About Pro Tools

Pro Tools is an audio editing software, which helps students, teachers, musicians and audio professionals record and edit soundtracks to produce songs. The solution allows managers to capture musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) performances, use nudge notes, automate playlist tracking and process vocal sound to compose music.

The platform lets administrators utilize an editing toolset to trim clips, reshape sounds and optimize soundtracks to manipulate audios. Operators can fix tracks' timing, match audio beats and compile various takes of a recording to create unique sounds. Additionally, Pro Tools enables teams to save presets and change plugins in real-time.

Pro Tools lets businesses integrate the system with several third-pa...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

6 Reviews of Pro Tools

Average User Ratings

Overall

5.00 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

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January 2021

Dave from Compass Point Bible Church

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

The (old) industry standard for a reason

I’ve been using PT since it required proprietary hardware, and I’d say it’s improved a lot since then. Moving from the iLok system was also a good move, but the monthly fee is a hard pill to swallow if you’re not making a living doing audio stuff.

Pros

ProTools earned the reputation of being the best DAW for a reason in the 90s and 2000s, and it’s still one of the best. A good layout, great features and shortcuts, and it lets you do all you need once you put in the time to learn it. If you’re in or working with the music industry, it’s still the standard in many pro studios, but that only matters if you’re moving files back and forth a lot.

Cons

The rise of faster computers and home studios has given rise to other great DAWs that are functionally quite good and comparably feature wise. The biggest downside to protools currently is the price, especially now that they’ve moved to the subscription model, but if you know the layout and shortcuts, it’s hard to make the case to go with something else.

Reasons for Switching to Pro Tools

Went from PC to Mac and wanted something that was more widely used/standardized. Even now I’m considering logic or Luna as alternatives to save some money...

December 2020

Nick from NickLandis, LLC

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Entertainment

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2020

Pro is the right name

I've been a daily user for over 15 years and it's been rock solid when system requirements are observed.

Pros

What can I say about the most industry-standard DAW on the market. If you want to work in a studio you'll need to know Pro Tools. It does everything I need and more.

Cons

In the past, it has been rather difficult to make sure you have a compatible system. Recently, it hasn't been much of an issue.

December 2020

Joshua from New Heart Music

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Fine Art

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Professional Mixing software

Pros

I like that it is has lots of cool features and variety of plug in available.

Cons

It’s hard to navigate especially for a beginner user. Also it should allow us to update the version instead of paying to buy another version.

December 2020

Pressilla from Eternal Insurance Agency

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Makes Recording Easy

Program was great and the quality files produced were amazing. If it wasn't so expensive, I would have been thrilled to keep it. I would recommend it for engineers or music creators who spend a lot more time recording vocals because it has tons of features that will delight creativity. It always ran smoothly on my laptop or desktop computer and was easily accessible for me.

Pros

I love that they upgraded the free version to allow collaboration. It's great that you can also purchase more storage by paying a monthly fee currently at a flat rate. The features are pretty much self-explanatory "solo", "mono", "add track" etc. which makes it easy for a beginner to use. It includes many features to mix and fine tune your recordings- making the sound clear and of great quality. Stability of the program is widely known and most of the people I collaborated with already used the software. Great for recording voice overs, songs and other materials. Import audio features uses many formats including mp3 which makes it easy to use different files as a part of my projects. Very flexible with the ability to choose your bit depth and sample rate. Easy to bounce and save your sessions in the cloud or on other devices.

Cons

Free version limits the number of tracks that you can save and sync. Standard version has an expensive upfront cost which is not great for smaller businesses with less employees. Plus you have to continue to pay a yearly upgrade amount to get access to your files after the first year. Without the upgrade, the quality decreases overtime as it will impact the software capabilities.

Reasons for Switching to Pro Tools

More features

January 2021

Eddie from eddiebowermusic

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Pro Tools Review

Post-production; mixing & mastering, audio editing

Pros

As a professional engineer with over 20+ years of experience, ProTools has been one of the most indispensable products in my arsenal. The ease of use, for so many different genres & platforms; its ability to be integrated with other software & mediums makes this my number one choice of DAW's in the world. Well done AVID!!

Cons

Some of the stock plugins could be improved, which is no big deal with the integration of 3rd party plug-ins. It took a while for me to learn initially, but became easier as I became more accustomed to it.

January 2021

maurice from more games

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

To achieve Pro sound use pro tool

Very good

Pros

stock plugins awesome...no need of using third part plugins

Cons

Everything about pro tools is amazing and equal to the task