In our recent article Would You Rather Have Bug Fixes Or New Features In Pro Tools? You Can't Say Both - Poll we explored the challenges of resolving bugs against providing new features and asked you in a poll to choose which is more important to you, bug fixes or new features? In this article we look at the results of the poll and recent developments.
In this article we will look at bugs, what is, and isn’t a bug and the challenges developers like Avid face in trying improve an established product. What new features should they introduce and how should they balance the need to fix bugs and add new features? Which is more important to you? Read the article and then vote...
A few months ago we wrote an article about the fault line running through the Pro Tools product line, that HDX and the way it is sold is becoming an increasingly limiting factor in Pro Tools development. Little did we know Avid would effectively confirm this in an exclusive interview with Pro Tools Expert. This article is not about Pro Tools features; it's about product strategy and direction of travel. We've been speaking as a team and discussing what strategy we would employ to ensure Pro Tools continues to have a healthy future.
Following the resurrection of Dolby’s Dialog Intelligence with the new Netflix delivery specs and best practice recommendations, in this article, we ask whether Dolby’s algorithm is still fit for purpose as a speech-gating solution?
I have just posted an article on our Partner Deals page that Avid are running a promotion on their Eleven Rack interface with Eleven Rack software and a 12 month Pro Tools subscription with the line “While supplies last”. This got me thinking, is this Avid selling off their stock of the last interface they have for Pro Tools Vanilla. Are they finally getting out of the Non HD interface market and leaving it to 3rd party manufacturers?
It seemed I started getting emails from people almost as soon as the virtual ink was dry on the latest delivery spec to come from Netflix. People were concerned about the language and the impression that Netflix had turned the clock back 10 years by using Dolby’s Dialog Intelligence software. In this article, we investigate to see if Netflix’s new delivery spec is a retrograde move, a pragmatic response to the changing climate, or a stroke of genius.
It was 1st October 2014 that the Digital Production Partnership required that all UK TV broadcast content had to be delivered with EBU R128 compliant sound. Elsewhere around the world, some territories were ahead and some were behind but on average Loudness has been in our delivery specs for around 4 years now. We wanted to ask the question 'Has Loudness compliance worked or caused more problems than it has solved?'
I have been relatively quiet for a while on the issue of loudness and loudness workflows in a broadcast setting. However, since my last articles on loudness, there have been a number of issues that have been exercising the little grey cells as Agatha Christie's Poirot would say, which I plan to explore further in this article.
Following the extended article on Is There A Problem With The New 2018 MacBook Pro? Check Out Our Initial Analysis Now and our article I Might Be Buying A New Apple MacBook Pro As My Pro Tools Computer Soon we wanted to try and establish what, if any, problems the overheating that have been experienced by video users would show up when using Pro Tools.
For the last few months, it seems that Avid has been working hard on releasing updates for every product in their software range except Pro Tools. Avid promised regular updates every couple of months with the express intent of offering frequent and regular updates, rather than waiting for one big upgrade. This was a significant part of the sales pitch for users to buy into the upgrade plans, but in the last 3 months, the cupboard has been completely bare for Pro Tools users whilst every other product has had at least one update.
Avid has been a little quiet on releasing the next version of Pro Tools. We have been looking at the Pro Tools Ideascale and chatting amongst the Pro Tools Expert team about what features we would like to see in the next release of Pro Tools. What features are you looking for?
How real are the rumours that Pro Tools is on the way out? Russ Hughes tells his story about his own concerns and where that led him.
12 months ago Avid announced the results of their first Avid customer Association survey through their Avid Customer Association about future directions for Pro Tools and their other product ranges. During the Avid Connect event at Las Vegas on the run up to NAB 2018, Avid has announced the results of the 2nd survey and we are going to take a look at what this means for Pro Tools users.
Software subscriptons are part of modern recording and offer a different way to pay for the software they use, but are they good or bad? Russ offers his opinion.
Whenever we announce a new version of Pro Tools, we usually get a number of comments here on the site, in Podcast questions and on social media that the current upgrade plans are a rip-off and why can't we go back to the old way of paid-for and free upgrades. So we have researched this to see how true this might be...
12 months ago Avid ran a survey through their Avid Customer Association about future directions for Pro Tools and their other product ranges. In December they ran round 1 of a follow-up survey. They have just launched round 2 and here is what I have found...
As cool as this new EQ curve display is it sadly doesn't impress me that much. If anything it makes me feel a bit unenthusiastic about the Pro Tools Mix Window as it hasn't had any major changes over the last few years of updates, which I think is a bit of a shame.
Russ thinks getting two buying choices right can make a world of difference.