I have been thinking about this for a while. And I’m done.
Pro Tools, why do you treat me so badly?
After all, do I not pay the $39 every month? You are, dear Pro Tools, the most expensive DAW out there.
And still you’re #1.
You’re like that abusive spouse. You hurt me. You hurt my wallet. You hurt me with the frustration that I experience when you prevent me from working for no reason.
I’ll tell you more, but first, the video:
Can’t you hear my frustration in this video? Can you see the despair in my eyes?
Ok, dramatic, I know.
But, Pro Tools has indeed robbed me of precious time in the studio. I remember going downstairs to my studio ready to work. Chart in hand. Song in my head. Ready. Prepared to lay down the track.
I figured that I’d come down, turn on my interfaces, check levels, and get it done in a couple of takes.
Dear Pro Tools had other ideas in mind that day.
She did not work.
No signal came through the mics into the tracks. And why?
There was no reason.
The next day, miraculously, she worked!
This has happened to me multiple times.
And when I talked to friends who record from their own studios, do you know what they would tell me?
“Oh yeah, Pro Tools is just quirky. It does weird stuff sometimes for no real reason. Did you ever hear the term ‘ghost in the machine’? Well, that’s what ghost in the machine means. Weird stuff happens and there really is no rhyme or reason for it. That’s just how it is with Pro Tools.”
The most expensive DAW on the market and it just acts weird sometimes so deal with it?
That’s not acceptable at all.
And many other friends–for many months now—have been telling me that I should just use Logic Pro.
So, that’s my next stop.
I’ll let you know how it goes…
Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments.