardware (the M-Audio Fast Track audio interface) that lets you plug in an instrument and a microphone, and a piece of recording software (Pro Tools SE) that’s simple and straightforward and has enough in the way of software instruments and effects to satisfy your creative appetite.
The question, though, is whether the Avid Recording Studio is as simple and effective as Avid makes out? Is this really a usable Pro Tools system that you can buy for just under £100, or have too many corners been cut to make it worth considering?