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For Immediate Release

Zoom and Avid Announce Alliance

Creators Receive Pro Tools | First with Powerful Enhancement
for Zoom USB Handy Audio Interfaces

Zoom Corporation (Jasdaq 6694.T), Japan, is proud to announce a new collaboration with Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq AVID), the maker of Pro Tools, the industry standard software for music and sound for film production.  Zoom, the company known for high quality portable digital recording hardware, is teaming with Avid, to offer Avid|Pro Tools|First with a valuable collection of additional software. Pro Tools|First is a streamlined version, dedicated to making music everywhere, using the same tools that audio professionals use in recording studios.

This offer is available when purchasing Zoom’s Handy Audio Interface models U-44, U-24, U-22.  After purchase, creators can go to and register to download the latest version of Pro Tools|First together with a valuable collection of audio software.

“We are delighted and honored to join forces with Avid,” commented Massimo Barbini, Zoom Corporation Chief Marketing Officer.  “Zoom U-series audio interfaces are priced within reach and provide great mobile solutions for creators working on laptops and iPads. Combined with Pro Tools | First will give music creators the ability to make music like the pro’s do”.

In addition to the free software offer, Zoom and Avid will team-up throughout the year to showcase Zoom products working seamlessly with Pro Tools, not only at major industry trade shows, but also during year-round Avid demonstrations and events.

“Avid enthusiastically looks forward to our collaboration with our friends at Zoom,” remarks Ed Gray, Director, Partnering Programs at Avid.  “The quick trip to Pro Tools, with its valuable collection of software and effects, is a great way for those getting started with Zoom products to expand their audio creativity.”

About Zoom North America:
Zoom North America is the U.S. affiliate of the Zoom Corporation (Japan). The company prides itself on offering its customers the very highest level of service and support.

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