Immediate Studio One Fan!
This Protools user (of 8 years) was NOT impressed with Avid's tactic of forcing users into a pay subscription who had already paid for software and hardware. I also had paid for multiple upgrade costs and plug-ins. At Least I didn't have thousands in Protools hardware like many unfortunate now-trapped folks. I was very hesitant at first given my familiarity with PT but took the dive and wow!!! No regrets whatsoever! The lay-out and work flow is so much more intuitive for me, less crashes and weird hick-ups than any version of PT I ever had. So much more intuitive I needed very little training to get up and going - So unlike PT. My first tracked and mixed song was faster and turned out better than anything I've done in PTs. To be fair, I'm not a heavy user but my opinion is Protools is more complicated than it needs to be. Editing in PT has more options but I'm guessing everyone but the full-time pro guys would love Studio One. Plus, I'd rather give my money to nice people, interested in support and community. I've had a Presonus Studiolive for years of solid performance and excellent customer service when needed. Great resources on the web as well. The connectivity from Studio One to the Studiolive was flawless as well! Thanks Presonus! Bye bye Avid!