Hey. I'm kind of in the same boat myself. I know ableton inside and out and can get what I want out of it pretty fast. That being said I've just demo'd pro tools 10
and it seems great. Ableton is quite straightforward and that's one of the beautiful things about it. But I really am liking the layout of pro tools and the feel of it. Yes it's taking a bit of getting used to but I like the challenge and am looking forward to stepping over. I'll still keep ableton but pro tools so far has been pretty fun. I recorded the exact same drum loop out of my mpc into pro tools and into ableton and call me crazy but I could hear a difference that I found quite pleasing. I found the top end in pro tools to be a little less harsh and tinny sounding then ableton. Night and day? No. Noticeable? Absolutely. This alone convinced me that I could really benefit from the sonic difference. I just felt that the sound coming out of pro tools was more how I imagined quality audio sounding. Everything felt like "yeah, that sits right". Where as in ableton some of the hi end especially noticeable in hi hats and snare seemed like they were a little more brittle if I could describe it that way.
Has anyone else noticed this sound difference?