Quoted from Becker34:
Glad to hear this. I feel even more vindicated. I do radio production for a living, been using Adobe Audition (whatever version is with Adobe CC) for the last 3 years, Audition 3.0 prior. Corporate had the idea to put everyone on ProTools. Some prod guys love Audition, some swear by ProTools. Kind of a Ford vs Chevy thing. Each group used whatever it was using with no edict either way. I volunteered to be the guinea pig locally. I've produced high level shit with reel to reel/cut 'n' splice, multitrack tape, a Roland DM-80 digital workstation, SAW and Audition. And other programs. ProTools was a fucking disaster for me. It didn't like our networks, our hardware (Win10 PC's) or anything. Let alone being able to use any of our sessions we've built over the years. Even with the stuff I tried to do, it was like trying to turn a bolt with a screwdriver. Lotsa swearing and bleeding and nothing gets done and you want to beat someone senseless. Luckily for us, corporate relented, partially because it would also be a nightmare for IT. I can see where ProTools can excel in some environments (especially recording music) but it sure as hell wasn't for us.
My biggest regret was that the install didn't come on a CD-ROM so I could piss on it.
I’m a musician and filmmaker and have worked for 25 years in IT. Avid made the industry standard film editing software for years - “industry standard” because there wasn’t much else. Adobe Premiere was light years away from being considered “professional”. Apple puts out Final Cut Pro - within 2 years nobody uses Avid. Now many editors use Premiere, which is what I use.
In the audio world, where I spend most of my time, there’s Pro Tools, and Reaper (and SAW! Forgot about that) and not a ton else. I used Adobe Edition way back when it was called “Cool Edit Pro” and it’s still pretty great.
After years of producing my own stuff (I also do voiceover work), I took my band into a “real” studio so we could get some input from outside the 5 of us - it was a disaster. Pro Tools environment. Not compatible with ANYTHING else. Pro Tools on Windows is notoriously buggy, and Avid had always told me “runs way better on Macs”. I swear the Mac must have crashed 5 times a day. After the 5th day, I started getting pissed that we were paying hourly time but waiting around *2* hours every day for the Mac to reboot and HOPE we hadn’t lost anything. What a joke.
That whole session was such a disaster we still haven’t finished the tracks 2 years later and we’ve re-recorded everything at my (significantly more Modest) home studio. Pro Tools is still hanging on, but it’s mostly because people don’t know any better, and the exorbitant amounts of money they charge keeps the company in business.
Like I said, my day job is in IT, and we would never let crap like that in the door, it’s cost me personally thousands of dollars, and companies even more so.