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Pro Tools First 12.8.2

Last Updated : October 23, 2017
Products Affected : Pro_Tools_First

Pro Tools First 12.8.2 Information

October 17th, 2017

System Requirements and Compatibility

  • Mac OS 10.11.6 (El Capitan), 10.12.6 (macOS Sierra), and 10.13 (macOS High Sierra) -- note that 10.10 and earlier are not supported
  • Windows 7 64-bit (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Editions), Windows 8.1 (Standard and Pro Editions), and Windows 10 (Standard and Anniversary Editions)
  • See this page for current system requirements

Read Me

  • The Read Me documents important compatibility information, known issues, error messages, issues resolved, etc.
  • Pro Tools First 12.8.2 Read Me for Win (PDF) [0.04 MB]
  • Pro Tools First 12.8.2 Read Me for Mac (PDF) [0.04 MB]
  • Pro Tools First Installation Guide (PDF) [0.01 MB]
  • What's New in Pro Tools First 12.8.2 (PDF) [1.8 MB]
  • Authorization

    • Pro Tools First software uses iLok copy protection and the license can be installed to your computer or an iLok 2 or iLok 3
    • Review/manage your licenses in iLok License Manager
    • See the Support section of for assistance with iLok License Manager, your iLok account, etc.


    • An Avid Account is needed for software download and Project storage.
    • Use the Avid Application Manager to Download & Install Pro Tools First or update from a previous version.
    • Pro Tools First is a full installer (not an updater).
    • Xpand!2 is not included in the main installer, but can be downloaded for free (launch Pro Tools First then go to Marketplace > Plug-Ins). Other Virtual Instruments and Effects are available for purchase from Marketplace > Plug-Ins.
    • Install the latest compatible driver for your Avid interface if using Mbox, Eleven Rack, etc.
    • See the Pro Tools First Software Installation Guide for complete instructions.

    Late Breaking Technical Issues

    • "Maintenance warning" preventing Xpand!2 download.  Update your Billing info here.
    • "AAE error -6117" on launch. Install the correct Driver for your audio hardware, then hold N while launching Pro Tools First.
    • "Permission denied (13)" while creating a Project?  Get Info on the Project Cache folder (in Documents > Pro Tools) to see that it's set to Read & Write for your user account.


    • Review the Read Me file and Late Breaking Technical Issues before installing or updating Pro Tools for known issues that could impact your workflow.
    • Registered users should download & install using Application Manager, but can also find Installers in their Avid Accounts.
    1. Register/Activate using the Download Now button at (if you have already activated, simply Login to
    2. Click on My Products and Subscriptions
    3. Click on a Pro Tools First... product in your list
    4. Click Show to see the available files
    5. Click on a file name to download the file (Note: If a Server Error is preventing downloads, click here)

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