Pro Tools

Audio editing software for podcasters and musicians

About Pro Tools

Pro Tools is an audio editing software that helps musicians, students, teachers, and audio professionals record, edit, mix, and produce unique audio content. The solution enables artists to compile various takes of a recording, fix tracks' timing, and match audio beats in real-time.

The centralized platform offers an editing toolset that lets teams optimize soundtracks and trim audio clips to compose music. Operators can utilize Pro Tools to capture musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) performances, save presets, and automate playlist tracking. The system lets businesses access various sounds from guitars, loops, drums, and more to create song beats. It also allows administrators to process vocal sounds using nudge notes, change plugins instantly, and manipulate audio tracks.

Songwriters can distribute the music on various streaming outlets including Apple Music, Spotify, TikTok, Amazon Music, and more. Pro Tools also lets managers automate plugin settings, manage volumes, and alter sound effects to create balanced mixes.


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Overall rating

4,8 /5
(78)
Value for Money
4,0/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
3,8/5

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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One of the best audio recording softwares.

Reviewed on 2023/01/17

My overall experience is a satisfied one.

My overall experience is a satisfied one.

Pros

What I like the most about this software is that the mixing and mastering is clear, with good quality and it’s better than others softwares.

Cons

It could be less expensive but it’s ok.

Horacio
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Pro Tools and Me: 20 years and counting "first impressions"

Reviewed on 2021/11/30

My professional experience with Pro Tools is excellent. Have been using it as my main DAW for 20...

My professional experience with Pro Tools is excellent. Have been using it as my main DAW for 20 years and counting.
Have used it on mac, right now in a iMac M1, and PC´s (built by myself).
In my normal working day Pro Tools stay up and running, recording mixing, scoring, etc. for straight hours. Not a crash. Ever. The few times that happened it was new plugin related.
If you setup your workstation with the right hardware, no bs, and use it just for working.
That is my real world experience.

Pros

All the editing features, for example the implementation of the multi tool, the four modes for the edit view (slip, shuffle, grid/relativegrid, spot), etc. If you know your shortcuts (and if you don´t...YOU SHOULD), editing work is fast as lightning speed.
Nowadays working online, collab & travelling for different proyects is pretty common. You're likely to receive PT sessions from everyone.
If you are thinking of working in the audio industry you'll find out every facility has at least one Pro Tools rig.
There is no Pro facility not using Pro Tools since for ever. There is a reason why, join in and find out!

Cons

Theres a lot of features I don´t like from Pro Tools.
First of all MIDI. Come on guys, 2021...look to your sides. I would suggest midi bridge implementation between DAWs like CUBASE or Logic insturment tracks into PT instrument tracks (not gonna see it in my lifetime). That would be a game changer!!
The second most tedious feature I absolutley hate is delay compensation. Awful implementation. It took 10 versions of PT to work it out. And if the hardware is not powerfull enough, you´ll be struggling a lot with parallel processing using really heavy cpu plugins. Let´s say in 2021 computing got enough power to make it work. But try automating Objects in real time in a dolby atmos mix with 100+ ch.

JESUS
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

GOOD PROGRAM BUT TOO COMPLICATE

Reviewed on 2021/06/22

You are so busy with Pro Tools in their mechanic complicate system that you forget and no time to...

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!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

It has been Pro Tools for a while

Reviewed on 2022/05/31

In as much as I have always liked working with Pro Tools, I find it a little bit out dated with...

In as much as I have always liked working with Pro Tools, I find it a little bit out dated with time but it is always difficult to abandon a legacy system kind of a tool, and that’s Pro Tools to me.

Pros

Once in a while my team meets for a monthly feature where we record our experiences with music. Quite an impromptu activity. Often not, we do not have the luxury of time for multiple vocal takes. I have always used Pro Tools Elastic audio feature to align our conversations with music. This feature comes in handy in vocal quantization and ensuring no overlaps. If need be, i could as well stretch the vocals and get a perfect production.

Cons

Working with MP3 lately in Pro Tools has been very slow when it comes to importing them into Pro Tools. This has not been the case and could be that Pro Tools is having a problem with my new Macbook Pro M1 chip.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Pro Tools is Best DAW Available

Reviewed on 2021/08/25

My overall experience with Pro Tools has been great since Pro Tools 8LE. I use the latest version...

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.

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Pro Tools offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$34,99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pro Tools is is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. Pro Tools, First: Pro Tools is available for free Pro Tools, Education: $9.99/month (billed annually) Pro Tools: $29.99/month Pro Tools, Ultimate: $79.99/month Pro Tools, Enterprise & Institutions: Contact Avid Technology for pricing details.

Pro Tools has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Pro Tools supports the following languages:

English

Pro Tools supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Pro Tools has

Pro Tools offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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