What is Pro Tools?
Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation platform developed and introduced by Avid Technology. It runs in both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Pro Tools is usually used to record and edit post production, music production, film scoring, film and television, MIDI sequencing, and musical notation. Pro Tools can be operated using a variety of external A/D converters, or can be a stand-alone program.
The basic functions of Pro Tools can be managed and controlled within its Edit or Mix windows. The audio and MIDI tracks are displayed in the Edit window, and can be edited in a non-destructive and in a non-linear way. On the other hand, the Mix window shows all fader channels of each track, allowing the user to adjust the pan and volume. Also, the Mix window permits the user to insert route audios and plug-in effects to and from different inputs and outputs.
Pro Tools can read WAV, WMA, MP3, SDII, AIFC, and AIFF audio formats, as well as QuickTime video files. It has surround sound, tempo maps, automations, elastic audio, and time code capabilities, and supports 16-bit/24-bit and 32-bit float audio.
File types supported by Pro Tools
Our users primarily use Pro Tools to open these file types: