I would completely disagree with you on this point. Pro Tools is very useful for archival transfers. It's just very quirky if you have never used a DAW before. It is, on the other hand, the most transparent DAW on the market if you know what you are doing. It doesn't have real time bouncing for mixing but all FX can be bounced in real time if done right.
Pro Tools has been around forever and it has a lot of legacy baggage with it but if you spend enough time with it and learn the keyboard shortcuts, nothing moves faster.
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On Oct 30, 2012, at 5:25 PM, Mark Donahue <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My initial comment is that ProTools has no place in this environment if
> efficient workflow is desired. Realtime bounce is great if you are billing
> by the hour, but in an environment where throughput has any value, there
> are much better choices. Pyramix, Sequoia/Samplitude, Nuendo, even
> Wavelab (which I personally have no love for) are much better choices.
> As always, YMMV.
> All the best,
> Mark Donahue
> Soundmirror, Inc.
> Boston, MA
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'm interested in reading any one's workflows using Avid/Digidesign
>> Pro Tools for archival materials, either on or off list. I'm curious
>> about how people are approaching saving Broadcast WAV files; whether
>> they're bouncing through the mix bus or if there's an efficient work
>> around that recalculation.
>> Jim Sam
>> Hoover Institution Archives
>> Stanford University