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

12 Reviews of Pro Tools

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.82 / 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

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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.

February 2021

Christy from Hypnomusicsounds

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Protools DAW review

Great quality product. Professional standards are usually delivered using protools as a DAW, be it for live recording or live diffusing.

Pros

The flexibility with the protools software and hardware is endless and renown for its crystal clear quality, which i appreciate a lot as professional audio producer and sound engineer. The editing capabilities are great and my favorite is the rooting system. Close to analog style mixer leads to more precise mixes i believe.

Cons

The user interface is quite depressing and square. It could move on from that "oldschool" feel.

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

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.