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A Guide to Student Discounts on Avid Pro Tools

To purchase Avid Pro Tools with academic discounts verification of student, teacher or institutional status is handled by Identit-e. After the verification process, your license will be issued.

Avid pricing seem to be consistent from most resellers and stores that sell them and there are a great many places to find Pro Tools. Not only are they at eBay for a little more and Amazon, the software is at a variety of academic, music, and software stores and at the Avid website. There are also retailers for the software in Australia, Germany and England.

The range of Avid Pro Tools 11 include:

  • For Higher Ed Students Only for Windows or Mac Activation card for $299
  • Student Upgrade from Pro Tools 9 to 11 for $99
  • Student Crossgrade from Pro Tools LE for $99
  • Student Crossgrade from Pro Tools M-Powered for $99
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 – For Faculty or Teachers for $299
  • Teachers Upgrade from Pro Tools 10 to 11 for $99
  • Teachers Upgrade from Pro Tools 9 to 11 for $99
  • Teacher Crossgrade from Pro Tools M-Powered for $99
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 – For Educational Institutions Activation Card with iLok for $299
  • Educational Institution Upgrade from Pro Tools 10 to Pro Tools 11 for $99
  • Educational Institution Upgrade from Pro Tools 9 to Pro Tools 11 for $99
  • Educational Institution Crossgrade from Pro Tools LE for $99
  • Pro Tools Upgrade and Support Plan for Pro Tools for $99

This list was composed from a more comprehensive listing at Studica.

Avid’s Pro Tools 11 academic discounts are for students, teachers and schools to take advantage of. Pro Tool 11 is a professional music creation and audio recording software program used by top professionals around the world. Avid claims its Pro Tools have redefined film, music and the television industries. It provides everything you need to compose, edit, record and mix audio. Pro Tools 11 Student Edition is the most powerful and bestselling audio production software program. Pro Tools for Education provides the same tools, features and workflows at an incredible savings. It gives students a head start on a successful career. For video editing, the Avid’s Media Composer 7 is the best tool to use for editing movies, making commercials, tv shows or other video or film editing task. Purchasers of Avid Pro Tools 11 will get a free upgrade to the Pro Tools 12 upon release.

Some online resources for purchasing Avid Pro Tools include:

  1. Studica offers $10 off orders of $100 or more for signing up for email news at They also offer special student discount on Avid education software and allows every student to buy the desired software from Avid Education Store.
  2. Musician’s Friend claims that Avid Pro Tools 11 Student is priced at a discount for eligible students at $299 and free shipping at
  3. B&H Photo Video and Radio offers Avid Pro Tools 11 – Professional Audio Software Student Edition with Activation Card and iLok for $299 as the educational discounted version available to qualified students at
  4. Sweetwater Music Instrument and Pro Audio at offers the Academic edition of Pro Tools 11 at $299 for qualifying students.
  5. Turramurra Music Online Store has education upgrades for any registered version of Pro Tools versions 9, 10, or 11, for $119 at
  6. Alto Music has the Avid Pro Tool 11 and 12 Student Bundle with free Fast Track Solo USB interface for $299 at
  7. Student calls itself the Academic Software experts has the Pro Tool 11 for $299 at
  8. The Avid Pro Tool 10 is offered by the starting at $99 at
  9. has the Pro Tools 11 Student Edition with iLok for $299 at
  10. Creation Engine Education and Nonprofit discounts make the Pro Tools 11 available to institutions, teachers and students for $299 at
  11. has the Avid 99006545900 Pro Tools Student Activation care for $299 at Avid 99006545900 Tools Student Activation.
  12. has the Pro Tools Software Upgrades with Annual Upgrade + Support Plan for $199 at
  13. In Germany, it can be found at Thomann where it is sold for €255 or £188.05 at
  14. In England the software is at Software 4 Students £229.95 at

Some advantages to purchasing include:

  • You get the same tools use by professions with discounted prices for students, teacher and faculty, and institutions.
  • Avid Pro Tools gives the best quality sound to you productions and it gives the tools to create like a pro.
  • You will have every instrument through built-in MIDI and notation tools.
  • You can tune every performance into the perfect take.
  • Your Avid Video Engine can play and edit HD video right in Pro Tools timeline.
  • Pro Tools has the effects and processing plug-ins to polish mixes and expand your palette.
  • Pro Tools can be set automatically to dial in the perfect mix.
  • Pro Tools allows staying current with upgrades and ahead with support that keeps you aware of what’s coming, such as Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools and Avid Marketplace features.
  • You get expert help and advice whenever you need through Avid Standard Support.

At the Avid website you will find a lot more option for using its professional software. Pro Tools 12 is offered as a monthly subscription for $8.25 at There are also free trials and software on this page. Pro Tools HD is featured at