Hey all - I\'m considering getting a DIGI001 setup at some point and am curious...I currently use SoundForge with a host of plugins and have been very familiar and happy with this product.
What all will I gain with Protools? I know this is a stupid question because I know it\'s the industry standard and all that, but I would like to be able to justify spending the money by saying it will greatly benefit me and can do a million things on the \"mastering\" side of things that Sound Forge can\'t.
I don\'t want to get it just because it\'s the \"standard\".
Thanks for any info!
Unless you were using it as an introduction to ProTools. Or are completely familiar with the PT environment and want a \"on the side machine\". For me, though, if you aren\'t going \"all the way\" to Mix/24 and/or DSP Farms, it just isn\'t worth it. The sound in those systems is a jump up from other softwer/systems but not in the PT LE/RTAS, systems if you ask my ears.
Like Francis said. If you are doing multi edits and short spots, PT is a good choice.
If you are doing Giga Mixes down to seperate tracks and then mixing. I suggest Vegas. Especially if you are familiar with SoundForge. Vegas has its draw backs too, but I\'m I\'m amazed at how quickly I get work done in it when I actually do work in it
One needs to consider the reason that PT became an industry standard. there was nothing out like it about 5-6 years ago. If there were as many interface options as there are now back then, PT would have probably still came out on top because of integration, but not nearly as much of a standard, if you ask me.
Anyhow, the benefits are all dependant on what you need it to do. There may be a cheaper and more viable solution.
I am very familiar with Vegas as well...And I usually do the majority of my mixing within the SONAR environment...which is simliar to Vegas in many ways.
I\'m thinking I might just update some of my plugins (i never have picked up any of the Waves sets) and stick with what I got for the time being.
I\'ll probably go in the Protools direction later down the road, however...
[This message has been edited by zquarles (edited 02-20-2002).]
Just curious if you use Vegas for sound design as well...I mostly use the Sonic Foundry products right now for all Sound FX, dialogue, etc, etc. That\'s where I think the DIGI001 might be a pretty good investment.
First. GET WAVES! They rock!
Second. Vegas is very cool for Giga scoring but, the screen can become sloppy and hard to work in...compared to the wav Pro Tools handles audio editing. Use Vegas and Pro Tools FREE as a more hard core audio editor.