2 What’s Out There


Host platforms

Pro Tools


Digidesign’s Pro Tools system includes a software application and various hardware components. The hardware consists of one or more cards for the computer along with one or more audio interfaces. The software includes a multitrack waveform editor window, a mixing console window, and controls and commands to let you record and play back audio from hard disk.


Figure 2.1 Pro Tools.

One of the reasons this system has achieved such widespread popularity is because Digidesign has always encouraged other software developers to include options to use Pro Tools hardware for recording ...

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