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.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

22 Reviews of Pro Tools

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.83 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

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January 2021

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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...

March 2021

Andy from Andy Sorenson Music, 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

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Amazing DAW!

Overall, it's an incredible DAW with unparalleled editing capabilities. It's the industry standard for tracking and mixing so you'll find that most people are familiar with it which makes collaboration easy. For writing and for certain types of production that involve many software instruments, I would work in another DAW but I always prefer Pro Tools for mixing or tracking live instruments or bands.

Pros

Pro Tools is a true professional level DAW that offers an incredible array of features and flexibility in addition to it being an industry standard. The recording and especially the editing capabilities are incredible. Detailed editing and comping is the most accurate of any DAW that I've worked with. The built in free plugins are also great and worthy of use in real production situations.

Cons

It has a decent learning curve compared to other DAW's. It's not technically harder, just a bit more confusing to learn. Once you know key commands and your way around the signal flow, it's just as easy as the others from then on. The midi capabilities are a bit challenging compared to DAW's like Logic Pro as Pro Tools is geared more towards tracking live instruments than writing with software instruments. It's also much more expensive and the new subscription platform makes it even more expensive.

Reasons for Choosing Pro Tools

To work in a DAW that is more commonly used amongst top tier mixing engineers.

Reasons for Switching to Pro Tools

I switched to be able to work in a DAW that most industry professionals use.

June 2021

JESUS from ARTSANTANA

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

GOOD PROGRAM BUT TOO COMPLICATE

You are so busy with Pro Tools in their mechanic complicate system that you forget and no time to spending in your commercial projects of your music.

Pros

I worked with this during two years, I founded complicate but very good, till the moment Apple made Logic Pro with same functions, and more that Pro Tools doesn't have. Of course Logic is less complicate/

Cons

At beginning it was the price, I heard it becomes more expensive. Logic Pro you pay less, really less, and have an excellent machine to work with, by the way less complicate very comfortable to use. 12 years in there, I'm very Happy with Logic Pro!

November 2021

Khyron from Wellfryy Records

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Pro Tools Review

My experience with pro tools hasn’t been bad at all because i’ve never encounter a problem with the app

Pros

I like the fact that pro tools comes with so many easy to use plugins which is great for mixing vocals and making beats

Cons

I dislike the fact that some of the shortcuts are hard to use and memorize

August 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Pro Tools is Best DAW Available

My overall experience with Pro Tools has been great since Pro Tools 8LE. I use the latest version at this point and it only gets better and improves work flow with every update. Low Latency recording and playback give you accurate representation of you recordings and mixes. Best Daw I've ever used!

Pros

Pro Tools has a lot of useful feature to help you get the job done. It comes with a good amount of very useful plugins to get you started. I have spent ridiculous amount money on third party plugins and some of the stock plugins like D verb and 3-7 band EQ stand up in the mix better.

Cons

The only thing I don't like about pro tools is the need to route bus sends in order to use the instrument bundles. This could be daunting to new user because even as a B.S Audio Production I get confused myself from time to time seeing that I don't use them much.