Posted on Mon 02 June 2014 in Competitions

We've got five Avid interfaces to give away!

This week, we'll be asking a different question every day (Monday-Friday) on our Facebook and Twitter pages and drawing a winner at random the following morning to receive a selected Avid interface!

We've got two Fast Track Solos, two Fast Track Duos and an MBox (each of which include Pro Tools Express) up for grabs! Read on to find out how to enter...



All questions that we ask will relate to the video above, which shows professional producer, remixer and DJ, Jacob Plant in his studio, dishing out some hot tips and explaining why he loves Pro Tools software. We'll be asking a different question each day and all you have to do to enter is either comment on our Facebook post or tweet us with your answer. If entering on Twitter, please reply using the hashtags #win and #absavidgiveaway. There is also nothing to stop you entering on both Twitter and Facebook to increase your chances of winning!

We will be announcing a new winner each morning (Mon-Fri) and the winner of the MBox will be announced on Monday 9th, to give people chance to enter over the weekend.

Good luck!


1. Monday 2nd June

Question: At what age did producer, DJ and remixer, Jacob Plant start using Pro Tools?

Possible answers:

A. 13

B. 14

C. 15

D. 16

Facebook post: CLICK HERE

Twitter post: CLICK HERE

Winner: Gavin McKendrick

2. Tuesday 3rd June

Question: What interface from the Avid portfolio of Pro Tools interfaces does Jacob use?

Possible answers:

A. Mbox

B. Mbox Pro

C. HD Native

D. Eleven Rack

Facebook post: CLICK HERE

Twitter post: CLICK HERE

Winner: John Scriven

3. Wednesday 4th June

Question: What audio tool, included in Pro Tools 11, does Jacob use to pull vocals in-time?

Possible answers:

A. Timestretch

B. Normalize

C. Expander/Gate

D. Dither

Facebook post: CLICK HERE

Twitter post: CLICK HERE

Winner: Tom Jayne

4. Thursday 5th June

Question: What parameter does Jacob vary in the filter using Pro Tools’ automation feature?

Possible Answers:

A. Resonance

B. Mix

C. Frequency

D. Modulation

Facebook post: [CLICK HERE](https://www.facebook.com/absolutemusicproaudio/posts/290933507749400)
Twitter post: [CLICK HERE](https://twitter.com/absolutemusicuk/statuses/474489285216071680)

Winner: Paul Lacey

5. Friday 6th June

Question: What audio tool does Jacob use to achieve his awesome, punchy kick drum sound?

A. Volume

B. Pitch

C. Pan

D. Elastic audio

Facebook post: CLICK HERE

Twitter post: CLICK HERE

Winner: Kev Stockley


As developers of Pro Tools, the industry's leading audio recording and editing software, as well as top-end Pro Tools HD systems, Avid are synonymous with professional quality. However, they also make a range of popular audio interfaces, which are ideal for solo recording artists and small home studios.

The Avid Fast Track Solo (worth £109) is a compact 2-in, 2-out USB interface with a single microphone input and a single input for recording electric guitar/bass. This makes it ideal for song writers who want to capture their tracks and ideas with professional quality.

The Avid Fast Track Duo (worth £159) adds a little more flexibility for recording purposes. Just like the Fast Track Solo, it has 2 inputs and 2 outputs; however, each of its inputs can be used for recording microphone level signals, instrument level signals (for electric guitar/bass) or line level signals (e.g. for a keyboard/synth).

Last but not least, the Avid MBox (worth £219) is a USB 2.0 interface with two mic/instrument/line inputs, 2 outputs, MIDI I/O (for connecting to MIDI gear) and digital S/DPIF connectivity for hooking up to other digital equipment.

All interfaces also come with Pro Tools Express software, which is a cut-down version of the industry-leading Pro Tools software. Despite not having all the features of the full version, it still gives you plenty of tools for recording and editing your audio in order to create professional tracks. All interfaces also come with an iLok 2 (worth £34.99) for storing the licence)

Owning Pro Tools Express even gives you a cheaper path to crossgrade to the full version of Pro Tools - you can crossgrade for £395 as opposed to buying the full version for £549.

On top of this, the Fast Trak interfaces also come with over £600-worth of additional software, consisting of the Moogerfooger plug-in bundle (which provides plug-in emulations of some of Moog's awesome analogue Moogerfooger units) and the Eleven plug-in, for adding genuine guitar tones to your projects.


• We will contact the winner with instructions of how to claim the prize by replying to their Facebook or Twitter post.
• The prize can only be shipped to a mainland UK address - no exceptions. If you are selected as a winner and require the prize to be shipped elsewhere, we will have to re-draw a winner and no cash or alternative prize will be offered.
• One entry per social channel (per question). While you can enter on both Facebook and Twitter (once each) to increase your chances of winning, multiple entries on either of these channels (per question) will disqualify you from that draw, e.g. you cannot answer a question twice on Facebook/Twitter.
• No cash alternatives will be offered.
• The prize cannot be exchanged or brought back for credit.
• Prizes must be claimed by June 30th, otherwise it may be offered to someone else, with no cash or compensation prize made available if a late claim is made.
• This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Twitter.

For more information on Pro Tools or any Avid interface, click the links in this article, give us a call on 01202 597180 or e-mail shop\@absolutemusic.co.uk.