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What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« on: April 17, 2013, 05:17:15 AM »
So...I'm very much interested in why Pro Tools is so popular or why so many producers that don't have it think they need it? Comparing Pro Tools to other DAWs almost reminds me of Mac Vs. PC. A bunch of people want to get Macs because they heard they were better, and so they go spend twice as much on the Mac for no legitimate reason besides the name. Pro Tools in so many ways feels the same, being more expensive than most DAWs, and not offering a superior program...I just can't wrap my mind around it, is it really marketed that well? Or is there something great about PT that I'm missing?
   

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Re: What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 10:58:07 AM »
It's a little bit of both really. Marketing but also Pro Tools is a good set up. It's called Pro Tools for a reason. I always asked myself what the big deal was about flat screen t.v.'s. Until I got one, now I see why people love them so much. Then again, maybe you're just one of those people who doesn't see what most others see in Pro Tools. Kind of like how there are some people who don't think Megan Fox is really all that hot.

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Re: What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 09:53:38 PM »
Pro Tools is cool in music production for the same reason Macs are cool in music production. Because people don't know what they're talking about or doing. It's not a bad program, but it's really overpriced and overhyped and overestimated :) Buying pro tools will make your music better just like smoking is good for your lungs. That's about how good the logic is for a lot of these people and their reasoning of only using PT.
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Re: What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 09:01:41 AM »
I agree with the person above. I think near enough any DAW will work depending on how well you know how to use it and how you use what you've got. I know someone who even uses Garage Band(i know, i know) and gets decent enough results and the low-fi sound that he wants.

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Re: What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 10:45:29 PM »
It's not even the built-in plugins that come with the programs as much as suites like Waves and such.

A good engineer will get the best out of their program regardless because they understand frequencies and such

But I wouldn't automatically ignore Pro Tools because nearly every studio you go to is going to have it, so you should have some familiarity with the interface...these production classes and schools aren't offering pro tools certifications for no reason.

I don't even use Pro Tools for music production moreso recording, it's the smoothest interface in that respect...

Re: What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 08:53:53 AM »
Nothing at all. Logic 10 comes with a lot of bang for the buck

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Re: What's The Big Deal With Pro Tools
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 01:51:02 AM »
I haven't really used Protools in any of my tracks. I tried experimenting on it but I gave up to easily I guess on the learning curve. I still love Logic because I have been using it for years.