Digidesign has posted a free version of Pro Tools, its digital-audio software, for download.

Pro Tools Free is available for both Mac and Windows. The application is hardware independent, and offers Sound Manager support. It can also be configured to use two channels of input/output on third party hardware.

Digidesign says: "Digidesign Pro Tools Free is a great starting point for music, education, multimedia, film, video or radio production."

Features include fast recording, multiple playlists, audio waveform display for accurate sample editing and the ability to edit during playback.

Pro Tools Free also offers support for most major file formats, including AIFF, WAV and QuickTime.

It's available as a 40MB download from Digidesign.