I thought I would briefly share the story of how I got into using Pro Tools. Hopefully this article will spark others to share their stories of how they started using it.
Introduction Through Education
I have mentioned many times on Pro Tools Expert that I attended The BRIT School Of Performing Arts. When I enrolled in 2002 The BRITS was the only place in the UK that taught Pro Tools for free. At the time their main studio was running Pro Tools 5 on a TDM system with two 888 interfaces and a Control 24.
I was using a really cheap version of Cubase on an old PC at home and at The Brits I was using Pro Tools. Apple had recently released Logic 7 and I remember not being that impressed with it. I remember being really taken with the slickness of Pro Tools in conjunction with the Digidesign Control 24 control surface. I knew early on that Pro Tools would be my DAW of choice for the future. Within a year of leaving The BRITS I ditched Cubase on my PC and spent a large chunk of my university loan on a second hand Mac G4 Tower and a Digi 002 factory (control surface/interface)
The rest is history and maybe for a future post but for now...
Let’s Hear Your Stories.
- When and how were you introduced to Pro Tools?
- Why did you choose to adopt Pro Tools?
- What was your first Pro Tools system?