Pro Tools is fairly stable other than than it's an old dog of a system, people use
pro tools cause their neighbour uses it.
It is very very outdated in terms of editing tools and is showing it's age.
I have used both TDM and LE systems and I MUCH prefer using Nuendo for
virtually all jobs, SADiE pis*** all over PT when it come to mastreing and in genaral
audio editing, if you have not used Nuendo or SADiE then don't reply with some
blanket PT is good because lots of people use it, people are like sheep and use
what they think makes them a "pro".
It has some massive holes in it's editing feature set and even Cubase makes the
editing capability look like something from prehistory and what makes me laugh is that the die hard users
actually put up with this "editing from the dark ages" system.
it's strength and weakness is that it's toolset is antiquated but familiar in differing studios, oh my god it still writes fades to a file i/o in memory, no RT bounce (that is a joke) I like to decide my key commands PT (no choice your stuck with what DIGI think they should be, even freeware software allow you to customize your key commands)
The metering is unusable, no scaling WTF?
The zooming and navigation is beyond belief.
The price is too high.
European tech support is some stoned guy in Amsterdam.
I use it but not by choice, try Pyramix, SADiE, anyhing but don't just say its great
cause you own it, there is better this is beyond doubt, it's just hard to teach old dogs new tricks that all.
(Someone said it's the closes to a trad studio, is that really what you want your
software studio to work like? is it not better to design in and beneit from certain advantages in software?)
I have a Nuendo rig with the same convertor quality as PT HD, it's a third of the
price and does everything PT does no quuestions and it does it faster and better
and did I mention a LOT cheaper.
It's just a system that the unknowing keep on using cause they are too lazy,
too stubborn, not capable of, like to feel "pro" about not trying other better systems cause they like the status quo of using the path more travelled.
The mixer routing is ok though.
It's standardized in every way. The hardware, the commands, the work flow are all standardized. You can walk into any PT room anywhere in the world and your work is guaranteed to play back exactly the way it did in every other room anywhere in the world, and it's guaranteed to play the same way on every system as far as track count, etc and always work.
That is the biggest crock I have ever seen, even PT is not compatible with PT,
if you don;t have the right version you are stuffed, OMF anyone? err that'll be
$500.00 for digitranslator, errr MP3 anyone, errr that will be chargeable, err tech support
anyone (stoned man in Amsterdam are you there?) err that'll be $xxx PER YEAR THANKS.
Money for old rope, no 2 ways about it.