digi 001

Wandering Kid

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dont quote me on this but i think protools is an entirely separate platform. you record audio through your soundcard, you chop it up, quantize it, clean it up in something like wavelab or soundforge or reason or whatever you use, then ship it into protools.

i also thought that protools was just a hard drive and a farm of DSP processors that crunch crazily good, better than hardware quality effects and mastering/dithering tools. you can record audio from hardware synths and what not using the input on your regular soundcard. once its recorded, just bounce it into protools.
 
Wandering Kid said:
i also thought that protools was just a hard drive and a farm of DSP processors that crunch crazily good, better than hardware quality effects and mastering/dithering tools.

Thats funny, I thought it was just a soggy piece of shit that doesn't have the plugin, effects, or routing capabilities of some of the other sequencers out there. :lol:

I'm probably wrong and will get absolutely crucified by that statement but I have not been impressed with Pro Tools in the little experience I have had with it in a commercial studio. That is probably just me being naive in judging it by my own standards and not just immediately accepting it as a paradigm of audio because an expensive studio uses it. Again, that is probably just me being naive so take that with a grain of salt!
 

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What most people know as Digidesign's Pro Tools is a combination of dedicated I/O and DSP hardware and DAW software. The full version of 'Tools is tied to proprietary hardware but Pro Tools LE is capable of running on other manufacturer's soundcards. It provides roughly equivalent functionality to Logic and Cubase SX. It's main advantages are that it provides a guaranteed track-count and access to DSP-based plugins from manufacturers not normally accessible to the VST crowd; Focusrite, Eventide, UA etc. At one time the hardware was highly rated in terms of quality, but nowadays is generally reckoned not to be anything particularly special. I've never used it myself but Those Who Know say there is nothing you can do on 'Tools that you can't do on Logic or SX, and a fair amount in the other two that 'Tools isn't capable of.

The Digi 001 is Digidesign's entry-level package and ships with Pro Tools LE. It also comes with ASIO drivers which allow it to be used as an audio interface for other DAW software.

http://www.digidesign.com/download/asio/
 

OPTOBOT

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shit, didn't quite metion that ive been using pro tools for about 3 years, just never on a machine were there other sequencer packages. Just realised though that itunes runs fine on it so i think i have answered my own question.

Er, in my opinion pro tools is not a creating package, its a now what you must do and then record it. i think i might be the only person who loves recording on pro tools but loves making dance music on cubase with vsts,

damn if someone could put then together.
 

Wandering Kid

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i think side chaining is only available in pro tools and logic. you cant really do it any other sequencer i dont think but theres always ways to get around it or do it manually.
 
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