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Likelihood to Recommend

Pro Tools

Pro Tools is great for recording multiple different tracks of audio at the same time with live inserts that you can later remove/edit if they do not suit the track. It always makes a backup of any file you copy in which is essential when working with original copies of files for clients, and you can rest easy knowing that any changes made can be reverted without having to start over or having any work be lost. You can compile many different tracks for larger-scale projects and group or bus them together with ease. The software is very user-friendly for beginners and is a great tool overall for anyone looking to edit audio. The only instance it is less suited it would be if you're only making small audio edits with any adobe video software. Also if your business is not heavy on audio editing or recording it may be a costly investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

When I started out in 2005, I used Reason inside Pro Tools as my sole sampler - I used to write everything from synth to full orchestral scores with ease. As someone with no prior knowledge of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), it was very easy to jump into Reason and record music, and it really helped me a someone starting out in the industry feel like I know what I was doing:)
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Pro Tools

  • Integration with UAD - I have used Pro Tools with a number of UAD devices over the years and it always integrates perfectly, and saves CPU resources by offloading effects processing to dedicated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips on external hardware. Plus, UAD effects sound great!
  • Multitrack Recording and Arrangement of Music - This is really the big one for Pro Tools. It's for recording and arranging, and that's really its focus.
  • Import and Export - Pro Tools is great for its ability to import and export multitrack files in a way that mimics traditional analog multitrack recording.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

  • Huge variety of sounds
  • Easy to jump in
  • Works on it's own, so you don't need another DAW
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Pro Tools

  • MIDI production
  • Pricey Add-ons
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

  • While I get that it's not it's fort√©, I wish the orchestral sounds were a bit better
  • Wish new versions were released faster
  • Shortcuts could be a bit easier to figure out
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 7.0
Based on 1 answer
This is a hard question - I'd give it a 10 for having so many options but a 5 for being user friendly - as it has so many options.
JEFFREY HAZLITT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

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Support Rating

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 8.7
Based on 6 answers
They take too long to get back to you, but they try to answer your questions and fix your issues
Krisstina Hawks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

Reason 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've had to reach out to them very few times over the years, but Propellerhead is prompt and professional when they provide support. The manual and videos for using the product are top notch, and that goes a long way in helping you learn how to use it to its full capacity
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Pro Tools

In my opinion, ProTools is the best audio editing tool currently on the market. It's very user-friendly, incredibly intuitive and has so many different functionalities that would take weeks to learn how to use them all and well if you needed them. It is far better suited than Audition, Garageband or Audacity for single-track editing as well as multiple track music recording/ editing, and provides you with far more features and benefits. The only real downside to ProTools is its price- it's fantastic for what you get but may not be worth the cost if all you are doing is small audio edits along with side video projects made or edited in the Adobe Suite. For sound effect layering, creating music tracks (where the midi controls are far superior to its competition), or multiple track recording, ProTools is without a doubt the best software on the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

One thing that sets Reason apart from other DAWs is its ability to be both a DAW and a sampler. Most other DAWs, Ableton included, need a third part sampler in order to actually write music, something akin to Kontakt, for example. Reason is all-in-one - you can do everything with one product and a single purchase.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Pro Tools

  • Positive - Industry standard, gives image of professionalism and reassurance to clients that they are in good hands.
  • Positive - Great integration with UAD means in certain configurations, you don't have to spend as much on a computer to get a large amount of processing power.
  • Negative - The cost and tie-in with hardware is prohibitive. Although it is possible to use Pro Tools without hardware, that is a less supported use case, and generally speaking, you will want to use the Pro Tools software with hardware together.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reason

  • Instrumental at helping me score films & television, which is the core of my business
  • Cost effective, so I save on equipment
  • Doesn't necessarily depreciate over time, you're not forced to upgrade
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pro Tools

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Pro Tools Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Tools - FirstFree
Pro Tools29.992
Pro Tools - Ultimate79.992
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Reason

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Reason Editions & Modules

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