Originally Posted by Full Clip Audio
You don't feel that everyone working in the music industry at a professional level should know Pro Tools? If you are STRICTLY a beat maker and will never engineer in a studio then you might be able to get away with it but I think even the secretaries at most studios know how to operate it at a basic level.
Haha, yes, well this is really only going to be my views based on what I've seen and heard as I really only have very minor experience with Protools. I have had a reasonable amount of experience with a number of DAWs as well as running a dual/multi DAW setup and there were lessons to be learnt there for sure.
Based on that, I have to say that I am without a doubt that learning Protools would definitely be a plus given it's continued status as being the DAW of choice in all the major tracking / mixing houses that I know of. If that is where you aspire to be, then absolutely.
It's going to depend on the application. While I know each of the top DAWs have their strengths, I think that if we were all being honest, we would agree that they are all capable of doing the job.
There is a whole lot of professional work that can be done without even needing to give protools a second thought... you would really have to be getting up there for it to become a factor, but it would all come down to how you see yourself fitting in to the industry.. The OP left all these things out, I just get the impression that it's a good old fashioned
"Hey, I want to write beats"
"Bro, you Protools because thats what all the Pros use"
Remember that one?
I have no doubt that if you can learn Logic or many others, moving to Protools is going to be fine. There are are so many things that need to be learnt that are so much more important than the DAW, in fact pretty much 90% of my knowledge and the lessons I learn and strive to get better at have absolutely nothing to do with the DAW, but once you have these things down, transferring to a DAW such as Protools is less of a drama, it's just a matter of getting a feel for how the car like to be driven.
Running two DAWs when either one can do everything you need it too and very very well I might add, just seems to lack efficiency... in fact it does.. not to mention that it's a waste of $$ that could be spent elsewhere.
The most important thing is that you choose the DAW that will allow you to get in there and get learning but most importantly, creating! In terms of the things that there are too learn out there, the DAW is really secondary. The good thing about both of these DAW's is that they both facilitate the users growth, they more one learns, the more the tools these two have on offer become applicable.
But initially, just get in there and learn and get better....and better..... and learn. Your DAW really has little do do with that.
Either is fine, both is a waste but its up to you. I can only stress that especially if this is your first DAW, learning two simultaneously and using each for different applications is only going to stunt your growth and knowledge of both of them, at least initially and there are far more important things you are going to need to learn.