April 16, 2013

Everything You Want To Know About Pro Tools 11

The concept of producing music solely based on a digital computer is actually much older than we like to think.  We give too much credit to modern day DAW’s like Abeton and Logic, but fail to understand that even in the infancy of digitally produced music, it was used in many applications including television and movies.  Don’t forget that early 8-bit video games had to create scores and soundtracks using only a primitive type synthesizer that would be interpreted by a primitive gaming system.  Before Ableton was what it is today, there were others before it – like Fruity Loops and Pro Tools.

The former was more playful and attempted to simulate the use of a hardware machine.  Even today, many producers will use FL Studio to create quick drum beats on the fly, instead of using a hardware sequencer or another more powerful music application.  Pro Tools, however, is not as playful and is a much more serious medium for producing music.  It can be likened to creating music with paper and manuscript, except this is done digitally and in more of a programmed way.  Pro Tools is still used by professionals in many industries, but make no mistake – it has a steeper learning curve to adjust to.