This tutorial will walk you through installing and activating your Pro Tools software.
|Did you receive Pro Tools in a box? (Before May 2018) If so, please use this guide instead: https://fso.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000298286|
Before you begin, please locate your iLok and Download Code. You will need these to continue:
This can be found in your Project LaunchBox materials.
Check your student email for a message containing your Pro Tools Download Code.
Step 1. Click on the following link to access the Avid website: www.avid.com/activation.
If you previously created an Avid account, sign in. Otherwise, enter your information (use your Full Sail email address for consistency) then select "Create an account."
Step 2. Next, you must complete your profile. Click Update to verify your billing address.
Step 3. Enter your Pro Tools Download Code (found in your student email) into the text field and click the “Activate Product" button.
Step 4. You will need an iLok account to proceed. If you have used an iLok before, enter your iLok User ID, otherwise Create a new iLok User ID.
Step 5. To create a new iLok account, simply enter your Avid.com password and Create a new iLok User ID.
Step 6. On the next screen, select "Avid / Reseller not listed."
Step 7. Open a new tab and navigate to http://ilok.com to download and install the license manager for Mac. Please be sure to log in using your Avid/iLok credentials once you have successfully downloaded and installed the application.
Step 8. Next, go back to the previous tab and you will have been taken to your Products and Subscriptions page within Avid. You should see a code that begins with "EDU" as shown below. This is your Verification Code, used to verify you as a student. Please locate and copy your Verification Code.
Step 8 (alternative). Next, go back to the previous tab and you will be on your Products and Subscriptions page. Click the Activate Product button and you will see the Academic Eligibility screen pictured below. Please enter all necessary information, select 'Florida' for the State field, and search for 'Full Sail University' in the School field.
Step 9. You will now be taken to your My Products and Subscriptions page. Click the Show button to reveal Product Details and Download Links, as shown below:
Step 10. Download the latest version of Pro Tools as shown below:
Step 11. Check your Downloads and open the Pro Tools installer (.DMG file).
Step 12. Double-click the "Install Pro Tools" icon as shown below:
Step 13. Follow the onscreen installation prompts.
Step 14. You should now see the Pro Tools icon in your dock. Click the icon to launch Pro Tools.
(If you do not see the Pro Tools icon, check your Applications folder)
Step 15. Click Activate.
Step 16. Sign in with your iLok User ID (typically your email address) and password. This should match the iLok ID listed on your Products and Subscriptions page.
Then, check the "Remember Me" box and click Next.
Step 17. DO NOT open an iLok Cloud session. Check the box and click No.
Step 18. Select your Pro Tools license, then click Next.
Step 19. If you haven't already done so, please connect your iLok to your USB hub.
Step 20. Your iLok should now appear onscreen. Select it and click Next.
Step 21. Click Yes to register your iLok.
Step 22. Click Continue to launch Pro Tools.
Congratulations! Pro Tools has been successfully installed.
You also have access to some nifty plug-ins. Keep reading to install those...
In addition to Pro Tools, you will need to run the AIR Effects Bundle, AIR Instruments Bundle, and XPand II installers. Download these installers from one of the following...
- Launch the Avid Application Manager > Sign in with your Avid account > Plug-ins > The installers are listed as First AIR Effects Bundle and First AIR Instruments Bundle, and XPand II.
For technical assistance, please contact FSO Support (877-437-6349).