By SAE Institute
In today’s landscape, Avid Pro Tools is one of the most feature-filled Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) in the industry. It is widely considered the standard for all types of audio work, including music, film, and TV.
Pro Tools was created in the early 1980s under the name of Sound Designer, a Mac-based sample editing software package created to edit samples. Sound Designer evolved into Sound Tools, which became Pro Tools in the 1990s.
But what sets Pro Tools apart from other DAWs and why should you dedicate time to learn how to best use it? Let’s find out.
Pro Tools is the industry-standard DAW
If you want to work in a recording studio, you will likely need to have experience with Pro Tools. Simple as that. It’s called the industry standard because it currently is the most widely used DAW in recording studios and post-production facilities across the world, and you will be expected to have mastered the tool. Pro Tools offers all the features you need to process signals, mix tracks, edit, and record audio, all in one package.
Pro Tools has excellent features that make it stand out from other DAWs. It supports multiple channel formats, including Atmos, which means it’s an outstanding tool for working with movies.
Pro Tools also has control surfaces for multiple operators and large-format integration. It also features hardware DSP processing and allows recording with plugins with near-zero latency and no extra load on the computer.
It is the trusted tool of star producers like Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Pharell Williams, and Timbaland amongst others, who have used Pro Tools to create groundbreaking new sounds.
Learning the software is going to could open a lot of doors for you and increase both your marketability and salary range – time well invested in your career.
Expanded productivity capabilities for all skill levels and budgets
Avid currently offers three versions of the software, Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio, and Pro Tools Flex, which cover all skill levels and budgets. As the Pro Tools system is standardized, all these systems are compatible with each other and allow for greater flexibility. It is easy to start with the basic version of the software and then upgrade when skills advance.
Pro Tools offers networking and cloud capabilities, allowing audio professionals to collaborate online, share sessions, and work more efficiently, even across different control surfaces – a clear plus in the times of COVID.
Professional mixing for all genres
Pro Tools allows you to edit and mix quickly and effectively. From industry-standard plugins to advanced mixing automation, Pro Tools has it all.
You can automate nearly every mixing function in Pro Tools – volumes, instruments, effects, and much more – which gives you detailed control over your project and suits the needs of a huge variety of genres.
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It is easy to see why a certification in Avid Pro Tools gives you an edge over the competition.
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