The Intro

What’s in a name?

‘Pro Tools’ – the name says a lot! I reckon this is a tribute to the power of positive thinking: say what you want to become and you will! Pro Tools was ‘born’ around 1992 as an aspirational 4-channel recording and mixing system that was more or less a digital version of the popular 4-channel cassette-based Portastudio systems that songwriters used around that time to make their demos. Absolutely nobody considered Pro Tools to be a professional system at the time: it was rightly regarded as nothing more than a toy recording-gadget for computer hobbyists to check out.

But look at Pro Tools today: it has become, without question, the leading system for professional audio recording around the world! The once-mighty Studer ...

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