"I struggled for a long time with Pro Tools, because in a blind test with analogue I could pick it out as worse every time. But now I can’t tell the difference. I still miss some things about analogue, though, most of all the restriction to 24 tracks and the tape saturation. When you hit zero on digital, things will start to crackle, but tape will try to hug you first. I have a bunch of reel-to-reel tape recorders at Pink Duck, and often will rent a Studer half-inch on which I’ll put a four-track head, to record stuff on, typically drums, percussion and bass, and dump that into Pro Tools. We do that a lot with Queens," says Josh Homme about the Pro Tools program.more
Kaskade creates his tracks in the Pro Tools DAW. He says "I'm a ProTools guy, have been for something like fifteen years. It's been a long time, but since the Digi 001 came out, it's been my primary sequencer for everything. I start and end with that. That's where I feel comfortable. When people ask what instrument I play, I'm like, ProTools. Obviously that doesn't count, but in my mind it does."more
Carl Cox finishes his productions using Pro Tools. He says, "Yeah, the writing studio in Australia. That’s where I can up the ante and bounce everything down into a Pro Tools system. With Pro Tools I’m able to use some really emotive plug-ins and really bolster the sound into a concept."more
Recording , Mixing , Editing
only for Pop Productions
MF: How is your home studio coming together CS: I have a Digi 002 at home, a drum set, some amps, mics and a little mic pre. It's funny, I was just thinking about this on the drive in. I have never spent enough time really getting to know how to operate Pro Tools, and every time I do, which is pretty infrequently, it just gets in the way of being creative. The thing that I use more than anything else is the Voice Memo on my iPhone.more
"I used computers for the first time when recording ON. I worked on Logic for a while, but switched to Pro Tools in 2003. I have done a number of projects where I've gone to tape first, or mixed down to tape, but since I started using DAWs, I've worked on only a handful of albums without the involvement of a computer. I now work closely with Avid, beta-testing stuff for them, making videos for their teaser ads, and writing music that they can use for demo purposes. The sonic quality of digital is really good now, and there's no going back for me." - [Ken Andrews](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul13/articles/it-0713.htm).more
At 3:23 of his Studio Tour, Mark Ronson can be seen using Pro Tools."This is Pro Tools which I've been using for about 10 years. Alot of people do all their programming and sequencing in here but I prefer to use it as a tool once you've done recording all the drums and the bass and the things that you use on tape ;You transfer into Pro Tools and it gives you a bit more flexibility for editing things and fixing some mistakes".more
MT: So the rest of the studio is a software-driven affair, with just one or two choice pieces of gear? GN: “I have no outboard gear to speak of. I use Pro Tools. I used to have an HD3 system with the expansion chassis which was noisy and horrible and I didn’t like it. So when I finished Splinter, I went over to this system which is the native one and was told it would be every bit as good as the HD3.more
While I am not sure which Avid Pro Tools edition he is using, it certainly looks like the interface, could mainly tell due to the menu at the top. Also look here http://lifehacker.com/5939740/five-best-audio-editing-applications and you can match the menu at the top towards the end of the video.more
Had an easy time learning it at the time of purchase, since it was the first DAW I ever used. Lacks a lot of MIDI capabilities that are standard in other DAWs (e.g. support of MIDI plugins, drum/step editor, and so on)... Audio editing on this DAW is a breeze though.
I really am not a huge fan of this DAW, but I know a lot of people find it very useful and powerful. I may try to use it a bit more as time goes on, but I'd rather check into Reaper or Cubase.
Definitely lacks a lot of MIDI capabilities, I would say Pro Tools is definitely my go to DAW when it comes to editing, mixing and recording. However, I would not use this DAW for producing.
You have to be patient and start with the basic thing to learn PT. Some online training will work. PT is a professional DAW and the included plugins are basic, but work fine. It's for Windows and Mac and PT11 is native 64 bits. Only AAX-plugins will work. PT10 support also VST and will be shipped with PT11, so you can still use your VST-plugins.
Pro Tools definitely has a learning curve and it's not cheap. That being said, it's still the industry standard and it's very powerful once you know how to use it. I can find my around, having just gotten my 101 level certification, but I still have much to learn. There's a reason Pro Tools still dominates the market in the pro sectors. I'm not a fan of AVIDs pricing on this program as well as about everything else they sell, but they do generally make great products.