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Avid Pro Tools 10

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Good upgrade, but too expensive for the features you get.

By Pjones9, 31/07/2014
Simply put, Pro Tools is a must have for any serious music producer or/and audio engineer. It has been the standard software for audio productions around the world for more than a decade now. It's compatible with Windows XP, Mac Os,and many more, so compatibility issues are practically inexistent. The manual is detailed and straightforward, it comes with detailed description on the specifications and usage.
You can make any kind of music with Pro Tools, and it includes a useful selection of virtual instruments plus more than 60 effect processors. It also has good MIDI and notation-editing features. Edition is simple and fast thanks to the Grid, Slip, Spot and shuffle edition modes. New features not included in previous Pro Tools versions:

-Track counts have been upped for v10, which will play back up to 96 tracks at 44.1/48kHz and can record up to 32 tracks simultaneously.
-64 virtual instrument tracks, 512 MIDI tracks, 160 aux tracks, 256 busses and one video track.
-Clip Gain: Every clip has its own gain fader and the waveform will look bigger or smaller when you raise or lower the gain, which is great visual feedback.
-It also runs faster than the previous versions; sessions open faster, fades are calculated in real time and general work flow runs smoother.
This all new features may seem impressive, however Pro Tools 10 is not much of an upgrade, and some new features for this DAW were included before in other DAWs. I feel that for the price you're paying, the upgrade for this version is not really worth the fee. However don't get me wrong, Pro Tools is still a really useful and valuable DAW , easy to use, reliable (at least more than many other DAW's out there, like Logic, which crashes all the time) and has great compatibility with external hardware. This upgrade would be more suitable for experienced producers who always need to work faster. But if you have the previous Pro Tools version I'd say you should buy one of the next upgrades which will have probably more valuable features for the price.


The software is stable and runs smoothly. It runs faster than previous Pro Tools versions, edition is simpler and the Clip Gain feature is useful as well. I used to work with Logic Pro, which is also easy to use but incredibly unstable, there were compatibility issues with hardware all the time; it would not recognize the audio interface sometimes and crashes are recurrent. With Pro Tools I never had this problem and it's very hard to mess up a session; thanks to multiple features it feels very nice to always have a backup of your audio files, no way that cool improvised solo is getting deleted accidentally! In Logic is very easy to delete files without noticing, but in Pro Tools there are several ways to make a reliable backup easily, like the options Save Session as, Session Template, etc. I used this software for about two years and was happy with it. But the upgrades are much better.


What I liked the most was the Clip Gain feature, having each clip with its own gain fader and the waveform looking bigger or smaller when the gain is raised or lowered is really useful and saves you a lot of time. What I like the most about Pro Tools is the easiness of the edition and mixing, if you get the grid of it (which is fairly easy to get if you read the manual) you will be recording and working with audio smoothly and effectively. It's not for nothing that the majority of professional studios (if not all) use Pro Tools as their main DAW. What I liked the least is the price! I think it's pretty expensive for an upgrade that has features that other DAWs had long before. But anyway, it makes my job easier and that's the point. However if I had to choose again I'd buy one of the next upgrade versions Avid offers. It's much more worth the price, because more 'big' features are added and overall quality is improved. Sound definition and quality are always guaranteed with Pro Tools. In conclusion:
-New features: clip gain. 64 virtual instrument tracks, 512 MIDI tracks, 160 aux tracks, 256 busses and one video track.
-Better sound quality
-Faster and more responsive
-Supports more file formats

-Not 64-bit
-Few upgrades for the price you pay.

Essential but not unique!

By PhiBee, 02/05/2014
User PC and MAC for 10 years (standard or HD version, depending on location), I work in a personal capacity (small home studio) with version 10 currently on a Macbook pro i7/16Go/SSD.
User HD version pro studio (HD2 version with PT9), since the V6 (Mac Pro)

I talk about my version 10 non HD.
Trouble-free installation (upgrade from V9 itself V8 on MAC and PC), sound cards accepted (after reinstalling drivers) - Mbox2 and EDIROL UA-101. No hardware incompatibilities (master keyboard and Faderport) or software (continued Komplete 8 by Native Instruments RTAS + result Waves).

Recognition iLock ok despite a bug update (which I have not suffered since warned before).


Macbook Pro 2012 - i7 - 16GB ram - SSD system - 2 external LaCie drives.
Sound card used: Edirol UA-101 USB, I dropped the Mbox2 more very reliable.

Never was limited processing power and disk speed, despite the insert or plug in the audio-instruments, but I usually running with an average of 30 tracks (audio half, half virtual instruments).

My little config suits me and does what I ask him without flinching: creation / sound design for short films, audio book, documentary mix ... etc.


Protools for 10 years, this version 10 since its release!
I tried Cubase, Logic and Live.

I like Live in parallel (for sound created live shows precisely), Logic, I stopped because duplicate. I use what I know, protools and others being THAT tools, and I work more effectively and with the tools that I know, no time to test everything ;)

: Power, stability and plugins included. Coexistence between two generations of home plugins.
Least: the twelve o'clock edition perfectible, but major efforts made since the older versions (I'm talking about 6/7 and above!).

I would do this choice because it is obvious to me, personally and privately, by my profession and my material as a pro in post-production. Basically, I used, and in summary, regardless of the tool, it is the result that counts :)

And if I were to suggest something a beginner or amateur, I'd rather him live more in the new design and very powerful, especially as there exists a "lite" version, something inconceivable for Avid: p (but they have made an effort to test a version with limited time, it's something).

Furt's review

By Furt, 16/06/2013
I am from the beginning an enthusiastic user of Samplitude, special software which is the audio. But this only works perfectly on Windows, and this is the Achilles heel of this software. After a recording session that turned into a nightmare thanks to XP crazy, I decided to switch to Mac.
I do not have the Logic loved everything and I turned to Pro Tools 10 that I immediately loved.

No problems with installation or configuration. Everything turned immediately and has so far never failed.

Unlike the Logic which is very poorly done, the manual is very clear and didactic.


Mac Book Pro, TC studiokonnect 48.



One feels immediately that the software has been designed by professionals for professionals. Ie that everything is done to make the job easier, faster and more efficient. There are a multitude of functions that simplify your life and allow you to do quality work.

The sound is excellent (much better than Logic for example) as well as the stereo rendering.
on the other hand I found a little stingy Avid at the plug ins provided. Some are good, but it lacks a multiband compressor, reverb worthy of the name, everything about sound analysis: spectrogaphe, spectrometer, etc. correlator phase. All this is found in Samplitude with a bonus CD burning module to the standard RB.
When you need to buy all those plug-ins, the bill rises quickly.

And then there's the new Pro Tools 11, which is controversial, as RTAS plug-ins are no longer compatible, as well as some avid hardware.

In bef, I am very happy with Pro Tools 10 but I will stop here and continue to have fun on Samplitude proX

The same as the 9

By johnhenry69, 10/06/2013
At the end of Pro Tools 9, I bought the upgrade a pro tools 7 to 9, 10 is output shortly after I was able to get a license for it without having to pay more.

I will give a short notice to supplement the current opinion, but far from complete and sufficient on its own. (To see what it says on version 9, the two versions are very similar)

SAR level of implementation, the software is not stable or more stable than its predecessor pro tools 9.

requires Windows 7.


works well with different audio interfaces (M-Audio profire, m box 2, ect ...).

some software crashes but nothing too bad.


Having received an update pro tools 9 to 10 at no extra charge (after purchasing an upgrade pro tools 7 to 9) I can not judge the value for money that the upgrade pro tools 7 to 10 .

read the reviews on pro tools 9 for you to your idea.

In the end, for me, the only REAL difference between version 9 and 10, it is the ability to update the software in French, for the rest I'm still looking!

In the sense that in my case, the upgrade did not cause me to do more, the quality ratio is very good.
But to pay for an upgrade only to change the language ... I do not see the point.
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  • Manufacturer:Avid
  • Model:Pro Tools 10
  • Series:Pro Tools
  • Category:General Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 10/21/2011

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