Avid Pro Tools 10 (Upgrade from PT9) Reviews
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March 26, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, and Producer
Protools 10 UpgradeLittle tough because I had to download from the site with a slow internet connection. I had a little bit of a learning curve to re-associate my plug-in libraries and sound interface function. Avid offered assistance but I figured it out before they could assist. The New Protools 10 is awesome I was not fond of software recording because you could not get the dynamics from computer recording without other third party mastering software. Now with the built in channel strips for EQ and other features I am achieving the same stereo punch, dynamics and can now do mastered mixing and mastering without as much effort with Protools 10.
from Gadsden, Al
March 15, 2013Music Background:
Semi-pro; Praise and Worship Sound Manager
Avid Pro Tools 10Wonderful Software Program. A bit intimadating at first glance, but the learning curve gets steeper as the hours of practice grow. It's going to take you a LONG TIME to get into all aspects of this program.
Now don't get confused about what it does, it's forte is post production editing and mixing. Yes, you can record and you can sequence, but sequencing is not what it's really about. If you want simple "sequence recording to multiple channels with great ease" then go with something like StudioOne-2.5. Very easy and quite impressive. Then if you need to, pull your tracks over to Pro Tools 10 and edit away . . . forever and forever . . . to whatever degree your ability allows . . . it's endless. Abit pricey, but very COMPLETE as far as mixing and editing goes. It is the bench mark in this regard.
Money well spent, if you are really going to get into heavy post production and mixing.
from Marion, IL USA
March 12, 2013Music Background:
Minister of music
PRO TOOLS 10 ROCKS!!!Man, what can I say that has not been said. Anyone that has pro tools 9MP and wants to upgrade, go ahead and do it. At some point you will anyway. This upgrade is very stable. So glad I did. Now I can really go to work!!
You guys at Sweetwater are fantastic!! Keep up the great work doing what you do. Thank you Avid also.
from Elkhart IN.
March 4, 2013Music Background:
Musican, Songwriter, Producer.
Solid UpgradeThe biggest improvement from 9 was the speed, clip gain and that beautiful channel strip.
Once you get 10 dialed in, its smooth sailing.
Pick up about 24 gigs of ram, a Asus Xonor, or Yamaha sound card,
maybe get the Black line Mod for your 03 rack, and you darn near rival HD!!!
from Jerome, MI.
January 24, 2013Music Background:
Pro Tools 10Dealing with Sweetwater was a great experiance. They are extremely helpful and I never expected such great follow ups. THEY are the ones callin me about if and what problems I might be having. So far, none and I know they are going to be there IF any develope. Best experiance I've ever had with any company.
from Cincinnati, Ohio
January 17, 2013Music Background:
Professional Engineer and Producer
Superb Upgrade for Pro ToolsAfter talking with colleagues and hearing reviews of Pro Tools 10, I decided to upgrade my PT9 set-up (I'm usually not one to "chase" software upgrades). And while I'm happy with all the new features so far, the Channel Strip is, by itself, worth the price of admission. It has taken hours off my time by simply selecting this amazing plug-in. It sounds absolutely incredible and will give you the results you need for your projects. Simply amazing!!
from Greer, SC
January 2, 2013Music Background:
Musician, Aspiring Recording Engineer, Live Sound
Another Great Discovery - 32 bit FloatingDon't mean to babble on, but I just salvaged an old sesssion recorded in another DAW a couple of years back that was tracked way too hot (my ignorance at the time) - brought it into PT 10, coverted to 32 bit and the headroom I needed was there. Session will now be going on a CD. It could not have used before.
from Greer, SC
December 22, 2012Music Background:
Musician, Live Sound, Aspiring recording engineer
Upgrade from Protools LE8 to Protools 10I held off doing this for a year. I wish I hadn't. I completed a project in the fall that I now wish I had version 10 to complete. Once your are in the flow of 10 (which takes no time if you've used PT before), the edit and mix processes are just so much quicker. The channel strip plug-in is excellent and I love the new clip gain and real time fades. Everything is just - well - faster and cleaner. And I really liked version 8.
My Sales Engineer is Brandon Eden and he never steers me wrong. It was all he said it would be. I did need some new drivers for my 003+, but one call to Sweetcare took care of that and I was up, running, recording and mixing the same day I gave Brandon the go ahead. Sweetwater is the best CS company I've ever dealt with!
October 18, 2012Music Background:
Awesomehands down the virtual instruments I'll be working with sound nothing short of phenomenal!
from Palm Harbor, Florida
October 16, 2012Music Background:
Keyboards, former Pro Musician, Recording Engineer, Hobbyist
Huge improvement over 9.0Wow. I couldn't get over how much more intuitive 10.0 is than 9.0. Clips instead of regions makes a lot more sense to me. The new control strip is worth the price of the upgrade all by itself.
from Westville NJ USA
September 20, 2012Music Background:
Well worth the cash...Easy and quick install... stable... new graphics worth every penny... a stick with it program that will take weeks to ponder all the upgraded and added features!
Charlie Michael Beans
from United States
August 9, 2012Music Background:
I play guitar a little keyboards and record.
Hello Sweetwater!!!I'm so glad I did the upgrade from PT9 It runs so much stronger so much to play with just plan fun. Get PT 10 you won't be sorry you did thanks so much and keep up the good work Avid & Sweetwater !!!
from Reykjavik, Iceland
July 20, 2012Music Background:
At last they did itI was raised by Motu's Digital Performer. Then I tried Pro Tools 8 and fell in love with the sound and environment, but I hated the NO delay compensation. Then they came up with PT 9 and it was much better, but the delay compensation was still not enough for some jobs and some midi instruments were unstable. With Pro Tools 10 everything is perfect. At last I can do my job without time consuming problems.
from Miami Florida USA
June 21, 2012Music Background:
I Played Bass Guitar and lead Guitar for about 20 years
Upgrade from Protools 9 to 10I have tried other software but Protools is the best for my Home base Recording
from New York
June 20, 2012Music Background:
Amazing Sound!!!I could'nt believe the sound quality of the virtual instruments in Pro Tools 10... Yeah I was blown away! The new Channel Strip alone is worth the upgrade. Thanks to the Gods at Pro Tools...
from Loveland, CO
December 17, 2011Music Background:
voice actor/audio producer
PT 10 is worth the price of admissionJust the addition of disk cache and clip gain alone are worth the price of admission to upgrade to Pro Tool 10. I've always been a Pro Tools fan...but these two things alone have moved me up to a whole other level of appreciation. Robby Resnick, my rep at Sweetwater, always always steers me in the right direction, and he hit a home run with this recommendation.
from Kalkaska, Mi. USA
December 17, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer since 1959
What I like about Pro Tools 10This is DEFINITELY the BEST version! I am impressed with the channel strip plug-in... It is, now, my most used effect. I use it in my master channel for final compression/limiting, and equalizing. The only other thing on that track is: The LL3 Ultra Maximiser (From Waves). I also use it to "clean up" individual tracks. PT 10 is also much more stable than even PT 9.0.5 that I was using. I also like the "clip gain" function especially because I can see the waveform volume changes and that lets me adjust balance between clips. (Instead of the "old way" which was: "By guess and by gosh!"). I'm using it on my Laptop: duo core, 4Gb memory, Win 7 and it runs flawlessly.
Carlos A T Beserra
from Nagoya - Japan
November 26, 2011Music Background:
Professional musician, arranger, composer
Pro Toos 10Great software
from Nashville, TN
November 25, 2011Music Background:
Producer, Pro Musician, Composer
A worthwhile upgrade!Avid is moving ProTools to a position in the market where all open platform plug-ins are going to work. I worry less and less about compatibility more than ever. I have invested heavily into ProTools and I am loving the direction they are moving! I really like the support I get from the Sweetwater guys as well. Extremely helpful and willing to go the extra mile in helping you out!
from Plainfield, IN USA
October 22, 2011Music Background:
Score and TV songwriter
Oh yeah baby!I was stunned at how easy it was to download and update. I was ready to record as soon as it finished and total took 4 hours from download to record. The new plug ins are great; the channel strip gave my bass and bottom end a sweet, fat sound that was extremely smooth. Worth the upgrade price for that alone! The little extras are proof that avid has been listening to us! I finished a new tune tonight already. I just love this upgrade!
from Atlanta, GA
December 9, 2012Music Background:
Engineer, producer, songwriter, performer, pro musician
Great!I really like PT 10. I had 7 for years (& even started on 5). The mix engine with delay compensation actually SOUNDS better than previous versions. And the new features like clip gain, Auto Delay Compensation, multi-track quantize, etc. are great.
from Andorra, Europe
September 12, 2012Music Background:
Sweetwater to the rescueHappy to have the PT10 download available. Folks there are very obliging and helpful . Thanks Mark!
from Somerville, MA
April 9, 2012Music Background:
Profesional Musician, Sessio player, recording/mixing engineer, producer
Avid is Stepping it up!I've always been a Pro Tools user and even though I've had experience with other software my brain is already Pro Tools wired. I would say that just the clip gain and realtime fades justify this upgrade. HUGE time saving tools. Stability is good. I do have an MC Mix and I still need to find out all the 500+ new features but I do see some improvements. Some plugins stability is a minor issue (i.e. Izotope RX).
from New Orleans, La
December 7, 2011Music Background:
Love me some new ProToolsGreat sound as always. Easily connects to open face sources. Am using Focusrite SAffire 56 w/ Focusrite Octo-pre and my trusty ole prosunus with eight digital outs. I have 24 always ready tracks for fun in the studio, but seriously, have many choices for front end of PT 10, all sounding great.
from Katy, TX
January 17, 2013Music Background:
Pro Musician, Hobbyist Recording/Mixing Engineer
Pro Tools 10 UpgradeI had to work out the few minor kinks that always appear when you do an upgrade (like updating my iLok driver), but it was nothing like the troubles I experienced in previous upgrades. I am very pleased with the overall stability and performance of PT10 product. The increased stability and performance in itself made the upgrade worth the effort and expense.
February 4, 2012
Pro Tools 10 Rocks Hard!!No more "DAE" or "Initializing Globals" errors. No more "Can't get info fast enough from drive" errors. "Clip gain" is very useful. Seems to move a bit faster than 9.
from Portland, OR. USA
November 21, 2011Music Background:
Performer, editor, Artistic Director of BodyVox
We hate to love PTPro Tools instills Stockholm syndrome in us. It holds us captive, and against our better judgement we claim to love it. But face it: It's difficult to set up, it's buggy, it's error prompts have no global consistency, and their customer service is abysmal (45 minutes on hold for a tech, Anyone?) once you get it working, you'll avoid any OS upgrade for fear of plummeting you back into the circular miasma of debugging.
And yet, with PT 10, it appears Avid has finally created a version that is seamless with Mac OS10. Currently missing are the illogical error prompts when you know you've followed all protocols. The audio engine sounds pristine, the interface is familiar but with new features that are truly useful. If you've been frustrated with PT in the past, march towards Mecca one last time and seize the upgrade. It may finally get you out of jail and into the open where you know you always belonged.
from Houston, TX
July 6, 2012Music Background:
Producer, Recording Engineer, Recording Editor, Sound Designer
Not worth it for producers and composers...I'm a ProTools user and lover, but I have to say this PT10 update is not worth it for Producers and Composers.
There's no doubt it's a perfect update for any Recording Engineers, Sound Engineers, that will work with audio, mix it, etc... For this reason, the new resources management and/or the channel strip alone are worth it.
But without 64 bits, without support or AU/VST plugins, without better VIs and Effects, without Freeze and offline rendering features, or even without better midi features (even simple ones)... it's just hard to justify the update for someone that need all of this to create, compose and produce music... mainly in comparison to so many other DAW package on the market.
I personally never know if I could get a song done when I'm starting it in protools, mainly today with very large sample banks in Kontakt that make me exceed the 3GB memory 32-bits limitation... having continuous error messages, crash, etc... and force me to bounce a track in wav when I want to keep it in midi until the end.
For all these reasons, I haven't upgrade all my stations (only the mix station) and it forces me to buy another DAW instead (Logic in my case) for my "composer" station.
But now I have to switch between two applications depending if I'm creating, composing and producing, or if I'm recording and mixing, because I still love ProTools better for recording and mixing.
Hopefully the next version will be 64-bits and will solve some of the listed issues... Until then, the PT10 update is not worth for everyone and for every usage. Someone needed to say it... sorry!