Overall Satisfaction with Avid Pro Tools
As a film & television composer, the first DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) I ever used was Pro Tools. It's the industry standard when it comes to audio production, mixing, recording and mastering. Being able to transfer files to other people within the system is vital to keeping the workflow moving, and Pro Tools is cutting edge software in terms of production.
- Low cost of entry
- Being able to network with employers is vital, and saves time and money
- Add-ons to the main software can be a bit overpriced compared to other DAWs.
Pro Tools, while great for audio recording, has always been behind the curve when it comes to MIDI production. Cubase is much better at it, and being able to jump into it quickly and efficiently is vital to my time-management, because I'm often on tight deadlines. Also, Cubase is a bit more streamlined when it comes to workflow - it's a lot easier to jump in and out of.
The times I've had problems with Avid, they've responded within about 48 hours, and most of the time with a reasonable solution. More often than not, however, I've had to resort to forums to get answers, because when I'm having a problem with the software, I can't afford to wait 48 hours for a solution.
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If you're recording live musicians, or vocalists, Pro Tools is the best solution in the industry. It's in almost every professional recording studio in the country for that reason. The quality alone is worth the purchase price. Pro Tools is also adept at mixing sound, and recording ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording).