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Old 01-22-2021, 10:22 AM
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Default Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio

interesting article from The Verge: Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio

This article misrepresents the situation by quite a bit.

Pro Tools became standard simply because it was the first DAW cheap enough to put on a credit card! Most community colleges offer Pro Tools instruction and students are offered deep discounts on the software.
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Default Re: Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio

I agree with Bob, that's a click-bait article.

If you're producing your own podcast, not too many people are going to ask you what DAW you are using. Audition or Reaper are as good as Pro Tools for any kind of podcast. For making music, Cubase, Logic, Reaper, and even Audition and others can and are used. Pro Tools was first, many major studios and Post Production Houses use it, so what.

The educational discounts are deep, if you qualify. Lynda.com and Groove3 are relatively inexpensive learning centers, the DUC is free. If you're not going to qualify for the educational discount, but want to acquire Pro Tools because you want a job in the audio industry and knowing Pro Tools is a requirement, then finding the money to purchase it and learn it is just investing in your future.

If what you want to do is podcasting or music creation or anything else in the audio realm on your own or with others, having and knowing Pro Tools is not required and may not even be the right DAW for what you want to do.

The issue I see raised in the article that needs to change is those who use Pro Tools looking down on those who use something else. Pro Tools and any other DAW is a tool to an end, not the end in and of itself.

Personally, I've had Pro Tools for 20 years, I've taught the basics to college students and radio producers and others. I do voice work. When other voice talent ask me what DAW I recommend they use, Pro Tools is far from the top of the list, not necessarily because of cost, which is a factor, but predominately because of the learning curve and complexity (unless a voice talent wants to also do more than record and edit one mono voice track), system requirements and just general pickiness with OS and hardware. Remember, AVID is DIVA spelled backwards.

All that said, I started with Pro Tools when there wasn't much choice besides Cool Edit, and I'm not about to switch any time soon.

As always, YMMV.
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:27 PM
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Default The Verge article on Pro Tools

Interesting...

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/22/2...ty-gatekeeping
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Old 01-23-2021, 01:44 AM
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Default Re: Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio

I stopped reading the article at this point.

‘It is nightmarish in its complexity, has an (arguably) awful user interface’


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Default Re: Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio

That’s the bit I stopped reading at as well! The whole point of Tools is its simplicity, at least at a record/edit level. I don’t think I even bothered looking at the manual for the first 6 months I used it, it was that intuitive.

Obviously the author has never tried navigating around the 10 billion menus in Logic.
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Default Re: Pro Tools proficiency may be keeping us from diversifying audio

Worthless people calling themselves ”journalists” and music writers

Haven’t read a word as the topic of this thread says all we need to know!
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Haven’t read a word as the topic of this thread says all we need to know!
I really think you just disqualified yourself as a moderator on this forum. Please step down from this position. Firstly insulting a person as "worthless" then admitting you did not even read their article. Please never dare to speak for me again by saying "we". I am not of your opinion and certainly don't share your attitude.
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Yeah, that’s because I posted it in the main PT area and the mods merged/moved it here...
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