One of the best things about Pro Tools is its incredibly flexible and accurate audio editing capabilities. Digital audio editing has allowed audio editors to develop their techniques significantly since the days of magnetic tape editing. The fact that edits can be made without affecting the original audio permanently (so-called ‘non-destructive’ editing) allows editors to be fearless when it comes to trying out creative ideas. The speed with which edits can be made and the accuracy – down to sample level in the case of Pro Tools – has also raised the stakes creatively.
‘Destructive’ editing changes the original audio – which is fine if this is what you really want to do. But it makes lots more sense to use non-destructive ...